The Benefits of Pilates Videos

By: Phyllis Wasserman


Pilates is an exercise technique invented by Joseph Pilates, a German national, who when he was arrested in France during the first World War for being an enemy alien, invented a low resistance type of exercises which was later names after him, Pilates. Joseph Pilates first used springs from beds to make the first machine for Pilates. He moved to The United States and opened his own studio. Ever since then Pilates was on its uphill climb, and now there are a variety of Pilates videos that teach you at home rather than at a studio.

First of all the advantage of any Pilates video is its adaptability. You can do it anywhere that has a DVD player and a television. Especially for those people who don't like going to the gym, the Pilates video is really in improvement for those that want to exercise in the comfort of their own home.

The disadvantages however, of a Pilates video are its lack of a tangible instructor. The instructions given on the DVD can hardly be enough of a substitute for an actual certified Pilates instructor. All the troubles all the questions and the probable injuries cannot all be covered by a single video, only a real instructor could do that.

So if you really want to do Pilates videos at home, it is advisable to first consult with an instructor, or probably take gym Pilates classes, just to orient yourself with the procedure, and then going on ahead to do it at home.

Winsor Pilates is one of the derivations of Pilates that has itself on video. This is a form of Pilates modified by Mari Winsor and claims to give results in 1 month, provided that you use it three times a week. Most people who have used it actually claim that it gives results in just two weeks.

Most people like Winsor Pilates, because, like other Pilates Videos it can be done in one's own home. In addition most people nowadays, even if they do, do Pilates at homes till don't have enough time to exercise. One satisfied user, after using it intermittently for 2 years, testifies to a healthier core, and higher body strength, although no weight loss was observable, provided his discontinuous usage, there we're still good results from its usage.

The other good thing about Pilates videos is that as you progress in using it and using it continuously, meaning you're not lazy, you tend to memorize all the routines as you go. So when you've memorized all the routines, you don't really have to strain you neck so much by looking at the TV. Another thing about Pilates videos is their economy, you wont have to pay monthly payments or gym memberships, all you need is the video and you can use it for as long as you want, or until you want to move on to another form.

Most Pilates exercises and Pilates videos are low intensity, you can't expect anything to strenuous form something that can be done for physical rehabilitation. For most people, low intensity workout for great results is already a great deal and would take it without so much as batting an eyelash, but for those muscle buffs who want a heavier workout, Pilates videos aren't for you.

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