Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ellen Barrett Live: Grace & Gusto Review

Today's Review: Ellen Barrett Live: Grace & Gusto
Ellen Barrett, 2011 ***** (4.5 of 5 stars)

This is a live 45 minute workout performed barefoot in her studio with 4 backgrounders. The first 40 minutes is flowing cardio w/ some light toning and the last 5 minutes is floor work. This is a light cardio. You will not need any equipment for this workout. One exerciser performs easier modifications.

Standing Routine: This is fun light cardio workout that will get your heart rate up and includes some strengthening & stretching in the movements. Exercises include: side pliet step & half moon, 3 point stretch, kicks, glute pinch, side leg raise, closed pliet w/ goal post arm movements, standing cat cow, arm circles, moving tree, chair to side step, side knee to elbow pull, ballet leg points, giddy up, leg sweeps w/ arms held out, & standing saw. I like that she includes static upper body holds to hit the upper body.

Floor Work: This is a quick core & upper body routine that includes kneeling lassos, rollups, tricep dips, pulsing butterfly, and concludes with a strech.

I rate this a beginner workout that is really good for all exercisers. More experienced exercises can use it on a lighter day or to mix up their routines. Very good all inclusive feel-good workout. Ellen is a great lead w/ a great energy providing great form pointers & cuing throughout.  I received this dvd to review.

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