When I review Pilates DVDs, I always feel a sense of responsibility to my readers to make sure I say things that are useful and don't lead you to waste your money. And I feel responsible to the people who make Pilates DVDs. It doesn't matter if it's a big company or a one person show, I know what it takes to pull off a DVD and it's no small thing.
So, I sometimes get a little wordy as I go into who I think is going to like a DVD and why, or some technical detail I picked up on. I'm trying to give you an idea of what I saw and what's important to me while keeping an open mind about what you might like, which might be different than me.
Pilates is a big world -- there are legitimate variations on exercises and sequences. If someone doesn't do them the way I would, that doesn't make theirs a bad DVD (though there are some bad DVDs). Over time, some of my biggest criteria have become, how well does the DVD do what it says it's going to? Is it safe? Is it right for the people it says it's for?
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