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Winsor Pilates?

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Does anyone have these work out videos? I saw an infomercial (sp?) on tv and wanted to know if they were wirth it or not.

Funny you should ask. I am actually a certified pilates instructor working on a pilates based web-site right now. I'm actually working on an article reviewing the top selling (though not always the most effective) pilates videos to post on my site.

Winsor pilates is known, to the pilates instructos who under-go rigorous training, as a joke. We always remark "they must have OUTSTANDING marketing" because these tapes are not exactly "high quality" instruction.

Their latest gimmick is a "guaranteed" certain amount of weight loss in something absurd like ten days. Any fitness professional will tell you this is really just impossible, not to mention not too healthy. I think the only way you can loose the weight they claim (can't remember off the top of my head) in 10 days is to fast! And fasting is a whole different conversation.

So I would say... if your going to buy a pilates tape - great! But don't waste your money on winsor pilates tapes.

If you want more pilates info, check out my profile!

Hope this helps!!


Z. Anderson

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Does anyone have these work out videos? I saw an infomercial (sp?) on tv and wanted to know if they were wirth it or not.

I've been doing Windsor pilates since 2001 at least 3 days a week. It saved my back from physical therapy (after my daughter was born) and bi-weekly trips to the chiropractor. I go back in once every 6 mo just for an adjustment, and he tells me to keep doing what I'm doing because my back looks great----not to mention the 6 inches I lost off my waist in 2 months--I SWEAR!!! I swear by it and so do my 2 best friends--I got them hooked too. I have tried 2 or 3 other tapes and hated them all. I can't go out to a class b/c of 2 small kids, so it's perfect for me!!


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Does anyone have these work out videos? I saw an infomercial (sp?) on tv and wanted to know if they were wirth it or not.

This is strictly my opinion, but several years ago when the Windsor Pilates infomercial first came out I was like you and very interested in trying it. I didn't know anything about Pilates at the time so I had nothing to compare it to, and the infomercial sounded so convincing, like this was what I needed to buy- so I did. I tried all of the videos one time through and was not very impressed, I didn't feel like there was much substance to the program, I certainly wasn't getting a good workout, and most definitely I felt like it was a waste of my money.

Fast forward a handful of years to the present, now that I have been taking pilates classes at the gym for about a year and have something to compare the Windsor videos to, I can see why in the Pilates world it is considered to be a joke (as ZoFlies mentioned).

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