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My Semi-Authorized Review of 28 Day BootCamp DVD


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I couldn't help myself. All the reviews have been so thoughtful and serious, I just had to do something outrageous. I figured it'd be a nice change of pace. Please read the rest of my blog for the thoughtful, legit part.

THE LEGIT PART
I was a little nervous when I got the DVD to review. I donít typically use workout DVDs. I have some, but I get bored with them after a while. Plus, I have a neck injury that prevents me from running, jumping and lifting weights over my head. What if I couldnít do the workouts? Coach Nicole seems quite fond of jumping jacks. But I decided to stop worrying and try. I wanted to give a fair review, so I did the whole thing. Iím three days away from completing the full 28-Day program. Here are a few of the highlights that jumped out at me, over the past couple of weeks:

Real people, real instructors. Iíve often heard people describe Coach Nicole as the nice girl-next-door, rather than the steroid-pumped screamer or painfully perky cheerleader. Now, I get it. Yes, all three trainers are beautiful, fit women. But they seem like regular people too. And, for some reason, this makes me feel more comfortable, even in my own living room. Coach Nicole does a great job of explaining the exercises, giving you a heads-up on whatís coming next, cueing and counting. Some of the moves are kind of difficult at first, but they get easier, the more you repeat the workout. She doesnít take up a lot of time explaining and showing. I actually like that; itís efficient.

The format is pretty cool. You can mix and match workouts or follow the 28 Day program. Iím a geek for color-coded calendars and all-inclusive programs, so thatís what I chose. I wouldíve liked a foldout of the calendar, or maybe a link to a PDF of it. But Iím geek enough to take a screenshot and print it out. Yes, yes I am. The workouts themselves pull from a variety of disciplines and manage to mix cardio and strength training in creative ways. Like I said, I donít use a lot of DVDs, but this one seems pretty unique in its mix. I can appreciate the work that mustíve gone into pulling all that together.

If, by some bizarre chance, Jewel ever sees my vlog, sheís gonna think Iím psycho and issue a restraining order. But I confess. Iím a fan. I was able to do almost the entire DVD, using Jewelís modifications. I only had to change a few things. And I still felt like I was getting a really good workout. Kudos to all of yíall who can keep up with Lindsay. Whew! And the box of hope is a real thing! That little countdown timer comes in handy on the Total Body Challenge/Day of Eternal Squats.

Overall, Iíd definitely recommend this DVD for anyone looking to mix up their exercise routine. Itís well-made, has a lot of variety and is challenging on different levels. Plus, most of us are stuck inside until the ground thaws, so we might as well get moving, right?

DISCLAIMER FOR ALL YOU LEGAL-TYPE PEEPS: I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.
And yup, you can buy it at Target. Youíre probably going there anyway. Grab the $3 coupon before you go.

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WARRIORGIRL121 4/12/2014 2:44AM

    Hilarious! emoticon I just bought the DVD and was curious to see your review...really fun! AND I so loved seeing your puppy in the video, reminded me of my baby girl (passed last year). (my page is temporarily offline right now but you can send me sparkmail if you wish). thanks for a fun video! emoticon Karen

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CATNCAG 11/2/2013 2:41PM

    emoticon I loved your review! I will have to check it out!

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VALKYR8 3/5/2013 9:53AM

    Best. Review. Ever!

you go MOSTMOM1!

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KRISTYTROGERS 3/5/2013 7:55AM

    LOVED IT! totally awesome review! Laughed all the way through the video!

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GOANNA2 3/5/2013 2:13AM

    You are awesome and you have convinced me t
to get this DVD. Thank you for making me smile. emoticon

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GIGGLY-GIRL 9/9/2012 4:26PM

    You are so funny! I read your legit review before I watched the video so I was shocked to find that the video was going to be a funny. Absolutely amazing job and you have the greatest personality.



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LILLISAGIRL 8/12/2012 12:13PM

    Gosh you're so cute! I loved this :)

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JOYFULMN 4/28/2012 12:02PM

    WooHoo I Love It!!! I've recently ordered a copy and it should arrive soon. I especially appreciate your mentioning your neck injury and low impact options since I have a serious back issue and have to watch impact and twisting.

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VALERRIFIC 3/23/2012 8:15AM

    Amazing. seriously amazing. You are very funny, and I love what you did with your review.

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JEANNINEMM68 3/12/2012 5:56PM

    Good Review

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TWEETIEBIRDIE 3/9/2012 11:26AM

    You are too funny! What a great review! I love Coach Nicoleīs workouts on Spark and one of her older DVDīs. I will have to buy the new and improved fancy DVD. It sounds like fun!

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CHLOEGRACE1 3/8/2012 9:08PM

    I need to create a folder for these; how funny! I have the DVDs but now I will have to use them! Waiting for the Arizona heat to hit; too nice outside for now. Thanks for your entertainment and enlightenment!

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CMTH08 3/8/2012 4:53PM

    you are a fantastic actress. That could have been really lame...instead it was very fun to watch. Pony tail bounce...that was truly inspired. What a personality!!!

and believe it or not, it actually showed off the exercises well. I'm actually thinking of ordering the DVD now.

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BHSUZYCUE 3/8/2012 1:15AM

    You always make me smile - thanks for being the wonderful, funny person that you are! emoticon

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VAMPYRE03 3/7/2012 6:30PM

    That was AWESOME!!! I too love the box of hope.. and VOTE for JEWEL!!! You're Hilarious!!! Thanks!!!

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LANNIEMANUEL 3/7/2012 6:18PM

    if i had not already bought the video and used it your vlog would have convinced me

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DEBK0923 3/7/2012 5:15PM

    this is a great blog emoticon

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HOPEFUL67 3/7/2012 5:05PM

    I loved your video. I have it but haven't done it yet.
Perhaps, I will get it out and get to work.


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CHERRY666 3/7/2012 4:42PM

    Oh my god, you are AWESOME!

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THEIS58 3/7/2012 3:30PM

    Hmmm. I went to boot camp for awhile and didn't lose a single pound, but now that I have actually lost the weight it might be more beneficial :)

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PAMMY222 3/7/2012 2:52PM

    Got my video, but haven't jumped into doing more than a couple moves. You are just the best! And motivating! Now that I know you got through it, I'll try again.
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JDUBLANKO 3/7/2012 1:36PM

    You are Sooooooo McAWESOME!!!! Too funny...you most definitely made my day...no my week...

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NANAMOM652009 3/7/2012 12:21PM

    LOVE THE VIDEO! YOU WERE AWESOME! Even tho my mobility is limited. I think there might be some things I can do. Thanks

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DOITAGAIN53 3/7/2012 11:32AM

    I personally did not want to download the software on my computer. I ordered the DVD from Target online, with the code provided on the coupon page. I did get my discount, but when the dvd arrived there was no sticker for the spark points. Bummer.

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JKLEMME1 3/7/2012 11:27AM

  Hilarious. Thanks for your hard work on this review. Had me laughing out loud. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 3/7/2012 10:41AM

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QSULLIVAN 3/7/2012 10:24AM

    OMG, Shelli! I love this review! You are so funny. Keep it up!

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VKKESU 3/7/2012 9:43AM

    Awesome Video !! LOVED IT !!

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JBLOSSOM 3/7/2012 9:42AM

    I just got my DVD a few days ago. I was not able to download whatever I needed to print the coupon so I just printed off the page and it had a number that Target was able to use so I did get the $3 off anyway but my DVD did not have the sticker on it for points so I won't get those but that doesn't matter. I am starting my spring break on Friday so I've been busy getting paperwork finished before then. I'll be starting my 28 days Friday!
Thanks for the great blog. I am looking forward to it.
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DARE2LIVE2011 3/7/2012 9:40AM

    I wish I was 1/4 as creative as you! LOVED this. Hysterical! emoticon

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HLUCK1 3/7/2012 9:28AM

  HAHA! I loved the video! It was great and a perfect thing to start off my day! Just letting you know you put a smile on my face and made me laugh!

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MORTICIA18042 3/7/2012 7:47AM

  It would have been nice if there was just a coupon to be printed, not a requirement to install software on my computer, which I'm not permitted to do (work computer, and I don't have a computer at home). I've been looking for a good workout DVD, and thought this looked like IT. I just hope it's workouts that won't annoy the people who live below me, if you get my drift.

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CHANSEN_20001 3/7/2012 7:05AM

    Thanks for the review, I've been thinking about buying and this helped.

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TEACHING1ST 3/7/2012 6:56AM

    So cute and funny.... I kept waiting for the "But WAIT...if you order NOW... lol!" I wasn't sure if I would get this (I can't seem to get my printer to recognize Target's coupon. Maybe I'll get it for full price now. Thanks a bunch for an early morning smile!

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PENOWOK 3/7/2012 6:38AM

    I love the video!! That was a fun way to start my morning!! You guys are a hoot!!

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SUSANS706 3/7/2012 6:20AM

    emoticon Great post!

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GRAMPIAN 3/7/2012 6:13AM

  Crazy but fun. emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 3/7/2012 1:58AM

    emoticon Been wondering about this. Maybe I'll order it online.

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SSYEAW 3/6/2012 12:27AM

    You too funny girl.

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KKTODAY 3/6/2012 12:11AM

    You're a riot! Love it! :)
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    What an emoticon vlog! emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 3/1/2012 11:29PM

    And best of all, it's NOT from Ronco and it's NOT $19.95!!

yee haw! great video! I wish I had your nice big tv and nice roomy living room!

Thanks for the video!!

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METAMORPHUS 2/27/2012 5:17PM

    omg you are so funny
you and your daughter are hillarious!

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IMKELRAE 2/26/2012 6:56PM

    You are the woman everyone wants as their friend! Great job crazy lady!

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CLOVER2 2/25/2012 3:20PM

    This is the first vlog of yours that I have watched, not because I avoid them, because I have been using my work time to be online until quite recently and now that I have a home computer and internet service I can watch them without feeling a bit uncomfortable about it. It will NOT be the last!! You are AMAZING! Oh, I will be buying the DVD, you are quite the little salesperson! What really sold me was the "spring thaw" theory, my exercise time really has been suffering.
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MEME102 2/25/2012 8:27AM

    I love your vlogs!! It's Saturday morning and while I sat here and thought - no exercise til later -- well guess what I'm going to go pedal my pedaler -- thanks to you!!! :))

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