Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DVD Giveaway Courtesy of Amy Bento: Abs & Stretch!

This giveaway is now over! I will announce the winner in a seperate post shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered and keep coming back for new giveaways each week :)

This weeks giveaway is courtesy of the wonderfully generous Amy Bento & NRG Fitness!!! This is the SECOND dvd that Amy sent and I still have one more for a future giveaway. So Amy fans-its your lucky day!

Amy was SUPER sweet & generous in her email. She was really excited to help others get and stay fit and healthy. She also hopes were all having fun working out with her. I know I am!!! She has a great fun energy about her. I have yet to try an Amy workout I dont absolutley adore!

To Enter this Giveaway: Mandatory Entry: Check out Amy's NRG Fitness website and tell me something you learned. And leave your email address if you would like to be notified if you win :) Otherwise, check back to see if you are a winner! I just want to ensure that more winners arent missing out on prizes.

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Today's Review: Amy Bento, Abs & Stretch:
Abs 1 and Stretch 1

Amy Bento, 2006

This dvd has 2 ab sections and 2 stretch segments that you can mix and match or play all. The set is a nice open room with hardwood floors with some fitness props around the perimeter. There are 2 background exercisers. I love that the segments are short-they are perfect to use as add ons to other workouts or to string together for a longer workout!

Abs 1:
This is a 15+ minute ab workout. You will need a set of light dumbbells for this workout.
After some brief dynamic movements you move right into the ab work.

The first half of the work is done standing using dumbbells. First you do some weighted side bends, then a move I hadnt done before-you reach a dumbbell across your forehead in front of you-I really felt this in my obliques! Then you do some weighted twisting, a fun kickboxing-esque weighted elbow strike and then a 1/2 moon type side bend with a dumbbell.

You then move down to the floor and do 3 different variations of V sits (TOUGH), and 3 different variations of crunches, and finish with a lower ab move where you raise your legs in a V shape and then drop them down to the floor slowly (4 counts down, 4 counts up).

Stretch 1:
This is a 10+ minute standing stretch workout. Amy utilizes a stretchy band that I think really added to the stretches but you could easily sub a towel if you dont have a band.

Amy and b/g ladies work out with no shoes, the music is classical-esque and very stretch/ relaxation appropriate. What I really liked about this stretch is that she held the stretches long enough to really benefit from. She hits all your muscles in 10 minutes! Some of the stretches seemed pilates inspired and it kind of reminded me of her 10 Min Sol Hot Body Bootcamp stretch segment (which I love!).

I really enjoy all of Amy's ab work (Hot Body Bootcamp, All Cardio Hi Lo KO, In The Ring, A Team Bootcamp, All Pump Xtreme) She is very innovative-always keeping it fresh and fun. Lots of standing ab work, and she utilizes dumbbells to really maximize the benefits of the ab work and get the most bang for your workout minutes. I would rate todays workouts as intermediate. Very fun and effective.

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26 comments:

  1. I learned that In the Ring had medball intervals which interests me.
    horsemom2@aol.com

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  2. Barb- I LOVE the med ball intervals in ITR. You can do an all med ball premix. Low impact but high intensity!!!!!

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  3. I learned that Amy works for two different gyms in CT. She got her start as an instructor at a Ballys gym.

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  4. bonus entry 1:

    I learned from your review that the first half of the ab section is standing and the second half is on the floor.

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  5. Hi Lindsey,

    I am a follower of your blog.

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  6. Lindsey---I had no idea you had such a great blog!!! You rock! Sherri

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  7. I checked out Amy's web and felt a little intimidated. Her titles are full of "advanced", "extreme".

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  8. I learned her class resume includes: all levels of step, double step, resistance training, hi/lo, kickboxing, slide, Kettlebell, boot camp, Bosu, Core Board and many more.
    Thanks for the great contest :)

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  9. I follow you with Google Friend Connect :)

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  10. I love how she incorporates dumbbells into the workout. I love cardio but I also love strength training. :)

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  11. Amy is one well-rounded gal! I learned that she teaches more than 10 types of classes. And plays a ton of sports! No wonder she's in such good shape!

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  12. This was a great workout! I loved how she incorporated strength training with abs. You don't see that often.

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  13. Facebooked it!

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1322915598&v=wall&story_fbid=1508472794773#!/courtdriver

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  14. Blogged about the giveaway!

    http://scrapsnscribs.blogspot.com/2010/05/get-in-shape.html

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  15. Blogged about the giveaway!

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  17. Blogged about the giveaway!

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  18. Blogged about the giveaway!

    http://scrapsnscribs.blogspot.com/2010/05/get-in-shape.html

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  19. I just checked out Amy's site and also read some of her Bento Blog. There I found out that she and her husband Phil welcomed their baby girl Adrienne Corina Ross into the world on Jan 11. She is a real cutie!

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  20. Bonus entry: What I like about this workout is that it features shorter workouts that can be used as add-ons. It just so happens that abs and stretch are the two things that I like to "add on" to my workouts. I need this DVD!

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  21. I learned that Amy has an upcoming DYNAMIC series.

    Maria

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  22. Re-blogged here:

    http://fitdvdaddict.blogspot.com/2010/05/recently-at-huff-and-buff-i-posted.html

    Maria

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  23. Bonus Entry: Sadly, I don't own any of the dvd's shown on Amy's web site. The only Amy dvd I own is 10 min solution Tone Trouble Zones - and I like it a lot! I usually do the whole thing, but I like that I can choose to do any of the 10 min segments as add-ons.

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