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Yogaworks: Fit Abs [DVD]
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I got this DVD mainly to bring variety into my ab workout routine, but have to say that I was disappointed... However, one of my friends, who works out every blue moon, found some exercises rather challenging.
So if you are a beginner - go for this DVD because it's very explanatory and the exercises won't kill you!
It's made of three parts: a 40-minute "flow" with Billy, a 9-minute ab workout with Jessie, and a 14-minute pose breakdown with the woman who's a modifier in the flow segment.
I've taken classes from Yogaworks trained instructors, and the instructors in this DVD reflect the training of Yogaworks, which is a positive. Yogaworks is very much into proper alignment and moving with the breath.
The flow with Billy is really nice. It's not one breath with one movement. It's more like a few breaths with each pose, but I like that. It allows my body to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Billy's instruction is smooth, positive, encouraging and pleasant.
The ab workout with Jessie is irritating. There are some cat/cows, planks, crunches and bicycles. Her voice is irritating and she says some goofy things that are annoying.
The pose breakdown person has a pleasant voice and instruction style. For someone new to yoga, this is a wonderful section. Proper alignment is so important in yoga, and this section will be a huge help to any beginner or someone wanting to brush up on alignment. What could make this section better is a chaptered menu so you could go to a specific pose instead of having to watch the entire segment.
For those people who are complaining this doesn't work their abs, please know that any balance pose also works your core, and your abs are a part of your core. There are lots of poses in here where you are balancing, even though you aren't doing one-legged poses.Read more ›
There are two workouts on the DVD: a 9 minute Fit Abs workout and a 43-minute Core Yoga Flow workout.
The Fit Abs workout doesn't really have any yoga-specific elements and doesn't utilize any of the traditional core-specific asanas (e.g. navasana). It's a series of crunches and plank exercises that you would do in any gym class.
The Core Yoga Flow workout is very slow. This longer workout does have more traditional sequences and asanas, but it's not exactly a flow workout where you move through one pose for each breath throughout the workout.
I was hoping that with this DVD I could incorporate some of the YogaWorks energy and focus on flow into my home practice. Unfortunately, the DVD doesn't deliver.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a soothing, easy yoga routine, this is not the DVD for you. However, if you are looking for a fun way to shock your abs, then this is a great DVD to add to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jennifer O.
This isn't the best video for beginning yoga, because there isn't a lot of modifications. However, it is exactly what I was looking for. A little challenging and enjoyable.Published 21 months ago by DJ Cassell
Yes, this workout might be considered for beginners, but I really enjoyed it. It's a slower version of their yoga fit DVD.Published 23 months ago by Phoenix, AZ
Very effective, easy to follow. I would recommend it to people who are just starting out or more experienced YOGA enthusiasts.Published on March 2, 2014 by Christine Reid
It is more of a beginner/low impact practice. I can't speak poorly of the content. It's easy to navigate and understand. I was just looking for a more advanced flow.Published on February 4, 2014 by Dr Saylor