Wednesday, December 7, 2011
(More customer reviews)Even though I am a fan of the series, as well as a fan of Bethenny, I always go into a purchase with reservations, but I was hearing good things about the program and I decided to buy this.
The DVD has a lot on it. The total work out length of her progam is just under an hour, and the instruction is led by Kristin McGee, with Bethenny following along with interjections and her dry wit here and there.
In the yoga segment which is about 40 minutes, the poses are explained with nice detail, and modifications are given when needed, and even a tip here and there if you are feeling abititious. The setting looks like a loft apartment and the music is just a new age style, typical for this kind of workout.
On occassion there will be a flash of words...a word bite if you will, that will tell you the benefit of what you are doing.I have several yoga dvds, and I do enjoy this instuctor quite a bit, just for the fact of her details during the instruction, and her giving you information in down to earth manner. She is very encouraging, and is always looking at yoga as an experience. The second part is a series of weights. Its about ten minutes in length. This is also taught by Kristen, and it's pretty basic exercises, but I think again it's solid instruction on how to do them and correct form. I think it could be a bit longer, but if you feel ambitious, you can always play it twice. I think keeping it at ten is good for someone that doesn't have a lot of time but you still want to do something. The third is called the booty bonus. Its very short, roughly about 5 minutes, but taught by Kristen with the same informative instruction. This doesn't require any weight so you can do these anywhere. There are a couple of bonus footage pieces. There's a cooking segment and it gives the instruction of skinnygirl spinach artichoke dip. There's also two workout segments. They are called Pilates for Beginners and Exhale: Core Fusion Pure Abs and Arms. They are brief, but you can always incorporate those pieces into the workout as well, or do them separately.Overall, I really like this DVD. Since it just came out today, I can't speak of the long term results just yet. I can say that given my experience with yoga videos I can assure you it's complete workout. Challenging but not so intimidating that a beginner would feel defeated. That to me is very important as if you feel that way you will not want to do it again. Anyway, please do give this program a try. You will not be dissappointed!Update: I have done this video all this week since getting it. Again I can't speak of the long term results just yet, so I am going to tell you how I am feeling currently.
I am pleased to say each time I do this DVD I enjoy it more and more. Even with the more challenging poses, I am finding myself having more strength each time to complete them and I will have to say there a sense of pride when I do that.
I am sore all over, particularly in the thighs butt lower abs and shoulders...and that's a good thing.
Anyway, just wanted to give that feedback. Will provide more in several weeks and hopfully by then I will be able to give you my results. :-)Update #2 I am still loving this DVD. I think it's because it is so challenging. so I am not bored by any means.
I am getting better with the moves, and Bethenny is spot on when she says with balance, some days are better than others and that's so true for me.
I am glad she made it this level, otherwise I know I would tire of it easily and toss it aside. That won't happen with this DVD, that's for sure!
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"People keep asking me how I get in shape, and this is what I do." --Bethenny Frankel
Unleash your best body as you work out with Bethenny Frankel, celebrated natural food chef, TV star, and New York Times bestselling author of Naturally Thin and The Skinnygirl Dish.
Bethenny keeps her slim figure with simple, realistic exercise routines like this one. Celebrity instructor Kristin McGee joins Bethenny for a 40-minute yoga program that stretches and strengthens the entire body. You'll get toned abs, thighs, glutes, and arms while increasing flexibility and balance. Follow it up with a focused, 10-minute strength-training segment to sculpt lean muscles and increase your metabolism. Then finish off with the 5-minute Booty Blast to learn fun moves you can do anywhere for a tight, firm behind.
Bethenny champions a down-to-earth approach to exercise that fits your lifestyle. No matter your size, shape, or fitness level, this program will work for you. You are a true "skinnygirl" when you feel your healthiest, so trust yourself, enjoy yourself, and make Bethenny's workout your own.
Equipment needed: light hand weights and a mat
A certified personal trainer, Pilates master, and yoga instructor, Kristin McGee has worked with numerous celebrity clients and starred in several bestselling exercise DVDs.
Stills from Body By Bethenny with Bethenny Frankel (Click for larger image)