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Ballet Beautiful: Cardio Fat Burn
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Core Workout: Get your heart rate up with a quick warm-up and then move into a high-intensity cardio interval followed by a targeted ab workout.
Upper Body: Tone a sleek, strong upper body and elegant posture with targeted arm exercises and a fast-paced cardio interval.
Lower Body: Focused exercises to tone the inner thigh and sculpt long, lean legs with cardio elements.
Total Body Workout: Burn calories and tighten and tone with this full body cardio workout, and then cool down with light stretching.
Note: Disc plays entire content on selecting "play all" from the menu.
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I've had wonderful results using Mary Helen Bowers' Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout and Ballet Beautiful Body Blast workouts together (which I liken to the results that many get from Tracy Anderson's workouts, in terms of the lengthening and tightening that you get), and had been eagerly awaiting this new one, which I pre-ordered from Amazon a few months ago. (In my reviews for those two other DVDs, I've mentioned the positive results I've gotten from doing Mary Helen's workouts in the past; when I was doing just those two workouts and no cardio, I lost several inches.) I'm really pleased with this new one, and know that I'll be using it a lot!
When you go to the main menu, you have the option of playing either the entire workout or individual chapters. Whether you choose the individual segments or the whole thing, you also have the option of playing the workout with Mary Helen's voice + music or just with the music. This is a nice feature since the counting on her other two DVDs can be a bit repetitious after doing the workouts a few times.
The individual segments (if you choose to do them one at a time) are:
* Warm-Up (about 8 minutes)
* Core Workout (about 11 minutes)
* Upper Body (about 16:30 minutes)
* Lower Body (about 13 minutes)
* Total Body (about 11 minutes; this is really the last cool-down stretch)
The entire workout comes in at 62 minutes, and all you need to do the workout is a mat.Read more ›
Some specific tips/notes about this DVD:
1) Yes, the cardio parts are very dance-based and it may seem complicated or overwhelming if you're a total non-dancer. Be forgiving and patient with yourself and accept that it's going to take time for your body to learn new ways of moving - there's no rush! Also, if you find you're really having difficulty following her movements, think of Mary Helen like a mirror. So don't, for example, lift your left foot when she lifts her left foot; rather, lift your RIGHT foot so that you are mirroring her movements. It's way easier to do it this way (note: obviously if you're doing this, ignore her verbal instructions regarding right and left since they'll all be backwards to you).Read more ›
Also, without dance training and very specific instruction on how to do each move safely, some of the things in this workout just don't seem safe to do repeatedly. The moves are higher impact than were in her other videos and the odd landing in the plies caused pain in my knees. I'm not mobility impaired or anything, I'm just a normal person, but like a lot of women, I have some lingering issues with my knees that I have to pay attention to. Part of why I loved her other videos so much is that they were challenging but never hurt my joints or made me worry that I even could. They were very gentle but also very effective.
Maybe this workout is more like other "cardio" DVDs, but if you are buying it on the basis of her other workouts, you should know that there are some big differences. So, be advised. I'll give it three stars because the production value is good, it does seem to be in keeping with other available workout DVDs, and pretending to be a ballerina was pretty fun. The moves are graceful, even some of the stretches, so that was a nice change.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the toning, strength building, and intensity of her workouts. Her series is one of the best I've used. They are also safe for aging joints.😊Published 1 month ago by T.P.
I am writing this as I have recently bought another cardio workout (2x 30 mins sections) along with section workout. This is NOT an easy workout. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stevie
I love this workout! Mary Helen Bowers is intense but not in an iterating way like I find some instructors to be, I recommend all of her series,.Published 2 months ago by Laurie Ingalls
I just feel like how quickly she moves could confuse people/ lead to injury. I would recommend anyone interested in doing this workout to stretch very well before starting and to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pieisforme
I have a few of these Ballet Beautiful dvd's. They are all excellent. Great instruction, intense workouts in short amount of time. Ballet moves, and very result oriented. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pen
Graceful and beautiful exercise, challenging but really helps to burn the fat.Published 4 months ago by isabel
Despite the description, this is a low impact workout. There is only one cardio rountine and it's not much. If you are used to high impact you will want to skip this one.Published 4 months ago by Jennifer