Clean Cuisine's Full Fitness Fusion Exercise DVD
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No Impact Fat Burn Exercise DVD: A Full Body, Fully Functional, and Fully Transformational 30-Minute Workout Fuses highly effective exercise training techniques into one time-efficient 30-minute solution. Helps you burn fat while sculpting lean strong muscles and keeping your heart rate elevated. Changes with your body and can be adapted to the beginner or advanced exerciser. Full Fitness Fusion is a full body, fully functional and fully transformational workout program that fuses the most effective exercise training techniques into one time-efficient 30 minute solution workout that can be done in the privacy and convenience of your own home. Please note that actual workout times may vary according to which menu items are selected: Warm-Up: 5 minutes Main Workout: 27 minutes long Stretch and Firm 8.5 minutes
About the Actor
Ivy Larson is the founder of CleanCuisine.com, Clean Cuisine recipe developer and author of four books on nutrition, fitness and healthy cooking. She is an American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist, creator of the Full Fitness Fusion workout DVD and former healthy living expert and television personality on Lifetime Television. Ivy is a popular figure among top national media outlets and has been featured in Time Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Life & Style, Get Active, Oxygen, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Star, National Examiner, First for Women, and Quick and Simple. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, The Montel Show, and many more. Ivy's own health issues, including her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in 1998 when she was 22-years old, have inspired her to help others learn how to improve their lives with good nutrition, feel-good fitness and deliciously decadent healing foods.
Top customer reviews
With her sweet demeanor, Ivy seems like the girl next door. And her physique is admirable - toned and muscular. But, her teaching style didn't click with me.
I used to teach pilates and fitness classes, so I understand and appreciate the effort it takes to choreograph routines for class. However, I felt that this workout jumped from one type of exercise to another without any type of natural flow. For instance, we were doing planks on a mat and then suddenly we were jumping up and doing boxing moves.
I also prefer workouts without too many different types of equipment, and for this one you need a mat, a set of weights, a kettlebell and a chair. Again, constantly switching from one type of equipment to another seemed disjointed to me.
Because of all of the constant changing of positions and equipment, I felt distracted. I couldn't get in the zone, so I didn't feel like I got a good workout.
I did enjoy the cool down, though. It contained many yoga moves and was very fluid.
If you are looking for low-impact workouts that are fluid and challenging, check out anything from Jessica Smith. I always break a sweat whenever I do a workout of hers.
I agree with what other two and three star reviews have said: Ivy is sincere in her delivery, but her cuing isn't the best; it's a bit disjointed with it's get up, get down, pick up weights, set down weights, etc.; it's a nice workout for 30 minutes, but there are weaknesses in it that will make me turn to other DVDs in the future. Ivy sometimes shows modifications, but not always. Her pacing can be a bit frantic, but if you do this DVD multiple times, you'll probably get into the rhythm.
Music: Eh, it's okay. Not the best, not the worst.
Set: It's a very pleasing set, with nice lighting that's bright but not too bright. The floor is a light wood floor, again, pleasing. There are light blues and greens in the set, with light blue Lululemon mats being used by the exercisers. The white curtains and objects in the background are nice, not stark
Exercise: The whirlybird arm movements are lame. I can't imagine they get the heart rate up, as she said. Also, she shows upright rows, which can be really bad for people with shoulder injuries. She jumps into the warmup, but it's a nice warmup. Her cool-down stretching segment with yoga moves is also nice.
I would recommend this to someone who is familiar enough with exercise to modify if needed. I wouldn't recommend this to beginning exercisers because some of the moves need modification if you have shoulder, hip or knee issues. Also, some of the moves could tweak your back if you don't know much about exercising with weights. Intermediate and advanced exercisers might like it for a light day.
I like that Ivy shared her health history. It makes her more relateable.
If she makes another DVD, I would try it.
I also highly recommend the Clean Cuisine book. Ivy and her husband back up all of their recommendations with solid science, and I've already dropped a few pounds. Before this, I was doing a low-carb type diet, which did work to lose weight, but is clearly not as healthy as this program, plus it got boring, unlike the Clean Cuisine program.
I noticed some of the reviewers didn't like the "disjointedness" of the workout. As Ivy explains in her book, "mixing up" the routine like this is key to having a successful workout regime, and makes for better fat burning and toning. I can tell it's already working, and I really appreciate that the workout is completely low impact, because I have some hip and knee alignment issues. Really there's nothing in the market like this that I'm aware of. It is an awesome fitness DVD.