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Pilates or Yoga DVDs?


Does anyone have any suggestions on a good Pilates or Yoga DVD to purchase? There is SO MUCH out there that I don't know where to begin. I want to start doing some core or strength training at home. Thanks!
Jan 11, 2007 @ 10:38 am

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Ali de Bold

Funny you should ask!

I just got a dvd in the mail from doctorworkout that he asked me to check out for him. I'm going to try it in the next couple of days and will let you guys know what I think.
Jan 11, 2007 @ 06:05 pm


I don' t know very much about yoga DVDs, because I've only done yoga with an instructor.

As for Pilates, Stott Pilates is a good one. Moira Stott is an awesome instructor. I heard Windsor Pilates is a good one as well.
One I think is not good is Gaiam. I find that the explanations are just too fast and it feels like the entire program was just zipped through.

But honestly, I have done Pilates with DVDs and an instructor, and I must say if you can take a class with an instructor it is so much better. With an instructor (like a personal trainer who specializes and leads a class) you know if you're doing the right technque, to avoid any injuries or problems. I did Pliates for a while with a DVD and now I'm back with an instructor. Also with DVDs you get sick of them after a while. A certified instructor is 100xs better so if you can afford to attend a class, I HIGHLY recommend it!
Jan 11, 2007 @ 09:54 pm

Good advice...

...which brings me to my next question. Where is a good place to take Pilates or Yoga? I think where I currently go will start offering classes shortly but any other suggestions are welcome!
Jan 11, 2007 @ 11:22 pm


There actually is a Stott Pilates studio, it is on Yonge and Eglinton I believe.

Other than that I am not really sure, because I take it at university.
Jan 12, 2007 @ 04:24 pm
Ali de Bold

update on DoctorWorkout video

I finally had some time to do it today. It was a really great workout! The dvd is broken down into 3 sections. I did all 3. There is a ball workout, an abs workout and a total body one. It was a really nice challenging workout and you don't have to have all sorts of fancy equipment at home to do it. I'm going to post a review about it shortly. i recommend it to anyone wanting to get in shape for bikini season.
Jan 14, 2007 @ 05:30 pm


misschickie, is it an actua doctorworkout pilates DVD? Are they available through the site?
Jan 16, 2007 @ 12:43 pm


How long is this DVD workout? Is it something you have to be in moderate good shape to do or is it good for beginners as well?
Jan 16, 2007 @ 01:23 pm


I read the doctor workout thing review! Sounds really good. The only I problem I have it finding space to do it, I share my house with other 4 members and a dog!

Sometimes you just gotta make space!
Jan 18, 2007 @ 11:51 pm
Ali de Bold

Doctorworkout Freebie

Hi MizzRobin and Artist! The DVD is not pilates, it's a full body workout. You don't have to be in great shape to do it, because the moves themselves are easy. Anyone can do it. It's the repitition and the adding weights that makes it challenging. I"m going to do it again today. It doesn't take too much space. I have a tiny condo living room and it worked for me.

We're actually going to give 2 members a free dvd courtesy of DoctorWorkout. I'm putting a new post up under Fitness right now, so check it out!
Jan 19, 2007 @ 03:45 pm


Nice! In terms or not being in great shape is it one of those DVDs that leave you feeling very sore the next couple days or is it pretty low impact? I have a friend that only works out at home but fear that post workout pain... As for me, no pain no gain as they say!!!
Jan 24, 2007 @ 01:54 pm

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