3.0 out of 5 stars
not bad workout, but there's better ones out there, Jun 19 2005
I have a wide variety of exercise videos & while I don't usually buy the "celebrity" workouts, I thought I'd give this a try. I'm somewhere in the intermediate level of fitness ability, so Workouts A & B were a complete waste of time. Workout C is better, so is here are some of the things I liked and disliked about this workout:
Nice variety of scenes (from outdoors to indoors, inset scenes, etc).
You get a full-body workout in about 40 mins (great for when you have little time).
Intense & challenging abs workout.
No cheesy lines like "you're doing great!!" (instead Cindy complains "I don't wanna do any extra's!") and no "whoo-hoos" that can be annoying.
Con's: Wow do they lift weights FAST. I found that I was feeling almost faint when doing the weights section until I realized that it was because I was breathing out on the exertion (which you are suppose to do) but they go soooo fast that I was actually hyperventilating...YIKES
Sometimes during the cardio parts the editing isn't very good and when the scene switches from indoors to outdoors they're suddenly on the opposite foot (e.g., step-touching left to right, you tap down on the right, the scene changes, and now they're on the left foot). don't worry though, if you stay in time when the scene changes back they're back in time with you.
Ok, so overall not a bad workout, but if you're looking for a whole-body workout that works both the lower & upper body and includes cardio AND includes a celebrity I much prefer the Elle Machpherson featuring Karen Voight workout (which has been out for at least 10 years now but I still really like it).