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Prevention Fitness Systems: Drop It in 30! (2006)

Chris Fretag  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Chris Fretag
  • Format: 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: Gaiam - Fitness
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 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: B000IHYW18
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,699 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Chris Freytag instructs in these cardio workouts that melt pounds and inches.

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good :-) December 31, 2006
I like the Prevention workouts and Chris Freytag. She's a great instructor who is motivating and fun. She's like Denise Austin only not annoying. She is encouraging and makes this fun to do.

To make it effective and to use variety, there are two workouts here. Both are fat burning - good old fashioned cardio and then interval cardio. If you do them together then you'll get about 50 minutes worth of exercise; or you can do them separately (so that's good to know for busy days or when you can't be bothered). While it's intense, it's easy to follow along to (she's a great cuer). I've done it a couple of times already and find it enjoyable while still getting my heart rate up and before you know it, it's done and trust me - you'll sweat a lot. I'd say it's more for intermediate levels, but even I found it good and it's nice to have variation in your routines, so even if you are advanced, you'll benefit from it too - and if you are a beginner, you'll give yourself something to work toward. I really like this.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic April 5, 2007
This dvd is fantastic. You will not be bored. You can choose between two 20-minute workouts or do both together with only one warm-up and one cool-down with no fast-forwarding required. I am very fit person, but I found this video challenging and fun. Not only will you become more toned, you will lose weight with this video provided that you are working with intensity.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chris Fretag style January 23, 2008
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I think you either like Chris Fretag's teaching style or you do not. Personally, I really like her. She isn't cheesy. She isn't boring. She is right in the middle for me.
I really liked this workout's high energy routines. The main part of the workout is 20 minutes. That is VERY easy to squeeze into a day. Like some of the reviewers mentioned, there are numerous twists and turns. There is no floor workouts in the DVD.
I have numerous Freytag workouts. I did find this ones timing to be not as clear as her other workouts. (thus the four starts) That being said, it is still a very complete short burst workout.
I will purchase more of her workouts in the future.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good except... January 25, 2007
By D Wick
I would have loved to give this 5 stars. There are two workouts, a warm-up, cool-down, a strength training appendix, and even a section where they break down the moves. The only thing they could have added that, in my opinion, would have made this the one of the best out there is a thorough stretch segment. Considering how much squatting and lunging you do (which really works the quadriceps) I would have appreciated some kind of quad stretch in the warm-up, if not an entire segment devoted to stretches. So a word of warning - before you start, stretch those calves and thighs!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you moving--great cardio workout! April 16, 2008
I read the reviews at this site before I buy and there weren't many about this one when I bought it. But, I know Chris Freytag (she cues well and is just the "right" amount of perky), and have nearly all of her videos. It was a good purchase. It takes a couple of times through to get all the moves right, but they're repeated often enough within the workouts, so it's not a problem. At some point, I'll perhaps need to do both of them to be super-challenged, but one is plenty to keep your heart pumping and your body sweating. Warning! There are A LOT of lunges in these workouts, and for folks with tender knees, this could be a problem. I'll be 60 in a few months, but I've NEVER been in better shape--tight and toned--and almost back to Wedding Day weight 35 years later! Thanks, Prevention!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite workout April 28, 2007
By Mer
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This is a FANTASTIC workout. It is very well organized and I do two segments of the cardio for one long 41 minute workout. The first one is a little more dancey style while the second is segmented into 6 fun sections. Whenever I do this I know I will be intensely sweating at the end of the second workout but with a big smile on my face because it was so fun! I would recommend this one. IT is worth its weight in gold!
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars poor routine June 30, 2007
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The routine is strange and does not flow. There are lunges with twisting which caused me to injure my knee. Her moves are not flowing and very awkward. I did not like this at all.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent workout October 3, 2008
As a former Firmie, I have come to be a big fan of the Prevention workouts. Chris Freytag is, using her favorite term, awesome! She is a motivating instructor who provides excellent cuing. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in terms of your workout ability, the Prevention workouts are a must.
Drop It in 30 is the latest addition to my Prevention collection and I must say that I loved it! The warm-up is four to five minutes in length, followed by two different workouts -- a fat blasting workout and a metabolism energizing workout -- and there is a cooldown at the end. If you are looking for a good 30 minute workout, you can do the warm-up, one of the two workouts and the cooldown. I did the warm-up, both workouts and the cooldown, burning 470 calories in less than an hour. I like that Freytag breaks things up into a few movements and offers easy to follow instructions, then repeats them so that a newbie gets used to the entire routine.
Add Drop It in 30 to your collection. It's a keeper!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun workout DVD
The routines make you sweat but can be done at a lower intensity (as demonstrated by one woman). Chris cues so well that I can be looking out the window (for example) instead of... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jean Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it a lot!
I can do 20 minutes, but believe me, you're going to workout! She's not as INTENSE as Jillian/Bob/Tony/Shaun, but
sometimes that's a GOOD thing! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Martina
4.0 out of 5 stars Chris Freytag is my favorite!
You can never go wrong with Chris Freytag. She motivates and keeps you moving. It's great for a the starting up again after being out of a routine for 6 months
Published 19 days ago by Brenda Lowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Drop it in 30 dvd
I order this dvd and I love it, It will get your heart pumping. I love Chris freytag and I have a lot of her DVDS, and I workout to her other dvd daily. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sade hasan
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris is a great motivator
I really enjoy how Chris works the routines up, adding steps gradually. I do the routines together to get a great workout. Read more
Published 1 month ago by GardenGuru
1.0 out of 5 stars I did not like this.
I returned this item. t was expecting the workouts I saw on Exercise Tv and this is more of an aerobics workout. Not for me.
Published 2 months ago by baseball started,so has more reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video
This was worth every penny. You will get a good workout and at the same time you will enjoy this video
Published 2 months ago by happy camper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great balanced workout
It has a good balance of cardio and strength good workout holds your concentration and time seems to move quickly
Published 2 months ago by Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
Arrived quickly in great shape. I have others by Chris and this one is a bit more high impact than my
knee could handle so gave it to my daughter.
Published 13 months ago by Nancy Berry
3.0 out of 5 stars good motivator
This was a video with excellent cueing. Time went by quickly with the athletic drills, but kind of boring with the routine(add-on) segment. Very upbeat instructor.
Published on March 29, 2012 by dollee
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