Favorite of All Time
G. Johnson | Germany | 10/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following a low-fat, balanced 1700 calorie diet and using this video once a day Mon-Fri I lost 17 lbs in 2 weeks. Enough said..."
J. England | Tucson, AZ | 01/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll start by saying I have a LOT of Firm videos, prefer the older ones, but really enjoyed this "newer" Firm video. I disagree with the reviewer who said advanced exercisers can't get much from this. Sure, it won't knock your socks off but you'll work up a good sweat, have fun with innovative moves, and you can always modify the moves to make it more intense. I usually will jog instead of marching, and use heavier free weights instead of the "twigs", and will sometimes continue the exercise instead of stretching (I work out a lot, rarely get injured, don't need alot of stretching) I don't have a sculpting stick, but I get around it by using the wall (for the standing leg toning moves) and I prefer the fanny lifter moves without the sculpting stick. The toughest part of the video for me is the abs section--really challenging, even for someone in good shape. Definitely a fun video, new cardio & step moves (may be tricky at first, but you'll catch on), overall a fun workout. Now all I need is a red sports bra!"
A Good Workout
monikki | Dayton, OH | 06/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
This dvd is lots of fun and has upbeat music. Allie does a good job in this one, but sometimes she calls the moves by name instead of explaining how to do them. The music is upbeat, and you will most likely break a sweat (if not, increase the intensity on your own; for example you can do high jacks instead of low jacks). There is an instructor in the back demonstrating beginner modifications, and I think she gets a good amount of camera time so you should be able to follow along. The workout calls for the sculpting stick and the fanny lifter, but I use the transfirmer in the inclined position, which makes it a little more challenging. However, I think any workout step will suffice for this one. I have done this both with and without the sculpting stick, and it is honestly very difficult to perform standing leg work without it, or maybe a broom or mop handle. The ab section is effective but isnt very long, but that shouldnt be too big of an issue because this was not advertised as an abdominal workout. Overall, this is a good workout, worth purchasing.
Lastly, just to clarify, whether or not the instucter has tattoos does not effect the workout. If you find her tattoos too distracting to complete the workout, that sounds more like a personal problem and NOT an issue with the dvd itself. Grow up people."