Power Zone - The Ultimate Metabolism Boosting Workout

Denise Austin
Year Released: 2004

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Pilates/Core Strength , Total Body Workouts

I just tried this workout for the first time and I am pleased. I am getting back into shape and this made me sweat. The aerobics segment is fun and easy to follow - the minutes fly by. The strength training segments can be plenty challenging if you increase the resistance on the fitness band (or get a different fitness band). One nice touch was Denise's frequent and regular reminders to check posture. I also liked that she took time during most of the exercises to emphasize good form.

Denise's poor cueing, though a little annoying perhaps, won't be much of a problem after a few viewings. As another reviewer pointed out, the choreography is simple and easy to follow.

Instructor Comments:
Denise Austin isn't hip, but I like her. She seems sincere. When I start one of her workouts, it always feels a little hokey at first but then I genuinely enjoy her enthusiasm.