As the last review was written about three years ago I thought I'd write a quick update. Yes, this DVD is very good and it really does make you sweat. When I first got it I played it through first and thought, "that's easy, I can do that". Boy, was I wrong. Whilst I can more or less do everything on the DVD you realise it really does make you sweat and this is when you realise how strong or weak your body strength is. You need to learn to control your breathing (which I'm still hopeless at a month or so later but slowly improving) and always remember to draw your navel into your spine to increase your core strength. Not easy when you're panting for breath. It makes you wonder how the heck the instructor can talk whilst she's excercising, but of course it's because she's superfit.
And as previous reviews have said, it's not an hour and 25 as advertised. That may include the extras and stuff, but the actual workout is really only about 35mins: 20mins standing pilates, 15 on the mat. To get approx. an hour's workout I do the standing pilates twice: standing, mat then standing again. But it is a good workout if you don't have a full hour to spare.
This DVD is a good idea for those who like their workout without any impact.. I actually had another DVD I bought here on Play.com but with all the jumping up and down it started doing my knee in which is a shame, so I got Pilates for Dummies and whilst it's a more sedate workout, don't be fooled, you sweat like a pig. It's a great workout and a good introduction for those who like me haven't done pilates before.