The dvd is in sections so you can skip to the bits that you want to do. It's a workout you can do in a confined space, great if you've not much room as most of the exercises are on the spot. All the moves are simple, done to a fast paced dance soundtrack that keeps you moving. Although it's simple I havent found it gets boring as the moves are constsntly changing to keep you're concentration up.
The first few times I did the dvd I was knackered after just the warm up but after a few times I found it getting easier. It says on the box that it's suitable for all fitness levels but I've had both my mum and boyfriend try it and niether of them lasted more than 10 minutes into the main section so it's not just me that finds it tough going! The sections are:
* a 10 minute warm up (stretches & lots of squats)
* a main cardio section (about 40 mins, jogging, starjumps etc) This is very strenuous especially at first but there is a "bail out" button that flashes up every few minutes allowing you to cut the section short if you've had enough or are short of time.
* an upper body workout (about 15 mins, walking on the spot whilst doing arm movements (they use weights)) Personally I dont think this section is needed and usually skip it myself as I find that doing all the other sections is more than enough for my upper body.... Read more ›
You'll find on here an hour and 20 minutes of aerobics in 3 sections, the second section the longest (about 45 minutes) and containing a LOT of squats, be prepared!! It really hurts, but keep doing them, you will see a difference very quickly.
A number of reviewers wrote that this is not a workout for beginners - I do not agree with this at all, as for the last 8 months I have been leading a very inactive life, no exercise whatsoever, so it was tough doing this workout, and of course, I did not manage to do all of it after the first go, but the best thing is that you see progress very quickly. After just three weeks of using this workout 3 times a week, I was doing section one and the FULL section two - that's over 50 minutes of exercise, whereas my first time with Nell McAndrew was about 20 minutes. Therefore I'd say to beginners that this DVD IS for you, don't be discouraged that you can't do it all the first time you do it. Just keep doing it, and each time you will be able to do an additional 5 or 10 minutes, together with a wonderful sense of achievement.
The instructor is brilliant, very encouraging, he actually makes the workout enjoyable. A 5 star workout without a doubt :-)