Booty Barre Beginners & Beyond
Tracey Mallett, 2011
Tracey leads this 50 minute workout in a nice open studio with 4 backgrounders. Tracey shows lower intermediate versions and one backgrounder performs beginner and one advanced modifications. The workout is broken down into a 35 min standing toning section (including w/u & c/d), and a bonus 15 min floor booty, abs, & flexibility section, and includes a separate moves tutorial. You will need light hand weights & a chair for this workout.
Standing Toning: Using a chair for balance you move through a series of flowing, ballet-esque exercises that are plenty active. Exercises include: pliet, dips, side squats, toe raise pliets, side reaches, pelvic tilts, leg sweeps, donkey kicks, wipers, balance stick, pliet hops, hip pops, leg & knee raises, leg circles, leg shoots, unique tricep combo, upper back fly, overhead pulls, preacher curls, & arm circles. Tracey does a great job of tempo changes & adding in fun active arm movements.
Bonus Floor Booty, Abs, & Flexibility: This is a nice floor routine that includes: pelvic thrusts, kneeling hip circles adding arm movement, bridge variations, frog leg extension crunches, torso twists, side planks, sit up variations, plank knee drops, snake, and ends with a stretch.
I rate this an intermediate workout done following Tracey but follow a mod for a more or less challenging workout. I LOVE that Tracey keeps it active & gets the heart rate up. You can really tell she is having fun in this and I love her energy. This workout is similar to her other booty barre workouts but provides more intensity options. These are unique workouts and combine some great movement, strengthening, lengthening, balance & flexibility work. I received this dvd to review.