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Sparkpeople and Coach Nicole's Boot Camp - I'm work'n it!
on January 6, 2012
This review is based on my first 6 six days. Day 7 begins tomorrow ... WooHoo!
I am loving this 28-Day Bootcamp! This is what I wrote about my Day 1 experience on Sparkpeople.com "This was a little tougher than I thought, but a very good workout! Although I will admit the warm could be a workout [in] itself. I had to be careful with the grapevine/mambo turns as I was working out on carpet, so the turns were a bit of a challenge. I like the idea of clicking the day on the calendar that takes you to the workout. I originally thought I had to click the warm/workout/cool down separately. Nice feature."
I disagree with one of the posts that this dvd is not for beginners. Beginners can follow this fitness routine - Jewel, featured on the right, does an excellent job at the modifying the moves. And the moves can be modified even more. I have a shoulder/back injury so I'm limited with some of the moves. If you have never done a particular move before, of course it will seem difficult at first, but keep going, keep moving. If you find that you have two left feet, take your time, you WILL get it. If you work out on carpet, the mambo turns will be a challenge or just don't turn. I weigh 219, and consider myself an advanced beginner/intermediate exerciser.
I have nothing negative to say about this dvd. Coach Nicole's positive attitude upbeat attitude keeps you going and her cuing is excellent. The 28-Day Calendar is by far, the best feature I've seen - well structured! More fitness dvds should be like this. Just click and your right where you need to be to get started!
And Ditto on Exercise Junkie's review ....
EDITED TO ADD:
EDITED - On 1/28/2012 I completed the 28-Day Boot Camp dvd. I am happy to report that I successfully met my two goals.
The first was committing to ALL 28 days. Other than adding in a little cardio on rest days - I accomplished what I set out to do from the start, complete the program - no excuses, no distractions.
My second goal, which was to release 5 lbs. I was super excited when I finished Day 28 - the feeling that I accomplished is beyond words - it was a great feeling.
Sunday morning, 1/29/2012 - I stepped on the scale for my final weigh-in.
Start Weight - 219.4
Goal Weight 214
End Weight - 213.8
TOTAL RELEASED - 5.6LBS WooHoo! I did it I did it!!!
Although I did not take measurements, I can definitely feel a difference in my clothes. They fit just right, not snug or hug my body like before starting bootcamp.
Coach Nicole was easy to follow and her cuing was superb. I teetered between watching Jewel for modifications and toward the end of the 28 days I would try a few of the advanced moves. I was aiming for Progress NOT perfection.
Currently I am following another program for cardio, but incorporating the 28-day boot camp strength training. Although the strength training kicked my butt, it was just what the doctor ordered. I can see the definition in my arms and legs. Thanks Sparkpeople, Coach Nicole, Linsey and Jewel ... you ROCK!
I'm sure that most people look forward to the last day of any boot camp and I'll admit I was, but I am looking forward to Round 2 in March!