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4.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to SWEAT, 13 Mar. 2008
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This review is from: Billy Blanks' Tae Bo: The Ultimate Collection [DVD] (DVD)
As a 42 year old woman who has gone to the gym for over 25 years in London, I recently moved to a very rural area where a gym is not accessible at all.
I have had every fitness video / DVD going from Callantics to Cher to Lynne Robinson so needed a complete change. This was a great price, 4 DVD's for the money and therefore didn't have an awful lot to lose.
Billy Blanks is really amazing. He has a great persona on screen and is so utterly and wonderfully entertaining, positive, motivating and extremely fit.
There is a great instructional part which I would recommend everyone to do because you can really hurt yourself if you take your eye off the ball and in this part, he takes it right back to basics telling you how to start off, keeping it safe in order not to hurt yourself and what your body should be getting out of the workouts. Definitely look at this part before you do anything.
I disagree with some of the other reviews who say these are low impact. You need quite a lot of room and you do jumping about and not standing on one position with two feet on the ground at all times.
I have only gone through one DVD right now which has plenty to get through, but as we have 4 (even if parts are duplicated) there is so much that you will be kept occupied for a very long time, and even if you are super fit, I defy anyone who doesn't get a great workout from any of these DVD's.
Why give a 4-star rating?? The annoying Americanism of whooping, yelling, shouting, hi-fives, while all the time Billy is giving great motivating words straight to the camera. Most annoying.
However, if you are used to going to Boot Camp or boxing type workouts, you will get as good a workout right at home and can work out as long / short as you need to, when you need to.
You will definitely shape up and lose weight with this DVD and I wasn't particularly very good to start off with, but with practice, can anticipate picking this up quite quickly.
Check out the 65+ year old woman in the ADVANCED class! Amazing.
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