You’ll need a Thera-band or some other stretch band to do the workout (I broke the one that came with the DVD…long story). Otherwise, it’s just you and 30 minutes of your time. It’s a neat little workout.
Daughter Carlene is back with a review of “10 Minute Solutions: Rapid Results Fat Burner.”
Of all the workout DVDs I’ve reviewed so far, “10 Minute Solutions: Rapid Results Fat Burner” with Cat Chiarelli is my favorite.
Long, continuous workouts intimidate me. I like the idea of a light at the end of the tunnel, especially when that tunnel only takes 10 minutes! In this DVD, there are five different workouts that you can mix and match to your needs.
4. In the Rapid Results Kickboxing section I found my perfect workout. What I like about kickboxing is that you don’t have to be a dancer or act sexy or have any coordination whatsoever. You simply have to kick and punch. And really, who doesn’t enjoy kicking and punching things, real or imaginary?
5. The last section is Cardio Max and it is pretty fun. However, make sure you have enough space in your living room to jump and flail your arms around. I had to modify some of the moves because of my lack of space.
This is one DVD I could easily do on a regular basis. Everyone has at least 10 minutes in their day to jump around or punch and kick, right? Have fun with it!
Cassie’s turn! As you know, she birthed her third baby 7 weeks ago (baby Maelie!). Cass is back at the gym, kicking butts and taking names. She’s reviewed “Prego-Fit and Fabulous: Yoga and Pilates Fusion Ball Workout (Any ball or pillow will do!).”
I’ll start by saying I would’ve loved to have this DVD while pregnant because it was very calming. It was developed by Jillian Moriarty, a physical therapist who is, herself, pregnant.
The DVD is a blend of yoga and Pilates with a lot of stretching. I would most definitely say that any fitness level would benefit from this workout, as it’s not super challenging. If you’re in your postpartum stage, I’d recommend it for someone who didn’t previously work out regularly or is just looking for a nice, gentle way back into shape. It’d be nice for the first few weeks back into working out, while all the ligaments are lax and heavy impact is still frowned upon.
What I really liked was the flow of each move and how there was no rushing. However, there was absolutely no music, so it seemed a bit boring at times. That being said, though, it actually made for a more relaxing exercise, and for someone with three kids, I enjoyed that. A lot.
I also thought it was great that it’s appropriate for all trimesters of pregnancy, which is hard to find in a DVD. It eliminates anything that’d be contraindicated, such as laying flat or ab work with twisting motions. If you’re going to invest money into a workout DVD during pregnancy, this is the kind you’d want. It’s annoying that you’d have to buy two or three – one for each trimester.
Like I said, it’s not extremely challenging. As someone who was actually on the treadmill the day I went into labor, I wouldn’t say I’d do it again unless I’m looking for a way to relax, yet still get a physical benefit.
And for you ladies who aren’t even pre- or post-natal, or pregnant at all, if you have any joint ailment, this is also for you. Because this DVD caters to women who are having weakened joints and relaxed ligaments, this is also perfect for those with painful joints. Just because you hurt, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a good workout!
All in all, this was a good DVD and I’d highly recommend it.
Lynn’s turn again. Leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which DVD or DVDs you’d like to enter to win. I’ll draw the winners’ names on Saturday (April 2).
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Again, thanks so much for reading. I wish I had DVDs for everyone!