Total Body Stretch for Beginners

Tamilee Webb
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Athletic Stretch

This video is definitely the most used video in my collection. I love it! Since I began using it, I have become a more advanced stretcher and gained a great deal of flexibility thanks to yoga and other flexibility work, but I still enjoy this tape and use it several times a week. So I think even an advanced stretcher would find it useful. I do like doing the entire sequence of 3 10-minute stretches together for a 30 minute stretch, but I use it most often as a 10 minute add-on to other tapes which have non-existent or inadequate stretch segments or when I work extra hard and worry I will be sore the next day if I don't do extra stretching.

What I really like about the video is that with only a couple of exceptions, she doesn't replicate stretches from one segment to the next even though she does stretch all the same body parts. (There are also different stretches on her Stretch for Flexibility tape). That makes it especially easy to use the tape as a 30 minute stretch tape without getting bored or feeling like you're doing the same thing over and over.

The setting is very pleasant--on a sandy beach by the water.

Instructor Comments:
Tamilee is incredibly encouraging and positive. She explains what muscle each stretch is designed to stretch (this part seems more geared toward beginning exercisers) and also talks about her own reasons for working on flexibility. She is very chatty in this video. She gives good pointers throughout for how to deepen the stretch once you improve your flexibility.