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CLASSICAL PILATES: KIDS & YOUNG ADULTS – GUEST REVIEW

2006, $1.99, at Goodwill Superstore on San Fernando

Hello Faithful Readers! This week I am once again enlisting the help of Guest Reviewer, Dexter J, age 11. Dexter will be giving us his take on a kid’s workout video I previously wrote about here. 

You see, I have this infection in my toe that won’t go away, and it’s too painful to wear shoes/walk/exercise. I went to Urgent Care and they did something with a scalpel. I cried. Don’t worry, I won’t show you a picture of my cursed witch toe. Instead, look at the kitty:

This is [Dexter’s] review on “Classical Pilates Kids & Young Adults.” It’s from 2006 so that means it’s older than me. I am 11 so I did the exercises for my age range. One problem I have with this video is that on the box cover, it says “No Equipment Necessary” which is a lie. You need an exercise ball and weights of the right weight. Not everyone owns an exercise ball and 1.5-pound weights, Jennifer Morley (Creator, Writer, and Choreographer).

Oh, snap! He called her out! Dexter continues, 

 Another problem I have with this video is that it takes itself too seriously for how it’s presented. What I’m talking about is that they use the 5-year-old’s set for all the videos. You’ll see 16-year old’s doing Pilates on flower covered mats with tiny IKEA chairs and stools and stuffed animals in the background. Oh, also all the lettering is in Comic Sans MS. 

Well, look who knows his fonts! Also, Dexter is not wrong about the set:

Other than that, it’s a Pilates video. It’s overall a pretty good DVD for learning these techniques. It’s just stretching, what more do you want me to say?

Umm, you could go on about how creepy that frog is, but otherwise, I think you’ve got it covered, Dexter J!

I should also mention that Dexter’s mom delivered me some food when I returned from Urgent Care. This lovely gesture reminded me that it’s okay to ask for help if you need it, and it’s definitely not necessary to push yourself through pain so you can say you worked out that day. Just eat the spring rolls that your friend brought over, and let their kid do your homework.

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