Barre3 28Day Challenge Fitness Program w/5 DVDs & Stability Ball
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.
I was so happy to see this set for this price on QVC. I don't have a Barre studio in the town I live. These DVDs are the next best thing. The way the workout makes your body feel is wonderful. They are difficult enough that you feel it, but they make you feel so great, you want to do them daily!!!! And with the variety of workouts, you can! The instructors are clear and positive. You feel lifted in body and spirit after working out. I hope we get a Barre studio in my town someday, but until then, I am loving these DVDs. Do not hesitate...BUY THEM.
Feeling let down over this set
I like exercises that are self paced and require a minimum of equipment. I think this "barre3" process might fill the bill, and the value was good. However, I was disappointed to find that none of the various workouts include a beginner level that goes slowly enough to learn the positions. I suppose I will eventually watch it over and over until I get the hang of it. But I expected to be brought up to speed with at least a few basic instructions, so this was a show-stopper. I contacted the website, but was advised that they have no assistance, suggestions or additional resources to offer,, other than going to a studio--of course I wouldn't have needed the DVD set if that were an option for me.
I think this is great!
What I love most about this is the modifications and the instructor's attitude. Never does she insinuate that "if you are too out of shape" do the modifications. She says more of "if you can't do this position try following the modification." No body shaming here. Which is what will keep me doing it. I feel empowered and fit after a workout. Take a chance on this. And, to all doing it, I am cheering you on!