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Complete Workout & Stress Reduction [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Product details

  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 26 April 2005
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007LBM3G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,145 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By qangela
What a trip down memory lane! I had this on VHS tape in the late '80s and used it so much I wore the tape out. To those of you who are old enough to know what I'm talking about, this DVD contains the workout with the bright orange Lauryl Sparkes who leads the high impact half of the class and Jeannie Earnst leading the low impact half, and the body conditioning sections involve using dumbbells and ankle weights. It's not the one with two workouts (an easy one followed by a hard one) that involves singing along with Leslie Lillien - I wish that was out on DVD, I loved that one!
Tagged on to the end of this DVD is an extremely easy aerobics session - the kind that someone in their 70s could do - and then a "stress reduction" section that involves Jane crouching over a man with ginger chest hair telling him to clench and unclench his nether regions. In short, this section is good for a laugh with a glass of wine and that would probably be more stress-reducing than doing the clenching yourself!
I'm pretty fit and I found the whole tape very easy - much easier than I remember. I regularly do Tae-Bo and the Davina Power of 3 tapes, and I think that these have increased my fitness significantly. If you're pretty fit, you'd probably find all of the exercises on the Jane Fonda DVD pretty easy too, but it's still fun. If you're older, or just starting to get fit though, I'd really recommend the Jane Fonda DVD, if only to learn what it looks like when you overdo the backcombing and sunbed... ah, the '80's! In terms of fitness level, I'd say that if you find Rosemary Connley DVDs hard, you're going to get a good workout from this DVD.
Take care that your DVD player will play this DVD - it's an American import and you'll need a multi-region player.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag 13 Sep 2007
I absolutely looooooooooooove the complete workout. If I could chose one absolute favourite classic workout it would be the complete workout. It has everything any exercise DVD should have. A great warm up, full body toning and the most fun and sweat breaking aerobic routine ever concluding with a fabulous full body stretch. The aerobics session includes everything from a Scottish jig to country line dancing. So much fun you even forget you are working out. Just forget about the horrible eighties synthesizer music and clothes which include suspenders, orange socks and big red bows for the hair (yaikeeeeeees, it doesn't sound pretty eh?). And just enjoy this gem of a 70 minutes long workout. Which really should challenge you.

The stress reduction programme is not good however. It includes a horrible lazy 30 minute workout which will not get your heart rate up, nor give you a toning workout. What's the point then? It also includes a stretching and relaxing session, but it is soooooo dated, that both the stretching and the relaxation is a complete waste of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fitness dvd 29 May 2009
The Jane Fonda DVD was delivered in a timely manner, and I have enjoyed using it.
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142 of 146 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I still do both of these - great to see them out on DVD! 8 May 2005
By Good Brother Cadfael - Published on
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When I worked out for lunch in the breakroom today, a new coworker came in to heat up her meal and started doing grapevines with me. "Can I join you tomorrow?" she asked. "This is so fun!" Yep, I was doing _Complete Workout_.

I have relied on VHS and DVD workouts to keep me in shape for over ten years, but long before I got my first VCR, I had read Jane Fonda's workout book and was doing her workout from a cassette with my friends. Jane was pretty revolutionary back then, telling us that it was OK to be strong and healthy and that not everyone was going to fit into some cookie-cutter mold. Good advice today, too, if you ask me.

These two workout programs are two of my favourites! _The Complete Workout_ gives you an arm workout with weights, then about half an hour of lively and varied aerobics. There are different instructors to show different levels of impact/effort. The last section gives you a good leg workout. There is nothing weird or hard here, just simple fun with a certain amount of effort involved. Jame shows lots of variations and she gives useful tips for effectiveness and safety in the arm and leg toning sections. I have been doing this program off and on for years.

The _Stress Reduction Program_ gives you about 20 minutes of super-simple aerobics. This is the one I go for when I say, "I'm too tired. I don't feel like working out today." I tell myself I'll just do the first song. But I have never not finished the 20 minutes. After the aerobics, there's a stretching section that lasts 15 to 20 minutes. It is very relaxing and Jane gives very detailed instruction about what the stretch is supposed to do and how it is supposed to feel. She provides modifications, too. I personally never use the last session, in which Jane does a guided relaxation exercise, although the techniques presented therein I have found useful.

Back when I first began working out, I didn't particularly care about Jane's past or her personal opinions, except as they were related to health and fitness, nor do I now. I am glad the videos are being turned into DVD's. It makes it a lot more convenient and easy to work out with Jane!
65 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work your whole body in one fun workout...time will fly! 24 April 2005
By Nicolette Clark - Published on
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What a fun throw back to the 80s! You'll get everything in this workout, big hair, belts with leotards (why did you need a belt with a leotard?...who cares it was the 80s!), leg warmers, it's got it all.

This is a very fun, anything but boring workout. The workout is broken up into two parts. The first half of the DVD is a weight lifting routine. Light weights are used and Jane gives great instruction on lifting properly. The second half of the DVD is the low impact aerobic routine. There are eight to ten people working out on the DVD with Jane and everyone is enthusiastic and has great energy. Jane takes turns leading the video with two other women. This breaks things up nicely and keeps things moving. One half of the room is doing the workout for beginners and the other side is for more advanced exercisers to follow. This is a fantastic workout for those just beginning to exercise and those who are intermediate and advanced that want to experience a lighter workout.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enduring Workout 25 July 2005
By Belle C. Vaughan - Published on
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The best I ever looked was when I was using this video everyday. I wouldn't recommend that knowing what I know now. It is important to know that I've never been past the intermediate level. I've been using The Complete Workout video for 15 years (since 1990)!

This is a 70 minute workout with an option to break it into 2 segments of 55 minutes, doing a warm-up, upper body, aerobics (30 minutes), and stretches on one day, and aerobics (the same 30 minute segment), lower body, and stretches on the next day. Abs are included in the lower body workout.

The aerobics section is broken down into High Impact and Low Impact with an instructor demonstrating each at all times during the aerobics section. This allows you to grow with the video.

The upper body is excellent and all you need are some hand weights preferrably two sets one lighter, 5 lbs. maybe, and one heavier, 8 lbs., for an average person. Some of the upper body exercises will be more beneficial with heavier weights.

The lower body is also an excellent workout. You may want a mat for the lower body work if you do not have carpet.

All exercises can be done with or without weights, and you can add weight to all for increased resistance and a more strenuous workout.

The ab work is challenging enough to take you through the intermediate level.

The Complete Workout uses traditional exercises including: arm raises, bicep curls, shoulder shrugs, push ups (choose on knees or not), leg raises (inner and out thigh), buttock compressors, lunges, sit ups including obliques, and much more.

Jane is the best instructor I've ever seen. The movements are never rushed, the counts are the same for both sides of the body, and she is great about reminding you of proper form! The video quality is not amateurish and is of the highest quality.

I can't tell you about the Stress Reduction Program just yet as I have just ordered it with The Complete Workout on DVD - to replace my aging VHS. I can tell you that you will not be disappointed with The Complete Workout especially if you prefer traditional moves. You will "Feel It"! Speaking of which, I feel $11.68 is good price for 2 workouts that you may never get tired of! Also, check out The Firm which are highly rated.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Dual Disc 19 Aug 2006
By Jeffrey A. Kalfut - Published on
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This is a great low to moderate workout. It keeps the waistline in check. I love the 20 min. stretching segment, really makes you feel good afterwards. This disc may be old school, but it works.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's got the Magic Touch 29 Jun 2006
By Sherry Brown - Published on
I like the choices available on this DVD. In the beginning when you are not sure of what to do you can do the light aerobics and then get more of a workout if that works for you. It is easier than going to a gym class which tends to be different every time. Once you learn the routines you can get a good workout every time. Jane is so sweet and encouraging. Nice going.
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