Reboot: Vol. 1

Tracie Long
Year Released: 2011

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Total Body Workouts

Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this workout.

This workout by Tracie Long is the first in a new series. It is very structured workout that has 75 seconds of cardio work followed by 45 seconds of a recovery move followed by a strength move and then finished with some kind of stretch/recovery. The cardio is comprised of all basic moves, some low impact and some high. It is easy to modify the impact, if you want. You can do the entire workout or you can choose the chapters you want:

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Warm Up (5 mins)
Hamstrings & Butt (8 mins)
Lunges & Shoulders (8 mins)
Weighted Push Ups & Rows
Squats & Biceps (8 mins)
Weighted Core (5 mins)
Stretch (5 mins)

Two sets of dumbbells are used, one set of light and one set that is heavier. One of the things that I like about Tracie is that she lists appropriate weights for the two sets and suggests that you can go heavier than the stereotypical workout does these days. She is by herself in this workout and stands on a raised platform. If you don't have much space to work out, you would be okay with this workout.

Parts of this workout were fun for me. Overall though, I just wasn't engaged. I'm not sure that the disconnect was for me because the workout was well constructed. I guess it seemed to be well done, but without an ultimate point or purpose for me to focus on. There seemed to be a lack of overall purpose or reason or motivation or something to the workout.

Instructor Comments:
Tracie was her usual descriptive self. I had a hard time connecting with her in this workout though.

Laura S.