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|Shrink Your Female Fat Zones|
Actor: Denise Austin
Director: Cal Pozo
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Get ready to zero in on the zones and shrink the fat cells in places you never thought you could!America's favorite fitness authority Denise Austin has created the perfect workout to help target those tough spots where we ... more »
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Susan I. (mustang05) from PLAINFIELD, IL
Reviewed on 12/18/2009...
The dvd was ok if you are a beginner at your workouts.I am intermediate to advanced so it wasn't very challenging for me,plus you need to be able to get past her somewhat irritating voice.It's not very motivating.
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Doreen H. from NEW CASTLE, PA
Reviewed on 11/3/2009...
Great for all ages!
Quick lil' tape to get you toned!
Lee Mellott | Frederick, Maryland | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Denise Austin's "Shrink Your Female Fat Zones" is an effective tape that can be split into two 20 minute sessions or one 40 minute workout.
Women are often told that to prevent bone loss, we should workout with weights, but many tapes on the market are overwhelming. They use very heavy weights, are very long, lack clear directions or are just plain boring.
Denise's tape gives you a simple workout that you can do 3-4 times a week to build strength, preserve bone density and get toned.
The first section is a simple 20 minute light weight routine. You will do a few pushups, lat rows, light ab work, bicep work etc. Very simple. No jumping around. Clear direction. The second session adds in the balance ball. The ball is not included in the tape but is sold by places like Wal-mart for under $20.00. With the ball you work your core, legs and more.
Pick one or both workouts depending on your mood and needs.
The setting is a studio with a calm background, one that will not date in the future. Denise leads the exercises with a small group of exercisers behind her, following her directions. It would have been nice if Denise had included some older exercisers, but she didnt. The music is relaxing. Though Denise is her usual chatty self she is not overbearing. Denise uses the same set of weights throughout the workout which could be a drawback for those who like to vary their weights as there is not a lot of time to change poundage.
My goal is not to be a fitness buff, but to be healthy, strong and slender. I don't want to kill myself working out but recognize that in addition to aerobic activity (which this tape is not) I need weight bearing activity. This tape is just the perfect fit for my needs.
A good dvd
nova52799 | New York | 09/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After reading all the negative reviews, i had to write one of my own for the positive side of this dvd.I believe this is geared more for the beginner -- and it was perfect for me. after doing this workout, i actually felt "good" -- not worked to the point that my legs and arms are jello. i have a lot of "toning" videos that are going to pretty much sit on my shelf til i am more into that fitness level, but this is one toning video i will reach for again and again while i classify myself at "the beginner" stage.i havent done the stability ball portion yet, but the 1st 20 minutes worked all the right places for me. as for the 2 20 min. segments, there *is* a clear end and beginning to when one section stops and the other starts. the only issue there that i had was that the final stretch was mixed in with the stability ball section, and it wasnt a direct "next chapter" to get there. as far as Denise Austin's chattiness -- i am able to tune that out, and just hear her instruction. If this isnt your first Denise video, you are already well aware of her chattiness, so if it doesnt bother you on those videos, it probably won't bother you here either. its nothing out of the ordinary.I can't give this 5 stars only because of the lack of usage of dvd technology, but then again, that's probably why this dvd is as inexpensive as it is. For the price of this DVD, i thought it was well worth it."
I love the DVD!!!
christina3932 | Acworth, GA | 02/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is awesome!! Denise Austin is very motivating. I do this entire workout everyday but Sunday. I have been using it for about 1 month and my body is actually starting to look like it did before I had my 2 children (my son is 4 and my daughter is 1). I started out using 2lb weights and now I am using 5lbs. The stability ball is really fun to work with. Using this DVD and eating right I have lost 20lbs in the past month. I actually have definition in my arms and legs (still working on the abs!)!!! This is a great DVD for any woman that wants to tone up."