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N. Jacobs Says, in 1-30-2010 at 12:57:34 from     

Along with the other highly positive reviews, this is a truly excellent workout. I do look forward to it and there are lots of creative moves I’ve never seen and Allie is just an excellent instructor who is genuinely motivating and generous and lots of fun. I’m a Firm workout user and have them all, but several of hers have become my top favorites, and this one is currently at the top of the stack. Great work!
Rating: 5 / 5

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JL Cosme Says, in 1-30-2010 at 13:09:46 from     

I am an intermediate exerciser and like The FIRM, particularly the BSS 1, 2, 3, and 4, and the classics. I don’t like ALL the “pink” FIRMs (the ones produced lately by Gaiam) that have come out. However, I do enjoy the moves in Total Body Toner, many of which are varied and different at least for me (pushups touching one shoulder when coming up, rotating the hip with a weight in one hand and pull, etc.) combined with other traditional moves (lunges, squats, french press, bicep curl, etc.) Of course it does not use the Fanny Lifter or any other step, but surprisingly I have sore hamstrings and glutes for two or three days after doing the workout, which I like a lot! I have been using 3, 5 and 8 pound weights, with this and many other workouts, which I plan to increase soon. I think it will be pretty easy to go heavier with this DVD. Allie as usual cues really well and is motivating and pleasant. The only thing I would change about her is her hairdo. She needs a makeover! (I saw her in the new Wave infommercial with a different look and she looks very nice) But that’s just off topic.

Usually, I don’t care much for the music in fitness DVDs, but I have to say the music selection for this workout is lame. Fortunately, it’s not too loud, so I can put a CD with a much better music and still can hear Allies voice.

The other thing I don’t like much is the final stretch. It’s way too short for the kind of workout one has just done. It really is a total body workout, but I need to add my own stretches to really feel stretched. I know, it is only 40 minutes, but I wouldn’t have cared to spend 3 more minutes stretching a bit longer.

Overall, I do like Total Body Toner and feel worked out at the end of each session using it. I sweat a lot too! I’m giving it 5 starts because I do feel it was a good purchase and the workout itself, apart from the stretch, is worth my money. Besides, it is now part of my rotation.
Rating: 5 / 5

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a Says, in 1-30-2010 at 14:04:13 from     

I so love this workout because it’s just toning. No cardio but it will absolutely leave you sweating & shaking.

You need 3 sets of weights but one can use just 2 sets, and you can go as heavy or light as you please. My light is 3 lbs, medium is 4.5 and heavy is 7 lbs.

Love Ali, all her cues are great. This workout also has a lot of repititions, like 12 counts to a set, which I love, and which will work your muscles well.
Rating: 5 / 5

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Cynthia Perry Says, in 1-30-2010 at 15:11:53 from     

I love this dvd. the more i use it the more i like it. Allie is very motivating and has great queues. Not too strenuous and not much cardo.
Rating: 5 / 5

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Leeha Dilocker Says, in 1-30-2010 at 15:19:05 from     

I have been a “Firm Believer” for years with a collection ranging from Janet Jones all the way to the newer workout DVDs. I have also done the TransFIRMER workouts and have seriously looked into the Wave system. I work out four to six times a week depending on my schedule doing either a workout tape or running on the treadmill. I love this particular DVD because it focuses on the weight training more than the cardio or the cardio-weight combination that The Firm is known for. If you follow the “advanced” weight suggestions the first time, even as someone who has been working out consistently for a while, you are going to feel this one in the morning. I really like that this DVD has advanced and beginner moves and the instructor is very upbeat with awesome cueing. She does give a lot of pointers on proper form which isn’t always discussed in Firm workouts, though. Overall, I consider this one of my favorite workouts from the Firm and I think it is one of the most effective if you are looking to sculpt your muscles more than burning fat.
Rating: 5 / 5

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