Minna Lessig - Total Body Toning - 1 Minute Workout
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Just answer three simple questions and you could enjoy a different workout EVERY DAY for the rest of your life! 1 MINUTE WORKOUT: Total Body Toning with Minna Lessig is the most versatile and complete workout system ever to be released on one DVD!
Its as easy to use as 1, 2, 3! This revolutionary DVD prompts you to pick your target area, your level of intensity and your workout length, and then creates a customized and unique circuit-training workout designed to meet your particular fitness goals. With over 115 different one-minute segments in its database, this DVD can create virtually limitless exercise combinations to keep your workouts fresh and help you avoid those frustrating workout plateaus. Even if you pick the same three answers every time, you may still never get the same workout twice! Intelligently designed, each unique circuit-training workout will elevate the heart rate while strengthening the muscles to provide maximum results. 1 Minute Workout also includes multiple warm-ups and cool-downs, as well as Fast Track Workouts a great option on those days when youre really crunched for time and want to do a quick and effective total body workout. Special Features include a seven-minute Bonus Stretch Segment, Tips and Techniques for each trouble zone and How to Get the Most out of this Program.
About the Actor
As Health Watch Contributor to the CBS Early Show and star of three top-selling fitness videos under her name already, Minna Lessig is a familiar face to millions of women looking for fitness advice. In addition, Lessigs weekly fitness column in the Miami Herald has run for over three years. She was the 1997 Miss Fitness USA and has trained athletes including Olympic Decathlon champ, Dan OBrien and Seattle Mariner, Alex Rodriquez.
Fitness experts Michelle and Phil Dozois designed the exercise segments and sequences, and consulted with the DVD engineers to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the workout mixes. The Dozois are co-owners of Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena, CA. Michelle Dozois has appeared in over twenty popular fitness videos. She is a former National and World Aerobic Champion, certified by A.C.E., Stott Pilates and the Physical Mind Institute.
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The ONLY thing I don't like is sometimes segments will repeat in the course of a workout. The customizing technology isn't perfect. But other than that, this is a great one, especially if you're a busy mom and need to workout according to what time you have available each day.
I've been doing it 3-5 times a week for 5 weeks plus a 1600 cal per day diet and I've lost 7 lbs and 1-2 inches throughout my body. I'd call that success!
I like the fact that it's programmable, you can set it to what you feel like doing that day, how long, how difficult, etc. Some days I will just do upper body or lower body, do both separately on the same day, or just choose a total body workout. It's very versatile as far as the exercises plus the amount of time you set it for. Sometimes I feel like going all out and doing 40 minutes of upper body work as opposed to the normal 20 or 25 minutes.
But, I tend to agree with other reviewers, there can be too many repeats of exercises, or I sometimes get too many chest exercises (mainly pushups) and not enough back or tricep exercises. This morning I set it for 20 minutes of upper body and got 3 sets of pushups. Sure I could use extra pushups but there are so many different exercises in the database I would prefer to not see any repeated ones. I thought that's what the purpose of this DVD was, maybe it's just a flaw in the programming.
I still like this DVD though, Minna is a great instructor, very laid back, not intimidating, I enjoy working out with her. She is by herself in a cozy workout room. This workout only requires a couple sets of dumbells, light and heavy. The DVD has a lot of features, separate warm up and cooldowns, plus fast track workouts on those time crunched days.
It's too bad this DVD is already out of print and has been for a while now. It offers a lot of variety, and I enjoy it despite a few quibbles I have with it. I would rate it as beginner/intermediate level. Each exercise is only a minute long, I find I can't use too heavy of weight as it is fast paced because they want to fit so many reps into one minute. 4 stars for this one.
"Minna Lessig - Total Body Toning - 1 Minute Workout" is a great way of toning your body. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to exercising and I really appreciate the fact that I can choose the length and intensity of my workout. I use Level 1 and while I don't break out in a sweat like I do when using other exercise DVD's, I do feel like I've gotten a complete workout by the time I'm through. I found the one minute length of each exercise to be perfect, especially since if an exercise was a bit too difficult for me I could either still do it in the one minute or skip it altogether without harming my exercise routine. The DVD claims to have over 115 different exercises (there's a chart listing them all) so most of the time each exercise program is different, but I have seen some exercises repeated while I exercise. I do the Total Body Toning (Level 1) and the exercises either involve standing up or floor exercise with no apparent rhyme or reason as to which is next and it can be a bit frustrating to have to switch from one to the other with no warning. There is a brief transition period between each exercise, which may annoy some, but I found it a perfect way to catch my breath before going onto the next exercise. While the DVD says weights are optional, the majority of exercises I've done require either light weights or heavier weights. The warm up and cool down sections are very helpful, especially the cool down which I find very effective. I like Minna Lessig as an instructor; she's very pleasant, calm, and encouraging.
I find "Minna Lessig - Total Body Toning - 1 Minute Workout" to be very helpful.