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Shape: 20 Minute Makeover
Shape 20 Minute Makeover
Actor: Elise Gulan
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
NR     2009     1hr 0min

You ll Get Results in Less Time — with the 20-MINUTEMAKEOVER. The Interval Training Workout will fire up your metabolism while you efficiently and effectively tone your whole body. Combine your interval training with the Ta...  more »

     
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Actor: Elise Gulan
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: GAIAM AMERICAS
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/21/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This is a MUST HAVE!
nctmac | TX | 04/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Elise Gulan does an AMAZING job with choreographing this DVD! There is minimal equipment required, just a set of 3 lb weights. Elise is an excellent instructor. She has an upbeat (not annoying) personality, her cueing is right on, and she reminds you to breathe- something I tend to forget =) There are modifications for beginner and advanced with Elise demonstrating intermediate/advanced.

SHAPE:20 Minute Makeover DVD has two main sections:

+ 20-minute interval training
+ Target toning segments; arms,abs,lower-body,&cardio

The 20 minute interval training, alternates low intensity moves with high energy cardio. Elise does a great job getting the heart rate up utilizing the high/low technique -using lunge lifts, squat throws, jumping jacks, and plie jumps. The low intensity moves involve holding positions while pulsing then switching to flowing movements. She also incorporates balance, so grab a chair just in case, there are some wobbly moments =)
These twenty minutes are fierce!!!

Targeted Toning Segments - 10 min. each. These 10 minute segments are INTENSE! Elise mentions stream-lining the body, several muscles groups are involved in addition to the targeted muscle. She gets a lot done in such little time - it is unbelievable how effective these exercises are!!

ARM SEGMENT: Begins with plank movements also hitting glute & core. Next, push-ups followed by planks with flowing knee movements. Elise moves on to triceps - this is a TOUGH TOUGH set. Last couple minutes Elise hits biceps, shoulders, anterior deltoids, & rhomboids. I used three pound weights for this, and barely made it through.

AB SEGMENT: The first four minutes, moves are done sitting hinged forward position. Then Elise moves to a round back position - continues with variations of this with bent & straight leg positions. She finishes with bent knee bicycle position increasing intensity by straightening legs & lifting arms.

LOWER BODY SEGMENT: Starts with plies and releves, great calf work =) She moves onto second position plie forward pulses targeting inner thighs, downward pulses for quads continually upping the intensity. Elise finishes with lunges, triangle pose with pulses, and glute lifts. Advanced exercisers have the option to use a weight to increase intensity.

CARDIO BLAST: The go to move (step touch/bob & weave/skating reach & tap)is alternated between high/low exercises; squat pulses with jumps, curtsy dips, jump rope, and football drills.

SHAPE 20 minute Makeover is one of the BEST fitness dvds I have come across. I highly recommend this for intermediate through advanced exercisers. Beginners only should get this if they are serious about wanting to improve their fitness level and don't get easily discouraged.

*There is a free 1-year subscription to SHAPE magazine with DVD!*"
Amazing workout in 20 minutes!!
D. Osborne | 05/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just got this DVD and have been using it almost daily (in addition to Elise's Yoga workout). I'm a total gym rat, and my job takes me away from home for 2 weeks out of the month. The gym in this small town is horrible, so I am stuck using the fitness center in the hotel. (Does a stationary bike count as a "center"?) I have been using this DVD for over a week and am realizing that I don't have to spend an hour on the treadmill and an hour on the spin bike for a great workout. This 20 minutes really kicks my butt! I'm loving it! I'm so happy that I found this workout! I don't need much room, and I pack my 3lb weights in my carry-on when I travel. Elise is an amazing, inspiring instructor! She will whip your butt into shape and have you smiling along the way. Thanks, Elise!!"
Can't believe what can be done in 20 minutes!!!
KOP | los angeles, ca | 05/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had a chance to do a bunch of different combinations of the 10 and 20-minute workouts on this DVD and every one of them has been awesome. If you're like me and don't always have a ton of time to work out, this is the solution - every segment is incredibly efficient and really gives you a full body workout. It's awesome!!"
Best Workout Video I've Ever Used!
Charlene Mostek | Iowa | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is seriously the best workout video I've ever used! I'm just getting back into shape again and she makes it so easy! You only need 20 minutes to do the entire thing! Normally you need at least 20 minute of just cardio before the strength training.

She makes it very easy to follow and is so cheerful, but not annoying. I liked how she reminded me to breathe, and that if I "can't smile during this," then I was going too fast/hard. She also has two other girls with her, one doing a harder version and one doing an easier version than hers. It's easy to see you will progress over time.

Plus my mom and I both have neck/knee/back/etc injuries and we are still able to do every workout with ease!

Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone!"