Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness: Ultimate Body, Vol. 1
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I already liked what I had seen of Jay on DCC and figured I'd give this a try. Note: the DVD was $15 when I ordered it, and know it's down to $11.50, which is a hell of a deal.
I couldn't find a detailed review online, so I thought I'd just do one myself.
Things you need to know: Jay is chit-chatty, and military. And hard-core. And his wife is the hot blonde on the cover with him. She helps lead as well.
You really don't need any equipment for this, and although some of the demonstrators do use hand weights from time to time, those of us trying to get back in shape certainly don't need them to get a good workout. Jay does want you to download his guide and learn the moves before you begin, but I didn't do this and it wasn't that big of a deal. If you are fairly coordinated, you can pick it up.
The workout is divided into five sections, and there's a countdown bar at the bottom of the screen to let you know how much time is left in each section, which is GENIUS. Gave me something to look forward to.
First section: Prep. 4:45. Basically some warm up cardio-type moves. No stretching.
Second section: Abs. Around 12:00. I love that they did abs first. I always get worn out and since abs are at the end of most DVD workouts, I tend to turn off the DVD and skip that part. No chance of that here.
Third section: Legs. Around 14:00. Holy crap, this is rough. Jay does his exercises in "cadences". Like 1 2 3, 1, 1 2 3, 2, 1 2 3, 3, and he does five of them.Read more ›
Jay knows how to train you but most importantly, he knows how to get into your head and teach you to BELIEVE that no matter how old, how overweight, or how athletically challenged you are or think you are, YOU CAN DO THIS. He practices what he teaches and is a living example that will inspire you and make you want to give it your all. He is energetic and fun so you will never be bored. Jay is a blessing and gift to the world. Give yourself this gift to become a better you. Learn how to change your body and mind which will make you stronger than ever and carry over into your daily life. There are a lot of "imitation" boot camps out there so don't waste your time and money on those. JAY JOHNSON IS THE REAL DEAL. Do Jay's workouts regularly, eat well balanced food and I promise you, the results WILL show up on your entire body. Happy boot camping everyone... HOORAH!!!!
Overall it's an ok exercise video. Definiately not one of my favorites though.
With other routines, if I missed a day I didn't feel bad exactly... disappointed in myself, yes, but I'd always shrug it off. I actually look forward to waking up to get this one in before getting ready for work. Occasionally I have to wait until the afternoon/evening (hey, there are days when the snooze button is just way too appealing), but I find myself coming on 2pm, anxious to get home so I can kick my own butt.
The gym bores me. Other DVDs never keep me interested because I don't feel that motivation and drive to better myself. With Jay, I'm in competition with myself. He and Lin continually remind you to write down how many reps you did and I truly believe keeping a track record is the best way to stay focused.
I would like a more lengthy stretching section, but I can do that on my own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I do this workout faithfully everyday and I absolutely love it! The exercises aren't that difficult in my opinion and it's a great full body workout! Read morePublished on March 13, 2014 by Mrs. Valentine
Good workout for me but a little too chatty in some places. Was surprised the ending was so draggy also.Published on May 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Not the best fat burner but certainly a must program (volume 1) if you want to build strength and stamina. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by James Lopez
I tried this video for the first time yesterday and I was feeling it throughout the video. I would say I'm in pretty good shape, mostly a runner, but I felt it in my abs and legs. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The halting pace of this workout does not excite me. The bigger issue is absolutely no checking in on your form I've found in other products. Will not buy more of Jay's workouts. Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by rufusmaximus
My fiance and I are preparing for our wedding so we both want to get really fit! This Boot Camp is the ticket to fitness success and it actually motivates you to not give up! Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by ELL