Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fabulously Fit Moms Total Body Workout|
Actor: Jennifer Nicole Lee
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Tighten and tone from head to toe in as little as 30 minutes with Jennifer Nicole Lee's fat-burning and conditioning workout designed to provide the perfect balance of muscle and curves.
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Fabulously Fit Moms: Total Body Workout...a must have for al
M. Gee | 10/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the previous review, this review is for the actual workout dvd listed. My baby is ~8 months old, and while I have all but the last 10 lbs off(my body hangs onto the last 10 lbs after all 3 of my kids, until I'm done nursing them), I am always on the look-out for quick, no-nonsense workouts that are easy to follow along with, to fit into my busy days. I am happy to say, this one definitely fits the bill.
The workout contains a warm-up, 3 cardio-toning segments, a cool-down & stretches and is ~30 minutes in length. Recommended weights for this workout are 3-5 lbs weights. I would suggest 3 lbs for those who haven't used weights before or haven't used them in awhile and 5 lbs for those who are used to lifting weights. The first cardio/toning segment combines kickboxing cardio w/short segments of toning(ie. lower body exercises such as plies, squats, and lunges w/upper body using weights at the same time to get your heartrate up). The second segment combines Latin style dance cardio(think mambos, v-steps & hip flares) also combined w/similar upper & lower body toning. The last cardio segment is classic/athletic cardio w/toning. Very easy to follow along to, cueing is off in a couple spots but the moves are basic and not hard to get back on track. My heartrate really got up, and I was sweating so much by the end.
Jennifer Nicole Lee is living proof that it is possible to get back in shape after having kids. Very friendly personality, not too much chattiness, but funny at times(it's important to have fun). She says a few times about that we're making the most of our time and in the kickboxing segment she mentions that Rocky needs to watch out! lol This Fabulously Fit: Total Body Workout has made it to my must-have list & will never leave my house (and that's saying something for the huge vidiot i am).
you can find a 1 minute preview clip at collagevideo.com (do a title search)
There is also a bonus segment on the dvd (~10-12 minutes) that's part of her soon-to-be-released workout(next month) Fabulously Fit Moms: Lower Body Burn - Featuring Jennifer Nicole Lee. If the 10 minute clip(warm-up + standing work) is any indicator on how the rest of the workout is(my legs were jell-o), it'll be a must-have also.
Fun, Quick Workout
M. Hodes | Portland, OR | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a really great workout fit into a reasonable period of time. I wasn't sure I'd get a full cardio and toning combo in just 30 minutes, but I really felt I did. Plus, it was fun. A little cardio kick boxing, a little dance...but just repetitive enough that makes it easy to follow without being boring.
I'm not sure what the previous negative review is talking about. I think they are reviewing the wrong product. She has another DVD that is about exercising with the baby (not this one). Maybe that's what they are thinking of? I haven't tried that one."
Ok basic workout for resuming exercise
NorCal lawyer | Palo Alto, CA | 09/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, the good: I first tried this workout 4 weeks after giving birth. I'd describe myself as an intermediate exerciser before pregnancy, and this workout got me sweating, was challenging, and woke up my muscles. There is also room to grow - as I get stronger, I can go lower into lunges and squats and add more bounce to the cardio sections to continue seeing results.
The not so good: there's nothing at all about this workout that seems to account for new mom status; it's just a regular workout. There's not even baby-focused encouraging commentary (such as, "get rid of that mommy tummy" or "be strong to lift your baby and not hurt your back." Some may like that, but at this point, I'd like some recognition that I'm working out a month after giving birth. Also, I think the workout is fine if you are pretty familiar with basic workout moves (grapevines, salsa steps, mambo, and kickboxing form) but if you are not, you will not get the instruction you need in how to execute the move at all (much less how to do it safely and effectively). There is very little guidance as to which muscles you should focus on or how they should feel. For example, in the cool down, she says "stretch those muscles" without identifying which ones. Most disappointing for me, I found the routine dull. It is very basic fitness moves. Nothing new to make it fun or make me want to do it again (other than the general, post-work out endorphins). Finally, I found her patter mildly annoying. She keep repeating the same phrases over and over ("you're building the body of your dreams," "we're working smarter not harder," etc.). While this technique is common, it is not well executed here.
Bottom line: if you want a basic cardio/sculpt DVD to work out with and are familiar with common fitness moves, this is fine, but (aside from the title) it is no more a postnatal workout than anything else on the market - not even in its muscle focus."
Excellent - Intense & Quick Circuit Workout
dusty | Ohio | 05/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank goodness there is no reference to postnatal anything. For the reviewer that gave it only 3 stars because of it, well, it doesn't say "new" mom, it says fit mom. I'm a mom of a 16 year old and I'm as fit as can be. This workout rocks. In just 30 minutes you get an intense cardio & weights circuit with fun cardio styles (like kickboxing and dance) with various intensity and options, plus compound exercises with weights to work your whole body. No time wasted to rest either. Additionally, there is a short (10 minute) lower body bonus segment. The only thing missing would be an abdominal section, but I'm still giving it 5 stars, because the workout is well cued, the instructor super-pleasant and you get a lot done in a short time. Definitely recommend this one if you are intermediate to advanced."