The Bottom Line
With the variety of workouts that are included in the DVD set, along with the sculpting circle and the exercise planner, you will have a nice set-up for getting into a weight loss supportive fitness routine.
- Mari Winsor creates a fun, inviting atmosphere.
- Delivers on its promise to be a fat burning type of workout.
- You get a lot for your investment.
- Varied approach keeps the program interesting.
- The circle workouts are especially good for toning muscle.
- Beginners might not get enough Pilates cues and instruction.
- Uneven attention to modifications. Good in some workouts, sketchy in others.
- Accelerated Fat Burning Workout
A familiar aerobics style routine that has good music and is easy to follow.
- 20-Minute Circle Workout
Pilates exercises made more challenging with the circle - great for muscle tone.
- Advanced Sculpting Circle
A great workout with many inventive ways of using the sculpting circle.
- A Winsor Pilates Sculpting Circle
This is a light version circle, but it held its shape after use.
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- 10-Minute Sculpting Blast
A little bit of everything here. If you've only got 10 minutes, this will get a lot done for you.
- Fat Burning Cookbook and Exercise Planner
Yummy looking recipes with a nice 30-day exercise diary in the back.
Guide Review - Winsor Pilates Super Sculpting DVD Review
What I like best about the Winsor Pilates DVDs is that they are upbeat and welcoming. Known as one of the big trainers of the Hollywood stars, Mari is energetic and encouraging. She seems friendly and accessible on the videos, as do her models. I actually found this to be true when I met Mari and took a class from her, as well.
I often find that when I try a Winsor Pilates DVD I think to myself, "yes, I could join this group, I could do this video on a regular basis." And isn't that a big part of what makes a good video?
Do keep in mind that some of these workouts are more Pilates-inspired than they are traditional Pilates. For this reason, I don't necessarily recommend that beginners look to this for actual Pilates instruction. (Mari Winsor knows her Pilates, it's just that details aren't the focus here.) Nevertheless, you can bring your Pilates know-how to this set of routines and have an enjoyable and challenging workout.
Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates DVD and Accelerator
Mari Winsor's Lower Body Pilates
Mari Winsor's Beginner Pilates For more info on Mari Winsor and Winsor Pilates, read All About Winsor Pilates.