Today's review is of Michelle Dozois' Your Best Body Circuit
Michelle and her husband own Breakthru Fitness, a personal training and Pilates studio in Pasadena, CA.
Michelle is certified by ACE, N.A.S.M. and the Physical Mind Institute in the Method Pilates and is a Former National and World Aerobic Champion.
This is one DVD in a series of three. The other two (Rockin' Body Cardio Jam & Slim, Strong & Sexy Body) I will review later.
When you purchase any in this series Michelle gives you access to her Breakthru Fitness Website where you can have access to an entire fitness and nutrition program for free. Her website also has links to receive personal nutrition counseling for decent prices.
So, on to the review.
What is it?
A 57-minute toning and cardio circuit combo featuring Michelle Dozois.
Who is it for?
Intermediate exercisers - you will get quite a workout with this DVD! You will need two pairs of dumbells (2–10 lbs., depending on your ability), a mat and the exercise band that comes with the DVD.
What to expect:
Give Michelle Dozois an hour of your time and she'll give you a workout you will feel the next day! And she'll keep you interested throughout with a wide variety of exercises and cardio segments that ramp up traditional moves. There is no doubt that this workout is effective — it's part of the "Your Body Breakthru" series that Dozois used on her own clients, many of whom are seen in these DVDs. You even get to see them relate their stories in one of the bonus segments. To get those results, Dozois includes many combo moves with both dumbbells and the exercise band, plus some plyometric (jumping) moves during the cardio part of these circuits (there are seven circuits altogether). There is a modifier to show you less intense options, so if you'd rather keep your feet on the ground, you do have a choice. The only minor complaints about this DVD — Dozois tries to squeeze in so much that you feel a little stressed out jumping from cardio to mat to dumbbells to band but the more you do it the easier the transitions become. There is a shorter "express" version of the workout, but I found it missing too many parts — you would work one side of the body and the other would be missing. I say stick with the hour-long workout. Trust me, the time flies by and you'll feel like you've accomplished a lot... because you have!