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|Jeanette Jenkins Hollywood Trainer 21 Day Core and Stretch Workout|
Actor: Jeanette Jenkins
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Jeanette Jenkins The Hollywood Trainer 21-day CORE & STRETCH WORKOUT -- A core workout that incorporates all of the movements of the spine: flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion to help you achieve a strong, fun... more »
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Also a great ab workout
Trish Meyer | Sandia Park, NM, USA | 02/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I suffer from hip problems, so am always looking for a good stretching routine that doesn't involve advanced yoga moves, since I am not that flexible. Up to now, my favorite was the 20min "Yoga Stretch" routine on Karen Voight's "Slim Physique" DVD. It has very relaxing music and is great to do late at night. But I was looking for an alternative that wasn't so relaxing, and bought this Hollywood Trainer DVD to compare.
This DVD is fantastic - a really good athletic stretch that leaves you feeling great afterwards. Most of the leg stretches are done with a strap (or a towel) and are a good length. Jeanette talks a bit loudly (she seems to forget she's using a mic) but I was looking for an alternate to the soothing voice and music atmosphere anyway so it was okay with me. (Just be warned that it won't make you sleepy...) If you know a wide range of stretches, you can substitute or modify a few here and there as needed.
Since I was only looking for a good stretch, the "Core" routine was a wonderful bonus. It's a solid ab workout (about 20mins) with lots of variety and a good pace. I like that it also includes a few minutes of back exercises. Overall, one of the very best ab workouts I have (and I own a few DVDs of "10-minute ab workouts" that I don't care for much).
The DVD is set up that you can start with the CORE workout and it moves into the STRETCH automatically, but keep the DVD remote handy so you can skip the two sections that introduce all the other participants in the room. I'm sure the producers thought it was a nice friendly thing to do, but (1) I don't care who is in the room with Jeanette and (2) I certainly don't wish to hear their life stories every time I want to work out. What were they thinking? This stuff should have been in an optional "bonus" section for people who are curious.
Incidentally, the title of the DVD I received was "Core & Stretch It Out", in case you see it elsewhere.
I also bought the "AM/PM Stretch" DVD (the PM is good enough, the AM is very tame - it might wake you up but that's about it)."
Hits the spot
Monique | 11/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Jeanetts Jenkins way of teaching, she keeps it simple but makes it fun. The Video has two 30 minute workouts. The first workout is for the core, this workout is easy to follow but very effective. The second workout is 30 minutes stretching, it makes you feel awesome afterwards."
Makes you stronger and feeling great
Roy Massie | Birmingham, AL United States | 11/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this video. I use the stretch routine after workouts or anytime I feel I need a thorough stretching out. It is not difficult and you feel good afterwards. She really emphasizes the hamstrings and hips which are resposible for so much low back pain, but this is a head to toe stretch in about 25 minutes. Breathing into the stretch is also given consistent attention, really helpful.
The ab workout routine is quite challenging and is very good prep for Pilates or general fitness - if you can keep up with Jeannette on this one, you're doing really well. For the rest of us, she structures things so you can move at your own pace using beginner versions of the exercises.
I did notice on the stretch exercises the camera has reversed left and right somehow - but you can just follow what Jeanette says, not the side she appears to be working on in the video...
Great video - use it all the time"