Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Crunch Bikini Body|
Actor: Lena Pereira
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Sports, Exercise & Fitness
With swimsuit season perpetually around the corner, CRUNCH: BIKINI BODY features three workouts to take anyone from flabby to fit. There are no excuses not to look amazing on the beach when these workouts pack fat-burning ... more »
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Bernadette M. from MONROE, NY
Reviewed on 4/20/2013...
This is a youthful and fun exercise routine. The moves have a hip-hop style. You will work up a sweat if you do all sections. The abdominal section is challenging.
Good workout that doesn't feel like a workout
mcel | Salem, MA | 03/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of the Crunch videos so when I saw this one, I had to try it. I'm very glad that I did. First off, I like how the DVD is split into mini 10 minute work outs so that if you are short on time, you can pick one or two and feel as though you've accomplished something.
The instructor is ok. At first when I heard her say "Right Ladieeeesss?" I was like, "OH NO! A blonde with a high voice!" But I was surprised that she is pretty likable and motivating.
The abs section is not too great. It doesn't really involve anything stellar or new and I can't feel it the next day.
The thighs and butt sections are really good. Be advised there is a lot of hopping and lunging in the butt section so if you have bad knees or know you can't perform these moves correctly, skip it, you could really hurt yourself. I really enjoyed the booty and thighs workout, Lena uses traditional toning exercises with little twists mixed in with cute, stripper-like dance moves that actually work your muscles--this is what Carmen Electra's DVDs should have been like. I actually see results from this! My butt seems a little smaller and tighter and I do feel my thighs burning the next day.
This is a great workout that gets you up and moving. The time flies by, I usually do all 3 segments at once and the half-hour just flies by."
Not A Bad 30 Minute Lower Body Workour
Caiti | New Jersey | 03/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Crunch video I have ever owned. I have been a long time Firm user and loved it but I was looking for a shorter, less strength training intensive workout. This is a good choice especially if you are trying to tone your lower body. I have only done this a few times and I am already seeing results. Other people are starting to notice as well.
There is very little instruction so you may have to watch it one or two times before actually doing it so that you can become familiar with the sequence. The lead instructor, Lena, is like a cartoon character with her high voice but I find her likable.
Over all, the work out is pretty good. It gets my heart rate up and really works the muscle groups it's intending to target, especially the thighs (My thighs start burning even before I get to the section of the video specifically designed for thighs and I was sore the next day). The entire work out is short and effective. If you are short on time or want to supplement another workout with exercises for a specific target area you can skip sections and do what you think is important.
As far as my 4 star review I am rating it solely on what this DVD has to offer. Because I am looking for total body slimming and toning, this video will be one of many in my rotation.
Note that this is an intermediate workout. People who have not worked out in a while will probably find this hard to get through. If you have bad knees this workout is probably not for you."
Maritza | New York | 02/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the belly and thighs segments the best! Lena incoporates dance moves into the workout so it makes it alot of fun! I can't go one day without doing this workout!"