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Review of SP Total Body Sculpting DVD

Sunday, February 17, 2013

***I received this DVD free from SparkPeople but did not receive any form of payment for my review***

I was very hesitant to do this because of my total dislike for all things strength training. I asked a friend of mine, Lisa, to do it with me, and this worked well for 2 reasons. Being an SP outsider, I could get an honest opinion from her, and if we did it together... that meant I HAD to do it!

Like I said, I hate strength training... any and all forms of it. It's my biggest downfall on this journey. I've tried all kinds of DVD's and free weights, bands and balls, still hate it... until I got this DVD... I can honestly say that I LOVED it!

As with the other SP DVD's, the girls are modestly dressed, there are varying levels of intensity for each exercise, there is a warm up and cool down for each section, and no one is yelling at you to "come on, one more, do it!"

Inside the DVD there is a booklet with several SP recipes. We tried the Bluegrass Jambalaya and it was awesome! There is also weekly workout schedule you can try which incorporates all 3 of the interval workouts on the DVD.

There are 3 workouts on this DVD... Barre Body Blast, Body weight Burn and Sizzle-sculpt. I've done all three multiple times to give a fair review, but the 2 that I enjoy the most are Body weight Burn and Sizzle-Sculpt. Combined, those 2 workouts last about 45 minutes. The routines were easy to follow and I really feel like you're getting a good workout. I didn't get bored like I usually do with ST and I think, maybe, it's because there was a bit of cardio involved and you just weren't standing still.

My friend Lisa, who has been on her own fitness quest for about a year, has done P90X and Insanity, so I really didn't think she'd enjoy this, but I was wrong. She really liked the fact that you took your time and did each move "in a controlled manner, instead of jumping around from exercise to exercise like a chimp on crack." Her words, not mine! She was also pleased the "the woman had clothes on and looked healthy and fit. Normal people aren't built like the ones in P90X."

I've only been doing this DVD on a regular basis (2x/week) Since January 1st, but I can feel and see the difference. My clothes are fitting a bit better in my thighs and upper arms, which are my biggest issue. I haven't lost any weight, in fact, I've gained a few, so I have to say it's because of this DVD. I haven't changed anything else with my routine... my food is the same, and my other workouts have been the same, I've just added the DVD.

I'm not sure that this DVD is for beginners. You need a bit of balance and coordination to to do these moves. You don't have to be an acrobat, but you're doing squats with your arms over your head holding weights... I'm not sure I could have done this 2 months into my journey. This is, however, an excellent DVD for people who want some excitement to their ST and aren't diggin' the likes of P90X.

The DVD is available now at www.amazon.com and Target, along with other retailers which you can find at www.sparkpeoplecom/tbsdvd. I'm sorry, I'm not technologically advanced enough to add any links. However, you can earn 250 sparkpoints for buying the DVD at Target. If you go to your "start page" you can click on Coach Nicole's smiling face and you will be whisked through cyberspace to purchase your very own SparkPeople Total Body Sculpting DVD! I Highly recommend it, and I promise you won't be disappointed!
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CHSHULER89 2/23/2013 6:36PM

    Thanks for the comments! always looking for something new. ST can be hard, but love the results and the feeling of being stronger! Last year when I started this part of my journey my Y WT instructor is a personal trainer and I train with her once or twice a month to learn and keep learning. It has been such a confidence booster! Love losing the inches and toning even when the scale isn"t moving. Keep up the positive energy and great work!

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ENDERLI 2/20/2013 7:14AM

    Holy Crap! You've got about 800 comments on your review! WOW. It sounds good, I need to try to add some more stuff to my routine, so I may jump through the cyber space to Target and get the points and the DVD. Thanks Holly! Lookin good my friend! xo

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SHFELKEY 2/19/2013 9:17AM

    Thanks for your review of the DVD! Glad to hear you're enjoying it and gaining some strength and definition from it! Keep up the great work :)

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    Sounds like fun! Good to hear the perspective of someone who's done P90X...I was curious as to how this DVD compared to ones that I think of as being a good challenge for me. I'm intrigued by this bluegrass jambalaya! Thanks for posting this review. :)

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    Thanks!! I have this DVD but havent opened it yet!! Guess I getter get going with it!

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  Thanks for the review

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AUSFAM 2/18/2013 7:08PM

    I purchased this one when it was heavily discounted through Amazon--I'm so happy I did! I agree with your friend--even though everything is slow and steady, you still get a workout without feeling like a 'chimp on crack!' AND you still feel like you got a good workout! Great review!

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CLPURNELL 2/18/2013 6:59PM

    Sounds awesome Holly!

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    Thanks for the detailed review.

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    I purchased the DVD the day it came out from Amazon and I love it. I never though to review it though. Good idea.

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KARRENLYNN 2/18/2013 5:40PM

    Thanks for the review. I hate buying these dvds without being able to try them or at least hearing someone elses opinion. I've bought quite a few and then not liked them.

I'm glad it's working for you,

Karen

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    Thanks for a thorough review of the DVD. It sounds like it is something I'd like to try before I buy.

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MOONBIRD 2/18/2013 1:26PM

    I might have to check this out! I also hate strength training. I make myself do it, but I find it so tedious.

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MARYJEANSL 2/18/2013 12:57PM

  I have never done strength training, so I would be a total beginner...it is good to know that this DVD is probably not for me.

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    I have thought about Insanity but it doesn't really seem like my cup of tea. This might be though, thanks for the review. I'm going to have to check this out.

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GRIZ1GIRL 2/18/2013 11:49AM

    I received that DVD as a free SP wheel spin prize...but I haven't tried it yet! Thanks for the great review.... :)

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  Great blog!

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    Sounds great. Thanks for the preview.

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MMMINMN 2/18/2013 10:22AM

  I bought this DVD along with the 28-Day Bootcamp. I think they are both excellent. Challenging but not so difficult that I can't keep up. Really perfect for my level of fitness, and some room to grow. Coach Nicole is easy to listen and gives good cues. Purc hasing these DVDs was definitely a good investment for me. emoticon

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    Thanks! Headed out today and have a Target Gift Card to finish using..............

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    I got this for free and can't wait to try it!!

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  Helpful review...thanks. Congrats on all your changes.

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