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|Jeanette Jenkins Hollywood Trainer 21 Day Total Body Circuit|
Actor: Jeanette Jenkins
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Jeanette Jenkins The Hollywood Trainer 21-day TOTAL BODY CIRCUIT -- Will take your body from flab to fab in just 30 minutes a day. Alternate back and forth between Circuit A and Circuit B to sculpt and tone your entire body!
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Jenelle C. from SILVER SPRING, MD
Reviewed on 2/9/2011...
**Jeanette Jenkins fan here **
Great personality! Great workout!
I like this workout because you can make it work for you. As someone else mentioned, you can do both to make it a 60 minute workout. You can adjust the weights to achieve the results you want. The music is great! The group that she has working with her is fun to work out with.
I will agree with the other reviewers that she is a little challenged with her counting in this one. Also, the cardio bursts are not especially long. You have to adjust your weights to make this work for you and keep your heart rate at the ideal level. I feel great after completing this workout.
If you are beginner, intermediate, or advanced, you can benefit from this workout. Just adjust your weights to challenge your muscles and to meet your needs.
Summary: Love it and I won't be trading it :)
Great, no nonsense workout..
Fitness Fan | Fullerton, CA USA | 12/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this workout recently and did both workouts on consecutive days. Jeanette is a very bubbly instructor and I enjoy her personality. Workout 1 (Circuit A) is 38 minutes long and Workout 2 (Circuit B) is 36 minutes. Each circuit covers different body parts (except the abs, which are worked in both circuits). Both have virtually the same warmup and cooldown (but the outfits are different in each, so they are slightly different). If you combine both of the workouts and skip the 1st cooldown and 2nd warmup, the workout probably comes in at around 60 minutes total.
All you need for this one is a mat and a couple of sets of dumbbells...I really enjoy strength workouts that don't require lots of equipment, and this one fit the bill.
Jeanette describes this as a circuit (strength + cardio) workout but the cardio bursts are neither long nor overtly intense so I don't consider this a circuit workout myself. The cardio bursts work the abs pretty good, though and they keep the heartrate up.
All body parts are covered. I wasn't really happy about the upright rows in Circuit B, as they work the shoulders (which I did the day before in Circuit A) so I did hammer curls instead (because the bicep work is light in this workout). Other than that, I stuck to Jeanette's format. I appreciated the rotator cuff exercise, as a lot of instructors skip that.
The music was pretty good instrumental stuff with a nice loud beat and I recognized a couple of songs.
My main issue with this workout is the counting. Jeanette has the beginners do 15 reps of the strength work and everyone else do 25 reps. Unfortunately, the girl cannot count accurately! I frequently found myself above or below the 25 reps stated (once I found myself at rep 42)! This doesn't bother me if both sides of the body are being worked at the same time (ie - squats) but it bugs the Heck out of me when I'm doing 1 leg at a time (static lunges, 1 legged squats). So if you're a stickler about even counting on both sides, be sure to count the reps during the 1 legged exercises or you will be uneven.
It would have been nice if Jeanette had had someone off screen counting for her to insure that each side was worked evenly!
Good workout in spite of the uneven counting and I will be keeping it. I liked this one Much better than Jeanette's 1st Hollywood Trainer series.
Recommend to intermediates, but advanced and beginners can use this one as well (just modify to your level)."
Really good :)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 10/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say that I'd never heard of Jeanette before, nor did I know how good (or not good) her workouts were. However, I took a chance and I'm really happy I did. This is a fantastic workout and it's enjoyable and fun.
It's fast paced, and it's interval cardio with weights for body sculpting. You burn lots of fat and calories and have fun while doing it. The choreography is easy to follow along to. There is nothing too fancy; - your usual pushups and squats etc, but they are concentrated moves so while there are quite a few reps, you are getting excellent results. The cardio is also easy to follow and all you really need are some weights so it's easy to get started. Jeanette is friendly and professional and based on this, I'd definately look out for other titles by her."
a customer | wa | 02/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many reviews here don't state that the book comes with the dvd in back.
The dvd contains and gives you options:
1)Play entire workout
2)core workout, (their is a seperate dvd being sold by itself, it is on this dvd, so save yourself some money).
3) circuit A
4) circuit B
5) stretch it out (again, there is a separate dvd being sold by itself and is on this dvd as well, so again save yourself some money.
All in all for your money plus the book has the exercises in it, so if you travel, take it with you with some bands or weights. has everything broken down for you, right to the recipes/menu you are to eat on a daily basis. the book is really thick, and of all the books I have bought this one has it all. Inspiration, education, daily menus, receipes, pics of before and after of people and on and on. Tells you the whys and don'ts. I could go on forever.
I truly don't feel anyone would be disappointed in the book and dvd.
It also, gives you a schedule on what days to do the workouts and a day of rest.
It's worth every penny, you can't find a dvd and a book together at this price.
I was able to honestly lose 26 pounds in 21 days, I also did walk 2 miles per day everyday. I didn't follow the menu to the core, I made
some modifications, when I didn't have on hand the foods presented.
I've never seen or completed exercises the way she presents them. I honestly look forward to doing them, and that is something for me. I hate exercise. I did also, just purchase the pilates and yoga dvds, so will give an update once I have tried them each after about two weeks. I don't like reviewing, until I've tried something for a couple of weeks.
She does lose count sometimes, but she states this, so stay concentrated.
Hope this review helps anyone who is looking for an excellent fantasitc workout, with quality and value for their money."