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Unread March 18th, 2005, 06:25 AM
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 10:37 AM
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There is a lot of familiar music in this workout. It begins with a warmup with squats and arm raises with a dowel. Next is abs, (same music as abs from Weights First), bridge, and more abs. There are hover squats, one legged squats, pelvic tilts and spinal rotations set to the Spanish-sounding (leg press) music from Weights First. Next is a series of static lunges, duck squats, and leg extensions for D and ND legs (I believe the music is from Core First in this sequence), with easy cardio in between. There is a 4-limbed aerobic segment. I can't remember what was next, but at the end is a wonderful pilates and yoga segment. Tamela and Carol are so graceful. Melissa gives clear cueing. My average heart rate was not terribly high at 109, but did read out 21 minutes in my "zone."
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 12:15 PM
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Lori, thanks so much for reviewing this one. I was very interested in hearing about it!
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 12:18 PM
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How intense is this workout for the lower body? Did you feel well worked by the end?
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 04:27 PM
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The intensity seemed pretty low. That said, I am already feeling DOMs setting in to my buns, but also need to consider that I did do Lean right before it. I felt worked out and energized, but not wiped out.
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 03:34 AM
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I would rank this as an intermediate workout. Lots of slow burn type moves (slow box climbs, etc). I would have liked some regular old tall box climbs....I just never feel a workout is complete with those! The lunges are very nontraditional, and again, done very slowly.

Melissa is a natural instructor. She has a great conversational speaking style with you throughout the workout. Very likeable and explains the purpose or correct posture for the moves well throughout.

I liked this workout and for those looking for an easier substitution for the classic Standing Legs, this might fit the bill.
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 04:12 AM
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I am doing this one today. Can't wait!
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 05:51 AM
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I wonder if this would be a good one do before a short cardio workout.
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 06:38 AM
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I thought Melissa was an amazing instructor--her cueing was crystal clear, and even mostly asleep with menstrual cramps I only missed one cue (and I'm notoriously clumsy!!).

This workout was a weird mix for me. I'm coming back after an illness by doing the FitPrime rotation, so keeping it low-key was, well, key, but the pilates-inspired parts DESTROYED me and I actually had to skip a few reps. My average HR was 105 and I spent 13 minutes in my aerobic zone.

My favorite part was when she said something like, "you have my leave to get sassy". I burst out laughing.

I can't say how much I've missed workouts like this--high quality and enjoyable even during the "easy" parts!!!! I can't wait until tomorrow's...


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Unread March 23rd, 2005, 02:09 AM
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I can't wait to try this one. I liked standing legs, but whoa! one tough workout. In fact, I have not done it in over 6 months. Thrilled to hear this is like that but less grueling and intense. I don't remember the last time that I woke up excited to work out. This is so great. I'v been working out since 1982 (the original firm), and like so many of you guys have said, this is just what I needed. Hill
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