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|Intensati Intention and Power - A High Energy Workout for Body Mindand Soul|
Actor: Patricia Moreno
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Trish S. (HarleyT) from MORENO VALLEY, CA
Reviewed on 1/19/2008...
This DVD may take a bit of getting used to, but I really like it. It has a 5 minute warm-up, a 15 minute upper body cardio and then a 20 minute lower body cardio. I use the word cardio a bit loosely because there is lots of explaining and soothing so you have lots of time to reflect. During the whole routine the instructor inspires you to do your best.
Fast-paced aerobics & toning w/affirmations
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 07/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Patricia Moreno's energy on her two dance dvds: Dance for weight loss & Dancer's body. She gives great cues, detailed, never misses a single important thing to teach & patient teaching. She always show you slow at first so you can understand, then she goes into hyper speed.
This dvd, though I love her, I dislike the moves, they seem to 80s aerobics style with only a hint of yoga, fighting moves, etc. The moves do stretch, but I feel they don't do anything but burn calories.
The 5 min warms up has simple hand movements & a lot of reaching up & down.
The upper body 15 min, has a lot of hand movements, hand jive, fake jump roping, shoulder circles & luckily nice amount of punching though she doesn't give cues on proper punching technique. This is done at hyper speed once learned which means you will drip with sweat like Patricia & the backup men & women do.
The lower body, 20 min, has some balancing, simple kicks (not martial arts kicking) some modified yoga warrior poses, lunges with yoga mudra hands. This is done more slowly for toning & since you'd have to have great balance & coordination of a yoga teacher to do it fast paced.
The end Yoga stretch has triangle, shoulder stretch, wide legged standing fwd bend, twisted sitting pose, butterfly, boat & ends in corpse, meditation with her giving affirmations the entire time. She gives great cuing for proper foot/body placement for all poses.
I love her energy, but she seems a little too earnest & never has any quiet time w/just the music even for 10 seconds. The music is beautiful tribal beat with spiritual harmonics but it kinda only melts into the back of your mind from trying to pay attention to Patricia's constant speaking. I love the words she chooses, but it is better to allow the person to assimilate what you say before speaking more.
If you want to increase your body's energy with affirmations & increase your constitution, try Tantra Toning or almost any Kundalini yoga dvd. If you want yoga, boxing, chi kung w/affirmations, try YogaBoxing.
Since it's obvious she's experienced in martial arts & yoga, I'd love to see Patricia do this idea with a little less talking & more emphasis w/o it being watered down of healing arts like yoga, qi gong, kundalini or kick boxing with attention to good posture/technique.
You can see a preview at collagevideo com
She also has a site at intensati com"
A listener | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are seeking a "killer workout" you must look elsewhere. This is no more killer than a brisk walk. Also, if you do not feel comfortable with affirmations such as "every day in every way I am, I'm better, I'm better yes!" then look elsewhere. So why the five stars? Because it is an excellent motivational movement meditation.
I am an advanced home exerciser. I use Jari Love's Get Ripped! series Get Ripped! with Jari Love: Get Ripped 1000 and the Firm for weight days, Gin Miller's Intense Moves Step Reebok: Intense Movesand Karen Voight for cardio and Shiva Rea and Brian Kest for Yoga three days a week. I love them all but I did not have great results until I started using this DVD once a day. This DVD inspires me and gets me motivated so that when I am doing my other workouts I can remain focused on the task at hand by using the affirmations. It also helps me in my personal life since I can call upon the affirmations when I am working towards my personal goals.
I love this DVD because although I want to meditate and do have meditation DVD's, I just cannot sit there and think. I get fidgety and uncomfortable. By integrating movement and meditation (or affirmations) I can start my day focused, refreshed and positive."
Very Motivational & Great Workout!
J. Viray | Bay Area, CA | 02/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've bought a lot of workout dvds before, and not many seem to give me enough of a challenge nor break a real sweat. This dvd finally gave that to me. It's a great cardio workout, plus helps your mind by testing your balance and coordination. Plus, when I feel like I need to sit down, those aspirations help give me the strength to continue. The upper body & lower body workouts are a great challenge for me as far as testing my coordination & cardio strength. I love the motivation that comes with it all! I'll keep this in my collection forever."