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5.0 out of 5 stars A genuine review, 29 Dec 2012
This review is from: Josie Gibson's 30-Second Slim [DVD] (DVD)
Ok so I want to start by saying I think it's a real shame that the reviews seem to be more about people arguing with each other over some very strange reviews and claims that I have to say don't seem to be geniune (with people claiming to have results long before the DVD was released) - to people who seem to think there are Josie 'fans' who are talking rubbish just because they are fans and not anything to do with the quality of the DVD.... so I would like to add my review. Firstly let me say that I like to consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to home workout DVD's as I'm almost a bit of an addict! However I have lost 4 stone in the last couple of years due to Weight Watchers and home workout DVD's. I have recently become a fan of interval training and particularly HIIT (High intensity interval training) and I have other DVD's in my collection to compare to....other favourites of mine being Hannah Waterman's, Jennifer Ellison, Jillian Michaels and a couple of Davina's workouts (particularly the recent 'Davina Intense') oh and also Turbo Fire which are amazing HIIT DVD's. Anyway I bought this DVD today and as I do with all my workout DVD's I watch them through first. I have to say this seems to be really well laid out with 3 different 20 odd min workouts building in intensity all of which have their own warm up and cool down sections (which I see as a benefit personally). The workouts look well put together, with some slightly different moves and I'm actually very impressed by the DVD. I have to say I'm no fan of Josie and was quite pleased to discover that she actually doesn't talk too much as with some other 'celeb' DVD's (Davina and Hannah are both quite irritating in my opinion!) Interval training is definitely the way forward and I've seen long term benefits to this, so along with the other DVD's I've mentioned earlier in my review, I would definitely recommend this one!
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Initial post: 2 Jan 2013 18:41:04 GMT
Nina Holland says:
Thanks for an *informative* review, Carla! :)

Posted on 2 Jan 2013 21:30:56 GMT
Extremely useful review!

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 21:27:25 GMT
Carly F says:
Thank you for your review! I'll be buying this now!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 21:35:20 GMT
Carla says:
Glad to hear you found my review helpful Carly! Enjoy the workout... I will say that it's pretty fast paced so bear with it and it gets easier but you can feel that you've worked hard the next day! I'm definitely a fan of this kind of training! Good luck :)

Posted on 9 Jan 2013 08:59:25 GMT
maggiew says:
Hi Carla - a really good review in my opinion. Having bought DVD s and then found them too difficult would you recommend this to someone who is fairly fit - does kettle bell training but hates running/ jumping on the spot etc. as an example Michaela Dodd's video not for me! Only asking as an interested party and not expecting a professional opinion but eager not to waste more money. Many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2013 17:35:43 GMT
Hi Maggie,
It's a tricky one to call as everyone has different preferences on their workouts..if you hate jumping jacks/running on the spot etc I might say don't go for this one to be honest... I'm not sure about Michaela Dodd's DVD but maybe I'll see if I can have a look and come back to you...sorry if that's not any help but I do think all these high intensity workouts are also high impact so maybe not for you?...good luck whatever you decide!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2013 17:50:28 GMT
maggiew says:
That is a great help. Thank you. I also tried Natalie Cassidy's and sold it on immediately as I couldn't cope with it and this sounds as if it might be the same. Thanks for taking trouble to respond.Maggie

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 14:37:48 GMT
Hi Carla, your review is really helpful! Just wondering, is the DVD designed so that no additional gym equipment is needed? Or do they use things such as weights and gym mats? Just trying to assess what extra equipment I may need if I decide to try this DVD, which it is looking like I will be! Thanks in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2013 16:10:09 GMT
Hello there, I'm really sorry I just remembered that I hadn't replied to your post... the only thing you require is some light hand weights (although you could use bottles of water) and a mat - although if you have carpet or a rug this isn't essential. If you do get the DVD I hope you enjoy! Carla

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 13:03:28 GMT
Nik says:
does anyone know if josie did all 3 levels every day?
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