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Good all-rounder but unimaginative
on 11 September 2006
I have been used to Rosemary Conley fitness DVDs where the music is real pop music and the routines are very varied.
In comparison, this DVD seems quite unimaginative, although it definitely gets your heart-rate up!
There are 5 sections of around 10minutes each (all adds up to 55 mins as there are breaks of a minute or so between sections:
Abs & back mat work
Stretch & cooldown
The aerobics sections - Warm-up, Section 1 and Section 2 are basically exactly the same routine repeated again and again. Grapevines, box steps, small squats, full-jacks, step-claps, heel-digs - all very basic. Section 2 incorporates jumps, but there is a lo-impact version to follow.
The abs & back section is nice to do, but could be more challenging. The stretch section is very thorough and I do this section on its own after eg going jogging.
June Jones isn-t bad as a presenter - pretty good with the directions (although not as clear as Rosemary Conley). I found the girls costumes a bit off-putting (basically bikinis) and one of the girls looks like the Hulk! It was recorded on a public beach and there are various members of the public milling around in the background which liven things up when you-re doing the umpteenth routine repeat!
I do a fitness DVD around 4 times a week, and this one maybe once a fortnight.