Recently, I was feeling a bit bored with my workout routine. After the holidays I was inspired to get back on track with my healthy eating and regular workouts. But I wanted something “new and exciting” to motivate me. So, after searching around online I decided to buy a couple of new DVD’s as well as subscribe to a new online service.
Today, I wanted to share with you a brief review of one those new DVD’s – Brooke Burke Body. This DVD has two routines you can do individually or back to back. They are about 30 minutes each or just over an hour combined. The first routine is 30 minutes of cardio and the second is 30 minutes of weights/body work. Although I have done each of the routines separately – I have not done them combined…..yet – gotta have a goal, right?!
Anyway – I really like both workouts. The cardio is interval based with three moves in each set. You do the sets twice through with a quick recovery in between. It was not easy – but not too hard either. And there is one gal who does modified moves as well as another who completes the more challenging versions. The 30-minute weight routine is similar. I liked that she used compound moves so you get an upper body exercise paired with a lower one – twice the effectiveness never hurts! And again – there are modifiers and challengers for most all the moves.
I love Brooke Burke – she’s so darn cute! And her instructions and queuing are pleasant to follow. I love how she comments on her effort level and encourages you by “sharing in your pain”. I find her demeanor motivating and empathetic. I purchased my copy from Amazon for about $12.00 – a pretty fair price in my estimation.
Soon – I’ll share with you a review of my other new tape – Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred – as well as my thoughts on the online service fitnessglo.com.
In the meantime, let me know if you’ve tried this DVD or any others you are loving this new year!