Looking for a new home yoga DVD, I found her new Strong Sexy Svelte DVD and ordered it from Amazon. Before I received it I happened to throw my name into the pot of a giveaway from Sarahfit.com, and lo and behold, I received the DVD in the mail! Ha, I never win anything! I was thrilled - and even MORE thrilled when Kristin actually tweeted me! (I think I might have a girl crush on her) The beauty of this is that now I have a copy for you!! I will give you a little review here and then I hope you enter to win . . . you won't be disappointed!
The total DVD length is 75 minutes, but is broken up into three 25 minutes segments and also contains an extra 5 minute cardio segment. (This was my least favorite element and didn't feel as if it added anything to the DVD)
The first segment I tried was the STRONG segment. It is a yoga with weights routine and is tough. You can use any size weight - I used 5 and 8 pound dumbbells and it was no piece of cake. She is very creative with adding weights to warrior and eagle poses and adds some great yoga burpees. You know I loved those! I have done this segment alone and felt like I got a great workout in only 25 minutes.
The next segment is the SEXY pilates core segment. She does a great job of cueing proper form and keeping the abs engaged during the entire sequence. It's not just pilates roll-ups and the 100. She adds in some nice, creative moves that give the abs a workout. This segment is not as intense or difficult so it's a nice addition after the Strong segment.
The SVELTE segment is a great Vinyasa flow that keeps you going throughout full range of motions using strength and also stretching the muscles. It has a pretty quick pace so you will feel as if you worked when you are done. Again, I have not gotten bored with this yoga segment either.
Kristin has a very upbeat and likeable style. She has such great form and explanations that make it really easy to follow.
This is a new favorite in my home DVD collection. I'm already looking forward to a new DVD from her!
And, by the way, she's now a TV star! Are you a 30Rock fan? She was recently on an episode as a yoga instructor and bride. . . how fitting!
You can read an interview with her here http://www.blisstree.com/2010/05/24/fitness/first-yoga-then-30-rock-%E2%80%93actress-kristin-mcgee-talks-to-blisstree/
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