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With this in mind, my trainers Jackie and Mark and I have created three complete new fitness sessions for my brand new DVD. We've made the most of every second of the workouts, so that each workout only takes 30 minutes! That's only an hour and a half of exercise a week - doesn't sound too bad does it?! Pump This works the muscles really well and includes small but intensive interval training sessions.
Cardio Box This is brilliant and loads of fun to do, as it combines intensive fat burning exercise with some boxing moves.
Core Stability This is all about poise, posture, balance and can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Being fit and healthy has given me more energy then I could have ever imagined and I honestly still believe that working out three times a week and eating three healthy meals a day is the best way to get fit and lose weight - it's that simple!
Plus, as a special treat, there is an option to shut me up and pump up the tunes - just choose the ' Mostly Music ' option at the start and crank it up! So go for it and make exercise part of your life. It's done the trick for me!
This new workout is just as challenging and possibly even better than the first as the workouts fit in well with my lifestyle as a Mum to a young son who doesn't have time to hit the gym three times a week. I love the option to crank up the music and shut Davina up-sorry Davina!
I would make sure you watch it all the way through just to perfect the moves as the idea is for the workout to be short, but effective. Here's to a flat tummy and a J-LO bum.
I like Davina and thought I'd give her exercise videos ago.
I am a vetran of home exercise videos and have a high level of fitness although I have no co-ordination.
I found whilst doing the 'Pump' and 'Cardio Box' sections I built up a real sweat, however, I didn't feel it the next day (I do the 'Pump' and 'Cardio Box' sections in one session).
I did find it very difficult that the instructors (Jackie and Mark) don't give you any real direction. I need an instructor to signal/tell me when they are about to change exercises. Instead I found that Davina knew the routine so well that she would just start the next set of exercises whilst I was still doing the previous ones. In short, this meant that the first 3 or 4 times I did the sections (I'm a slow learner) I had to rewind the DVD so that I wasn't missing exercises.
I think this is a good DVD and I did build up a sweat, just at times I think they forget that we haven't been training with them for 2 years and don't know what is coming next.
Only disappointing factor is if you purchased Power of 3 I do not consider the squats/legs/bums are as difficult as the first DVD but all round this is a great DVD. I would recomend it...
'The Pump' section is the best one for working up a sweat, but focuses far too much on bums and legs for my personal tastes. There seem to be countless squats and lunges with weights but only about 3 ab exercises, which are rushed through with little instruction on how to do them properly. If you're looking for toned arms, legs and bums, but aren't too worried about your tum, then this will probably work for you.
If you're familiar with Tae bo, the 'Cardio Box' section is basically a much tamer version of that. There are lots of punching and kicking combos, which make it interesting. The problem is that it's not very challenging overall - I get a bit out of breath doing this, but don't feel as if I've really worked out hard enough (and I'm only moderately fit at best). Also, the instructor (Mark) sometimes gets muddled when telling you what's coming next, which can throw you off. At other times, he just moves on with no warning at all.
'Core Stability' is deceptively difficult. It's similar to Pilates or Yoga - the challenge is to hold each posture correctly and for the right amount of time, which leaves me sweating slightly, even though there's no cardio work. Other reviewers are right when they say that there isn't enough explanation on how to execute the moves with this one. I have to rely on my (very limited) knowledge of Pilates when trying to get into each position. A bit more information on what each move is supposed to do for your body would be nice too.Read more ›