The Method Pilates Series
Hyper-flexible instructor Jennifer Kries has created a reputable series of Pilates-based programs that blend in elements of yoga and classical dance. Her videos are highly adaptable and can be used by those of all ages and fitness levels. Kries focuses on the basic principles of controlled breathing, movement control, concentration, and strengthening exercises that will ultimately redefine your entire body.
Each challenging workout targets the “powerhouse” muscles of the abs, back and buttocks using a combination of sitting, standing, and lying down exercises. The exercises work in three-dimension to stretch, tone, and challenge the body and improve functional fitness, as well as make you look and feel great. Jennifer Kries provides clear, concise instruction throughout the workout programs on how you can flatten and tone your abs and body. You can sculpt and tone your arms without lifting heavy weights, build and define your chest without completing hundreds of push-ups, and sculpt long, lean legs without tiring high-impact aerobics.
The Method Pilates titles include:
With so many different workouts in the series to choose from, you can be confident that you will find one that is right for you. The DVD such as Target Specifics concentrates on specific areas of the body. It combines a series of 15 minute challenging yet simple routines that work the abs, arms, hips and thighs. You can do all four routines at once or just pick and choose the ones you want.
The Method Pilates All In One Workout on the other hand, contains an exercise program that targets the entire body and offers a complete body workout. It is a 90 minute DVD with four different workout segments: “Warm-Up Conditioning”, “Aerobic Cross Training”, “Centering Makeover”, and “Lengthening” (cool down segment). This Pilates video offers a great mix of dance-inspire aerobics, core strengthening, and relaxing yoga movements.
The Method Pilates series DVDs can be purchased online at Amazon.com for approximately $18 each (prices may vary between each individual DVD).