Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|My Personal Trainer with Leisa Hart|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Get ready to lose weight and shape and tone your body with the awesome personal training system Leisa Hart calls GYM IN A BOX. With this innovative rotation program you can get the body you want without going to a gym or ... more »
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pilatesgirl1969 | Denver | 05/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this on sale at a local beauty superstore. I came home and read the reviews before I tried it. I will admit, I thought I wasted my money. Boy was I wrong! I was pleasently suprised by how much I liked this workout. The cardio part was exactly what I prefer: a good mix of styles (Yoga, Pilates and some kick-boxing)with organization (I am NOT a step or complex coreography lover). I cannot believe the negative comments-has anyone else ever done a Denise Austin DVD (I lover her, but c'mon) or even Kathy Smith? I think Leisa is terrifc. My arms are so sore from the upper body workout and I just did it! The pilates workout is basic-but it's not bad. I have seen easier pilates programs in some other DVDs that were supposed to be more difficult. All in all, I think this is well worth the money. I have tried a lot of fitness DVDs and this one is well-produced, clear and enjoyable."
Innovative Cardio and Effective 10 Minute Toning Segments!
Ashton Leigh | Henderson, Nevada | 06/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD with so many options. Leisa is easy to follow and I adore this DVD! The moves are innovative and different and just plain weird but boy do they work! I was sore for days after doing this whole DVD. I did not like the cardio portion at first. But it really does grow on you and now I love it! It keeps your heart rate up! I would describe as cardio yoga and cardio pilates. I've never seen cardio like this before and I think I didn't like it because it was so different but you really can feel it working your body like nothing I've ever tried before. The music rocks on this DVD sort of like new age spanish rock and I'm addicted to it. The bun and thigh, upper body, abs and pilates portions are excellent and I really felt this the next day! You will think this dvd is very strange at first but give it a shot you will become just as addicted as I am to it! I toned and tightened up so fast using just using this!"
M. Standish | Chattanooga, TN | 07/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this DVD and am very excited to start on my own weight loss plan. The Personal Trainer section is great and offers many different combinations of the workouts. The pilates and yoga sessions are energizing and relaxing. The cardio workout is a little complicated at first, but I imagine repitition will help. I love the idea of having a different workout every day of the week. And once I get back to my ideal weight, I will still be able to use the video! I'll be able to use the "Take It Easy" or "Mantenance" Programs within the Personal Trainer. I recommend this video to anyone who's bored with walking or stationary workout equipment - I sure was!"
A Great Beginner/Intermediate Level Workout
M. Standish | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just got this workout and I personally like it! I am an intermediate exerciser and I think workout will do well for beginners/intermediate levels. The format of the dvd is very similar to Karen Voight's Sleek Physique (and also Michelle Dozois' 10 Minute Solution) but I like this better because the cardio workout is around 30 mins (including short warmup and cooldown). The low-impact cardio workout has around 3 segments which includes a rather unique dance style workout with flowing movements (not latin dance but more like ballet movements), athletic/kickboxing segment, and a fast paced pilates/yoga segment. A lot of lunges, squats and pulses ( She does a lot of pulses for her toning workouts as well). I wouldn't say that the cardio workout is very intense but I think it is more so than Karen Voight's Sleek Physique (Karen's workout is just around 20 mins cardio, which includes the warmup). However, I like Sleek Physique's yoga better. The additional segments include 10 mins upper body, 10 mins buns and thighs, 10 mins abs, 10 mins pilates (does a few twists and planks), 10 minutes yoga (yoga as stretch, not power yoga). I like the toning workouts because you can easily add intensity by using heavier weights. I believe if you do the entire 80 minute workout, you will get a very good workout. Haven't tried that yet though
The first section of the DVD is called Sleek in a Week. You get pre-programmed daily workouts for the entire week. From monday-saturday, the workouts last from 50-60 minutes. For saturday, it's just the 10 minute yoga stretch. It can be repetitious because you are doing the same cardio and toning workouts.
The second section of the DVD is called My Personal Trainer. It also contains pre-programmed daily workouts (using the same cardio and toning workouts)for the entire week but targets different fitness goals. So the choices are Body Blast, Bun Blast, Upper Body Blast, Awesome Abs, Stress Reduction, Mind Body, Time Saver, Fit It In, Take It Easy, Maintenance Plan and Customize Your Own Workout.
Leisa works out alone in a studio with some workout equipments as decor on each side of the studio (including her videos on display ). Music is pleasant and instrumental; not annoying at all. But I wish the dvd had a music-off option so I can play my own; it only has the music-only option. It's my first time to try Leisa and I like her. She is friendly, explains the movements clearly and cues very well. DVD includes nutrition program with recipes from The Rose Program (first time I heard about it). www.theroseprogram.com.This is an excellent DVD for beginners and intermediates."