Beginner's Stretch for Flexibility

Tamilee Webb
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Athletic Stretch

Iím reviewing this video after doing it a couple time in the 2 years Iíve had it.

General workout breakdown: The routine lasts about 30 minutes. This is geared towards the end of the day, since it includes a relaxation segment towards the end. The stretches are held for a decent amount of time; theyíre not very short, but theyíre not very long. Once you know the routine, youíll be able to move into the stretch sooner and get a few more seconds in.

Level: Iíd recommend this to a beginner (although if youíve never stretched before this might not be ideal) to a low intermediate exerciser. Iím definitely a solid intermediate exerciser, but my flexibility is still limited. I find this an appropriate video.

Class: Tamilee only.

Music / Set / Production Notes: The instrumental music is soft. Tamilee stands outdoors at some sort of country club. (Look for the ducks waddling by to see whatís going on.) The picture and sound quality are very good.

Equipment: mat (or equivalent). Tamilee is barefoot.

Comments: You donít need a lot of space for this routine. You should be able to lie down with your arms and legs extended, and you should be able to kneel and stretch forward.

DVD Notes: This workout is available with Total Body Stretch for Beginners on the ďTotal Stretch for BeginnersĒ DVD. The DVD allows you to select your workout, choose alternate camera angles or the music only option, or take a quiz about flexibility and stretching.

Conclusion: This isnít a bad stretch workout at all, but Iíd personally rather do a 30 minute yoga program. Conversely, if you like the idea of stretching and relaxing but donít like yoga, this might be a good video to check out. Iíve kept the DVD for the Total Stretch, which allows you to select 10 minute segments, which is easier for me to add on to other videos.

Instructor Comments:
Tamilee is soft-spoken and serious about what she is doing. She restricts her chatter to (mirror) cueing and pointing out facts about the muscles youíre working. Sheís calmer and less forced than in her other stretch video.