Denise Austin’s Hit the Spot Pilates3 Comments March 1, 2008 / Posted in exercise, Fitness, pilates
I did better this week. I managed to try the new Denise Austin DVD I bought – “Hit the Spot Pilates“. Given Gavin’s short attention span these days, I suppose it was quite a feat that I managed to try out all the modules, except for the total body workout.
Monday – core, abs and waist (15minutes)
Tuesday – Abs and waist, hips, thighs (25 minutes)
Friday – Power abs, and buns (20 minutes), plus Yogalates workout 3 (15 minutes)
Denise Austin’s idea of Pilates is a lot tougher than any Pilates exercise session I have ever endured. It was also a lot tougher than the Yogalates DVD. Let’s just say that compared to the Yogalates DVD, Pilates with Denise Austin is like sprinting a hundred meters, and Yogalates was like a leisurely stroll in a park. I reckon 10 minutes of Pilates with Denise Austin was probably equivalent to the entire Yogalates workout.
I’ve always had this idea that Pilates was supposed to be calm and relaxed form of exercise – or perhaps I thought wrong? Maybe I’ve just been doing beginner Pilates for so long, I haven’t had a taste for the advanced stuff? If Yogalates can get you leaner in three months, then I reckon Pilates with Denise Austin will get you there in a month.
What I like about this DVD is that the workouts are customisable. You can either choose to do each module on its own, or you can customise your workout by selecting a few modules to do based on which parts of the body you want to target. The DVD is divided into seven exercise modules:
2. Abs and Waist
3. Power Abs
7. Pilates Challenge
For instance, if I were only interested to shape my abs and buns, I could select workout 2, 3, and 6 and the DVD would then play those three modules for me in sequence. Each module lasts for about 10 minutes (although I haven’t tried the Pilates Challenge yet, so I don’t know how long it lasts for). If 10 minutes seems a bit short, well, believe me, once you get started, you’ll think it’s plenty long enough.
Costing only RM19.95, this DVD’s pretty worth it. For that price, I’d only be able to attend two classes at Fitfor2. I’m pretty tempted to go back to Speedy and look for more titles under Denise Austin.