Crunch Super SlimDown: Pilates Yoga Blend

Ellen Barrett
Year Released: 2004

Categories: Pilates/Core Strength , Yoga

Workout starts out with a brief warm up/breathing and then moves to the first of two standing yoga segments. I thought that the standing yoga parts were great--they had a nice flow to them, and the more I concentrated on form, the more challenging it was. I felt like I got a great stretch while doing these segments. I'm not someone who is big into yoga, so these segments were just right.

The matwork segments were relaxing and challenging, again--the more you focus on form, the better the exercises will work for you. At the end of the workout, I felt energized and stretched. I would recommend this video for beginner/intermediate level or someone new to yoga/pilates.

The music is subtle, the style reminds me of what you might find in other yoga videos. The set is bright and airy, there are several background exercisers, with one showing modifications.

Instructor Comments:
Friendly and encouraging without being annoyingly perky. It's like working out with a friend. =)