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I want more Ballet Beautiful!,
This review is from: Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast (DVD)
I started with Mary Helen Bowers' Total Body Workout DVD and then finally bought this one. I honestly thought it might be a waste of money because I saw a preview clip online and thought it was just be a repeat of Total Body and then the rest would be simple versions of Tracy Anderson moves, but I was wrong. This DVD will kick your butt (and arms, and back, and everything else) Body Blast makes it burn, but it's an amazing burn.
I wrote a review for the Total Body workout and talked about how Ballet Beautiful compares to Tracy Anderson--but I do want to say that I get excited to do Ballet Beautiful more than I've ever been excited to work out. It doesn't make me dread it and I think it's her relaxed, graceful attitude that I find very motivating and welcoming. Tracy's workouts require me to think more about the move and in general it's just more complicated. Yes, that makes a good workout, BUT Mary Helen Bowers has come up with some very simple but powerful moves that tone, elongate, and kick your muscles into shape. It's almost relaxing just in the fact that it's uncomplicated, except you will find yourself trying to imagine you are in another world so you don't have to feel the intense pain and trembling going on from all the reps. I think the classical music also helps me focus on the workout and inspires me, as I said in the other review, it does make you feel like a ballerina. Mary Helen's voice is also very soothing. :)
Also, I'm convinced the Swan Arms combined with the arm segment in Total Body are all a person needs to get trim, toned arms. You don't need pushups, you don't need weights. What this does is gives you that sculpted but feminine ballerina body.
I want Mary Helen Bowers to make more workout DVDs! Love them!
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Initial post: Feb 6, 2013 1:14:00 AM PST
Alexandra Cooper says:
Hey! So in your opinion which one would you buy if you were going to get just one? Read both of your reviews and would like your take! :) Thanks!
Posted on Apr 1, 2013 12:27:30 PM PDT
Thank you so much for this! I was worried that purchasing the Body Blast could possibly be a waste since I own the 60 minute workout. I am happy to hear that it offers more (The trailers don't really show you much so I was a bit worried!) I am super excited to get my copy of Body Blast now!!! Thanks again!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 12:28:03 PM PDT
I don't own this one yet, but I think that if you want to buy one - go for the total body workout, in my opinion! :)
Posted on Jul 22, 2013 7:47:23 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 22, 2013 7:57:45 PM PDT
Thank you for your input. I am a lot like you: ex Jillian & Jackie turned TA because I like the variety of movements and prefer to have a lean physique. I just ordered both ballet videos. I can't wait to start!
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