Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Shape Ultimate Bikini Body Workout|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Get the Body You Want — to show off in summer dresses, short shorts, or the tiniest bikini. The ULTIMATE BIKINI BODY WORKOUT is a quick way to lose weight and get sculpted and tonedwhile improving your overall fitness. This... more »
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nctmac | TX | 04/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Ultimate Bikini Body Workout DVD has 3 sections:
+ 30 minute total body workout (ended up being about 38 minutes)
+ 10-minute conditioning & strengthening segments (abs/core and butt/legs)
+ 10-minute cario blast
Dominique Hall is the lead in these workouts. The 30 minute workout alternates intense sculpting moves with cardio conditioning. She does a great job keeping the heart rate up and the muscles burning! There's a pushup move she does while holding a weight...quite impressive. I enjoyed some new twists on standard exercises. There are a good bit of squat moves and lounges....I don't recommend this if you have bad knees.
There were a few times her attempts at motivating to "hang in there" just weren't necessary, instead, I think a countdown or mentioning # of reps left would be more effective. Other than that, I think this is a good, solid workout.
The 10 minute cardio blast I loved...Dominique had a great variation of moves. This will get your heart pumping! I enjoyed her instruction in this =)
I gave this DVD four stars because it didn't meet the intensity level of the previous Shape Bikini Body workout. The previous Shape BBW also hit more muscle groups than this Ultimate BBW.
*There is a free 1-year subscription to SHAPE Magazine in the DVD case*"
Decent workout, bad instruction
pghschooltexts | 11/12/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I usually love the DVDs from Shape, but I was really disappointed with this one. The workouts - both the cardio segments and toning segments - are fairly effective for an intermediate exerciser (although not great), but I found it very difficult to stay motivated to get all the way through the segments because of the instructor. She doesn't cue well or work both sides of the body evenly, and unfortunately her words of encouragement got on my nerves rather than got me to work harder. She also says those words of encouragement at weird times when I don't really need it and when she could be talking about something more helpful like form and technique. This is the first time I've ever found a Shape product to be less than satisfactory, but I thought that this DVD was not up to the standards of the others, and the annoying instruction overrode any of the benefits of the workouts themselves."
Not your typical SHAPE success
C. Nickel | Caribbean | 05/09/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love SHAPE's fitness DVDs & have owned their Bikini Body Boot Camp series for years & still love them! I bought this hoping for an update to add to my routine & was quite diappointed when I received this one.
The workout is just okay - it felt really long due to lack of upbeat music, dark setting, & boring moves. The instructor really ruined it for me - not your lovable power team from before (Tracy York, Michelle Dozois, & Lisa Wheeler). The instructor is a pretty cold, militant woman with a body that looks like she should be training in the army, rather than a SHAPE bikini workout. I found her unmotivating & just wanted to turn it off so I didn't have to listen to her anymore. I tried to warm up to this DVD by giving it a few trys, but I really don't like it at all.
I would recommend avoiding this one & sticking to the classic Bikini Body Boot Camp series which is truly the best value for your money!"
S. Santarpio | 07/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This workout was really fun and really got my heart pumping. I enjoy how there are 3 levels of training in the video, which enables me to tailor it completely to what I can do."