I, for one, am tired of hardbodies trying to "motivate" me to work out... but I was pleasantly surprised when I bought this dvd. The instructor is personable, human, and doesn't make you feel stupid for not being a perfectly fit hard body. The first 15 minute session I used as a warm up. Level 2 will test you... I can imagine level 3! But just so you know, he's a good motivator without being obnoxious, like some of these workout people are.