This giveaway is now over! I will announce the winner shortly...good luck everyone :) And stay tuned for next weeks giveaway!!!
I'm starting this week's giveaway today! The new Ultimate Body Shaper. I couldn't wait to try Stephanie Vitorino's new workout so I did it this morning and LOVED it! It is right up my ally-strength work + cardio, burning calories while building muscles. Also, one of my fav background exercises-Madison is in this one :) And I have to point out-how fab Stephanie looks-she has the perfect fit figure. What a lovely physique!
What I LOVED about the emails from Stephanie was how down to earth she is! How I would love to have a PT session with her. Here is a snippet from her email "I also struggled with weight issues and can empathize with the struggle of making the right choices, but once you realize that it is exactly that, a choice, you can gain control." Knowing that someone as fit as her once struggled with her weight - I am even MORE motivated by her now! Love her last sentence there-I couldnt agree more-its a choice we all have to make!
To Enter This Giveaway:
-Leave me a comment in this post about what appeals about this w/o to you (review below).
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Review: Stephanie Vitorino: The Ultimate Body Shaper, 2009***** (5 of 5 stars)
This dvd has two 30 minute AWT (aerobic body shaping) workouts, a seperate 5 min warmup and 6 min cooldown, plus a bonus 6 minute ab workout. Stephanie works out with 2 background exercisers in a nice open room with hardwood floors and her V Body logo in the background. There is a small countdown timer in the corner. One workout is a high step and one is a mat (mostly standing strength with some intensity bursts). You will need a high step or fanny lifter and 2 sets (or more) of dumbbells for this w/o.
This workout is, what the Pink Firms should be IMO. It has enough strength work to count as a strength day but it gets & keeps your heartrate up with cardio bursts & intensity intervals. Fun, effective, NO dread factor but still a booty kicking workout!! I will definately be buying myself a copy of this one.
The 1st workout is 30 minutes of nonstop strength + cardio work using the tall step and dumbbells. There are a lot of moves that use multiple muscle groups-they are all paired nicely so the poundage works for all components of each move. She does some straight cardio (high knees jumprope, etc.) and a lot of the strength work will get your heart pumping as well- squatting off the high step while doing a frontal shoulder raise, tricep dips off the box, a back V raise, etc.
The 2nd workout is a "mat" workout. Its a strength workout with 1 min intesity intervals throughout. She incorporates a lot of core and balance work in a lot of the exercises. A side raise while in tree pose, a twist while holding the dumbbell, squatting low holding the head of a dumbbell, a "toss the laundry bag over the shoulder" type move, a TOUGH roll back and then jump up move, and ends with a few minutes of lying ab/ chest work.
The ab workout is 8 of Stephanies favorite core moves and includes crunch, plank, and spinal work variations. Stephanie works out alone in this segment.
There were a lot of unique moves in this that were fresh and not at all awkward like some "new & exciting" exercises can be. She really packs a lot into each of these 30 minute workouts and the pace is right on-no wasted time but I didnt feel at all rushed or frenzied. I also like that the w/u and c/d are seperate as I usually do my own and skip those anyways.
This is a high intermediate that you can make a bit tougher by modifying. I would say an intermediate would be able to do this but its not a beginners workout. Stephanie is a wonderful lead! She is very motivating and has great form pointers & reminders throughout. There is even the *cutest* feature on this dvd-a miniature Stephanie runs across the bottom of the screen from time to time (only 4-5 X total) with a pointer or form reminder! Its not distracting AT ALL! You do have the option to turn it off if you choose though.
-I will announce the winner Thursday morning (chosen using random.org) April 1 and will accept entries until that point. Be sure to check back and see if you are the winner!!!!!
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