Bethenny's Skinnygirl WorkoutMike McArdle
Year Released: 2011
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This workout has already been broken down very well by poses. I only wanted to add that while I think Mike is a great yoga instructor, I could not make it through the workout due to Bethenny. She feels it is necessary to comment on everything and it doesn't help with cueing of the workout, she just says it to say something. At one point she says "Oh! I really need to do this everyday!" and then "Oh! did you hear my back crack!"
I am sorry but I like my yoga more spiritual, but I still do alot of nonspiritual yoga as well. I think with yoga cues should be keep just to form so that the practitioner can focus on breathing with the poses. I just didn't feel I could do this with Bethenny's comments
Mike is great.
Mike leads this workout, working out along side Bethenny in a lovely living room set. The workout is broken up into three segments/ workouts (15-20 minutes) and contains a 12 minute bonus stretch. You won't need any equipment for this workout. You can play all or select the w/o you want from the main menu.
Exercises include: down dog variations including 3 legged dog & foot pedaling, 1/2 moon, neck stretch, hi & lo planks, lots of great balance work, warrior 2 & 3, triangle, chataranga, reverse warrior, pigeon, standing torso circles, awkward airplane, jump switches, plank side knee pulls, twisted chair, reverse bow, balance foot or knee hold, flying pigeon, and side stretch. Mike provides a great variety of standing & floor yoga exercises.Felt some nice stretching as well as some light lower body & core toning. Lots of unique exercises that I could feel working and done at a just-right pace.
I rate this an intermediate yoga routine. Mike is an excellent instructor with fantastic form pointers and cuing. Bethenny I could have lived without. In fact, w/out her this would have been a 5 star w/o. Yoga is not my thing but I really really enjoyed the exercises & the fantastic instructor. Not the same old yoga routine AT ALL! They do a great job of providing tons of modification options. I received this dvd to review.