Seeing that fusion fitness is so hot these days (and because I have self-diagnosed exercise ADD), for this edition of Under Review, I decided to check out the recently released Pilates Bootcamp DVD. Pilates and bootcamp are two exercise modalities that don’t seem to jive, so I was very interested to see how the instructor would “fuse” both the mind/body aspect of Pilates with the hard-core, kick-your-arse style of bootcamp.
Animals and creatures aside, the high point of the DVD was that it was British. It would be wrong of me to give the DVD an additional star just because they have accents, but it crossed my mind. Although Ann never says anything as exciting as “wanker” or even “bloody,” she does say “buttocks” quite properly, which made me giggle. Oh, and apparently Brits call push-ups, “press-ups” and “stepping” means jogging in place, but it’s easy to catch on.
This DVD is best suited for beginner to intermediate exercisers, especially those who are fairly new to Pilates. Those obsessed with military planes, Disney characters and British accents would benefit, too.
FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Long-Term Likeability: ★★
Fun Factor: ★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★
Fit Bottom line: Although the DVD is more Pilates than bootcamp, this DVD is easy to follow, and British accents are always jolly good fun! —Jenn