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Total Body Sculpting With Coach Nicole: Review

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

I came home from work one day and found a package at my doorstep. I didn't remember ordering anything; what could it be? I ripped open the package and peeked inside. Surprise! It was a copy of Coach Nicole's latest workout DVD--woo hoo!



Now, generally speaking I am not a big workout DVD user. I have a few, but I don't use them often. My house is not laid out in a way that is very conducive to doing DVD workouts; there is not a lot of open space anywhere. Still, I'm game to try different ones to see if I like it well enough to move furniture if needed, and I like having the option of pulling one out to use when I can't get to the gym or go for a run for some reason.

The DVD is a total of 69 minutes long and consists of 5 sections that you can choose from:

Warm Up - 4 minutes
Barre Body Blast - 20 minutes
Bodyweight Burn - 22 minutes
Sizzle Sculpt - 19 minutes
Cool Down - 4 minutes

You can choose your own sections, or there are also sample workout mixes available on the start menu that will mix and match segments for you. Nice!

I like this DVD; Coach Nicole mixes pilates, ballet, and cardio moves together for a good workout. I appreciate workouts that feature moves using multiple muscle groups, and Coach Nicole is great at that. I also appreciate that she has people with her demonstrating beginner, intermediate, and advanced versions of moves where appropriate.

My only complaint is that the countdown to start is inconsistent. Sometimes it's fast (321), sometimes it's slow (3--2--1), so it was a little confusing the first time through. That's really minor, though; overall I thought it was a good workout, and I'm happy to have it as an option.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com and in Target stores as well as from a number of other retailers. Members will get 250 SparkPoints for buying the DVD at
Target through February 28.

Here is the link to where you can buy this DVD:

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/coach_nicole_total_bod
y_sculpting_DVD.asp


Is this a workout for a hard core DVD workout devotee? Maybe not; it's tough to make a workout hard enough for the really experienced yet easy enough for those just getting started. This one definitely got my heart rate up and provided a good workout, though, so it gets two thumbs up from me.

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

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STFRENCH 3/4/2013 6:07AM

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TRI_BABE 3/2/2013 11:21AM

    Thanks! Yeah I think Sparkpeople would make workouts that appeal to newer exercises and not hard core. Still, might be nice for cross training.

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GARDEMON 3/1/2013 12:24PM

  It sounds good. I might give it a try.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 3/1/2013 9:39AM

    Thanks for sharing

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JOANOFSPARK 3/1/2013 6:59AM

    a great blog........I thought the dvd is a really great investment and even though, I am mobiilty limited....I still really enjoyed it......*grin* I too got one on my doorstep one day and thought, wow......this is awesome because I really love Coach Nicole's workouts. And it was a great workout...and a really great dvd. emoticon

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CBAILEYC 2/28/2013 2:36PM

    I always appreciate a workout DVD review from someone who doesn't normally do them! Some folks are just super-coordinated and really good at following along. I'm less-so LOL Thanks for the review!
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SHFELKEY 2/28/2013 11:40AM

    Thanks for posting your review! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/28/2013 11:28AM

    Cool. If I get bored with my other dvds I'll give this one a try. Something new anyway. Thanks for reviewing.

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JSPIN74 2/28/2013 9:35AM

    It is a great dvd!! I love having it in my little library...well worth the purchase emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 8:06AM

    Well, lucky you! I had to buy my copy!! emoticon

I'm not a workout DVD person generally speaking. I bought it to use in our travel trailer for when we are on the road. I thought it was good as many/most of the exercises could be done in a confined space. I too thought it was a pretty good workout.



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