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Firm: 500 Calorie Workout (2008)

Kelsie Daniels  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kelsie Daniels
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Firm
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001D261SY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,925 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Get ready for a high energy, high powered workout! Watch the extra pounds disappear with this total body cardio and sculpting workout that will burn 500 calories or more in just one workout session! The FIRM Master Instructor Kelsie Daniels leads you through ultra-effective intervals of powerful cardio and muscle-toning moves to burn calories faster than ever before. By using light hand weights, you ll build lean muscle that will increase your metabolism and burn more calories faster than ever before. You ll even burn calories long after your workout is over by revving up your metabolism. Get ready to sweat and sculpt your body slim in record time.

DVD Includes:
60-minute The 500 Calorie Workout
Beginner modifications, so anyone can do it!
Optional Equipment: The FIRM CardioWeightsTM

Customer Reviews

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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works for me! December 4, 2008
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I like this DVD. It is a full hour and according to my heart rate monitor, I did burn over 500 calories, so it does live up to it's claim in my instance. We have to remember that the number of calories burned depends on a number of factors including your weight,resting heart rate, conditioning, etc. There are a lot of factors, so if your heart rate monitor does not max out at the 500, it may be because you are smaller, or more fit than the average exerciser.
That said, this DVD does hit all the major ( and some minor) muscle groups. You will need weights. Unlike the other Firm DVD's there is only one set of weights used on the program, but I switched out to heavier weights for the leg work. I especially like the standing ab work section. For some reason, I prefer these to on the ground sit-ups.
I did find that the timing was off on some of the routines and it seemed that the instructors cueing was a bit behind sometimes, but not enough to take a star off. I did the whole routine and felt like, from the start, I was getting a good workout with no stops.
I'll use it again.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kelsie is the lunge queen! December 7, 2008
Overall this is a good workout, and I will definitely be doing it again, but I do have a few minor complaints. For one thing, the rhythm of the movements is off sometimes from the music. It's not the whole time, but it does occur a few times, especially during cardio intervals, and it's annoying. My other problem was that Kelsie didn't give much warning sometimes. She would switch from one movement or combo to another and not tell you she was changing until she was already doing the new movement. Both of these problems were worsened by the fact that the music was often about the same volume as Kelsie's voice. So all of these things will make your experience a little more frustrating for your first time, but at least the late cueing and volume balance won't be such a problem after doing the workout a few times. I'm also hoping that I'll be able to ignore the beat being off, but we'll see.

Enough with the bad, here's the good. It's a well-rounded, challenging workout. Kelsie has some new creative moves and combinations that keep the workout interesting. And like I said in the title, she packs this workout with lunges, so do yourself a favor and don't do this on a day when your legs are already sore. I'm also glad to get another full hour workout - so many of the ones I've been getting from them lately are around 40 - 45 minutes.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASIC CALORIE BURN WORKOUT!!! December 2, 2008
I have been doing the Firm workouts since 2000-01 and this is an amazing workout. At first the movements seemed off the beat of the music, but then improved. The workout promises a 500 calorie burn workout in an hour and according to my monitor...I burned 618!!! That is amazing for a workout on DVD. I was so excited to try it out first won't be disappointed!!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hesitant but pleasantly surprised December 19, 2008
I was hesitant to purchase this video because I was unfamiliar with the instructor; however, I am thrilled. If you want a full hour of high intensity cardio this is the workout for you. Perfect excercise when you know you are going to eat a little extra dessert :) It reminds me of the intensity the firm had back when it started. Plus there are a lot of new moves that I haven't seen in other firm workouts (and I have nearly every one). It was challenging but the moves were so creative it kept me interested. Definately buy this!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I burned over 1100 calories with this one !!!!! January 31, 2009
I purchased this Dvd and Kelsie kicked my butt , Yes you will burn well over 500 calories . My total burn after the dvd ended was 1179 calories according to my heart rate monitor. Please note if you are heavier you will burn more calories as I did. I love this workout it is my Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday challenge !!!!!!!!! Get this dvd and you will not be disappointed. Peace
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the Uncoordinated! March 16, 2009
As a trainer, I thought Kelsie was very good. She had unlimited energy and was very motivational. That being said, I borrowed this DVD from a friend, and I have to say, I'm not the least coordinated person ever, but this was a little ridiculous. I know a lot of workout DVDs have dance and complicated exercise sequences, but until you figure out what Kelsie's doing, it's on to the the next exercise. I didn't even feel like I was getting much out of it at first because I had to start and stop so often. I'm not a beginner exerciser, so I can imagine how the beginners feel trying to keep up with this one. The DVD claims visible results in ten workouts, and I think it probably takes that long to figure out what's going on with each exercise. Overall, I'll stick with my 30-Day Shred by Jillians Michaels. The moves are easy to follow, but extremely effective.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 500 cal workout Kicked my butt!! January 31, 2009
I Did this workout yesterday. I am sore today!! And I workout everyday!! I have alot of Firm Dvds but they are mostly 30 to 45 mins long, I like the hour long, and I did burn over 500 calories.. This is a fast paced video so if you are not familiar with the lingo you will have a hard time getting the moves. And 3 to 5 lb weights are enough. The moves are high reps and quick. The music was a little off at times but it did'nt bother me because I was too busy concentrating on the moves to really notice. Great workout made me sweat on a cold day. I work out with a friend and she quoted " I Think this is my favorite workout!"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great work out video.
Published 27 days ago by sherrie jenkins
1.0 out of 5 stars Will stick to Davina
Really did not like the workout, too fast and not enough instruction, better dvds out there such as Davina or Denise Austin's
Published 1 month ago by Deb
2.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't believe this video.. She was going ...
I couldn't believe this video..She was going a million miles an hour and was doing a lot of crazy moves that I couldn't keep up with, and I do beach body programs on a daily basis,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by tomahawkgrrl21
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun and motivating
I liked that the instructor kept moving the entire time and was motivating, but she went a little too fast. Read more
Published 2 months ago by rachel_edits
5.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite! Kelsie is great
I am a long- time FIRMIE and I know that not every FIRM DVD has been good. But, Kelsie continues to amaze me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. Day
5.0 out of 5 stars You will burn more than 500 calories
I am trying to lose weight and get in shape. After buying a heart rate monitor, I realized how little calories you can burn despite "working out. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bella13
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelsie is a Dynamo
Kelsie can do lower dips and lunges than anyone we've seen. She's a monster. This is another hard workout, but completely "do-able. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Craig and Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Kelsie
Good, solid workout. Kelsie is energetic and upbeat, but not in an irritating "are we having fun?!?" way. It's not super dancy, which is nice. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jenna Wolfstone
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great DVD !!!!
This is a great workout DVD !!! It is easy to follow and fun to do I saw results within a week !!!
Published 7 months ago by Tempie
5.0 out of 5 stars KICKED MY BUTTTT
Published 8 months ago by Dasia Maddox
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