Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Amy Bento Hi-Lo Xtreme Workout|
Actor: Amy Bento
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
If you are looking for an extremely fun, athletic-style Hi/Lo workout, look no further than Amy Bento's Hi/Lo Xtreme. You told us you were tired of "too fancy" or "overly complicated" moves and we listened. Amy's Hi/Lo Xtr... more »
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Claire L. Shapiro | 10/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've been using video tapes daily for 8 or 9 years; I've lost weight and inches. With Amy Bento I lost patience. She usually tells you what to do after she starts doing it leaving you flat-footed which may be preferable to her not telling you about weight shifts or directional changes. Do not use this tape if you have a slightly sore knee or if you don't want one. What a waste of time and money."
Not for the weak of heart, but kicks butt for everyone else!
Ashley M. Mott | East Dubuque, IL | 11/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a quick test to find out if you are read for this DVD. I'm going to say a word and you say/do whatever first pops into your brain (hint: it's an exercise term).
Did you A) Mentally execute the move or B) Feel some stirring grey matter and after five seconds said, "Oh, I know what that is."
If you mentally executed the move with form this is probably a program you will enjoy.
If you fall into group B, you would likely be fine with this DVD if you don't mind previewing it several times before expecting to perform very well, and if you don't mind high impact, fast paced choreography. If you are person who allows not being able to catch right on to a new program to discourage you or can't keep up with an intense workout right now, come back to this DVD later.
This program lasts longer than most low impact videos. I think it is very well done with a great progression of moves. I was so happy to find a cardio workout that was actually a challenge after having came up through the ranks. If you've found yourself not able to really push yourself with your current workout collection - you will find a great addition here.
Note: You do not need an airplane hanger for this workout. I exercise in a 15 by 15 foot room with furniture around the perimeter that reduces it to approximately 8 by 10 feet. The only modifications I had to make were for "Football Feet" and "Around the Ring" and for these the only difference is I would make two 'loops' to the instructor's one.
Pretty good, a little hard to follow
L. Williams | 06/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I read previous reviews on how she is quite hard to follow. I am pretty coordinated so I decided to give it a shot. Very high intesity, good workout. You do have to do the steps a couple of times before getting the hang of it. Her voice can get a little annoying, she changes it into this deep creepy voice sometimes. Gets a little on the nerves, but good solid workout."
High energy, high frustration cardio workout
Jae Ford | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 06/11/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
- High calorie burn
- Amy is upbeat and encouraging
- Interesting combos
- A good variety of moves that works the whole body
- One of Amy's assistants shows lower impact alternative moves
- Repetitive & outdated music
- Amy's voice can get kind of annoying
- Poor cueing
- Requires a lot of space to move about in
- Can be hard on the knees
Bottom Line: It was hard for me to follow Amy. She didn't really explain the moves she was about to do in advance. For example, often she would either immediately begin a move and then explain what it was or just start the move and yell out the name of it and leave it to the viewer to figure out what she was doing. It is a little more difficult to do this workout unless you have a lot of room space, although you can modify it to work with the space you do have as well. I workout regularly doing weightlifting and cardio. I consider myself to be in good shape and this was an effective and challenging workout for me. I understand that I would be able to follow her cueing better if I continued to do this workout longterm, but overall I think that I will be trying out other cardio workouts that I think would work better for me."