By Mike & Stephanie Morris
This video is available from Spri Products
(1-800-222-7774) I'm not sure if it is sold anywhere
else. Luckily, Spri will take my copy back. I haven't
found very many ball workouts that challenged me. I
thought I'd have to splurge, to get one that that was
more advanced, through a specialty store. I was wrong.
A couple of the exercises did challenge me, but most
were very easy. I'm not an advanced exerciser, but I
felt that the video seemed beg/int to me, but could be
a low intermediate.
The video starts out with Mike Morris talking very
condescendingly into the camera. I already bought the
tape, I didn't need a pep talk on what the ball could
do for me. Then Stephanie begins an eight minute
warmup. The background is nothing but bricks! The
other video I have made by them (Get On The Ball) was
much better. It was filmed out on the beach. I wonder
why they changed?
Next is a 30 minute workout. One good thing, once you
are in a position, you do another exercise that
utilizes the position you are in, rather than moving
around to keep all the exerices in catagory. You do ab
work, then oblique work, then while you are in the
side position, you do some outer thigh leg lifts. I
didn't feel them, but the workout flowed nicely. There
were also pushups, with the thighs on the ball. Also
for upper body there was a back exercise, done in a
tricep dip position, except no tricep dips! This video
used no other equipment, other than the ball, so it
was weak on upper body. I did feel the hamstring work
done on the ball, but one good section wasn't enough
to make me want to keep it.
I didn't even do the cooldown, and was looking for the
number to give Spri a call. I did like Mike &
Stephanie's older video, which was mostly upper body
with weights, but I didn't like this one. I'm glad
Spri is so nice and they're taking it back.