Breathless BodyAmy Dixon
Year Released: 2011
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
I'm a recent convert to HiiT training and was interested to try a longer HiiT workout. Breathless Body is 46 minutes of cardio, plus warmup and cooldown/stretch, divided into eight sections. Each section consists of a basic athletic move performed for 20 seconds, with a 10-second rest. This is repeated 8 times, and then you go on to a new move.
Amy shows modifications for each move: one exerciser does the easiest version (except for one 'fast feet' move, all the easiest versions are no-impact), Amy does the intermediate move, and another exerciser does the hardest version. I found myself moving between the easiest and intermediate versions for most of the drills because the hardest version is HARD. If you push yourself, you will be breathless.
The moves are very basic so there's no learning curve at all; you can dive right in and push yourself. Best of all, there's no equipment required for this workout and it takes up minimal space (if you can leap side to side and have space to do a plank, you can do this workout).
I have seen reviews on other sites that complain about how boring this workout is, but I found it matter-of-fact and straightforward.
Amy is enthusiastic without any "whooping", and encourages you throughout each section. She is a little talky but it didn't bother me.