Defining Shape

Tracie Long
Year Released: 2009

Categories: Total Body Workouts

I love Tracie's style of workout because she includes a great variety of moves. I love the mix of traditional and functional moves. I don't specifically look for functional fitness workouts, but I like them for adding variety. I used 8# as my heavy weight, which to me means that this workout lets me go moderately heavy. I felt worked out but refreshed. It was a good intermediate workout.

Some people don't like moving on to the next move so soon, and don't like Tracie's Focus or Longevity workouts for that reason, but I enjoy it. It keeps things fresh for me. I tend to get bored and start watching the clock if the same move gets repeated too much. My only dislike was that her warm up was too choreographed, which frustrated me a little right out the gate like that. (Also, there's a med ball shown with her dumbbells in the warmup, then it disappears during the workout, because it is not used in the workout. I thought it was weird that they put it out in the first place, since she's not going to use it.)

Instructor Comments:
Good cueing, good instruction, I didn't have any trouble following along. She doesn't chatter, which I'm grateful for.