Monday, November 8, 2010

Giveaway Gin Miller Simply Circuit from Advanced Workouts DVDs

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This dvd was generously donated by Advanced Workouts DVDs. Simply Circuit is led by an all time favorite, Gin Miller! Advanced Workouts DVDs is THE source for advanced level fitness dvds of all genres: yoga, pilates, cardio, strength, circuit, you name it! Advanced Workout DVDs offers FREE shipping on US orders $19.00 & over and international orders $50 & over.


Today's Review: Simply Circuit
Gin Miller, 2003

This is a 63 minute workout led by Gin, who works out alone in a nice space w/ hardwood floors and some glass & pillars in the background. You will need dumbbells and a step for this workout. The workout is mostly cardio but includes some short toning segments. The dvd is broken down in to two 30ish minute workouts-one floor and one step.

All the moves in this dvd are straight forward, no brainers. No-one should have any real problems catching on to this one. The workout is built using add-on style, so you learn a move and then add on. She will introduce a move and have you watch first and then join in later- which is a bit odd, but not a huge deal.

Some of the cardio moves include: punches, bunny hops, step touches, shuffle, over the top, L-step, jogging in place, running onto the step. Some of the strength moves include: military press, tricep dips off the step, V sit variations, and some other upper body work. There really isnt much lower body weight work.

I would rate this workout an intermediate. It can easily be done back to back for an hour long cardio workoutor broken down into two 30 minute workouts. Gins cueing is very good and she is an upbeat and cheerful lead. The strength work really isnt enough to count for much so I would probably use this a cardio w/o and use the strength segments as little breaks by using lighter poundage.

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I received a sample of this product to review and then give away. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own.

47 comments:

  1. I like that Gin works the upper body with weights!

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