In my quest to find something along the lines of Crunch Fat Burning Pilates and Burn and Firm Pilates, Cardio Pilates caught my eye and obviously my credit card.
While this workout does use pilates/ballet-types of moves to achieve a cardio effect for about 30 minutes, I felt as if I was just going through the motions. There was nothing really exciting about this dvd at all. Cardio Pilates is a Sara City Workout which is NOT known for its fine production values. Unfortunately, Cardio Pilates lives up to Sara City's reputation. The music, when you can hear it, is unmemorable and boring and the set is very sparce consisting of a shelf in the background and June. There are no background exercisers. Even though this workout is on dvd, the picture seemed a little on the fuzzy side to me. One plus is the dvd is at least chaptered.
Most of the moves consists of plies, releves, back leg extentions, side leg lifts, front leg lifts, and leg circles. While these moves did get my hearate up - somewhat, the mediocre production quality will prevent me from getting a whole lot of use out of this workout. If you are looking for a good cardio pilates workout, the $24.99 Cardio Pilates cost would be better spent buying the two cardio pilates workouts by Crunch that I mentioned above.
So the search for more decent cardio pilates workouts continues. When I find another one, VF will be the first to know.
June's instruction is clear, she cues well and her form is good. Unfortunately, all these attributes are not enought to overcome this workout's lackluster appeal. Like me, June did not seem to be that excited to do this workout.
I'm glad I only spent $5 on this. Like the other reviewer said, not much to get excited about. It reminded me of Classical Stretch without the beautiful scenery or classical music. All of the moves are done standing and I did get a light workout out of it. I liked the music but had to strain to hear it; louder music might have helped.
She tries hard. She needs some background exercisers to interact with.