Body Target 60Stephanie Vitorino
Year Released: 2010
Categories: Abs/Core , Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Lower Body Strength , Upper Body Strength
Body Target 60 is a really fun workout.
If you're looking for something that's innovative but not too innovative as to be weird, this could be your thing. If you like to mix cardio, strength and balance challenges, again this could be your thing. Do you enjoy a down-to-earth instructor with good cueing and description? Try this workout. Do you like a workout that's basically 30 minutes with options to go longer? Try this workout. Do you like a workout with a modifier (and an instructor who explains the modifications)? Then run, don't walk to try this workout. Minimal equipment? Yep. Nice set? You bet. An instructor and background exercisers who got dressed as if they were expecting to exercise that day? Yes and yes.
Basically here's what you can expect with this workout. Body Target 60 is an intermediate level workout which can be made high intermediate to advanced with a balance disk or higher weights. It requires 2 sets of dumbbells and a mat. It starts with a 5-minute warmup. Then the main part of the workout is 30 minutes long. This main part consists of exercises such as deadlift/shoulder press combo, kettlebell swing/overhead tricep press, balance with bicep curl/overhead press, lunging row/tricep swing back, squat/curtsey/shoulder raise combo and more. The cardio segments in between aren't puke-in-a-bucket hard but Stephanie Vitorino gives you enough options to make it interesting if not daunting. Then there are three 10-minute sections targeting respectively the arms, the glutes, the core. And then there is a 5-minute stretch. Stephanie does the whole workout with you - no stopping and commenting. I liked it when she says "I'm working hard with you."
I'm not very good at breaking down the actual exercises but the clips at Collage and Total Fitness DVDs give a really good idea of what to expect.
Stephanie Vitorino is personable and engaging as an instructor. She comes across as a real workout buddy. The exercises she's chosen are effective and interesting. She's also created a format (One 30-minute workout with 10-minute add-ons) that is effective but unintimidating. I hope she'll create more workouts like this.