I had such high hopes for this, because I really
like Motown music. But this is a bad workout. Karen
doesn't cue until AFTER she has already started a new
move. Then she rarely stays on the beat.
Her trainer, Paula Carnabuci, pops up on a TV screen
from time to time to give pointers. SEVERAL times, when
doing squats, she tells you you should feel it in your
This is supposed to be a total body toning workout
using dumbbells. If you can get through it, you probably
would get a decent workout using the amount of weight
proper for you. But you'll have to be psychic in order to
anticipate Karen's next move, and you'll have to tune out
the "advice" of the trainer. Grade: F.
Instructor comments: Karen is a model, and looks like
one. She's very attractive and has good definition. But
she's not pukey-pretty or anything. She seems like a
"normal" person. She could smile more, though.
The few times she did smile during the video, she quickly
wiped it off. It was almost like she was told not to