Once again it was the title of this DVD that caught my eye and sparked my interest: Fat Burning Pilates. What's that all about?
Basically it is Pilates concepts integrated into 30 minutes of low impact aerobics, followed by 10 minutes of advanced Pilates mat work. The instructor gives some traditional Pilates information about control, centering, and the "power house", which is just Pilates speak for the core, while leading you through the moves. The aerobic section is quick paced and fairly dancey, so it could be hard to follow if you are not a regular in some aerobics class. But if you plan on using the DVD often, the challenge will stave off boredom. Some Pilates mat moves (exercises usually done on the floor) are incorporated into the standing work so the inner thighs get some action. This is good.
The 10 minutes of matwork that follows is pretty advanced and in my opinion there is not enough focus on the deep abs working while doing the difficult moves.
Overall, I found the editing a little distracting, lots of quick cuts over to the bongo player for some reason. I must say it is not my favorite workout DVD. But I did feel like I had worked my body in the end.