Like many others, I enthusiastically bought 30 Day Shred and marvelled at how easy it was to fit 20 minutes of exercise in every day without it feeling like a chore. Buoyed by my weight loss after 30 days of that I moved onto this DVD as it required the same amount of time compared with others which needed 40 minutes a day.
So I'm really disappointed that I just don't like this one. It's definitely harder and I would say level 1 of this probably compares to level 2 of 30DS. I find the exercises unnecessarily complicated and feel like I'm trying to pat my head, rub my tummy and do lunges all at the same time. The whole experience is less enjoyable, meaning that I've been less likely to put it on and have found excuses to do something else instead.
It just doesn't tick the boxes for me. It doesn't feel like a simple 20 minutes a day that you can squeeze in and get out of the way before you settle down to watch telly of an evening. It feels like more of an effort. Some might say that exercise requires commitment and hard work. But the attraction of 30DS is that it feels easier and that makes it easier to motivate yourself to do it. Which I feel is why it has been so popular.
But I've no doubt that this DVD works so if you want results, go for it. But if you're looking for another 30DS that's going to give you a simple 20 minute workout and burn off some more fat, I don't feel this is it. Maybe just get some heavier hand weights and go back to level 1 of 30DS.