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5January 30, 2011Workout DVD Review: Physique 57

Posted Jan 30 2011 12:00am

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 .

One of my very favorites is Physique 57 ( Kelly Ripa has also claimed to be a fan).

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!

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