Hollywood Trainer: Circuit A & Circuit B

Jeanette Jenkins
Year Released: 2007

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I picked this DVD for $6 at Ross. I traded away most of her original set, but for $6 why not? This workout suits me more than most of her earlier workouts because it is a split rather than a total body workout. As you’ll see below she tri-sets, although the third exercise is cardio in many of the chapters.. Typically 25 reps per exercise, she has a modifier stop at 15 reps and march in place so beginners have someone to follow.

Circuit A:
Chapter 1 – Intro
2 – warm up
3 – pushups/planks/hamstrings (kickbacks) – I think her up tempo rep pace on the kickbacks is too fast.
4 – chest flies/reverse lunch/repeater knees (cardio)
5 – shoulder press/squat/cardio
6 – tricep extensions/balance work (hard!)/standing obliques
7 – tricep kickbacks/one legged squat/side knee raise
8 – cool down then to the floor for abs – crunches, bicycle & reverse crunches. Then a stretch.

My dvd shows that chapter 7 ends at 32:30 and chapter 8 at 38:00

Circuit B:
11 – warm up
12 – rear flies/ plie squats/ cardio.
13 – rows/ standing lunges/ cardio
14 – upright rows/abductor lifts/cardio
15 – bicepts/ inner thighs (2 exercises)/ cardio
16 – rotator cuffs/cardio/ cool down
17 –to the floor for abs – crunches, bicycle & reverse crunches. Then a stretch.

The set and production values are much improved from her first set. She has several back ground exercises of differing levels of fitness. Although I like this, I think it would be better to use background exercisers who could maintain form throughout the exercises. Also, despite Jeannette’s statements about using good form, she doesn’t really seem to give very many form pointers.

Instructor Comments:
She’s still the same Jeannette from her earlier workouts, very upbeat and clearly enjoys working out and teaching. She is a bit more polished than in her original series and in a much more professional setting.