The DVDs all come in a booklet file, and I liked that each one had a description of the workout, plus symbols showing you what you need for that particular workout:
Fusion symbols: bare feet, yoga mat, resistance band, yoga block (not really necessary) and friend(s) if you wanted a partner on some of the exercises (again, not necessary).
The first DVD I used was the fusion workout. I have to say, I liked it a lot. I was surprised, because again, I'm not a DVD workout person...or at least I didn't think I was. This moved through the different exercises fast enough that I didn't get bored, but not so fast that I couldn't "get" the move after a couple of tries. I liked that there was a countdown timer on the television screen showing how much longer there was for each set - you might laugh, but that is important for me to know! I was a little nervous with the leg part because I was noticing my hamstring and I'm still leery of hurting it, so I tried to do each exercise with cautious deliberation. Once we got to the core work, I loved it - lots of planks and some sit ups (which I normally loathe doing) that had you using the resistance band. I started off thinking this was a pretty easy workout but I was soon sweating and my heart rate was up.
Afterward, I knew I'd gotten a good workout in. The next day, I was feeling muscles in my legs that I don't feel even after running a lot of miles, which was a good thing - obviously I need to be changing up my workouts to include more muscle groups. My abs were a little sore, but it was all good. But the day after that? Holy DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), Batman! Yowza. I did not enjoy that feeling, but it made me even more aware that I needed to have more variety in my workouts.
I haven't had time to use most of the DVDs yet, but I like this system, I like the woman who leads the workouts (Holly Perkins - she's energetic without going over the top), and I've been pleasantly surprised at how deceptively intense the workouts are. This system retails for $119.85 with free shipping to the U.S. ($24.95 for international shipping). Not exactly cheap, and I'm not familiar with the cost of other workout DVDs, but considering you get such a variety, plus the resistance band, it doesn't outrageous to me.
If you want to purchase this program, click here - full disclosure, I'll receive a referral fee for anything bought via that link. If you'd like to enter to win the Baladea DVD program, just leave me a comment saying what kind of exercise you hate the most (burpees, anyone?). U.S. residents only, please.The randomly-drawn winner will be announced on Friday's post, internet-willing.
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