As promised, I am starting to do some reviews of popular workout programs/ DVDs. Everything I review will be programs I have gone through myself, so you’ll be getting first hand reviews and experiences from me. I’ll break them down so you get a general idea of what each workout entails, what equipment you’ll need, and some pros and cons of each program, so you can make an informed choice before deciding which workout is right for you.
I thought I would start by reviewing a workout program I have been doing for a few years: Jillian Micheals Yoga Meltdown. I first purchased this DVD a few years ago when I began on my health/ fitness journey. I’ve used it on and off over the years, working it in between other workout routines I’ve been trying. When I first started this program I was not in good shape at all. I had not worked out regularly for close to two years at that point. Just to give you an idea of where I was fitness wise at the start of this program.
This is not your typical yoga workout. If anything I would have to say it’s not yoga so much as inspired by yoga and yoga poses. It takes classic yoga poses, modifies them and adds repetition. This helps you to strength train with the weight of your own body, and get your heart rate up (a little). I personally enjoy this type of “yoga” over the slow sequences of traditional yoga.