Happy Friday Ya’ll!
Today, I’m doing a review of Cassey’s POP Pilates DVD. I may have mentioned this before but I’m a huge fan of Cassey’s, which is why I just had to get the dvd.
In the past, I thought that pilates was way too mellow for me, kind of like the way I used to feel about yoga. Do not let the deception fool you!
I remember taking a foray into pilates a few years ago, via online videos, but decided it wasn’t my cup of tea. Now that I look back, I’m pretty sure it was because I felt like I couldn’t really connect with the instructors via the tv screen. After doing my first POP Pilates video on youtube, I was completely hooked. Cassey’s sunny personality makes the workouts fun and it truly feels like you’re working out with a friend. Guess the instructor really does make or break a class.
This DVD is a full 60 minute total body pilates workout and the first full length pilates workout I’ve ever done. According to Cassey, this is at an intermediate/advanced level and it sure was challenging for me. Thankfully, modifications are provided, which I gladly did for quite a few of the poses. Even so, I burned about 172 calories which I think is pretty good considering you’re basically on the mat the whole time. Also, you can probably burn more calories by doing the full versions of all the moves, which I still need to work up to.
One of the special features of the DVD is an interactive exercise library, so you can just choose a body area to target if you don’t feel like doing the entire 60 minutes. It also comes with a printable which you can take anywhere meaning no more excuses!
My favorite move of them all has got to be the earthquake. It doesn’t look like much but I can assure you that you’ll be shaking like a magnitude 8 earthquake in no time.
This DVD just makes me love Cassey even more, if that’s even possible. I 100% recommend this DVD!!! If you’re wallet is already feeling a little light or you haven’t heard of Cassey before (do you live under a rock?) then you can check out her youtube channel first. I dare you to not fall in love with her too.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!