Callanetics has not only been great for my body, but has done amazing things for my mind. It's amazing how after a long hard full time day at work, then coming home to take care of children, these exercises just help me unwind, and relax to get a sound full nights sleep! I love being able to fall asleep right after, or how it gets me going first thing in the morning before work!
Callan's work has stood the test of time. Quite simply nothing else compares - if what you're looking for is EXCELLENT results in record time. Discovered her book just after my 2nd daughter was born in '85 & thrilled when her first video came out in '86. Whipping my body into better shape than pre-pregnancy in amazingly quick timing - so quickly in fact it was easy to take for granted. Ventured off into trying other things out of curiosity but eventually always disappointed not getting the same kinds of results despite more effort. Pretty sure I've bought or tried EVERY trend that's come out in the last 27 years - NONE have garnered the same kind of results. Not even close. Trained/certified/ taught Pilates for awhile, but ultimately found it to be less effective. A severe car accident a few years later - Callan is the one who helped heal my back making me strong again. In the end I always come back to what works best. She was before her time in many ways ~ a true mind/body exercise before anyone coined the phrase. Challenging to be sure, but on completion it's the same feeling of relaxation as after a massage. My hour of hanging with Callan is an act of self love. Callan's personality was an old world charm and grace not often seen today. A real LADY in every sense of the word. Sweet, gentle, encouraging. She was tiny but her strength was apparent (pelvic rotations still fry me to this day!) Her cuing and articulate instructions spot on - also hard to find in other programs. And let's just be blunt - a completely BANGING body for a woman of ANY age. What an inspiration. Truly regret I never took the opportunity to meet and train with her ~ she was really one of a kind. Can't count how many different times I've bought her books and vids over the years - loaning them out not seeing them again (you know who you are!) LOL - happy to share though ~ the gift that keeps on giving. Having a library to loan out would be pretty cool. This and future generations could benefit from some 'ole school genius
I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and during treatment and surgery I was able to do Callanetics. It made me feel better, helped me relax, and took my mind off things. I've been cancer free for about a year and still do Callanetics.
I believed in it so much I became a teacher of Callanetics........and the results just keep giving to so many different shapes!
20 years later and I am back to Callanetics. In my 60's and after only 5 hours of exercises am already feeling stronger and seeing some differences.
I found the Callanetics book on a shelf at a friend of mine, I think I was around 17 to 19. It was her mothers book and I tried some of the exercises right away and I felt that is so much harder than it looked like. I got my own book and was fascinated by Callan’s live and her development of the program. I loved and still love the non retouched pictures, the different persons with their different body types... everything seems so simple-made, but the exercises are demanding and it is the only program I am always coming back to since I got this first glimpse on that book. Thanks Callanetics!
Callanetics has given me control, flexibility and a shape that I have never had before and didn’t think I could have in my 60's. It has become a very necessary part of my life.
I love looking at least ten years younger and feeling at least 20 years younger. I enjoy seeing my jawline again, the youthful way my body moves through space, the fact that with regular practice of Callanetics I am just a little tighter, ever-so- slightly more toned and incrementally stronger every day. The meditative quality of these lovely pulses calms my spirit. Callanetics is my passion, my favorite past time. I like the idea that I'll be stronger and healthier at 60 than I was in my 30s. What's not to love?
After I had my 3rd child I bought one of the videos, for the first time in my life I had abs starting, i ordered another for spot exercise... then....we moved across the country, my box with my videos didn’t make it with us. now i have fibo and cant exercise, I think these would work for me... fingers crossed
I love it cause it is no impact and it works. It has helped me drop 50lbs
I love callanetics because it helps me have great curves Lol
I love it because IT WORKS!!
I LOVE Callanetics! I had results so fast and so dramatically when I started the program, I was accused of having plastic surgery!!!
I love Callanetics because it helps me look and feel more confident. I feel more youthful and vibrant, it helps me to relieve stress and it's easy to keep up with just about anywhere I want.
It works. I keep buying the DVDs (used to buy the VHS) and hand them to friends and family. I love Callanetics. Makes me feel good all over, and keeps my 50 year old self feeling pretty spry. I have, over the years, tried a few other things..but always return. Callanetics is a life saver.
I love Callanetics because it's exertion free. It has the benefits of high cardio but I feel fit and stay fresh for the chores lined up after my workout.
I've used it off and on since it was first released and now it's a regular routine again because of limitations I have from injuries. These exercises don't hurt you, they help you. Thanks for making these DVDs!
I am almost 62 years old. I have been doing Super Callanetics since the books and tape became available in the 1980's. Although I injured my back in an accident in 2003, and had both lumbar and cervical fusions, I still do Super Callanetics -- with no strain on my neck or lower back! And I still wear a size 4 petite. I am constantly asked why I haven't "aged". Whenever possible I spread the gospel of Callanetics!
CALLANETICS saved my life and renews my spirit as well as my body...I have been doing CALLANETICS for over 25 years and it continues to be the only workout that enables me to stay fit at my own pace. I was paralyzed at 19 and although I got movement back in my legs my spine was severely damaged. Even after 2 spinal fusions I am able to utilize the exercises in CALLANETICS and get quick results and flexibility that is challenged daily with spinal stenosis and degenerative bone and joint disease....Thank You Callan Pinckney ~ I will continue to enjoy my CALLANETICS workouts because it continues to make me stronger, leaner, more flexible and just as Callan promised me years ago 10 years younger!
low impact exercise with BIG results!
The best exercise ever! I've been working out for 30+ years and I haven't found anything that is better or compares. Not only do I achieve the results I'm looking for, it's a great stress reliever, better than Yoga. I have always and will continue to recommend Callanetics to everyone I know...
I love Callanetics because I feel the best when I am doing this program. It really works and you don't need an expensive gym membership or equipment to get results. Thanks for developing this system.
Callanetics is the only exercise I could do for a long time because of my back problems. I love love love it and recommend it to all my friends and family. It works and gives results!
I love doing Callanetics everyday because I have an RA on my feet, lower back, and hips. While other exercises put me into tears because they cause pain, Callanetics is the only exercise that I can do everyday without reducing me to tears. For me it is either move it or lose it and Callanetics makes it possible for me to keep on moving! Thank you Callan for creating this wonderful exercise.
because of effectiveness in a very gentle, graceful way- no jerking, no pushing,just melting you know those it gave me the feeling that I can control my body, even if it's jelly at times! and you are never advanced enough - there's always something to do with that training- just so lovely challenging
I found callanetics in the late 1980's at the time when lady Sarah Ferguson gave it publicity. I was not into sports or anything "physical", but I liked the way "a callanetics-body" is shaped! And I still do. In my opinion it is so much prettier than todays muscular fitness ideal, where your arms and legs are not as lean. I have been doing callanetics on and off since I discovered it. I feel this is something I manage to do right and efficiently. I have never had access to any of the films, but have bought 2 books and love them! I am not as slim as I would like to be, but Callanetics helps me sculpt my waist, legs and behind. Best of all; my husband loves the result on my behind in particular! CALLANETICS IS THE BEST!!! My dream is to become good enough to coach others - pass it on... (I am an OT and feel that so many would really benefit from this. I love helping and coaching others).
Truth is I haven't done Callanetics in a while,.,a friend of mine and I exchanged exercise tapes and I didn't value Callanetics until I don't have it now. All the others does not compare to the results I got from Callanetics.i really miss it now that I don't have it.....Callanetics treated my whole body....I truly miss it
Living with Chronic Pain like Callan, makes these exercises the only ones I can cope with. I only hope I can become as fit and beautiful as she was.
My mom introduced the original video to me back in 1991 I think (early 90's) I could not believe the difference it made in such a short period of time. I was doing it 5 days a week with my friend. (It really is fun to do it with someone else) and nothing has ever made me feel so tone and fit as when I would get done with the 45 minutes of doing it. Over the years I tried other things, and NOTHING compares to callanetics. I purchased the DVD about 4 years ago and did it with some local elderly ladies @ a wellness clinic in the mornings and they loved it, but some things happened to where we were not able to meet. My vision one day is to be certified to help others do these exercises. The best part is that ANYONE can do them!! It's amazing how many people do not know about it.
Callanetics has changed my life! I started as a teenager, doing original Callanetics, sometimes with friends, holding our own "class" in the living room, laughing at each other's attempts at pelvic scoops & doing our utmost to be "like wax, melting into the floor"! Many years later, now in my 40s, I dabble with other types of fitness but always return to Callanetics. I have lost count of how many VHS copies I have bought over the years as I either lent out copies that were so loved by others they never found their way back or because twice I actually wore the tape out! Thank God for the advent of the more resilient DVD! Callanetics makes me stronger, leaner & more flexible than any other form of fitness I have encountered & does not exaggerate when it promises you will feel 10 years younger in 10 hours! Today, I can say that not only has Callanetics given me a stronger, healthier body but also many fond memories of those fun-filled "classes" with dear friends. After all these years it is still definitely a challenge......and I have yet to perfect the pelvic scoop!
The best videos ever.. I have bought tons of video programs over the years.. And none of them are as good as Callanetics.. Great results with minimal time.. None of the so called gurus and their videos ever gave the results ..
I used to do Callanetics in high school and noticed immediately how much more lung capacity I had when running! I never forgot how good it made me feel. I quit doing Callanetics when I started doing ballet, tap & jazz. As I got older, quit dancing, started helping take care of family I have gotten back out of shape. I know Callanetics is the best way to get my body back! I bought the DVD and plan on starting again as soon as it gets here! I love Callanetics!
I have been doing Callanetics since about 1987, when there was only a book. When the videos were released, I got them. I am CONVINCED that Callanetics is the reason I am fit and flexible despite being morbidly obese (due to steroid therapy for a lung issue). It is also the reason that I, as a 44-year-old woman, function well in my martial arts classes. I have a better split and a higher kick than some people who are in their teens! I also have sciatica, scoliosis, and lordosis, plus one leg that is shorter than the other. Callanetics helps alleviate the pain and difficulty walking that this combination of issues can cause. When I was in a car wreck in 2005, Callanetics was a big part of my recovery process. My left leg was very stiff and moving it or putting weight on it was painful after the wreck (even though I didn't have any broken bones). Callanetics helped me work it back to full functionality and helped eliminate the pain of movement. I have introduced dozens of people to Callanetics because it works! One day, I want to become an instructor. But right now, I just invite friends over to do the Beginning or Original video with me.
I ruptured two discs in my spine and was told after 2 months of traction and 4 months bed rest that multiple surgeries and a wheelchair were most likely my future, however the surgeon had heard about Callanetics and told me to give it a try, I purchased the video and it saved my life! I lost 35 kilograms, cured the constant acute back pain and have never looked back or been near the surgeon again. This was 25 years ago and I am stronger, fitter, and slimmer than I was at 20 now going on 50. all thanks to Callanetics.
I love this! Serious strength building without the bulk my body seems to like to build with other exercises.
Callanetics- it's credo of my life!
It works and is relaxing to do! No matter what other exercises I do, I always come back to Callanetics
When I do Callanetics I can still be a lady while doing it (no grunting as one would do with for example weightlifting). The beautiful flowing moves allows me to become one with the exercise. It is a wonderful meditative, toning form of exercise and it is good for my soul!
Couple of years ago, I went through Lyme disease. Since that I have not been able to do any active sports like aerobics or jogging. It makes me feel exhausted and dizzy. I love callanetics because it made my active life possible again! It is just the right exercise for me. Plus, when I do callanetics, I watch myself in the mirror as recommended by Callan. It is because I want to be sure I am doing the exercise well. But another result is that by watching my body I discover how beautiful it is!
I was introduced to Callanetics several years ago while trying to tone up and get in shape for my wedding. Looking in the mirror was depressing, I was huge! A friend suggested I try Callanetics, as I had only had my second child, by c section, so she knew I needed something that really worked, and worked fast. I have to admit to feeling skeptical that it would work, well all those other exercise methods hadn't so why would Callanetics. However I was willing to try anything as time was running out till the big day. After only a class or two I started seeing changes, big changes, I couldn't believe it, it worked. Even better was that I had finally found "the exercise method" for me so I knew I would be a lifelong fan and follower and would never be out of shape again. Callanetics not only helped me for my big day but gave me something far more important, a way to be fit and healthy for myself and my family. Thank you Callan for creating such a wonderful way to stay in shape!
Talking of gifts. Callan was one of those women born to give a gift to the world. A gift from the heart, not for the fame or the money, but because she had something that she knew could change peoples lives, change their pain, their disabilities, their anguish through gentle healing and strengthening of the body. She had a charm and grace from a bygone era. I am in terrible pain each and everyday, sometimes I can barely get by, but I know that when I am in a better place I can always go back to those stretches and gentle movements and slowly build my strength and agility.
I had been in a very serious car accident, (T-boned at 100 mph) it took me three years to recover, when the Dr.finally gave the ok to start doing things physically I didn't know where to start. I had a friend from England who had been using your program, had dropped a ton of weight and looked fantastic. I knew she had some back, hip and leg problems, but was able to use the Callanetics. I asked about the exercise's. Watched a clip of one of her videos. I did a lot of reading on Callanetics, and decided to buy the original book. I was using the Callanetics to gain strength on my left side, I have partial paralysis from the accident. When I began to see results after a month and a half, I decided to ordered the original video, and have been using it for years to maintain my weight, and keep my left side from ever being that bad again. I can now say I can lift a gallon of milk, open a door, and do everyday normal things with my left arm. I do not trip over my left leg either, I have full movement of it now. I was in a bad place physically before starting Callanetics. I read the story of how it started, and saw results from my friend. I figured what could of gift, the answer was NOTHING maybe the pride of a Dr.( Know it all), but I was able to live with that.
Callanetics has give me my life back
I used callanetics when it first came out in UK...still got the book... just trying to get them on dvd now....its the most relaxing way to work your body.
I am 37 and started Callanetics when I was 15. My Mom had the book. I now have to book. It's the go to workout. Amazing results.. Amazing feeling when your done. A timeless workout
I absolutely love Callanetics because it help me be more confident about myself when I was a young teen. In middle school I hated myself. I wore a lot of boy clothes because I didn't like how heavy I was. Being Norwegian and Lithuania it is in my genetics to be heavier set and I was so discouraged. I was never social because I thought people thought I was fat. One day my mom pulled out her callanetics tape and told me to try it because it worked for her. So I was determined to make an effort even though I hated exercising. After a few weeks of following the tape I felt better. I looked toned and started to see my hourglass shape that I never seen before. I was able to run mile without stopping and breathing really hard. I ran so well I was in the top 10 runners where as before I was in the 60s. It gave me the ability to love myself and hold my head up high! I still do callanetics (going on 12 years) and recommend callanetics to everyone because it was so positive in my life!
I discovered Callanetics 20+ years ago. At the time, I was an actor. During the run of one of our shows, we had a lot of time backstage before our next entrance. All of the women in the production would get together and do Callanetics! By the end of the 5 month run, my body transformed from "mushy" to firm. I felt so much better about myself. With my newfound confidence, a few years later, I moved to NYC. I continued to do the exercises and acquired a video cassette from a friend. I did it every day and felt great. Life was great and I gradually stopped doing the exercises. Flash forward to now. I'm starting to feel "mushy" again. I belong to a gym, but have been traveling a lot and need something I can bring with me. I don't have my VCR anymore, so I am relying on my copy of the first book. I'm seeing the results again. Thank you, Callanetics!
I love callanetics because after 10 years on steroids, I'm finally starting to get my figure and shape back. I'm no longer as flabby with no muscle tone and am working hard in class and during one to ones with my instructor. Its given me a new lease of life fitness wise that other exercises could not have.
I love Callanetics because it has given me some of that necessary flexibility I need as the years pass-and that so quickly escapes us/me if I don't stay on top of it. I feel so much better overall, and especially in my lower back when I do this workout regularly.
I love Callanetics because as a larger lady, I struggled to find an exercise regime that would help me tone up and become stronger without pushing myself to extremes. I took my time and have lost 2 stone with healthy eating and 3 times weekly Callanetics. Thanks to Callanetics, I feel strong and womanly with more confidence and better posture. Callan Pinckney was a legend. I can't thank her enough for my new body!
I love Callanetics, cause it's nearly the only way to keep my body in shape with the Lipedema. After a few years I started it again and I see results
I LOVE Callanetics, because it works! Without it I would not have been able to keep my skin toned during weight loss. It has inspired me all my life. I watched my mother do it as a child, and now my children see me doing it. I have been able to strengthen my back and improve my posture. I have been able to show others how it has lifted and tightened my body, and the huge confidence boost it has given me. I will be using Callanetics for the rest of my life.
The posture muscles, the deepest layer of muscles, are important in joint stabilization. Maintaining them in their most relaxed state (stretching), then strengthening them by slow controlled movements will help avoid the stress syndromes and excess joint compression problems. I endorse this method from a medical vantage point.
This book is a must for people with back problems. It is filled with practical information, encouragements, and a deep empathy for the difficulties others may have.
I feel Callan's regiment can be very helpful in most cases of back pain due to postural dysfunction.
Callan is allowing people who are suffering from back problems alternative modalities.
I have found Callanetics to be a superior exercise fitness program, and I highly recommend it to my patients.
Several patients have reported decreased pain, and increased mobility after a single one-hour session.
I strongly endorse this method of rehabilitation for those who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal problems.
Both as an emergency physician and as a sports enthusiast, I recommend the Callanetics program without reservation.
The Callanetics program is not simply an exercise program; rather it is a form of rehabilitation for spinal injuries and disease.