Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Firm 500 Calorie Workout|
Actor: Kelsie Daniels
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
BURN 500 CALORIES IN 1 WORKOUT! — VISIBLE RESULTS IN 10 WORKOUTS GUARANTEED — Get ready for a high energy, high powered workout! Watch the extra pounds disappear with this total body cardio and sculpting workout that will bu... more »
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It works for me!
Trish | CA | 12/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like this DVD. It is a full hour and according to my heart rate monitor, I did burn over 500 calories, so it does live up to it's claim in my instance. We have to remember that the number of calories burned depends on a number of factors including your weight,resting heart rate, conditioning, etc. There are a lot of factors, so if your heart rate monitor does not max out at the 500, it may be because you are smaller, or more fit than the average exerciser.
That said, this DVD does hit all the major ( and some minor) muscle groups. You will need weights. Unlike the other Firm DVD's there is only one set of weights used on the program, but I switched out to heavier weights for the leg work. I especially like the standing ab work section. For some reason, I prefer these to on the ground sit-ups.
I did find that the timing was off on some of the routines and it seemed that the instructors cueing was a bit behind sometimes, but not enough to take a star off. I did the whole routine and felt like, from the start, I was getting a good workout with no stops.
I'll use it again."
Kelsie is the lunge queen!
Rachel | Pearland, TX, USA | 12/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall this is a good workout, and I will definitely be doing it again, but I do have a few minor complaints. For one thing, the rhythm of the movements is off sometimes from the music. It's not the whole time, but it does occur a few times, especially during cardio intervals, and it's annoying. My other problem was that Kelsie didn't give much warning sometimes. She would switch from one movement or combo to another and not tell you she was changing until she was already doing the new movement. Both of these problems were worsened by the fact that the music was often about the same volume as Kelsie's voice. So all of these things will make your experience a little more frustrating for your first time, but at least the late cueing and volume balance won't be such a problem after doing the workout a few times. I'm also hoping that I'll be able to ignore the beat being off, but we'll see.
Enough with the bad, here's the good. It's a well-rounded, challenging workout. Kelsie has some new creative moves and combinations that keep the workout interesting. And like I said in the title, she packs this workout with lunges, so do yourself a favor and don't do this on a day when your legs are already sore. I'm also glad to get another full hour workout - so many of the ones I've been getting from them lately are around 40 - 45 minutes."
Not for the Uncoordinated!
R Keller | PA | 03/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a trainer, I thought Kelsie was very good. She had unlimited energy and was very motivational. That being said, I borrowed this DVD from a friend, and I have to say, I'm not the least coordinated person ever, but this was a little ridiculous. I know a lot of workout DVDs have dance and complicated exercise sequences, but until you figure out what Kelsie's doing, it's on to the the next exercise. I didn't even feel like I was getting much out of it at first because I had to start and stop so often. I'm not a beginner exerciser, so I can imagine how the beginners feel trying to keep up with this one. The DVD claims visible results in ten workouts, and I think it probably takes that long to figure out what's going on with each exercise. Overall, I'll stick with my 30-Day Shred by Jillians Michaels. The moves are easy to follow, but extremely effective."