Thursday, August 12, 2010
Review: Hit the Spot Pilates by Denise Austin
Hit the Spot Pilates
Denise Austin, 2005
Denise leads this workout with one or more backgrounders (depending on the segment) in various outdoor settings. I like the outdoor sets she uses. The dvd is 75 minutes long with 6 ten minute segments and one 15 minute segment. The dvd is fully programable so you can mix and match as well as "play all." You wont need any equipment for this workout.
There are three 10 minute core/ab segments that get increasinginly more difficult. There are also three 10 minute lower body segments-hips, thighs, and buttocks. Most all the segments include some standing and floor work. The 15 minute segment is a bonus routine that I *think* is new footage (will check tonight and report back).
I am no pilates pro so keep that in mind but I really enjoy this dvd because of its versatility and the nice outdoor setting. Denise isnt really annoying or overly chatty either (I dont think she said burn butter once). I like using segments of this dvd to add on to other w/o's or to string together. I would rate this an intermediate pilates w/o but I may not be the best judge :)