Workout DVD Review: Physique 57
Well, I survived the circus. Although I do have to say…the circus is one scary place.
I’m glad that you all enjoyed the doughnut recipe yesterday. There aren’t many left in my household!
Today I present to you, another workout DVD review.
Since I had wanted it for awhile, Michael got The Complete Physique 57 Workout Kit for me as a Christmas gift (version released in 2009).
The kit includes the Classic 57 Minute Workout, the Express 30 Minute Full Body Workout, the Arm and Ab Booster 30 Minute Workout, and a playground ball and a pump (not shown).
After one use, I was immediately hooked.
I’m going to focus mainly on the 57 Minute Workout (instructed by Tanya Becker) which is a mixture of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches. The workout is broken down into different sections: arms, legs & seat, and ab work.
The instructors use a ballet bar for a lot of the moves, but you can get your ballerina on by using a chair or a couch. You’ll also need 3-5 pound weights and the playground ball.
Some people criticize Tanya for being annoying and over the top, but I personally find her to be motivating and fun! While she is silly at times, her instructions are great, and I never find myself getting lost during the workout.
If you’re looking for intense cardio, this isn’t for you (although it does make me break quite a sweat!). While there is a cardio/calorie burning aspect to these DVDs, they really focus on strengthening and toning.
In just one month of use (3-4 times/week), I’ve already noticed a huge difference in my body’s definition- particularly in my arms, legs, and booty (which is getting perkier by the day, thank you very much). For a girl who has never had a booty, this is a miracle!
What I love most about this workout is that it emphasizes the fact that women can be strong and feminine at the same time. Plus, Tanya teaches you how to do a thigh dance on the floor… a move she encourages you to break out at boring parties.
Have you tried Physique 57? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Well, I am off to tackle massive amounts of laundry and then hopefully spend some time outside. It is going to be in the mid-60s today in Charlotte. Woo to the hoo!
Have a great Sunday!