I rarely am a "buy something off an infomercial" girl, but I bought Mari Winsor's pilates package. I just got it in the mail and tried it out yesterday (snow day...yeay!). Can I just tell you guys that I am wicked sore today!??! Has anyone out there tried it yet?
Mari Winsor is great! I bought her Winsor Pilates video set years ago from an infomercial and then bought it on DVD a few years later. I've always toned up really quickly with Mari's workouts - and yep, you'll ache for a couple of days after your first go!
I've gotta say, I've got Pilates DVDs by Ana Caban, Suzanne Deason, Lynne Robinson, Louise Solomon and Alycea Ungaro but I honestly prefer Mari Winsor's teaching style to any of them. I guess the best of the rest for me would have to be Suzanne Deason's "Pilates for Weight Loss". It's a Gaiam production and includes several workouts at different levels, so it's pretty good value too... xx
Try doing winsor pilates for 7 minutes the FIRST thing when you wake up. A co-worker suggested it to me and I have been trying it for a couple of days now and feel really energized for my day! No slow groggy mornings. It feels like a coffee boost without the caffiene. Just a little tip :).
That's a really good idea. I walk my dog in the morning but I was thinking about doing a short yoga session as soon as I get up, having my breakfast and then taking Frankie-pup out. I think that Pilates would be better suited to waking you up in the morning than yoga though - I do yoga to relax before bed right now. I'd probably want to climb back under the covers if I start doing that first thing in the morning! You've convinced me - I'm going to add a short Pilates workout to my morning routine. I'll let you all know how I get on! xx
I woke up pretty early today and after my morning tea, I thought about going back to bed, but I forced myself to do my pilates and now I feel energized. Today's workout was intense....my legs and arms are so weak right now!! Definitely going to be super sore tomorrow!