Janny B. | Des Moines, IA | 04/26/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I rarely review items, but I hope to warn others who actually want a real workout not to waste their money, as I did, on this DVD. I hate workout tapes that start with instructors who waste my time introducing themselves, their philosophies, and in this case, urging women to love their bodies. For instructors who are really insistent on this, I prefer the ones who put "Instructor Information" as an option at the end of the video, as, for example, Jazzercise or even Tae Bo. Fade out, fade in, and good grief, they introduce themselves again! How dumb do they think we are? They waste 4 minutes of my workout time with blah, blah, blah.
Their ballet-influenced warm-up supposedly is free flowing and they are to make up their own names for their moves, but as time goes on, they do use ballet terminology, but who cares? NO CUEING! EVER!!! Throughout the who tape, no advance notice, no explanation, no correction or warnings of right or wrong ways to move. After some swooping around, the bitches said we had just finished a really HARD ballet warm-up. (Who did? I sure didn't).
Next, they continued barefoot with the 80's jam or dance or whatever. The music was uninspired and hard to hear, and the bitches had no sense of rhythm at all. They appeared unable to count down to start a new set, and couldn't keep the beat throughout the whole set. But my greatest concern was that during this higher cardio set, bare feet were maintained. Hello! You don't do ponies, 4 to the right and 4 to the left with bare feet! Ever hear of shin splints? Granted, that was about the highest cardio movement for that song.
The next uninspired dance was to be hip hop, and I couldn't stand it. I was 30 minutes into this "workout" and wasn't even breathing hard.
The Skinny Bitches really know their stuff and veganism and nutrition! No contest! But Patrick Goudreau, you should be ashamed to be even associated with such a mess! Shame on you!
Follow their diet if you are willing, but pass on this worthless "workout"!"
Makes You Laugh and Makes You Have Fun
D. Solesbee | Phoenix | 04/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the other two Skinny Bitch DVD's, and I was very excited to learn about this one, as it is almost completely cardio.
The first thing I can say is that this is a really fun video. I love to dance...I go dancing all the time, so I knew I would like this. The second thing I can say is that you WILL get a good cardio workout. I am not an easy person to please when it comes to working out...but when I was finished with this video I had an elevated heart-rate, sweating profusely and a great big smile on my face.
They don't promise to be professional dancers, and it's clear when they miss a few steps, but they just keep going, and you can tell they had fun while making the video.
This video will add to my exercise success...with Skinny Bitch Boot Camp I definitely feel the burn. With Skinny Bitch Body, I can target individual areas (and because of this have already lost inches in my hips, thighs and belly--and that's after doing this video for 4 weeks). With Skinny Bitch Booty Bounce, I get a fun cardio workout while being able to dance the fat & calories off my body.
Falls apart after the warmup
Jennifer Shambach Painter | Columbus, OH | 11/12/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video is definitely different from any other workout program. It started out okay with a decent ballet warmup complete with their quirky comments and casual attitudes. Kind of a humorous, refreshing change - that was my first impression (and the reason it gets 2 stars instead of just 1).
Once the actual workout part began, however, I could not stand it. Their lack of rhythm made it absolutely unbearable. Otherwise, I probably could have dealt with the poor instruction and often no warning with regards to the moves.
Try Kathy Smith's stuff - it's quite good."
They should have let Patrick Goudeau just teach the class
Kelly | 04/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love the book and the cookbook, so I was excited about the workout series. The DVD isn't very well designed. I tried to start the warm-up, but I got a whole lot of talking. I don't want to have to go through the into every time I want to work out. Once I got to the actual workout, I thought it was kind of nice that they weren't hard core physical trainers. But as the workout progressed, it began to get a little annoying because they didn't really count, or give you any lead in, into the next steps. Then as the moves got more complicated it was painfully obvious that they were watching someone off screen doing the moves.
I like Patrick Goudeau, and I have done his workouts before. The video would have been so much better if they had let Patrick teach the course and they were just on the screen with him."