30 Minutes to Fitness: L.I.F.T.

Kelly Coffey-Meyer
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Total Body Workouts

Just did this for the first time this morning and thought it was tough and good! I was looking for something different(doing lots of Cathe lately) and this was totally different than anything I own.

I walked my dogs for my warmup and started right in on the Olympic lift section.

This is certainly an endurance workout..by the end of the workout I was very glad to be done. A squat-fest for sure. I used 40lbs instead of KCM's 30, and was very challenged. I don't know Olympic form that well, but she seemed to explain the form well enough and I felt safe doing the moves since the barbell wasn't that heavy.

It is repetitive, but I like Tonique so I don't mind repetitive. It didn't feel boring to me at all because it is pretty short and the reps were easy to cout down. This will be an easy workout to grow with, as you can add weight to make it tougher.

The workout was actually only 23 minutes instead of 30 if you subtract the stretchy cooldown which I did because I followed it up with the Powersculpt section.

The Powersculpt part of the workout felt tough because I was pretty fried by the Lift portion. This part is 27 min, using lighter weights. I used 8"s and 10's. I think that was what Kelly used too. This is a gem of a workout if you want to hit your whole body at once including your core.

If you add the two together, I'd put this workout in the same category as a KB workout....kind of functional, kind of squat heavy, strenuous with a bit of a cardio effect, plus some upper body too.

It clocked in at 50 min without warmup and cooldown.

Totally worth the $15 I spent on it!:) As always YMMV.

Instructor Comments:
Kelly is strong, encouraging and straight forward.