My butt needs lots of work to keep it looking good, and this workout had everything that works for me in a 43 minute workout! The first segment is a warmup, then it has kickboxing, plyometrics, low weight/high rep squats and lunges, ballet/isometric/barre work, and yoga. The end stretch is great, as is the music and location (on the beach in Mexico).
Fit, muscular, Australian accent
The workout itself was a blend of different styles.
I enjoyed the kickboxing, the weights, the ballet stuff, and I did not like the yoga style. I prefer my yoga to be done by Schiffman or Finn.
I will not do this one again - I would rather get more burn for my time (i.e. The floor work in Burn it up)
I liked Violet. Her cueing sometimes could have been better, but she's friendly without being perky.
The background exercisers were a tad robotic. One of them had a perpetual smile which I found irritating.
This workout is about 40 minutes long, and
it incorporates several different types of
training for your butt. There are kickboxing
moves, traditional squats with weights, some
yoga, and dance inspired moves, a la Lotte
Berk or Barr method. The only equipment
you will need are some weights and a mat.
The weights will have to be pretty heavy in
order to feel anything, because the reps are
rather short and you move to different
I have been acquiring a lot of exercise DVDs
which give you routines that have a little bit
of this and a little bit of that. Itís fine if you
get bored quickly and want to try out
different things, but I find it mildly irritating
because I feel like I donít get enough of
anything - just a lot of sampling. This
workout falls into those lines. I start to get
into doing the kicks in the kickboxing
section, but then itís time to move on to
doing squats in another section. I like to
work a certain muscle group to exhaustion
and then move on to the next. You donít
find that type of training in this workout.
There is also a five minute bonus ab workout
included on this DVD. Itís okay, but itís
much like the rest of the DVD. You get a
little sampling and before you know it, itís
time to move on.
I like Violet as an instructor. Sheís pleasant,
and cues well. I know this has nothing to do
with her, but there is an error in the weight
focused section. There is a part where you
hold weights at your side doing lunges.
During the pulse section, only one leg is
worked. It drives me mad when this happens
on workouts! I can handle bad music, poor
film quality, even background exercisers who
canít follow along, but please, PLEASE have
the actual workout exercise both sides of the