Winsor Pilates

A consumer review of the Winsor Pilates exercise routine and system, and how it may benefit you as a new addition to your workout regiment.


Review: Winsor Pilates

Published 10:35 am

As an ongoing fitness fanatic, I enjoy researching and finding out new opportunities for exercise routines and regiments. Winsor Pilates recently caught my attention as it emphasized the areas of building up a 'powerhouse' to work core muscles. With summer just around the corner, and realizing I could use a little shaping up, I resorted to trying out the Winsor Pilates system for stretching, strengthening, and core muscle training. Winsor Pilates features a complete body sculpting system, and the full package comes with a 1-hour training video, as well as basics video detailing each movement for the beginner. The actual workout routine is only 20 minutes in length, and is available for different endurance levels.

The Winsor Pilates system is a technique that has been put together by Mari Winsor, a celebrity-acclaimed personal fitness trainer and instructor. Her set of DVDs and home videos have most publicly been advertised on television infomercials; I happened to come across Winsor Pilates through a former colleague. My friend swears by these DVDs, and encouraged me to try them for a change in my workout routine.

Since I regularly run, lift weights, and hike, I thought I might benefit greatly from some strengthening and overall muscle conditioning exercises to break up my routine. This summer, I plan to work up a new set of exercise skills, so starting with Winsor Pilates seemed like a great opportunity.

The benefits of the Winsor Pilates series include the easy-to-learn video format, that of course can be paused or replayed as needed. I enjoyed using the Winsor Pilates website to use the '3D training' module; here, you can learn more about each sequence, as well as how to do each move correctly, safely, and soundly.

The addition of modified moves offers all levels, from beginner to advanced, to make the most of each workout; you can follow along with Mari, or her workout companions for variations and examples. Mari is a good teacher; she speaks clearly, demonstrates each move and technique, and has an overall positive and motivating attitude. She developed the training program from Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, so the exercise movements and routines are authentic and have been used by many users with positive results.

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Since Winsor Pilates does not require any additional equipment or contraptions, it's a great choice to simply throw into a gym bag while traveling or on business. It's an easy workout to pick up, and it took me less than a week to learn all the moves and be comfortable with them. The fact that each segment is only 20 minutes long, gives the added benefit of being convenient, non-distracting, and sustainable.

The difference between Winsor Pilates and just regular Pilates workouts, is that the Winsor Pilates program is more fast-paced, and reports a higher rate of fat burning. It also does not require any additional equipment, or added training. However, since it is only 20 minutes long, I found that it had to be performed with maximum movement and concentrated energy to bring significant results!

The workout itself is composed of a series of sequential movements heavily focused on breathing, core abdominal training, and maximizing your body's length and agility. I was amazed how many of these muscle groups often go untouched, even with regular stretching from running and weight training. I personally felt and saw results just after two weeks of Winsor Pilates, and this was only after 3 sessions each week. Granted, I was also watching my diet and still running, but the outcome was definitely a positive one. The infomercial promises a difference after 10 sessions, and I do think this will be possible for most.

I noticed an increase in balance and breathing, as well as learning how to breathe correctly while doing the exercises.

This is essential to Pilates in general, as it helps to maintain a workable balance and promote positive muscle tension followed by relaxation. I don't think that Winsor Pilates can be imitated in any way with the use of machines, as Mari's techniques use the body's natural resistance and power to perform each movmenet. It is an excellent choice for a low-impact, high-power routine. I will conintue my Winsor Pilates session throughout the summer months, and look forward to incorporating it further into my routine this fall season!

Bestselling Winsor Pilates Products in 2022


Winsor Pilates Basic 3 DVD Workout Set (Basics Step-by-Step / 20 Minute Workout / Accelerated Body Sculpting)

Winsor Pilates Basic 3 DVD Workout Set (Basics Step-by-Step / 20 Minute Workout / Accelerated Body Sculpting)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • USING WINSOR PILATES PROGRAM WILL HELP YOU FLATTEN AND TONE YOUR ABS, LIFT AND FIRM YOUR BUNS, SHAPE, TRIM AND BUILD LONG, LEAN LEGS, BOOST YOUR ENERGY AND SCULPT YOUR BODY SLIM FROM TOP TO BOTTOM!
  • DVD 1: BASICS STEP-BY-STEP DVD (run time: 29 minutes) - WATCH THIS FIRST TO LEARN PROPER POSITIONING, TERMINOLOGY AND THE 7 EXERCISES THAT ARE THE FOUNDATION OF WINSOR PILATES;
  • DVD 2: 20 MINUTE WORKOUT DVD (run time: 26 minutes) - THIS DVD IS DESIGNED TO BE A FAST, NO-NONSENSE WORKOUT FOR WHEN YOU'RE TIGHT ON TIME;
  • DVD 3: ACCELERATED BODY SCULPTING DVD (run time: 57 minutes) - A MORE INTENSE COMPLETE TOTAL BODY WORKOUT DESIGNED TO GET YOU RESULTS QUICKLY.
  • EXTRAS: THE WINSOR DOZEN (A portable exercise guide so you can follow Winsor Pilates program and stay on track when traveling or don't have access to a DVD player); SCULPTING JOURNAL (A day-by-day motivational system that's customized to your needs and will help you track your progress and get faster results; THE WIN-IN-10 MEAL PLAN (A sensible eating plan to help you lose weight without starving yourself

Winsor Pilates: 6 DVD set: Includes Basic-Accelerated Body Sculpting-Bun & Thigh Sculpting- Advanced Body Slimming-Ab Sculpting-Upper Body Sculpting

Winsor Pilates: 6 DVD set: Includes Basic-Accelerated Body Sculpting-Bun & Thigh Sculpting- Advanced Body Slimming-Ab Sculpting-Upper Body Sculpting
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • 7 DVD Set Includes the following titles:
  • 4. Ab Sculpting
  • 1. Bun & Thigh Sculpting; 2. Upper Body Sculpting;
  • 5-6-7. 3 in 1: Basic, 20 min workout and Accelerated Body Sculpting
  • 3. Advanced Body Slimming;

Winsor Pilates 3 DVD Total Body Set (Ab Sculpting, Bun & Thigh Sculpting, Upper Body Sculpting) [Reshape Your Body From Head to Toe]

Winsor Pilates 3 DVD Total Body Set (Ab Sculpting, Bun & Thigh Sculpting, Upper Body Sculpting) [Reshape Your Body From Head to Toe]
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Winsor Pilates Maximum Burn 20 Minute Series: Super Sculpting

Winsor Pilates Maximum Burn 20 Minute Series: Super Sculpting
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  • Winsor Pilates Maximum Burn 20 Minute Series: Super Sculpting [VHS]

Winsor Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout and Accelerated Fat Burning

Winsor Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout and Accelerated Fat Burning
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • 20 Minute Circle Workout
  • Accelerated Fat Burning
  • Sculpting Circle Advanced
  • Fat Burning Cookbook and Exercise Planner

Mari Winsor Beginner's Pilates

Mari Winsor Beginner's Pilates
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Develop long, lean muscles while boosting energy and strength
  • Learn basic Pilates positions and control for faster results
  • Add resistance to your practice to create lean muscle
  • 65 minutes
  • Made exclusively by Gaiam

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