10 Minute Solution: Pilates for Beginners by Lara Hudson

10 Minute Solution: Pilates for Beginners by Lara Hudson
DVD Rip | English | AVI | 720x544 | XviD ~1760 kbps | 29,97 fps
AC3 Dolby Digital | 2 channels | 192 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 00:53:30 | 750 mb
Genre: Fitness Training
No time to exercise?
We have the solution for you, the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we've developed 5 Pilates workouts that are just 10 minutes apiece. Each segment teaches the fundamental techniques and proper form required to reach those fantastic results that only Pilates can deliver! Compact and ultra-efficient, the 10 minute sessions fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts, mix and match your favorites to fit your schedule each day, or do them all together for one incredible, body sculpting 50 minute beginning Pilates workout.
Core Basics: In this set you'll use proper positioning to strengthen your abdominals with maximum benefit, and you'll streamline your waistband using core fundamentals.
Lower Body Basics: Learn how to stabilize your torso as you sculpt your hips, glutes and thighs. As a bonus, you'll get a nice core challenge workout while you create those long, lean legs.
Upper Body Basics: This fluid segment will not only tone and trim your arms, but also help you develop beautiful definition in your back and shoulders.
Total Body Combo: In these all-body exercises your hips, spine and shoulders will work harmoniously to strengthen and tone your body from head to toe. Look forward to a new lean physique!
Long Limber Stretch: This relaxing sequence can help you improve your posture while using Pilates principles to stretch your legs, spine and shoulders.
Lara HudsonLara Hudson, star of Prevention's new workout DVD "Prevention Fitness System; Slim, Strong and Firm" (Rodale; $14.98; 48 min; 2007) has always been fit. "When I was a young kid, my parents saw me doing somersaults and headstands on the living room floor and decided to immediately enroll me in gymnastics." For 8 years, she ate, breathed and slept gymnastics. But her lanky legs and tall body was more of a hindrance to the stocky body needed for the sport and she switched into dance instead. "For me though, gymnastics set the stage for really loving fitness and exercise and being a disciplinarian and being the best person I can be," she says.

With the very successful releases of her "Ten Minute Solution: Pilates"(#1 seller in 2004) and the award-winning "Ten Minute Solutions: Rapid Results Pilates" DVD series from Anchor Bay, Hudson's popularity in the Pilates instructional DVD market has soared. "Rapid Results Pilates" is more challenging because it's more aerobic, links more complex movements and is more mentally challenging.

Pilates is her first love, but, she didn't discover Pilates until she was in college taking an aerobatics dance class. "Despite my long, big legs, I couldn't run fast; I couldn't jump high enough; I couldn't get any power from my body. It wasn't until I tried Pilates that I realized that there were so many muscles in the body. Pilates allowed me to discover them and empower my body. That's what I teach," she says.

Hudson's Prevention DVD comes with a resistance band which comes close to mimicking the way the Reformer springs act. The Reformer is a specific piece of Pilates equipment that has a sophisticated system of springs, straps and pulleys that enable users to do more than 100 exercises. "The longer the body band gets, the more resistance you get. The first 15 minutes, "The Pilates Core Workout" is a true Pilates work out focusing on abs, hips and shoulders. If you have a strong center, you'll be good at everything. The next 15 minutes, "Ballet Core Workout" is a more dance-inspired workout. You'll be more aware of your center of gravity and balance because you'll be more connected to your center. The band is compact and you can travel with it, which makes is great!" The DVD also comes with bonus segments "Break it Down Pilates Core," Break it Down Ballet Core" and "6 Tips for Standing Taller."

When she's not busy making fitness videos, Hudson is teaching classes at the studio she co-owns with her husband in San Francisco - Mercury Fitness Pilates Center, a 1,2000 sq. ft. facility that offers mat, one-on-one training and equipment-based Pilates classes. Hudson's facility is one of a kind in San Francisco - she also offers affordable group classes. Hudson has help from her husband, an ex-chef who prepares healthy, low carb, high protein meals every day. He's been a "Pilates convert" for the past 11 years and is very health-conscious.

"I don't think I'd be as fit as him if it weren't for him. He keeps me honest," she laughs. Hudson recently expanded her business and the couple has been working hard to make it successful. While she has no children presently, Hudson says, "Our business was our baby, but now that we've got it up and running, we've been talking about it."

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