Body Bar Express Innovative Stretch

Clare Dunphy
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Athletic Stretch

This tape is 30 minutes long and is a blend of yoga, dance and Pilates-based stretches. You definitely don't need a two-foot weighted bar for this workout (I had my brother saw me a two-foot wooden dowel from an old broomstick), but I recommend some sort of short pole/dowel because it will help you get more into the workout and help with proper body positioning.

The stretches are not held in one position for a long time like Millennium Stretch or Dynamic Stretch. Instead, the movements flow one into another.

The stretches are interesting and I enjoy this workout. The speed did help warm up my muscles and make them more limber although I would like to have seen the movements held a bit longer as the workout has a bit of a rushed feel about it.

The tape said that it is for all levels, but I would not recommend this tape for beginners as some of the moves require a good amount of flexibility and range of motion. Clare Dunphy says to modify any exercises you find difficult, but neither Clare nor her background exercisers show any modifications.

Typical CIA set with nice music selections.

Sharon H.