Allie Del Rio, 2006 ***** (4.5 of 5 stars based on using real weights not the stick)
This dvd was originally packaged w/ a 9 lb sculpting stick. I used dumbbells as 9 lbs total is just too light to do anything and got a great little workout. Allie works out with 2 backgrounders in an open white & hardwood studio. This 20 minute strength workout done w/ heavier weights will provide a cardio effect.
Most exercises Allie will perform the lower then the upper body work and then combo them. Exercises include: squats with press, lunge & overhead press, dip & front raise, side lunge & row, bi curl & squat, deadlift & tri kickbacks, lying outer & inner thigh raises, walking hi planks, weighted V twists, double crunches w/ the stick behind the knees, and concludes with a stretch.
Done with the stick, this is a beginner workout but adjust your poundage to get a more challenging workout. Allie is a good lead and this workout moves right along. With heavier weights I got a great w/o in only 20 minutes. Good pace, good cuing, & good form pointers. No baby talk :) Good for days when you are short on time but want to get a bit of everything done.