Breathless Body 2 The EdgeAmy Dixon
Year Released: 2012
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
I did Breathless Body 2 The Edge with Amy Dixon for the first time today.
Awesome, awesome workout. I loved it!
For those that liked Breathless Body 1 and that like Amy Dixon, I think you will love this one also. It is very similar to the first one, but different enough that it's good to have the variety. The music is similar, Amy's style is similar, having the extra backgrounder doesn't distract. The format of the exercises is different, but similar in type to the first one.
The workout is 4 circuits of 3 plyometric cardio exercises done for 30 seconds on and 15 seconds of rest. You go through the 3 exercises 3 times and then move on to the next circuit. There is a rest (not sure how long, maybe 2 minutes) between each circuit. At the end, she does each of the 12 exercises consecutively (no rest) for a 6 minute burst.
This workout was tough (and I like that). It got my HR up and kept it up. The time went by very quickly. The moves are easy but great for getting the HR up and for getting in some thigh work (power lunges) and a little upper body (push ups). I love Amy's style. I think she is encouraging but not over the top. She has 3 modifiers, so any level of exerciser has someone to watch.
I didn't love the first circuit of exercises so I did a little modifying. She does these Russian kick things but I did switch kicks instead.
The camera didn't show the backgrounder I was following at the start of each circuit. So sometimes I was unsure what to do . . . but that won't be a big deal after I've done this a couple times.
The break between circuits is way to long. (but I just fast forwarded through it)
There's a guy doing the advanced version and I missed the woman from the first BB. There's nothing wrong with him, but I really liked her.
Similar to the first Breathless Body, you could write down all the exercises and do it on your own (and save the money on the DVD). She's not doing anything creative or innovative. Her exercises are all things I've seen before. This workout is very similar to the BB #1. But for me, I like having the follow along video and I like that the moves are effective, get my HR up and keep it up. If she made 10 of them, I'd buy all 10. I just love this kind of workout.
Amy Dixon is a great instructor. She is encouraging but not annoying. This is not a choreographically challenging workout so cueing is not an issue.