Melt It Off! - 4 Complete Workouts Plus Winning Mindset Motivational CD with Mitch Gaylord
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Normally I do FIRM workouts - all of them - and have for 20 years. However, I have never broken the kind of sweat these Melt-it-Off workouts produce with any FIRM video! I put my heart rate monitor on and I was at my target zone within 2 or 3 minutes and remained there and higher than I can normally maintain throughout the entire workout! I mean I am drenched!
The greatest of his workouts in my opinion is the Mix & Melts. These are 4, 15-minute, team led segments between Mitch and some lady named Mindy who is really fun and pushes you through the small segments so fast you don't even realize the 15 minutes has passed! Mitch and she seem to have an easy-going relationship and the banter is amusing and hasn't gotten on my nerves yet. The great thing about this video is you can mix and match them. Since my time is so crazy, I can do a 15 minute plus the 10 minute workout for a 25 minute workout, or I can do 2 or 3 or all 4 of the 15 minute segments for 30, 45 or 60 minute workouts. I am afraid to try all 4 at once. What's so amazing is that when I do other workouts, to get my heart rate that high, it seems like I have to be doing something so challenging that I can't sustain it. Somehow (the ball?) the program keeps you burning intensely without burning out! that means less time exercising for the same calorie burn!Read more ›
I'm trying to lose that last 5 lbs and get back in shape for summer. I finished the one workout with no problem at all (I did regular push-ups instead of one handed push ups). The program isn't too intense or fast-paced. I was actually kinda bored, and it didn't even feel like I was exercising, but the next day... OUCH! I have never been so sore in my entire life! But I must say that I was sore in all the right places...butt and inner thighs! I had to buy a heavier medicine ball for my upper body workouts, but the ball that the program came with is great for the lower body workouts. The program comes with a motivational packet to record your results, provides a schedule for workouts and a recommended diet.
Some of the exercises remind me of basktball practice in high school. For example, the "squat figure eight". You squat and move the ball through your legs like a figure eight.
I do recommend this to anyone trying to tone up. I only gave this program a 4, because I personally found that it's a little boring and hard to stay focused during the workout...Maybe I'm just not motivated enough! If you like high intensity, this might not be for you.
Tip: Ladies, any medicine ball of any weight, size will work with this program. I actually like the medicine ball I bought at the store because it was smaller in size (not weight) making it easier to handle during exercises. Also, it was cheaper.
Mitch Gaylord is the most personable fitness instructor I have seen in a workout video. I always thought Richard Simmons seemed nice, but Gaylord is far less spastic. Gaylord offers suggestions on how to make his workout easier or more intense, depending on the needs of the user.
His routines work without being overly difficult to perform. Most importantly, Gaylord makes the exercises fun, partially with his personality and partially due to using the 2, 4, or 6 lb G-Ball in the routines. I think I have finally found a program I can stick with.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mitch presents a 3 day food plan which is pretty simple to follow. I did the videos , alternating the sculpting+abs one with the cardio one (60mins each), about 4 days a week and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jen
If you are pressed for time, this is a good way to start your day.Published 12 months ago by Pen Name
I loved this DVD! My family and I moved to SC, and this DVD was left behind so this was just a replacement. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Violette L Maybin
Well worth having! Offers a great workout, which incorporates the whole body. I like that there are several workouts at different time lengths, which all works everything. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by MG, RN