At a time when we know so much about choosing safe, effective exercises, reissuing Cindy Crawford's 1992 best-selling disaster, Shape Your Body, is inexcusable. Swimsuit-clad Cindy puts herself through flings and gyrations that show off her body but aren't any good for anyone else's. She presents one after another of the exercises that fitness professionals threw out of their routines two decades ago because they're ineffective and risky to back and joints. Her alignment is awful; her control nonexistent. She rounds her back and flings her leg into high kicks. She does squats letting her knees go way past her toes. Even when the exercises are decently chosen and performed, she does them much too quickly, relying on momentum instead of muscle power, such as two-second bent-over rows. Trainer Radu, who designed and coached this workout, should be sentenced to an eternity of fast donkey kicks, leg swings, and trunk circles.
This "toning" video would be a joke, except that you really could get hurt following it. In fact, when Shape Your Body first came out, fitness expert Peg Jordan, author of Fitness Instinct, appeared on CNN warning viewers about the risks of this video. "I received a call from a chiropractor who had treated 12 patients' back injuries from that video alone!" she recalls. If you've got to have this one, watch it only, don't do it. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great work out video. Once you know the work outs you are really able to get into the flow of the routines. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Vernadette Lee
This is the best exercise video. The exercises are not hard and there's a quick exercise in case you don't have a lot of time.Published on Nov. 1 2012 by wendy lightfoot
I've been using this workout video for years now and I finally had to snag a DVD after my original VHS copy broke. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2012 by annaw
It is the best DVD to Share you body! It helpt in short time to look like you like! Just practice every day!!!!!Published on Feb. 17 2012 by Anna
In the beginning, she is not that thin. Then at the end part, she's suddenly about 15 lbs. thinner. For that reason alone it's worth it, for the curiosity factor. Read morePublished on April 6 2010 by aspidistra
I don't understand why more fitness gurus haven't caught on to the brilliance of making a workout video like a music video, with cool locations and great music. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2010 by Calvinist Austenite
So what if HER form is bad? Now that you know, do it right!!! I think this video is the best! It got me back in shape after each of my three pregnancies (30-40 pounds in about 4... Read morePublished on March 13 2007 by Natre
Routines are done far to fast and with poor form.
Cindy seems to just want to get through each set of repitions and the whole things seems rushed. Read more
Run, don't walk, from this video, before you get hurt using it! There are so many well-done, challenging, safe videos on the market that there is no excuse to follow a bad,... Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by Love2Read