Callanetics is one of the few exercise programs that has
managed to withstand the test of time. This exercise
program can help you successfully and safely get back in shape, no matter what shape you
are in now.
10 Years Younger in 10
Developed by Callan Pinckney in the 1980s,
Callanetics exercises target deep core muscles with gentle short-range movements. These
are very effective in reshaping and "shrinking" your body with emphasis on core strengthening. With
Callanetics Dvds you will strengthen, tone and reduce your:
- Abs for
a Flat Stomach
Muscles (Pelvic Floor)
and Upper Arms
Postural muscles and alignments,
from engaging the core and pelvic muscles, are also improved with Callanetics. In fact, core
strengthening is one of the major benefits of this program, which is why many people
experience pain reduction. So, as well as looking great, you feel great too.
These exercises so specifically
target key core muscles, that you will begin to dramatically feel and see a difference right from
the start. That is why they can be so bold as to claim you'll look and feel 10 Years
Younger in 10 Hours!
What are Callanetics
Notice we said that these exercises
are gentle. We didn't say that they are easy. Even though you won't be jumping up and down, or
sweating with a cardio workout, you will find that these core exercises require a
One way to describe Callanetics
would be a combination of ballet, yoga and pilates with all the core control, alignment,
flexibility and strength benefits that these disciplines offer.
Who Benefits from
Everyone benefits who tries
Callanetics Exercises! These exercises are especially good for anyone who wants to reduce their
waistline (WC) and
Because Callan Pinckney had
scoliosis and was out of shape when she developed these exercises, they are a good fit for someone
trying to get back in shape, but who is concerned about back, hip or knee pain.
They are also perfect for those who
want to get back in shape over 40 or 50 or more.
MEN, despite all the women's shapes
on the dvds, Callanetics' core strengthening exercises are great for you too!
Feel Stronger, Look Slimmer
Better Muscle Tone without bulk
Feel Taller with Better
Less Aches and Pains: esp. of the
back, knees, and hips with better stability, flexibility, strength, function and
Shrink your Waist and Buttocks
Look good in Swimsuits with your flat
Firms Upper Arms and Lifts
Nice Toned Legs and
Thighs (Inner Thighs and Outer Thighs)
Enjoy Wearing Jeans and Shorts!
Feel wonderfully Energized, deeply
Calm and Relaxed
Get your very own "Sweet Tight
Peach" - a toned, lifted, tight buttocks
Basically, you will find your whole
body toning and firming up: abs, hips, buttocks, thighs and arms. And you don't need to wait long
to feel and see the results. Aches and pains begin to diminish as you strengthen your core and
improve your postural alignments.
What you won't see right away is an
immediate weight loss on the scales corresponding to the smaller circumference measurements and
better fitting clothes that you see and feel.
This is because you are actually
changing your body composition. By increasing your muscle weight, you make your body fat percentage
lower, but not your body weight.
Even though you are increasing your
muscles, the "ballet" aspect of the exercises gives you the long and lean shape that you want
without bulky muscles.
That's about the best we can do
to describe what Callanetics exercises are like. One session with a Callanetics DVD is worth more than all our words can
describe. So, get a Dvd and see if Callanetics does wonders for you
Cautions: Callanetics can be deceptive in their small movements.
You can tend to over-do at first. Stop each exercise when you become jerky in your movements and
build up your control gradually, especially if you are doing these exercises to improve aches and
Where to Start?
Here are some suggestions as to
which to Callanetics dvds to try:
1. Our number one recommendation is
10 Years Younger in 10 Hours. It is the
original program with all the basic moves, targeting all the body areas. It is a 60 minute
2. If you are out of shape and
think that you had better ease into it, start with the Beginning
Callanetics . It is better to focus
on your form and be able to do the exercises well, than to try to begin at a higher level and
perform the exercises with poor form. You will have more success starting with the beginner
level, especially if you are trying to get back in shape with a painful
setting aside 60 minutes at least twice a week seems difficult, or if you prefer to break-up
your workouts into shorter sessions, choose the am/pm
Callanetics which gives you a 20 minute
energizing morning workout and a 20 minute relaxing evening workout.
Callanetics is for those who have mastered the program and want to
achieve greater results. It is generally not recommended for someone new to Callanetics,
unless perhaps you have a good base in ballet, yoga or Pilates and are
5. The "Quick"
Dvds - For someone who is primarily interested in seeing firming in a specific area, or who needs
to break up their workouts into shorter routines, try the quick Callanetic dvds.
6. CardioCallanetics Callanetics
Evolution are two new Callanetics programs. These comments
are prefaced by the fact that we haven't actually tried the new versions.
- If you already do cardio workouts, this workout may not be challenging
enough for you. However, if you need a cardio program, this one may be ideal as it
is supposed to be low impact. Many reviewers seem to think that there is an initial dislike
having been used to the original Callanetics workouts, but then they get to enjoy the new
workout with its added cardio benefits.
Evolution - There are positive and negatives to this new
program. Some of the moves from the original are missed by some reviewers and some exercises
are too hard or too easy to others. Without having to compare the older versions of
Callanetics to the new versions of Callanetics, what would seem to work best is to get them
both. Keep the old tried and true methods, but add the new Evolution and/or Cardio version as
a compliment to your older programs.
We'd love to hear what you think of the 2 newer
Budgets: When you are getting back in shape, it helps to
share the cost on dvd's with other back in shape buddies as you research what works for you.
If budget concerns keep you from trying out Callanetics and you have a VHS player, consider getting
the less expensive VHS tape versions. Or see what they have at your library.
Once you find what you like and want to buy, please use our link
to purchase your Callanetics program. Thanks for your support. (And you can't
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DVDs: Choose at least one Dvd to get you started
with core exercises:
- 10 Years
Younger in 10 Hours
Or choose 2 or 3 shorter ones
to add variety to your workouts, like the am/pm, Quick Stomach, Quick Legs, or Quick Hips and
Callanetics Hips and Behind
Callanetics -10 Years
Younger in 10 Hours
Recommended - This original workout effectively targets core muscle groups. The 60 minute
workout combines core strengthening, stabilization and flexibility.
*Added benefits - it can improve your posture,
tone pelvic muscles and help reduce aches and pains caused by poor
Super Callanetics :
For Intermediate to Advanced. Not recommended for someone
new to Callanetics. Further refines the movements to achieve greater
Beginning Callanetics :
The place to start if you are new to Callanetics or think
that you need to ease into a new form of exercise, especially if you are trying to get back in
shape with a painful condition.
am/pm Callanetics :
If you don't have 60 minutes at a time to do the full program, the am/pm dvd gives you a 20
minute morning "energizing" workout and a 20 minute evening relaxing
Callanetics DVDs - 20 minutes:
Quick Callanetics - Stomach: If you just have 20
minutes and want to focus on your abs and having a flat stomach, this dvd will give you the
best ab workout and other aspects of your core.
These are not different exercises from the
original 10 years younger dvd, they are just selected as being most beneficial to achieving a
flat stomach in a shorter exercise workout.
Quick Callanetics - Legs - As with all the "Quick"
dvd's, this one is 20 minutes. It is dedicated to shaping up nice looking
legs. It targets all the leg muscles esp. the difficult inner and outer
Quick Callanetics - Hips & Behind - These are the exercises famous for turning a pear shaped behind into a
"sweet tight peach". The old Callanetics website used to have amazing photos of what one
would think could never be done with saddlebags (short of liposuction). If you want
to lift and transform your backside - this is it!
Confession: We actually haven't tried the 2 new
Callanetics Dvds - CardioCallanetics and CallaneticsEvolution. So, we can only give
you second hand info based on what we've heard and what we know about Callanetics.
We like the originals and we don't mind the out of
fashion videos. We have the moves fairly well memorized and add them to our TV
We have heard both good and bad. Some of you
don't like the changes in the new dvds, and we have heard from those who do like the new
programs, especially with the addition of cardio. We think that if you are new to Callanetics
and like a more modern look to your videos, these two new dvds may be a good place
We would love to know what you think of these 2 newer
Callanetics programs. Please let us know if you are new to Callanetics when you review these
2 or if you have been doing the original program. thanks
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