A few years ago I bought this DVD that has 10-minute Pilates work outs. I hear only good things about Pilates that's why I decided to give it a try. I did. The exercises seem easy but I couldn't stay on it. For one, I cannot get over the fact that the lady in the video is doing everything so effortlessly. When she lifts and extends her legs on a 45 degree angle, they're straight like arrows for as long as she's showing the move. When I try to do it myself, I can't even get past a minute and I'm done. I don't know why, but that doesn't encourage me one bit. It actually frustrates me. I just feel like what they're showing are not for beginners at all. Ugh! I really want to do some core exercises and I read [heard] that Pilates is the way to go. So, I may just dust the DVD and give this 10-minute work out another try. Hopefully, I'll be able to pull it off this time. I wish.