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First off the cardio section was amazing. It was hard, but it was also fun and Amy Dixon is a great instructor. She had me begging for mercy about 4-5 minutes in, but she encouraged me to "keep going, it's only 10 minutes!"
The lower body section clocked in at just under 8 minutes, but you WILL feel it. Amy has you doing a series of lunges, curtsey lunges, and deadlifts with lunges. VERY effective and the pace moves quickly and the moves are compact. Right off, you can feel the muscles you're working.
The upper body section was UNBELIEVABLE. I was dying--in a good way. And the day after I was sore. She does a bunch of great variations on the usual shoulder exercises, bicep curls, triceps and an awesome pushup variation that I love and you won't dread doing, yet is effective as well.
The flexibility workout is great as well, and Amy reminds you that this is not a wasted workout--you're still burning calories, which was encouraging as well.
All in all, this was a great DVD that I probably won't use everyday but I will use when I want a total body workout in less than 40 mins., or on days when I want to concentrate on certain areas of the body. I've never heard of Amy Dixon before but now that I have, I will definitely be buying more of her DVDs. Her cueing is great, she's funny and makes come comical remarks and is not overly peppy or obnoxious.
Great DVD, if you buy it, you WILL be using it again and again!
You get a mix in here - cardio, toning and work for flexibility and balance. You always know what's coming up because Amy cues so well. She's encouraging and motivating. The aerbics isn't too dancy and fancy but it does get your heart rate up and that helps burn fat. Then there is upper toning and lower toning, both of which target lots of muscles in different ways (by changing your body angle, you work more muscles). The stretching at the end is what helps your balance and flexibility and it's relaxing yet fun. All you need are some dumbbells and for a bonus workout, you get a stability ball segment so you should have one of those on hand too.
It's not too hard to do, and it's fun yet effective and I'm so impressed that I'm buying these as birthday and holiday gifts for my friends. I think everyone will find this as enjoying as I do, and if you stick with it, the results will come for sure.
Amy Dixon is a great instructor who cues well and is encouraging without being annoying. Plus, it's a really great workout! I did all 4 10-minute segments together, and it was a really well rounded routine. I'm definitely a bit sore today (especially in the shoulders!). My favorite segment is probably the balance/flexibility cooldown at the end--it's very relaxing with some great yoga/pilates-inspired movements. What a great way to end a workout!
I'd definitely recommend trying this out, even if you weren't a fan of the other Women's Health DVDs.
NOTE 5 MONTHS LATER: After a few weeks, I only had time to workout on Saturday and Sunday mornings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my go-to workout videos that I do after my Zumba routine. I enjoy the combination of cardio, toning, and flexibility training with clear and engaging instruction... Read morePublished 12 days ago by T. A. Fisher
I really like it. The sessions are 10 minutes each, so you can work it to meet your schedule. Aldo, the moves are not difficult or complex, making it a good workoutPublished 4 months ago by Jillye
The workout(s) actually are pretty good. My only complaint is the quality of the recording; not the best. Read morePublished 9 months ago by justme
Very energetic instructor with good cues. I'm 56, exercise most everyday & this gives me a good workout. I like that its in 4 -10 minute segments so you can use your time wisely.Published 10 months ago by J0HN SARISKY