Saturday, July 11, 2009

Workouts in Review- Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism

What is it?

Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism is one of two new workouts from Jillian Michaels. This is a 55-minute bootcamp based, cardio workout and it is intense! Who knew using your own body weight could challenge you this much? The cardio segments include non-dancy, athletic moves like kickboxing, jacks and plyometric jumps. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much from this workout but I was pleasantly surprised with how well it worked my whole body.


Who is it for?

This workout is considered intermediate/advanced and I would agree with the rating. Although some of the moves could be modified, the workout never stops moving so you're going to be sweating a lot! It would definitely challenge even a seasoned exerciser.

What to expect:

The choreography in this workout is easy to follow. Since the workout is more bootcamp style there really isn't "choreography" to speak of, just basic moves kicked up a notch. There are 8 circuits each of which are done 2 times through. The second time through the circuit you're supposed to work as hard as you can for maximum results. Jillian is a no-nonsense instructor and I really enjoy her teaching style. This is a great addition to my cardio workout library.

Click HERE for a clip.

Click HERE for another clip.

Click HERE to purchase both workouts at 50% off. This price also enrolls you in her weight loss program which you can cancel at any time.

Stay tuned for a review of Jillian's 2nd workout No More Trouble Zones.

3 comments:

Kristen's Raw said...

Even though I'm not doing much intense exercise these days, I'm looking forward to doing them after I deliver my baby. Thanks for the reviews!

Love,
Kristen

Living the fit life. said...

This dvd totally beats mind numbing treadmill sessions, thanks for the review!

Combat Sports Fitness said...

JM makes great workout DVDs. The Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD has got so many great moves in there. Great for those who want to get fit and lose some weight.

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