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YogaKat Says, in 1-20-2010 at 18:43:22 from     

The instructor is very irritating. She does not make it fun and she is militaristic. I tried it once and couldn’t stand it for more than a few minutes. Maybe this method is good with a different instructor or for you if you like the tough stuff. She’s kind of creepy the way she stares at the camera. I put it away and tried it again later, but it still didn’t work for me. It’s in my reject pile. You’d be better off with a Karen Voight or the 8 min As Seen On TV Set.
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Rating: 1 / 5

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Anonymous Says, in 1-20-2010 at 20:27:24 from     

I couldn’t believe it when this workout was done; I hardly felt like I did anything. Not very motivating either – music and video are boring.
Rating: 2 / 5

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Princess Sierra Says, in 1-20-2010 at 23:25:31 from     

I don’t know how anyone can get into these work-outs. They are STRANGE. I wanted to punch the instructor in the nose. Her voice and cheesy way she spoke is enough to drive you bonkers. And the way she opens her eyes all wide and says “Do you remember? Where do you feel it? Can you do it? Can you tuck??Yes you feel it!”

The newage porno sounding music combined with the strange hypno gucci girl ballerinas was wacky. I’ll stick with The Firm.
Rating: 2 / 5

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Anonymous Says, in 1-21-2010 at 01:29:11 from     

I’m looking for something easy enough for an uncoordinated unmotivated unathletic asthmatic couch potato to do, but with payoffs in flexibility, strength and all around toning. Based on recommendations, I’m giving this a try.

I’ve viewed the video a couple of times now, but haven’t quite worked up the gumption to do it, though I think once I’m over the trepidation, I could manage to keep up by doing the modified moves demonstrated by one of the other pretzel-women in the video.

The moves look like a combination of ballet and yoga, which seems reasonable. I can do without the spiritual aspects of yoga, and I don’t have the youth and athleticism for real hardcore ballet, but the Lotte Berk video is a nice common ground.

The background porno music is downright weird. I guess there’s not much in the copyright-free generic backing tracks category for “not-quite-as-fast-as-disco” but “not-quite-as-slow-as-meditation” music except the stuff they used for this program, which sounds suspiciously like what those San Fernando artisans use in more horizontally oriented entertainment features. I may have a hard time doing this program without laughing if my parrot decides to start moaning in time with the music (I have NO idea where he learned that. None.)

My only real annoyance with this video is the title sequence. You know that glitchy wiggly effect in too many car commercials, where it’s meant to look edgy and cool, like an 8 mm home movie is jumping out of the sprockets and the image is dancing all over the screen? Yeah, that one. It was annoying when I first saw it, and it just gets more and more irritating the more often I see it. Does this effect now come free with some shareware desktop video production package or something? Jeez. It’s like, so 1990s, you know?

Anyway, I recommend this to my uncoordinated fellow exercise-phobics. There is nothing here that requires extensive choreography or an inbuilt sense of rhythm. The instructor is all tough-love and firm, and she doesn’t go on about how much fun we’re all having dancing around in our cute spandex outfits to frantic generic disko toonz, or run around like a screaming cokehead like that guy Peter Small or whatever his name is.
Rating: 4 / 5

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Betsy Vanorman Says, in 1-21-2010 at 03:03:40 from     

Everyone can find 30 minutes, much of the movements can even be done while on the phone. This can be done 30 minutes before the rest of the family is awake, or while away. It’s a must to have this DVD.
Rating: 5 / 5

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