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Have you heard of the Windsor Pilates? I have those videos and they collect dust. I have heard great things about Pilates and wonder, could you really reshape your body in just 30 days with Pilates? What do you think?

Thu. Feb 2, 10:10am

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I just started Pilates!

I just started Pilates because I heard the same thing!

We shall see!

You should do an experiment and share it with all of us here. Maybe I'll do the same.

Take before pics
Do 30 days of pilates religiously
Take after pics

We'll all decide if it really reshapes dramatically or not!!

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 10:28 AM

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Good idea Blozzom!

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 10:50 AM

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I enjoy doing pilates but I have not done it religiously or long enough to know if it can really reshape your body in 30 days. I just might have to dust them off and give it a REAL try to find out.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 2:09 PM

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I have done pilates for many years. However as a ballet dancer it did not shape by body because my body was already at that point.

I have a pilates DVD "the method Pilates" that i got from target I just love it, and it's the only DVD i did to drop baby weight after having my son 2 years ago. Within 3 months I was down to pre baby weight (well besides 10 pounds that i NEEDED to keep)

A coworker gave me a windsor pilates tape to try, its the butt and thighs one. I'm going to try it tonight, and see if i like it. If i do then i am going to continue with the tap for butt and thights for 1 month and see if i notice a change in my target area, my rear.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 4:58 PM

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We need a pilates experiment group!!

Who's game for a pilates experiment group where we can do just that - experiment for 30 days and see how it reshapes us?

To the above poster - I'm in ballet as well - trying to get the ballet figure back again! Do you have room in any groups you're in for me?

Let me know on my public log if you do!

Blozzom :-)


Thursday, February 02, 2006, 5:52 PM

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How much pilates would you need to do each day - do you know?

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 6:51 PM

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One of my tapes is 20 min and the other is 90 min. They claim that 20 min 3 times a week is enough to notice a difference, but I don't know how true that is.. They say, 10 days to feel a difference, 20 days for YOU to see a difference and 30 days for others to notice..What do you think ladies?

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 8:07 PM

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I'm interested in pilates too, but wouldn't know what type of DVD to purchase (I don't belong to a gym).

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 9:04 PM

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I've been taking pilates twice a week since Jan. 2nd and can already tell a difference in my body. My instructor has a guage that she calls the 10, 20 & 30. That means that by the time you've done 10 classes you should really have a feel for what it's about. By 20 classes you should start to see changes in your body which could be physical changes and strength. By 30 classes you should have a new body. I told her, "A new body??? Sign me up for more classes!" But really, what I notice now, after 10 classes at an hour a pop, is my strength, especially in my abs. I am amazed at the some of the moves I can do. I know I'm toning up too. I recommend taking your measurements before starting and watching the changes on the tape measure. If you're doing it right, it is very intense and challenging. You should sweat. I have a Winsor Pilates dvd that is the accelerated body sculpting and it is very similar to what we do in class. It's like 50-something minutes. I'm not quite sure how 20 mins would do as much good because there's got to be a lot missing from the workout. 50 mins. is probably a good all over body workout and 20 is probably just the basics.

I like the Winsor Pilates and I've heard great things about Stott Pilates. Borrow some from your library to see what you like. My problem with some of the tapes is that they move so slow. That is fine if you're new and need a lot of explanation but once you get into it you will want to be moving from one exercise to the next.


Friday, February 03, 2006, 8:51 AM

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That sounds great to me!

I'm going to start a group called "pilates challenge" and commit to doing pilates three times a week.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 9:32 AM

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Darn! Just saw this post from this morning!

I started a group before I saw this called

"Pilates Experiment" Same idea as "Pilates Challenge"

Pilates Challenge is now full so anyone interested in doing the same thing there's room in "Pilates Experiment"

I'm in both so I can report to both groups how the other group is coming along!

Blozzom :-)

Friday, February 03, 2006, 2:16 PM

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just bringing this thread to the top again

Saturday, February 25, 2006, 3:59 PM

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Saturday, February 25, 2006, 10:35 PM

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excellent idea! I have done this before and it has been a while, so am going to start up again. Take care.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:53 PM

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the groups you mention are not open

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:28 PM

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for those of you who have done pilates before . . . .? how do you know if you have correct form when using a tape/dvd? would it be better to take a class with an instructor a couple of times to make sure one has the corrrect form before tackling the tapes? i would just worry that if i was doing it wrong, i might hurt my back, or not get the results i was looking for.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 4:07 PM

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the beginner tapes are very instructive ... I have Pilates for Dummies and it has realy helped me learn. I joined an exisiting class so it was hard to pick up the details at first, but a brand new beginner class would be different.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 9:20 PM

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Since this is an older thread it would be great if any of those group members would chime in and update us on their progress. I would love to hear from someone that was able to stick with it and find out their results.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 11:12 PM

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I started doing pilates regularly as my main form of exercise from 2/2 to today.

I don't have good measurements to truly measure the inch results prior to 2/2....

12/16 to 1/17 my measurments went as follows...
bust same
under bust lost 1"
waist lost 1.5"
hips lost 1.25"
thigh lost 1.25"
calf same

1/29 to 2/27 my measurments were as follows...
bust lost 1.0"
under bust lost 1.0"
waist lost 1.0"
hips lost 1.5"
thighs lost .25"
calf same

So it seems to me that pilates was just as effective as the other workouts I had been doing. I also have to think that the weight came off easier for me in December to January because I hadn't had the weight for that long. I think the longer you have the extra the longer it takes to come off. I took pictures in my bikini every Thursday to help track my progress if you want to look at those - but beware! I also have some before and afters up in my profile if you go look at my profile from Spotlight - Great Lakes: Blozzom.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 8:52 AM

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Monday, October 11, 2010, 1:28 PM

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related PEERtrainer thread:

Windsor Pilates Review

Monday, October 11, 2010, 1:31 PM

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