With little effort you’ll find that planning for success with Denise DuBarry-Hay and Pilates go together – click here for search results on that string.
Given that fact, WE (Web Editor, Brian Rouley) decided to do a bit of Q&A with the owner of KASWIT, Denise’s company that holds patents and trademarks on the Pilates Power Gym and Pilates Power Gym Pro.
In another article on this site, we talked about planning for success and tracking your progress and we thought it might be nice for you to hear Denise’s thoughts on these topics. So, here they are!
WE: What can I do to insure my success with a Pilates Power Gym workout program?
DDH: Just try to do something every day. Some days you may only have the time or the energy to get on your PPG for 5 to 10 minutes and that’s OK. Try to do 10 minutes in the morning right when you get out of bed and then another 10 minutes in the afternoon before dinner. You can work out while you watch the news and you’ll be surprised at how fast the 10 minutes go. At the end of the week you’ll have done over 2 hours of exercising without over thinking it. Throw in one or two 30 – 45 minute routines from the DVD’s you have or select a new workout from thefitnesschannel.com and you’ll be looking good in no time.
WE: Am I better off focusing on weight loss exclusively until I drop a few pounds (many pounds, perhaps) and then add the cardio program?
DDH: Everyone is different, so you should try the cardio DVD and see how you do. If it’s too difficult, do the “Beginners” DVD or the “Restorative”, “Healthy Back”, or “Tone and Lengthen” workouts until you feel ready to try the “Cardio” workout again. Remember, to lose weight quickly and healthfully, you must eat right. Unprocessed foods, cooked vegetables, salads, fruits and meats (chicken & seafood) are best. Try cutting out anything ‘White” (sugars, potatoes, rice, flour, pasta) for a few weeks and watch the weight fall off. Exercising on your PPG will help burn calories and turn flab into toned muscles!
WE: What things can I do to keep my interest level high and avoid boredom with the same routine?
DDH: We now offer over 14 PPG DVD’s, you can get some of them at pilatespowergym.com and you can find many more available at thefitnesschannel.com.
Once you get to know all of the exercises, you can start creating your own routines!
WE: Is there an easy way to get a progress chart or a log I can use to track my workouts?
DDH: We are currently developing a journal you can customize to fit your routine. Check back here often and sign up for our mailing list. When the journal becomes available, you’ll be the first to know!
Wishing you all the best for success – Denise DuBarry-Hay