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Includes a 16-page booklet of “Eat to Win” tips and nutritious recipes from Cooking Light!
A full-solution program to help you lose weight fast!
Whether you are just starting out on a weight loss plan, or have tried everything and can’t lose those extra pounds, Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt offers everything you need to reach your goal.
By incorporating both cardio and strength-training into two unique 20-minute workouts, you’ll work more efficiently, lose more body fat, and rev up your metabolism. Your body will then work to burn calories around the clock, giving you the ultimate edge to reach your weight loss goals.
Successful weight loss also means healthy eating, so we’ve included a advice and recipes from Cooking Light, the magazine dedicated to helping you eat smart, be fit, and live well. We’ve also included a bonus section of easy and fun exercises you can do throughout your day to increase your calorie burn. It’s all laid out for you and designed to fit into a busy, hectic lifestyle. You CAN finally lose weight--starting today!
Violet Zaki, an international fitness expert and certified instructor, teaches at Equinox in New York City. Her emphasis on proper technique and defined fitness goals--as well as having fun along the way--have earned her an enormous following.
BONUS: Ab Challenge (8 min.)
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In addition to the great workouts, the chaptering is fantastic. You have the choice of doing everything (warm up, both routines and cool down), or you can pick just one workout, or you can pick either workout with warm up and cool down. The options are already broken out for you so there's no fiddling around to program your set.
Each routine includes strength with cardio intervals and she uses combination moves for double duty effect. Some of these moves are more on the intermediate/advanced side and require good balance, but there is a background exerciser who uses modifications throughout so even someone relatively new to exercise should be able to follow along. I love the yoga-influenced cool down; it's 9 wonderful minutes of stretching and letting go. (Note: The cardio sculpt workouts are about 20 minutes long so adding the warm up and cool down make for a longer, approx. 30 minute, workout.)
There's also a bonus abs routine. Again, she doesn't disappoint. It's around 8 minutes and includes some (optional) weighted work as well as toe dips (a personal favorite) and ends with a nice little stretch. Included with the bonus features is a 5-minute preview of the Weight Loss Pilates workout. It's probably one of the most useful previews I've come across as it makes a nice little add-on to the abs.
Zaki manages to be tough but encouraging. Her warmth and personality really shine through and, IMO, she is unmatched at creating challenging, yet doable, workouts.
Excellent.The instructor has a soothing British accent and is very calm yet she pushes you with her WORDS rather than with yelling at you. Her energy is excellent, as is that of those who follow her in the dvd.
Great cueing. I did get tripped up once but I can assure you, for me, that's great cueing. I have two left feet and found her very easy to follow.
Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt takes to heart the evidence that the most effective workout will get your heart rate up but still allow it to roller coaster down some, then do strength training and alternate this fat burning and muscle building circuit through the workout. I wear a bodybugg to measure my daily caloric burn so I can actually SEE scientifically how many calories a workout I do burns and how many calories I burn per minute doing it...and this was a scorcher!! However, the moves really worked my muscles well too which means, with strength training, you continue to burn calories long after the workout is done in addition to the cardio he has which burns them fast during the workout. But whether you measure your own caloric burn or not, you'll feel your heart rate stay in the prime fat burning zone. It gets it up there!
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First, I'm a big fan of Violet Zaki, following her innovative workouts on Exercise TV and in her Self DVD's, though this may be her best to date. She's personable while still economical with her commentary and helpful in her instruction...so encouraging but "gets down to business" without the annoying fluff talk other instructors too often overuse. I'm actually inspired to work hard and not let her down, as if I'm in her class, which proves more motivational when I travel and workout in my hotel room (the chaptering is very functional in this regard too, when short on time).
Second, as advertised, it's an efficient, dynamic workout, full of multi-tasking exercises that challenge more than one muscle group at a time, along with balance and coordination, intensifying calorie burn. Yet, I think it's still accessible to all fitness levels given the modifications. I plan on working my way up the intensity curve by increasing poundage on the hand weights (probably substituting straps when I travel), range of movement, and pacing. IMO, good DVD workouts are challenging but structured so that the user can build on them, extending their usefulness, which Violet inherently seems aware of in how she designed this workout.
Violet's website suggests "Cardio Kick," also from Acacia, will soon be out too...can't wait!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Violet Zaki does a great job with all of her workouts. She keeps you moving without being repetitive or difficult to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jmschwa
Violet Zaki is my favorite fitness instructor. I absolutely love this dvd. Challening, fun, great results.Published 2 months ago by Naeemah
Nowhere near as hard as what I was looking for, I had to quit this cuz its too much a waste of my time, did my Amy Dixon workout instead, couldn't get out of my comfort zone on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by michele m. davis