Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Thrive Cardio Kick Boxing|
Actor: Helen Dunne
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
THRIVE Cardio Kick Boxing is not just another aerobic DVD that you purchased, tried once or twice and then put away with your collection of other workout videos. For an hour, Helen Dunne will take you through an intense f... more »
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ALI | FLORIDA | 01/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great workout. It is very easy to follow and you will sweat. Helen is very motivating. It reminds me very much of the same moves as the old TAEBO workouts. The only negative part is that it says the cardio portion is 40 minutes when it is in fact 30 minutes. The DVD in the back says it is 60 minutes long when in fact the workout is 45 minutes total from warm up to cool down. That is why I gave it four stars. I do recommend it. I will use it on the days where I want to take it easy on my cardio>"
Janny B. | Des Moines, IA | 03/10/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can honestly say that over the years I have at least TRIED every kickbox video/DVD that has been made. This is the first one that actually bored me before completion the very first time I tried it.
I gave it 3 stars because it IS an intermediate level kickbox DVD. The reason I am so down on it is because I didn't feel any charisma or energy from the young instructor. While her form was good, her idea of encouragement to her class was yelling, "LET'S GO; LET'S GO!" She came off a lot more as angry drill sargent than kickbox instructor (I'm not fond of the bootcamp genre of DVD). Her class did appear to be just regular gals from the neighborhood, including one she kept insisting had NEVER done this before (gee, not even to prep for the cameras?), and they didn't look too thrilled either.
I've already sold this one to the local half-price bookstore."
FitnessFreak | Philadelphia, PA | 02/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The problem with most kickboxing workouts is the transition from one move to the next as the instructor explains the move, does it slow and then up to tempo. This workout is no exception. This workout is taebo flavored complete with counting. The crew is all female and too many for the limited space. The set is a boxing ring and the group looks crowded in the space. The participants are varied in shape and skill. She seems to bring a fresh feel to it though with her no-nonsense instruction. She does not mirror cue (her right is your left) which is a minor annoyance. She gives instruction to a move and then walks through the group correcting form and giving pointers. The form of some of the moves is not great, but it is still a good workout. Better if you know how to execute standard moves properly. There is a fair amount of yelling which will either encourage or annoy you. The camera crew have a little trouble keeping up with her when she moves through the crowd and returns to the front. She is a fresh face and you can tell that she is passionate about her craft. I hope she comes out with more workouts that are move polished. All in all I do not regret this purchase."
One of the Best Workout DVDs I Bought
Charo T.G. | Harrisburg, PA USA | 12/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this just recently at the local Borders. At first, I waited for a week only to find it gone. Fortunately for me, it was there again the next week. When I tried this DVD, I really loved it. I'm the type who goes to boot camp classes, so I expect to be pushed beyond my limits. So far, I've found Billy Blanks to be one of those who really push you in his DVD (like keeping you in those squats for a long time, making you go lower and stay in a squat while delivering a side kick). When I tried Thrive, however, I found it similar and just enjoyed the whole workout!
The only bad part I found in the workout was that it was too short. I wish she did longer cardios, made the stomach routines longer (the type that will really leave you very sore. Instead of repeating eight counts three times, make them do one hundred continuous repetitions [no break!]). I'd like to see this raised to the level of a very difficult boot camp class because it's a really great workout. I hope to see more DVDs from Thrive."