Guillermo Gomez & Jessica Smith, 2011 ***** (5 of 5 stars)
This dvd offers five 15 minute workouts that you can select from the main menu or play all. The dvd is a fusion of martial arts, chi gong, yoga, sculpting & pilates. They workout together in one segment but individually in the other 4. The set is a cute open space with framed Japanese calligraphy in the background. You won't need any equipment and each segment includes a short w/u & c/d.
Segments include: Cardio Expansion & Contraction, Total Body Strength & Flexibility, Lower Body Rhythm & Balance, Core Power & Flow, & Relax Movement & Stillness. I rate these workouts intermediate but are appropriate for most all fitness levels. Both instructors do a fantastic job w/ form pointers & their cuing is spot on. Tons of variety & time options and so many unique and fun exercises! I really enjoyed all the segments & see myself using this dvd a lot
10 Pounds Down Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith, 2011 ***** (5 of 5 stars)
This dvd has three 20-23 minute workouts, Arms, Legs, and Abs. The segments can be played together or separately from the main menu. Jessica works out alone in a studio set and you will only need dumbbells. Jessica performs a base move and then adds on to amp up the intensity. This is a lighter weight, higher rep, moderately fast paced strength workout that will get & keep your heart rate up.
Arms: Jessica performs a base move and then adds some lower body movement to up the intensity and includes some cardio intervals to get the heart pumping. Legs: Jessica performs a base move and then adds to it to up the intensity and includes some cardio intervals to get the keep pumping. Abs: This is a nonstop core routine that includes some active core workouts to get your heart working a bit. My heart rate was up in the LB & UB segments and the cardio intervals got it up even more. REALLY like this workout and know it will get a ton of use. As always, Jessicas cuing & form pointers are spot on! I received this dvd to review.
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