I have been trainin with women who is pear shaped. Her trouble area and most unconditioned part of her body is legs & thighs. Our workouts are focused on leg/butt. We do alot of cicuits w stregthening, cardio & now plymetrics for her lower body. I train her at her home 2x a week. She lost 5 lbs (goal is 10)and lots of inches everywhere except for thighs (only 1 inch). Its been 3 months.
As I am sure others will tell you, it is not possible to pin point an area of the body to shed fat from, the best way to approach this situation is through a mixture of a fat burning type of cardio (ex: elliptical at moderate intensity for 45 minute to 1 hour) and lower body strength training (focusing on compound exercises such as lunges and squats)