Skinny Bitch Fitness: Boot Camp
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Skinny Bitch: Boot Camp
If you can't take one more day of self-loathing over your body, you're ready to get buff. Welcome to Skinny Bitch Boot Camp, where only the strong survive! A skinny bitch is a healthy one--so commit to getting fit! No judgments! Stop letting life pass you by! Don't be scared! Yes, you're going to get whipped into being thin, but there are modifications for every exercise. So no matter where you are on your own Skinny Bitch path, Boot Camp will give you the sexy, skinny body you are meant to have! So ditch the diet soda and join the Skinny Bitch army!]]>
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Ok, now on to the review: If you want to work out the hardest you've ever worked in your life, this isn't it what you're looking for. Go check out Jillian Michaels's "Hard Body" or Jeanette Jenkins's "Bikini Bootcamp" instead.
However, if you (like me) already do those workouts and want something different that fulfills the following requirements, then I recommend considering getting the Skinny Bitch DVDs:
- Doesn't make you feel like you're going to die, but still burns calories (this and their Body workout burn 400-500 calories each, according to my heart rate monitor).
- Offers a variety of moves you haven't seen in other workouts. You can tell the routines were created by a professional trainer (Patrick Goudeau). Yeah, both women mess up a couple times, but it's really not as bad as most of the reviews here make it seem. You always see at least one of the backup fitness models/dancers, so it's pretty easy to follow along with the routine during the few times Kim or Rory mess up a little.
- Doesn't trigger your "exercise ADD". Most workout videos spend way too much time on each exercise and I get bored 3 minutes in (Jillian and Jeanette are the exceptions here). The Skinny Bitch workouts flow quickly from move to move, so they stay fun. To up the burn, I hold 2lb weights during the cardio sequences and switch to 5 or 8lb dumbbells for the toning sequences.
- Has choreography that takes a couple times to get. For the same reason that it's NOT boring, I didn't pick up the entire choreography instantly.
At the end of the day, I just enjoy these workouts. The moves and routines are fun and intelligently put together. That's all I really care about. When I feel like the banter is too much, I mute the DVD and put my ipod on instead.
Also, I want to respond to the complaint about Kim and Rory introducing themselves in the beginning. Yes, they should have made it skippable, but c'mon people. The fast-forward button exists for a reason. Besides, when I put in my exercise DVDs I'm still pulling on my workout shoes and getting my water bottle, so I always miss the intros anyway. That one little annoyance has nothing to do with the routines and shouldn't seriously influence how you rate the workouts, IMO.
The best things about this video are (and why they surpass the other videos):
-The general variety of the moves
-The ab work
-The no-excuses attitude (that is motivation, not belittlement, as I've seen people complain of with Jillian Michael's)
-The down to earth, "girlfriend" type speech
-The 5x5, which are 5, 5 minute targeted workouts that you can do anywhere, anytime (again, no excuses)
One negative thing I have to say is they do talk a lot at the beginning, however, I make use of the fast forward feature for that minor nuisance. It's not a big deal, and I don`t understand why anyone would think this is "self-promotion." I would say it's more "lengthy motivation." The talking during the workout doesn't bother me either, in fact it's probably what I like most. They have fun, I have fun.
The other negative is the camera angles. For example, sometimes it's hard to tell which leg they're using when they're doing a move, because they are both wearing black pants (the legs look the same), and other times the angle is just weird and for a second I'm not sure what move is even being done and/or how. It's annoying, but not enough to de-motivate me.
I can't say it's the hardest workout routine, but it was when I started. In fact that should say something in and of itself, that I am where am now because these videos motivated me and got me to like exercise. Now, after moving up to P57, there's a lot of places I'll use weights when they don't tell you you need to, or I'll hold the move longer instead of stopping and going back into it, and I'm fine with that. So, if you're already at an intermediate to advanced fitness level, I wouldn't buy this just for the workout, but I don't think these videos were intended for that audience anyway.
If you're conservative or like instructors who do everything perfectly and are very serious about it, this is not the workout for you. I do HIGHLY recommend P57 and 30 Day Shred if you fall into that category, they are both amazing workout DVDs in their own way. If you're not big into veganism or healthy living in general you will also easily find something to not like about this video. I however, am very appreciative of their goal to get other women to "be happy, healthy, and in great shape" and I think they've accomplished that and more, by producing a workout video that does get me moving and more importantly, enjoying it.
I had two issues with the DVD; one is that the routine is not broken down for you, it just jumps from move to move. At times, even the girls leading the routine seem lost. The second is that when you start the DVD and select Play All, there's an awful lot of talking before you get to the routine itself. Be prepared to fast forward through this. I will say that those who don't like cursing should probably skip this one; the title alone is indicative of this and it does carry through the routine.
Overall, I liked the routine; it's fun and it's a good workout.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The workout itself is hard to follow and they do not explain the moves or...Read more