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Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves
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3 Workouts on 1 DVD
Body Definition (with toning band)
Best Legs Workout
Ten Moves in Ten
Customize your workout option
Interview with Marisa Tomei and Key Son
Toning band included
Print campaign: Shape, More, Self
Total # of consumer impressions: 20 Million
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Top Customer Reviews
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This workout is actually really fun, well produced, seems to be very effective, and has that all too rare "it" factor that makes me want to keep coming back to it over and over again . . . no "dread factor" here. The instructor offers great cuing, and Ms. Tomei is personable and demonstrates good form.
As to the workout itself, it's not exactly traditional toning, but it's not Pilates either . . . it is very core-focused, and does work on lots of little accessory muscles that aren't normally targeted in more traditional toning workouts. There are no deep lunges or squats, but there are quite a few plank-based moves as well as traditional push-ups. Interspersed throughout all three workouts are little "speed and agility" bursts of skipping, hopping and side-stepping, so there is a (albeit minimal) cardio factor as well. The DVD includes a resistance band that you use looped around your ankles in quite a few of the moves - this definitely increases the burn, and is not "gimicky" at all.
There are three individual workouts. The first is about 25 minutes long, and targets the entire body, with a very long and intense ab section. The second workout, which is about 20 minutes long, is all about the legs, although it does work the core as well. The final workout, about 15 minutes long, is a mini total body workout, with some exercises borrowed from the first two workouts, but some other unique exercises as well.Read more ›
I am back to increase my rating to 4 stars. I have been doing the dvd about 3 times a week and feel some improvement. I also really like the fact that you have a few choices for workouts. There is the full workout, the 10 minute version and a shapeup for legs that is my favorite now.
.. I am not a man obsessed with Marisa so take my review for what it is worth..also, it is definitely a currently made dvd with Marisa as she looks now.
The video is very well shot, and Marisa and her trainer are so low key and relaxed. Their instructions are kept to a minimum and the unobtrusive music helps you keep your focus--something you'll definitely need during the many moves that require you to balance on one leg. I sprained my knee a few months ago and ever since, my vastus medialis (the muscle behind the kneecap) has been achy and prone to catching. Leg lifts at the gym were Well, many of the exercises strengthen the quads and the muscle directly above the kneecap, and even though my VM is still sore the stiffness has been greatly alleviated.
The cardio bursts are short (30-60 sec) but they keep your heart rate up enough to make everything else just a little bit more challenging. I did all three workouts in a row and was sweating, but not exhausted. Several of the moves combine stretching with toning, so even though I woke up sore the next day, I didn't feel stiff. I started out with Jillian Michaels Burn Fat Boost Metabolism & 30 Day Shred, but at my current level of fitness her programs are so intense that I can only do them once a week. This a great alternative, and I look forward to trying Marisa's HoopBand workout that's slated to come out in August!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a fan of Marisa, this is a pleasant way to see her without her being in a movie character.Published 4 months ago by Steven Warner
Marisa Tomei is super likeable in this and it's very easy to follow along. She looks amazing and it's a great inspiration to try to be in as good shape as she is.Published 10 months ago by Emily Jane
Good video for general strengthening. It's a little fast moving. I've only used it a few times.Published 22 months ago by mF
I like this dvd. It is different. Marisa Tomei does a good job w/her instructor. One thing though the band that is provided with the workout, is too small for tall people or normal... Read morePublished 22 months ago by agent of change
This is neither gimmicky or cheesy, Marisa Tomei presents an alternative workout based on centering and balance with some good, old push-ups and crunches, guided by fitness guru... Read morePublished 23 months ago by mocitygirl
This was not at I was I was expecting... really... just put bands on your ankle and walk across the room? Did you really make me think there was a good core workout here? Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Swannie