I've been doing Zuzana's workouts for a few years (ever since she helped co-found Body Rock TV), and they are fantastic! The amazing thing is that they are short and time-efficient, and they mostly just use your body weight. Zuzana's (whose nickname is Zuzka, which is why you'll see her name both ways) first-ever DVD set is geared towards advanced exercisers, but if you start off at your own pace, you can build up to the harder moves.
This new set of three DVDs contains 12 all-new workouts and a bonus abs workout. The DVDs are pressed DVDs, and not DVD-r, so they are good quality.
These body-weight workouts require only minimal equipment -- a chair, a mat, and (optional) a stack of books to jump over for some of the lateral jump moves. There is a countdown timer to keep you motivated, and some very basic and quick nutrition tips are also included on the rotation calendar. The main portion of each workout ranges between 10-15 minutes long.
There is one warm-up (just under 8 minutes) and one cool-down (just over 7 minutes) included that you do each day you work out, and that you just tack on to the day's workout. (It is the same warm-up and cool-down that you do every time you work out, for all three months of the program.) If you do the warm-up, one workout, and the cool-down, each workout should take you just about 25-30 minutes total.
The exercises consist of Zuzana's signature moves -- things like burpees, tuck jumps, pistol squats, etc. They are pretty high impact, but that intensity definitely helps you get results in a short period of time.
Zuzana also does a demo of some of the exercises before the workout starts, so you can see what's coming and how to do it. The demos are a few minutes long and are at the start of each workout.
This set also comes with a calendar/rotation to follow for the first month so you know exactly where/how to use the DVDs. For the second and third months, you can go to Zuzana's website and download a rotation schedule. If you follow the rotation calendar, for the first month, you work out 5 days a week, and for the second and third months, you work out 6-7 days a week. The calendar is pre-set, but she said that you can add more cardio to the program, although you should still expect to see results even if you don't.
Also, there is no music in any of the workouts, so it might be good to have an iPod or other MP3 player handy if you like to listen to music (as I do) when I work out.
Some of Zuzka's YouTube videos feature suggestive camera angles, which I know is problematic for folks who have children. On these DVDs, she does wear a low-cut top in most of the workouts, but the camera angles are more "conservative," for lack of a better word.
On her Twitter feed and a video on her blog, Zuzanna mentioned that she filmed these workouts over the course of two weeks, and in that time her lower body really slimmed down. If you look at the difference in her legs in the workouts filmed earlier and the ones filmed later, you can see a marked change; these will definitely help your legs trim up.
She also mentioned on her Twitter feed that you don't need to do any additional workouts if you do these. Supposedly Zuzana herself only works out 3-5 days a week doing her workouts, and she's in amazing shape. I know that diet is 80% of the equation, but these type of high intensity workouts really do get fast results. (She also mentioned that she's working on a cookbook, and I'm already looking forward to when it comes out!)
I'm planning on adding these on to my usual workouts (which is how I've always used them -- as add-ons to other workouts I do), and will update my review after I've used these for a bit.
UPDATE ON 1/25/13: Someone asked in a comment about how to cycle through the workouts, so I thought I'd add that into my review as an update. Basically, each disk has four workouts on it, and you use all 12 workouts the first month.
The calendar that comes inside of Disk 1 shows you what exercises to do the first month, and what order to do them in. You basically do the 12 workouts in order, but the rest days are spaced out throughout each week, so that you're working out five days a week the first month. Once you get to Workout 12, you start over at Workout 1 again and keep going for the rest of the month.
It doesn't seem like she's posted the second and third month calendars on her website yet (or at least, I haven't been able to find them), but hopefully they'll be up soon.
Also, it seems like a lot of people are still waiting on their DVDs to arrive, and Zuzka posted something on her Facebook page about how they received several thousand orders, and are trying to keep up with the demand. The tracking info isn't great right now and I know they're taking a long time to arrive, but this is a great set that really is worth the wait. I've noticed that I'm getting better cardio endurance, and can do plyo moves more easily since I started adding these on to my other workouts.
UPDATE ON 1/27/13: On her website and Facebook page, Zuzka stated that on February 10, she'll be offering daily check-ins and motivation if you want to start the 90-day rotation that day. (I imagine that she's waiting until then since many folks who ordered the first week are still waiting on their DVDs.)
She's also started putting up some diet and nutrition videos/info, and, starting this week, she's been posting her daily meal plans. Since they say that diet is 80% of your results and Zuzka is in amazing shape, I'm excited that she'll be doing this since I'm really curious about what she eats to look as amazing as she does.
UPDATE ON 5/25/13: Just as an FYI, Zuzka just posted a photo on her Facebook page of her next set -- the Power Strength Series, and it's supposed to be out on May 31. From the descriptions on the cover, it looks like it will be 12 strength workouts that are designed to "boost your strength and thin your body."
UPDATE ON 9/6/13: Someone asked me about the cost in the comments section of my review, so I wanted to mention here that these should only cost about sixteen dollars + four dollars shipping from Watch It Now Entertainment (as sold through Amazon), which is the company that produces and sells all of Zuzana's workouts. The other retailers who are selling this set for exorbitant prices are just taking advantage of consumers.
On a different note, someone on a fitness forum I'm active on mentioned that when she moved from doing hour-long workouts to just doing 2-3 ZCut workouts a day (mostly the strength ones), she was able to drop weight and is now, at 52, in the best shape of her life. I've been using these workouts mostly as add-ons to other workouts I do, but that post inspired me to start using my ZCut workouts more!