The Method: Precision ToningJennifer Kries
Year Released: 1997
Categories: Pilates/Core Strength , Total Body Workouts
This is a good introduction to Pilates. Jennifer is a through and encouraging instructor. Dispite this, I hated this tape when I first got it. I wanted to like it because I felt great when finished but it seemed to go on and on and on. The second workout is actually 45 minutes, not 30 and it helps to know and be prepared for that going into it.
I put this video aside and pulled it out again about a month/six weeks ago. I found this time I really liked it. I felt a lot more focused than before, maybe from all the yoga I'd been doing, and the tape seemed to pass much quicker than before.
All in all, if you are interested in a good beginner pilates workout, I'd recommend this one. Just be aware of the time from the beginning. There is also a short workout in the beginning that I sometimes add on to an aerobics or strenghth workout for extra abs.
Also, if you find this tape boring, don't give it up right away, try it a few times and maybe even hold on to it and try it at a later time. I had been trying to trade this tape away and am so glad I didn't!
About me, I'm 29 and and at an intermediate to advanced fitness level. I have been doing videos for close to a year now to get in shape after having a baby. I previously taught aerobics and toning at a Woman's Workout World and I was very involved in ballet and modern dance as a kid through college.