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Power YogaFit

Beth Shaw

While this is a nice enough workout for what it is, it is definitely not what you would think it would be by reading the box. It tells you to expect "tough cardiovascular exercise" and that you'll sweat. What you really get is a lower-intermediate-level that is not all that challenging (unless you're a beginner), and there was certainly no sweating on my part. To its credit, it's a very pleasant, flowing workout, but it's not what I was looking for. I would recommend it for beginners, but don't buy it expecting anything more than that. Grade D (because of the mis-description).

Annie S.
8-4-2001

The first time I tried to do this tape I ripped it out of the VCR after the first 5 minutes. After arranging to trade it, I went ahead and did it one more time, this time making it all the way through. I am not sorry I am trading it away.

The set is ok, although I kept waiting for all that gauzy fabric they draped in front of the banks of candles to catch on fire. A tad bit distracting. Beth's yoga mat is oriented sideways, which is not the norm in yoga videos. I found it somewhat problematic, because I had to keep turning my head to the side to see what she was doing on screen. And I had to do that a *lot* because the cuing was practically non-existent (and when not non-existent, it's unclear, or even wrong a couple of times.) The moves didn't flow particularly well, went too fast in some parts, and included odd things like this super speedy plank-updog-plank-pushup-updog-downdog series that made my back hurt just watching her. If you're looking for a short power yoga video, Baron Baptiste's Unlocking Athletic Power is, in my opinion, a much better tape.

Renee Drellishak

8/8/02



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