"A great workout for trouble spots" ---Glamour.com
A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at Exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa. Now you can get these same results at home.
This heart-pumping cardio and strength training program will give you ripped abs, sculpted arms, shapely legs, and a firm backside. In five fat-blasting segments of just 10 minutes each, Boot Camp challenges your whole body for a truly efficient and effective workout. The fast-paced, dynamic sequences also provide an intense calorie burn to help you shed those extra pounds and work the most important muscle of all—your heart.
Experience the inspiration and energy offered by Exhale’s nationally renowned Core Fusion classes, and get the physique you’ve always wanted. Includes bonus thigh & core segment and stretching sequence.
Recommended equipment: light hand weights, a mat, and a playground ball
Husband and wife team and Core Fusion co-creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp have over 50 years of combined experience teaching Pilates, Lotte Berk Method, yoga, and dance—disciplines that comprise the Boot Camp workout. They are founding team members of exhale, a leading mind/body spa with locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bootcamp Kicked My Booty!, December 12, 2010
By Maddy Avena "maddy_avena" (N. CA)
This review is from: Exhale: Core Fusion - Bootcamp (DVD)
Let me start by agreeing that this is not a beginner workout DVD. Having said that, I want to add that I am a 3x P90X graduate, having done 2 full rounds of that program and continuing on with parts of P90X, Insanity and 1 on 1 with Tony Horton DVDs for cardio and strength training. I haven't found anything out there that in the strength/cardio realm of exercise DVDs that challenges me as much as P90X, etc, and that I enjoy. Until Bootcamp.
I have several Core Fusion DVDs. Before I started P90X, Core Fusion Pilates Plus and Body Sculpt were in my regular exercise rotation and until getting Bootcamp, I would say that they were my favorites. I also own three other Core Fusion DVDs but didn't feel as positively about them. I was excited to read the pre-release reviews about Bootcamp and thought that this might be a nice change from the P90X style of training, adding Liz's more feminine strength building touch.
I was not disappointed. As Yoga Girl said, I'll leave the details of each 10 minute section to the first reviewer. I did the entire workout with the addition of the 5 minute bonus boxing section, for a total of about 70 minutes. I used a 6 lb. medicine ball in lieu of a playground ball and can I say that this morning I am SO SORE in places that P90X doesn't get to? My booty is sore in new and wonderful places as are my intercostal muscles around my ribcage.
This is a great workout! I burned over 500 calories doing the whole thing and considering that included 15 minutes of abs and 10 minutes of back strengthening, stretching and shavasana none of which are big calorie burners, that is a great total calorie burn!
I too wondered about the sequencing of putting the back strengthening/stretch/shavasana bonus section BEFORE the 5 minute bonus abdominal section. It will be annoying to have to stop the DVD, skip a chapter and go back to skipped chapter to finish, but I'm not going to take away a star for it. I am a big grrl and I know how to use a remote control, so oh well.
VERY nice change up from prior Core Fusion DVDs. I am very happy with this and plan on putting it into my rotation and doing it again...as soon as this sore wears off!
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