DVD Review: Dr. Lisa's Yoga Blast

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12/4/2012 10:00 AM   :  17 comments   :  31,478 Views

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You may know Dr. Lisa Masterson from The Doctors TV show, and now she is coming to DVD with a fun and effective yoga-based workout DVD with her trainer, Elise Joan. This DVD is packed with three separate yoga workouts that are great for both beginner and intermediate exercisers. Both Dr. Lisa and Elise do an excellent job of providing a fun and entertaining way to work out!



Here is a preview of Dr. Lisa’s Yoga Blast DVD on YouTube.



 



What They Say (from the DVD cover):
Dr. Lisa Masterson knows a thing or two about staying healthy and fitting exercise into a busy schedule. The practicing physician and cohost of the Emmy-winning TV show The Doctors designed these three efficient workouts to suit any lifestyle. You’ll be feeling stronger, more flexible, and more energetic in no time!

With her trainer, Elise Joan, Dr. Lisa demonstrates her favorite moves in three 20-minute low-impact workouts. The yoga-based segments feature lively dance moves, empowering strength exercises, and invigorating stretches. You’ll burn calories and lose inches as you gain strength and confidence. With Yoga Blast, following a doctor’s orders has never been so much fun!

What We Say:
This DVD is entirely yoga-based and will give you a full-body workout that is fun and effective! There are three different workouts included on the DVD that are each only 20 minutes long, and they can be done individually or all at once. If you are short on time, you can still get a good workout in with just one of the 20 minute sessions.
Dr. Lisa Masterson and Elise Joan are a great combination of instructors for a workout DVD. They both try to make the workout fun while adding helpful commentary about the benefits of the various exercises. They are also great about giving safety precautions and encourage you to go at your own pace.

Here is a breakdown of the three different workouts on the DVD:

Cardio
The cardio section combines yoga, strength training and fun and funky hip hop dance steps. Elise and Dr. Lisa keep the steps simple enough so that just about anyone can do them. For someone that isn’t all that coordinated when it comes to choreographed dance moves, I found the hip hop dance portion a little difficult at first. However, I did get the hang of it after a while and really enjoyed it! This section of the workout is particularly fun, and the 20 minutes go by quickly.

Strength
The strength section incorporates a lot of ballet-inspired exercises, along with yoga poses. This workout doesn't require any equipment (other than a chair for balance, if needed), so you can do it just about anywhere. I think it would be great for any level of exerciser, and you can still continue to get a great workout as you progress by working up to the more advanced modifications.

Power Stretch
The stretching section is a nice blend of stretching, yoga poses and even some Pilates exercises to help promote balance, flexibility and strength. This is probably my favorite section of the DVD. I really liked the fact that they offer modifications for some of the exercises.  This section also includes hip-opening exercises, which are great for people who sit at a desk for most of the day.

Bottom Line
This DVD would be a great addition to your weekly workouts. The exercises are low-impact and are so much fun that you almost forget you're working out! Whether you choose to do one, two, or all three segments each time, this is a very effective workout overall. If you are looking for a fun way to mix up your workout routine, this DVD might be for you!


Yoga Blast is available from amazon.com (currently $14.99) or Acacia (currently $16.99 or $11.89 for SparkPeople members). As with all Acacia DVDs, SparkPeople members get 30% off the listed price when ordering through Acacia's website.



 
Are you a fan of yoga-based workouts? Which section of the Yoga Blast DVD would you be most interested in trying?
 

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Comments

  • CROWGIRL67
    17
    I hated this DVD. The yoga was fine and explained very well for positioning and alternatives, but.... Dr. Laura NEVER SHUTS UP. There is not one moment of quiet in this entire sequence because of her inane banter. It was a waste of time because her constant comments stressed me out. - 9/4/2013   9:15:57 PM
  • AMBER461
    16
    Looks like a lot of fun. I must order the DVD. - 8/26/2013   10:49:44 PM
  • SUXXY12
    15
    I'm looking forward to this challenge sometimes having additional support can be the push a person need to get over the hump. - 7/6/2013   8:51:01 AM
  • 14
    Hmm, the Link-Out isn't working for me (opens black page). Registered for the site but don't see a place to "link" my Sparkpeople. How can I get the discount? (Will try to check comments, PM or email me at gmail with my Spark handle. - 3/10/2013   9:31:38 PM
  • 13
    Looks like fun I think I will order it, if exercise does not look like fun I will not do it. - 2/23/2013   1:03:02 PM
  • 12
    I love this,I am going to think about it, - 2/17/2013   12:04:19 PM
  • 11
    Looks like fun - 2/17/2013   10:58:43 AM
  • 10
    How do we get the 30% off? - 2/12/2013   4:03:45 PM
  • DANCINGFLOWER46
    9
    I am trying Yoga, a little at a time. I will buy this DVD. - 2/1/2013   8:17:27 PM
  • 8
    I'm going to order this now. Sounds fun, and I love the Yoga/stretching idea. - 12/22/2012   8:47:04 AM
  • 7
    I want so much to practice yoga - - I am going to try this DVD. - 12/10/2012   8:28:12 PM
  • 6
    Just ordered Dr Lisa's Yoga Blast from Arcacia and it was on sale for &8.99. - 12/6/2012   10:29:18 AM
  • 5
    The best yoga workouts are by RODNEY YEE, who is an Iyengar instructor. They are available on Amazon(dot)com. - 12/6/2012   12:33:19 AM
  • AMBER461
    4
    I am a fan of the Doctors and I think I would give this DVD a try. I am interested in all three exercises. - 12/5/2012   7:01:22 PM
  • OKLAMEG1
    3
    Here it is only December 5th and last week I was discussing with my son what my New Year's resolutions would be. I decided that Yoga would be something that I would try in the new year. I've never done Yoga before and now that I have seen this offer, I'm more excited that ever to start. Thank you and Happy New Year! - 12/5/2012   5:52:39 PM
  • 2
    Im am very interested in getting this DVD. I am a huge fan of The Doctors, Lisa, and yoga!! I am happy this exists!! - 12/4/2012   5:28:17 PM
  • 1
    I think the stretching one is the one I'd be more interested in. I might need to give this DVD a try! - 12/4/2012   2:31:54 PM

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