Cuts & CurvesGilad Janklowicz
Year Released: 2006
Categories: Total Body Workouts
I'm reviewing this workout after having done it a few times.
First the scenery is breathtaking. It is taped in Hawaii at Kaena Point an exotic beach on Oahu's west shore.
Gilad as well as the cast all look and act as if they are having fun and getting a good workout. There are no annoying voices or cast members. The music is enjoyable and appropriate both in the workout section and the cooldown.
This is an easy to follow 60 minute total body sculpting workout. You do not need to use tubing/resistance cord. You can use dumbbells instead. You will need a mat for the push ups and some cooldown stretches. This workout does not require alot of room.
The first half of the workout uses the tubing/resistance cord. The second half uses dumbbells. I used both since I have both types of equipment. I used several dumbbells for the different body parts. I liked the variety of using the tubing/resistance cord and the dumbbells. Since most of my other workouts like Cathe's mainly use dumbbells and barbells.
Gilad targets all the major muscle groups in a variety of ways. Some were quite challenging. And upping the weight means there is room to grow with this workout. The whole workout was paced really well. I would rate this a solid intermediate to low advanced. I say this because again this workout doesn't use heavy barbells as in a Cathe workout. But you will get a solid toning workout if you use appropriate weights for you. As with any toning workout if you don't use enough weight you won't feel anything.
Gilad focuses on the core throughout the workout. But there are no floorwork specific abs/core exercises in this workout. I would have liked for him to have included some in this workout but he included them in his other two new workouts.
I found this to be a fun and challenging workout with no dread factor. The time goes by fast and the workout gets right to business from the beginning. No time wasted. Gilad is great and very motivating. And the scenery is excellent. Great workout to lift your mood and shape you up without the drugery.
Gilad is motivating and energetic. He cues well and gets right to business. He gives lots of form pointers and uses correct form himself.