Hi there! Yes, I love the Ballet Beautiful method- I currently only use the Total Body Blast (21012)- although I hear the original is great. Also, I hear good things about the live streaming class... honestly, you cant go wrong :) MHB will get you great results (I heart the arms sections).
If you find you enjoy barre workouts, come join us at the At the Barre team on Spark: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp
I think almost all the workouts in the barre/ballet genre look like they are easy and when you actually do them, they feel so hard. Most make me shake! I think she has previews of all her workouts in her website that should help you choose what workout you like. https://www.balletbeautiful.com/
Regarding your tagline: There are no elevators in the house of success. Reminds me of an Alaskan cruise my daughter & I went on 10 years ago with a group from Curves & I lost several pounds, one of the reasons being we NEVER took the elevator--up & down the stairs through the 13 decks!
Sue Whittier, NC EST
1/27/13 4:08 P
I picked one up at Target on a whim (I also got a Coach Nicole DVD!) and I find it very interesting. The 'swan arms' work out specifically looks easy but is seriously intense. I was just curious if anyone else has done any of the Mary Helen Bowers BB series and if they would recommend one over the other.
There are no elevators in the house of success. H. H. Vreeland
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it- Margaret Thatcher
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