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UnderReview: A Sexy DVD Round-Up (& Giveaways!)

Posted Dec 03 2009 3:00am

It’s time for another round-up here on FBG! Today we’re taking a gander at some workout DVD titles that are a tad risqué, meaning they either blatantly market themselves as making you sexier or they inadvertently have moves that we think will make you sexy. Read on for who reigns supreme in the sexy DVD category!

allphysique57workoutdvdcasesdiscsPhysique 57

We first learned about the Physique 57 workout when Kelly Ripa raved about it (and made Anderson Cooper try it) and credited her uber-fit body to it. So naturally, when we found out they had DVDs, we had to request review copies to try! And try we did. I put the 57-minute (clever, right?) Full Body workout to the test, and it kicked my ass. The workout  includes a bunch of Pilates and dance moves with some fun beats and a lively instructor. The entire DVD is very professional, and the moves are effective.

This is one of those DVDs that I could do over and over again, albeit on mute as the instructor kinda-sorta annoyed me by about minute 40. However, the unique and challenging moves are worth it. I aspire to doing this workout all the way through and not being sore the next day. (I guarantee Anderson Cooper was sore the next day!)

FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★★
Music: ★★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★1/2

Best for: Those who dream of looking like Kelly Ripa.

DVD COVER

Susan Hyatt’s Rockstar Workout

I laughed when I got this DVD. I had never heard of Susan Hyatt, and here she was on the cover claiming to be a rockstar and a rather boobalicious one at that. BUT, I was so surprised by this DVD. I really liked it! Sure the production quality was pretty low, but Susan is totally fun and she leads you through a no-fuss easy-to-follow but challenging bootcamp-style workout. The DVD has a great menu with fun options to learn more about Susan (she has an interesting back story of going from high-pressure dieter to balanced chick) and to customize your workout.

Plus, throughout the workout, you get both Susan’s cues and these fun little bits of info and tips that pop-up on the screen, a la VHI Pop-Up Videos. And during the workout you get to jam out to Susan’s music, which is kinda girl-rock-poppy. I dug it. And the boobs weren’t nearly as distracting as I thought they’d be.

FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★
Music: ★★★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★

Best for: Those who like a no-frills but effective workout and girlie music.

SFactor

S Factor 1: The Beginning

Hands down, this one was the sexiest of the DVDs. You learn how to crawl, grind and strip in the name of fitness. No, seriously, you do. This is the beginning of a series of S Factor series, so in the DVD you learn the main moves, including how to gracefully strip-down (pretty fascinating stuff, really). And that’s about it.

There’s not much cardio and not a whole lot of traditional strength, but there is some serious writhing—which is great for the core. At one point, the instructor Sheila even has you spank yourself playfully. I guess it’s all in good fun (and fitness), but really I’d rather run or…have sex. Just saying.

FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★
Music: ★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★

Overall: ★★★

Best for: Those more interested in working on their horizontal tango moves than their overall fitness.

FIT BOTTOM LINE: If you want to get better in the sack, go with the S Factor. If no-frills fun is the name of your game?, go with Susan. And if you want to look like Kelly Ripa, go with Physique 57.

And there you have it! If you’d like to try any of the above DVDs, leave a comment within the next week, and we’ll pick three readers to win. All winners will be notified by email. U.S. residents only pretty please! —Jenn

Disclosure: All DVDs were provided by their respective manufacturer, but in no way is this post or our review of products sponsored, influenced or paid for by any company. We tell it like it is!


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