Barre3 28Day Challenge Fitness Program w/5 DVDs & Stability Ball
As the last review stated this was and is a bit boring for me although I think I really like it. The first 2 videos were so boring I thought I would return it. By the time I got through all of them I find it to be relaxing yet torture at the same time. It's hard to explain. I have worked out for years and in the last couple months was use to doing kickboxing for an hour at the gym. My testosterone was low and I quit going. I had no energy. So, as I have started to get back into working out with this set I have found myself to be either way out of shape or these are just hard. The shaking is almost unbearable. I find I can't walk right after working out due to still shaking. Although I like yoga, I don't enjoy the yoga moves that are incorporated into these. I was hoping for more ballet, dancy type moves. Some are just plain squats and arm weights. So, there is no way to get away from them I guess but over all this is a nice program and it really can go to anyones level. The book that came with it was very nice and something I can actually do.
This might be good for someone who has not been working out. I found it very boring.
These DVDs provide great instruction and provide alternate moves for those with back and knee issues. Very graceful and yet challenging. After each workout I feel my spine is straighter and I feel more balanced. I hope there will be more DVDs from them in the future!
Great Set and For Advanced Exercisers Too
As a female runner and heavy weight lifter in my 30's I bought this set thinking I could use it to increase my flexibility without working too hard. This set has exceeded my expectations. I use it several times a week in addition to my regular training routine and my performance and recovery time in my other activities has increased ten fold. These workouts can be made as hard as needed by going deeper in the movements and/or using 3-5 lbs dumbbells (instead of the 1-2 lbs the instructors use) or made easier by following the modifications shown. As someone who can leg press two times my bodyweight, I would've never thought these small movements with light weights would make my body shake as it does, I sweat buckets, and at the same time the movements are completely low impact and somewhat relaxing. I have done barre and ballet training from other instructors and there is nothing like Barre3. I am in awe of the results in such a small amount of time. This set comes with a free trial for the online workouts as well and they are great too! I only wish that the online favorites are made on DVDs in the near future. Thanks Sadie and QVC for such a great offer in this set. I am in love!!!
Great Barre Exercises Without Using a Barre!
I liked Sadie in the on-line presentation & think she created great DVDs & Barre workouts, but I actually like the 2 DVDs with Candice as the instructor better. I can really feel my muscles have had a workout, even after doing only a 10 minute workout. I really like the 10 minute workout options. My only problem so far is my back hurts a little bit, but think I just need to get it stronger & then hopefully I won't have the problem anymore. I have always been more of an exercise machine, strengthening/toning exercise routine person doing low impact exercises. I have never been an aerobics, especially very high impact, exercise person except for some walking. I especially like that you can use a chair instead of a Barre to do the workouts & that the DVDs do show the exercises using a chair unlike some other Barre workout DVDs. I'm an almost 61 year old female that has recently had hip replacement surgery & find that I can do 99% of the exercises I have tried so far, so am happy that I found these DVDs & think I'm really going to like at least half of them & would recommend this program for anyone.
I wanted to love this set. But when I started and in some areas, she would not give modifications. She would say " you can do what you want for now", I thought, thanks a lot!! She is not an experienced instructor for people with disabilities. My advice is forget this set and get marjolien's pilates!!!!!
great price on awesome dvd set
I read about barre3 in prevention and was very interested as I have MS. There are many exercise programs that I am not physically able to do but when you have one that uses a chair and doesn't work you to death- I am definitely interested. The one dvd only was pretty expensive at prevention so checked around and am so happy I found this whole set at QVC. It covers it all plus you get the ball in the set. I love that you can do each dvd in 10 minute sections if you don't want to do the whole 30, 40 or 60 minute program. ( there are 2 -30 minute ones, 2- 40 minute and one 60 minute in the set) I really love this so far and it is do-able for someone with health issues like me. Fatigue and balance are a big problem so being able to find something that I can actually do that works is a god send to me. It reminds me of callanetics but is updated and more moves - the time goes by quickly and I really enjoy it. So happy with my purchase and the price for the set was great.
I've used this program for 2 weeks. It is a great add-on to my weekly exercise routine. I like to change up programs periodically for a boost and this certainly fits the bill.
Please bring in more variety programs for beginners to advanced 50+ folks. It's a cure for boredom in the exercise world and helps wake up different areas of the body.
I'm 53 and in terrible shape. I have a gym membership but I never go. I just wanted something I could do on my own, when I felt like it, at ,my own pace. I am only on day two of doing these dvd's but already I can tell you they are great. Simple movements, modified for whatever fitness level you are. I didn't feel like I was in over my head, but I was sweating before I knew it. Easy on the joints, but challenging too. This is something I think I can stick with. I might buy this for my friend for her birthday because she's looking for something that works too.
This is such a great workout even for seniors. Great at strengthening the core and helping with balance. Love the little inch moves and simple equipment to do the dvd's at home until new studio opens!
Love this workout!
I ordered this in Feb but It was wait listed until the end of March. I did not want to wait so I did the workout online. I bought a 6 month subscription. I LOVE it. It works you hard but they have modifiers which is helpful. It is nice because you get that great feeling, it totally takes all of that stress away! buy this if you would like a strong body and mind. The instructors are good and not annoying!
Love these Dvd's. My friend turned me on to Barre3, I've taken a few studio classes so knew some of the moves already. I think the Dvd's are fairly similar to taking a class. All the instructors are really engaging and not annoying at all. There are options to modify different moves if they are too difficult.
Even though I exercise a lot these still kick my butt! The exercises are low impact but they work. I have lost inches around my core, arms and legs. I feel better, look better and stand taller.
I gave a set to my MIL who is 65 and she has been doing them with modifications and her back is doing better and her posture has improved. She loves them just as much.