Year Released: 2005
Categories: Total Body Workouts
There are beginner modifications offered, but not all the time and often well into the move. I would not have been able to do this tough of a workout for a while after I started working out.
Workout Time: 58 min (8 min Warm-up, 20 Min standing toning, 22 min floorwork, 8 min stretch)
Set: This was almost a deal-breaker for me. I am not the biggest fan of oranges, yellows, browns. It was a drab change of pace from the bright colors of YBB Live. The tanks they are wearing remind of the army brown t-shirts. (Future military wife and not terribly fond of seeing that color)
Cast: All in shape, I would guess most or all are former dancers.
Music: Upbeat with a definite beat to it. Didn't love it or hate it. The routine fits nicely with the music.
The workout is mainly ballet moves, but there are also pilates-inpired moves and a few yoga poses and some tradition moves. She teaches it slowly, then speeds it up, then flows it into the next move. I didn't have any trouble with the choreography.
Overall impressions: Collage lists this as intermediate/advanced. I think that is about right, though I really haven't tried any advanced workouts. I have been working out for about a year now and am in pretty good shape. I have no ballet training and am not at all graceful. It did make me feel like I was doing ballet, very long and sleek, I don't know....just made me feel strong and feminine. I really liked it. It was tough, my quads were begging for a break, but a good tough. Definitely want to add this to my "rotations". If you like the YBB Live ballet sections, you would most likely like this dvd.
This was my first experience with Kari and I like her. She's very precise and business-like in her cuing. She's definitely no nonsense and gives really good form pointers.