Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Results Fitness Boost Your Metabolism|
Actor: Tracey Staehle
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
YOUR METABOLISM IN THE KEY TO CHANGING YOUR BODY! By increasing muscle mass in your body, you really CAN increase your metabolism and burn more calories all day long ? even when you?re at rest. This workout combines musc... more »
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Missy B. (missindependent) from S WILLIAMSPRT, PA
Reviewed on 10/13/2009...
This is a great workout for intermediates to lower advanced levels. It is challenging and you can push yourself. She alternates between cardio and strength segments to get more bang for your buck and also leg sculpting and ab work segments. I am sweating buckets by the time I finish and have things to work up to in this video.
Yep, it's a butt-kicker...
Colleen M. Schneider | San Lorenzo, CA USA | 01/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a daily exerciser who does a range of workouts, from taebo, kickboxing, yoga, salsa, step etc. I guess you could say that I have a boredom problem, so keeping it fresh with many workouts to choose from is important to me. As I get older I also look to add in resistance training to keep my bones healthy, which is really important at any age. I found the workout to be challenging (in a good way). The workout is 52 minutes long and led by Tracey Staehle, who is a certified trainer with both the AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America) & NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). She also carries a Master's Degree in nutrition.
The workout is 52 minutes long and consists of 5 minutes of warm-up, 31 minutes of Aerobic & Toning with Weights, that alternates, 12 minutes of additional toning and 4 minutes of cool down. You will use a lighter set of weights for some of the exercises (3 lb is what I used) and heavier set (I used 5 to start, but realized 4 was already kicking my butt, so I'll work up to heavier). As you get stronger, you have the option to up your weights for a challenge when you become accustomed to it.
The routines start with an easier exercise and then you progress to a more challenging variation, which usually includes deeper squats, more body parts being active in the exercise, or in the aerobic segments, more jumping.
I would caution, that this is a higher impact routine in the aerobic section and you will be doing some jumps, which rev up the metabolism and heart-rate, but may not be especially kind to those that have any knee issues.
The routine is a one-on-one, and it is a straight up workout-Tracey is excellent on the cuing, has great form and keeps the workout at a good pace (I especially like when she tells me only a couple more to go!).
All and all a good work-out. Is it fun? Well, I do have ones that I enjoy more, but for a sheer kick-butt workout that had me in a sweat, I'd say this one was the ticket. Oh, as a bonus....there is a booklet for meal planning to boost the metabolism as well. I have not tried this, as I am happy with my diet at this point, but looked through it and the meals and recipes noted were definitely things that could assist you. As someone who has lost over 45 lbs and kept it off for 4 years I can tell you the best eating program is the one you will stick with, so if this does it for you, great. If not, or you just use the work out and some of the good ideas, you are well on your way!
Quite a good workout :-0
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 10/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why Amazon won't release this yet, when you can already buy it online elsewhere ... so that's what I did and I like this alot.
I already have another workout of Tracey's and that's why I decided to give this a go. It's pretty good and definately more geared toward the intermediate to advanced exerciser. It is interval training with good cardio and intense toning. There are modifications if you find some moves too hard; she'll start with a base move that you can stay with, and then shows ways to add more intensity if you are feeling that way inclined. All you really need are some dumbbells and you are good to go. The dvd even comes with a little booklet about planning out healthy meals.
It's about 50 minutes all up and when you are done, you feel great. You will feel this the next day or two and work up a big sweat. I enjoyed it and will try and use this at least once a week or so along with all the other workouts I do. This is fun and Tracey is a good instructor. Give it a go."
This is the same workout different package
Jamie Foster Wolcott | 07/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just want to make sure people realize they have just changed the package and it's the same workout with the dark hair girl on it, not a different workout. It also cost more for this new package then if you buy the same workout with the dark haired girl on it. Don't be fooled."