Friday, January 13, 2012
Product Review: Amy Dixon's Super Fit Bod!
Since no one was buying me workouts, the Mr bought it. Amy Dixon's Super Fit Bod! It had been so long since I added it, I didn't even remember what it was from when I previewed it but for me to add it to my wishlist means I liked what I saw. When we tried it for the first time, I was a little surprised to see that it required an aerobic step. I must've added it during my short lived step phase. I could tell the Mr was a little turned off by that and honestly, I wasn't overly jazzed either even though step workouts do really torch the calories. But we got them and a set of light weights out.
Boy did this deliver! I remembered after doing some of the moves why I got it. Some of the strength moves were challenging the muscles at different angles than we were used to which is what I thought we needed. I like that she provides a person doing modified versions of the moves on a smaller step to make it easier and another doing super-charged moves to make it harder. She tends to stay on the harder side herself and that really appealed to the Mr because he's at a point where he is burning much less now and needs harder moves to burn more calories. I tend to fall between modified and "normal" pace because there are some things I'm not comfortable doing but will allow me to keep the workout challenging because I can work up to the harder moves.
As an instructor she's a good middle of the line personality. She's positive but not annoying. She'll say things like "now that you're finished doing the left side, you get to do the right side" to make it seem like evening up is a gift. I can see how that could either be motivating or annoying depending on your mood. I didn't mind it. She has a no nonsense attitude but isn't a task master which I like. I don't need some trainer yelling in my face. That doesn't motivate me.
For the cons, I'd say the only con is the amount of lunges in it. If you have bad knees or are working to build up the strength, you may need to modify a bit. We had just done over 30 miles of walking in Chicago and nary a sore knee...less than 10 minutes into this workout and our knees were killing both of us. (Yes, we know how to do a proper lunge...no knees over toes, etc) So that's the only thing we didn't like about it.
I burned over 950 calories with it and that was a real surprise because I wasn't expecting that. So this will be a regular one in our rotation and one that will only get better as I lose more weight and can push my body further. Super Fit Bod!...it's a keeper!
Have you gotten any new exercise DVD's you really like lately?
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