Ellen Barrett, 2017
This DVD has seven unique & complete 15-45 minute routines- one for each day of the week! Ellen works barefoot out in a large studio with 2 background exercisers. You will need a mat & light weights for these workouts. The routines all have built in warm ups & cool downs.
Day 1: 30 Minute Feel Good Fusion ~ Exercises include plies with breath work, reach & shift with arm circles, back rolls, step plies with toe taps, attitude knee raises & toe taps, arm rolls, standing mermaid, and twists. This is a mix of pilates, dance & yoga.
Day 2: 15 Minute Power 15 ~ Using light weights, exercises include close stance squat pulses, bi curls adding knee raise & low kicks, lat raise & arm circles adding leg circles, squat pulse variations, figure 8 arm movement with squats & side lunges, and overhead tri press. This is a light toning workout.
Day 3: 30 Minute Core Yoga ~ plie stance side reaches, warrior pulses, plank cross knee pull, plank cross knee pull, sphinx, breath of fire, rib cage circles, standing cat wow, triangle & reverse triangle, crescent pulses, twist variations, balance toe crouch stance, seated forward fold stretch, boat adding twists, seated torso circles, and breath work. This is floor & standing core focused yoga.
Day 4: 15 Minute Quick Cardio ~ Exercises include marching adding direction, squat pules, step squats adding hops, kicks, sway & tap, twisting prayer pulses, plie pulses adding heel raises, zig zag reaches, and breathing. This is a rhythmic cardio routine.
Day 5: 30 Minute Yogini Sculpt ~ Exercises include breath work with arm movements, shoulder rolls, pulsing lunges, military press, runners lunge with chest opener, interspersed stretches, 1/2 moon, arm circles, preacher curls adding heel raise, table top leg work, bird dog, butterfly forward fold, and seated meditation. This is a yoga routine using weights.
Day 6: 45 Minute Fusion Bootcamp ~ sweeping breathing plies, to tap & reach, marching in & out adding jumps, plie reach, easy kicks, squat 7 reaches, abductions, glute raises, balance demi squat pulses, balance work, and standing toe taps adding lifts & bends. This is a faster pace cardio + sculpting routine, you build a routine and then repeat it a few times.
Day 7: 15 Minute Zen Stretch ~ Stretches include side stretch, twists, chest opener, repeater mermaid, ankle rotations, butterfly forward fold, criss cross forward fold, ham stretch, and breathing. This is a flowing seated stretch routine
These routines are appropriate for all fitness levels; beginners can easily do the work and the advanced exercisers can appreciate these routines incorporated into their rotations. Ellen gives you a mantra to live by in each workout and the DVD is designed to be used as a weekly rotation. As always, Ellen provides unique feel good routines that leave you feeling refreshed -not wiped out. Ellen is a great instructor & I love her workout style. This is a great DVD with tons of unique footage that is a great fit for anyone's DVD library. I received this DVD to review.
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