Body Revolution: Cardio 2

Jillian Michaels
Year Released: 2012

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

This is a very straight-forward, athletic style cardio routine that is one circuit repeated 3 times through. Each cardio move is repeated for about 30 seconds per round. The moves include jump rope, butt kickers, jumping jacks, skaters, uppercuts with static squats, plie hops, cross jacks, towel runs and burpees. The workout starts right up with no warm-up, just right to it. It starts out feeling pretty easy but builds in intensity--by the end I had really worked up a sweat! I don't recall any modifications shown/discussed. This was a fun workout for me that went by quickly. I would say it is intermediate to high intermediate depending on how much you put into it. Thumbs up from me!

Instructor Comments:
I like Jillian here. She made me laugh out loud with a few of her comments. She made me roll my eyes a few times too. I didn't like some of her comments about enjoying exercise because I LOVE it and coming from a fitness instructor that seems odd. I think though the idea is that it makes her seem relatable. Also there is a fair bit of objectifying the participants (one guy is called a hunk of a man or maybe a hunk of man candy?) If this sort of thing bothers you, be aware of this. No swearing here. Also she looks fantastic!

Melissa P