Pilates, a form of training that focuses on using multiple muscles simultaneously, was first introduced in the early 1900s by Joseph H. Pilates. Today it the latest craze in fitness. A more efficient and balanced workout, Pilates teaches you to use your own body weight for resistance and realize amazing strength benefits. The choreography is designed with flowing movements and clear, detailed instructions. Using a blend of mostly Pilates exercises, each segment is carefully linked to invigorating, original music specifically designed for this workout. The segments include Warm-up, Strength, Abs/Back, and Relaxation/Cool Down. Each segment is approximately 10 minutes long and can be done one, two, three, or four at a time to accommodate any fitness level. A thin Pilates or Yoga mat is recommended. Join Katrina Fitness (aka Katrina Stachowski), an AFAA certified fitness instructor of twelve years, renowned for her Pilates workouts at some of the largest and most diverse health clubs in New York State. Her husband, Seth Stachowski, wrote and produced all of the music for this DVD.