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Old 02-24-21, 11:52 AM  
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Jane Fonda Prime Time series is another set I want to try.
I actually have most of her dvds and some vhs.
I love the Prime Times.
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Old 02-24-21, 12:44 PM  
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I love the workouts from Robin Long of The Balanced Life. It's Pilates-based so controlled moves are part of the method , she has a calm demeanor, and the beach background is relaxing. Her workouts don't have music which I'm now appreciating more since I figured out how to stream my favorite songs through Spotify (with a free account) and Amazon Prime Music (gotta love 90's Boy Band Ballads ).

She is running a free challenge that starts next week (March 1st) "The Feel Good Pilates Challenge" - https://thebalancedlifeonline.com/fe...term=home-page

She will open up her Sisterhood streaming membership after the challenge ends if you end up liking her workouts.

Her YouTube channel is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjX...MDzaI3plO8a-FA

Her "Pilates When You Don't Feel Good" is a great workout at just 13 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WvpoKq1QU
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Old 02-25-21, 10:49 AM  
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Thank you OP for starting this thread. Some of these suggestions sound great. I'm all over the map right now with what I'm doing.

My recent check in with my doctor has strongly suggested more calm and controlled routines. (My immune system is wiped from Covid... still... I had it in Oct. Enough said about that). So I've been trying everything I have, but now I'm thinking I need to check out the YouV2.

I think I want to feel like I used to using certain methods and/or instructors but I'm starting to accept I might not. It doesn't mean I can't have a quality workout doing something different from what I'm used to. I feel crazy trying to figure this out. My doctor even suggested Jessica, which I had just started the thread about trying her for the 3rd time. But I get up this morning thinking about how so many of her routines are controlled and slower than what I'm used to. Maybe that MY problem... not hers. So, a possible round 4 of trying JS might start.

I so appreciate the perspective given here at VF. I need to accept my mind and body are not on the same page with workouts. I just want to move well.

Thank you ladies.
Instead of trying Jessica and modifying down, maybe switch to something much easier.

That is what I am currently doing. I feel much more accomplished completing a workout where I can match or modify up a workout. Especially, now after not exercising for some time or an injury or illness. Then as I progress I choose harder workouts.

I did an easy Mirabai Holland cardio workout last night and even though I could do something more advanced, it just felt so good to move at the easier pace. She even mentioned feeling free and that is exactly what I felt like. It was calm and flowy and I put no pressure on myself. I plan to do her strength one tonight.

Sending healing prayers!
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Old 02-25-21, 11:17 AM  
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Thank you PennyK ~ This week has a been a battle for energy. I've chosen to Rebound with walking, peddle jog movements to Treadmill TV on Youtube. No instruction...just wonderful scenery to view.
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Old 02-25-21, 12:11 PM  
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I've been enjoying these "senior strength" from YMCA of Greater Houston (I'm not a senior, but I appreciate slower strength and balance work). I like the workouts led by Ariel the most:
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=...Y-u5VpIijOGgUE
These look good! They have good music, which is always a plus. I'll be exploring their other categories of workouts, too.
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Old 02-25-21, 09:57 PM  
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I think there are many people who would appreciate slower paced lifting and even cardio. The workouts could still be intense! I'm always puzzled that there are so few instructors who put out slower paced workouts. I feel like there would be a large audience for that type of workout.
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Old 02-26-21, 08:01 AM  
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I think there are many people who would appreciate slower paced lifting and even cardio. The workouts could still be intense! I'm always puzzled that there are so few instructors who put out slower paced workouts. I feel like there would be a large audience for that type of workout.
I totally agree!!! They don't have to be for a beginner or a senior, but just because!
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Old 02-26-21, 09:13 AM  
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I agree- going slower means you can focus better on form and get good results w/ a lower chance of injury...just makes sense!!

Another instructor that I like who does not go super fast or super crazy hard is Jessica Valent.

She has a paid site and a You Tube channel. On You Tube she generally posts shorter versions of the workouts that she has on her paid site.

She is a Pilates instructor and Physical Therapist - and although her content is Pilates focused she also includes other types of workouts as well like weights, HIIT, and barre - all done w/ good form, not crazy fast paced. No music, though...

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Old 02-26-21, 10:52 PM  
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I remember really liking these-
Healing Through Movement with Zayna Gold (clip on Total Fitness Dvds)
Strong Bones Yoga with Christine Dormaier
Both use weights slow and controlled
That Zayna Gold dvd looks lovely!
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Old 03-05-21, 10:15 AM  
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Callanetics, Chicometrics, Ballet Beautiful and Barre (I have a huge collection) are definitely calm and controlled and I plan to add some of these in the coming weeks when I workout.

I have some new dvds that I bought myself for Christmas from Amazon to try that may interest some of you. Reboot with Katy Lush pilates based senior fitness (www.katylush.com) Prevention 10 Minute Pilates, Prevention Strong, Gentle Yoga Fix Dean Pohlman, and Hipshake Blissful Barre (15 & 30 minute workouts).
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