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My Total Body Sculpting DVD Review (with extra entertainment thrown in, just because)


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Monday, March 04, 2013


I donít typically use a lot of workout DVDs. But I ordered the Total Body Sculpting with Coach Nicole DVD the very first day it was available from Amazon. Why? Because I had a feeling itíd be good, I like to support SparkPeople and I knew I was going to be stuck inside on some cold, snowy days. So, I ordered and got it as soon as it came out. (In case youíre wondering, SP offered to give me one, but I had already beat them to it. SparkNerd. LOL) My initial reaction? Hooray, a color-coded workout chart thatís in the case and not just on the screen!

This chart is on the DVD itself, but itís really handy to have one you can glance at, when youíre not in front of your screen. Thanks, Coach Nicole!

Iím real big at trying stuff out before I comment on it. So, I did two weeks of the beginner workout and one week of the intermediate workout. Then, I got super busy and didnít get around to posting this review for a couple of weeks... Anywho, itís not like this has been sitting on the shelf. Iím actually going to see if I can talk Audrey into doing another week of the beginner workout with me this week. Our elliptical is broken and we need other options.

Warning: There are a lot of ninja moments in this DVD.

Speaking of options, this DVD has several. There are three main workouts you can mix and match: Bodyweight Burn, Barre Body Blast and Sizzle-Sculpt. You can follow the super duper, color-coded workout chart, or create your own combinations. Of course, there is warm-up and cool-down. All youíll need is a chair, some light weights and maybe a yoga mat. I liked doing the beginner workout because it was very time-efficient. I honestly canít imagine doing the advanced weekly workout. Seriously. More power to you intense Sparkers who can handle it; Spark on with your bad selves.

Sadly, you have to provide your own tutu. This is a gross oversight by SparkPeople. Please know that I have informed them of their negligence.

I found that I like this DVD even better than the last one. (I reviewed the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD as well. Hereís a link to that review: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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). I think thatís because thereís a lot less jumping and not as much fancy footwork. Yíall know I have a wonky neck with some disc issues, so no jumping, running, or overhead lifting. I found that I didnít have to do much to accommodate my personal ďissues.Ē I just did step touches instead of jacks and a few exercises with no weights. I donít feel like I missed out.


And Jewel is back. You know how I feel about Jewel. She is my shero. Jewel is the chick who does the modified versions of the exercises. She kind of evens the playing field for all of us. Whenever I got to thinking something was a little too difficult, I found I could always fall back on Jewel. Bless her heart. There is room for all of us.

You will get muscles like this, if you use this DVD.

I liked this DVD enough to buy a copy for one of my SparkBuddies. Iím picking up another one for an in-person SparkBuddy who likes using DVDs and is looking to mix things up a bit. So, yeah, I must think itís pretty good. Two thumbs-up and a ninja kick from Mostmom1. Hi-yah!

(Chair, mat, tutu, boa, ninja outfit and weights NOT included.)
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KNYAGENYA 3/7/2013 7:50AM

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  Love it!

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BECCAZEN7 3/7/2013 6:57AM

    WHAT??? emoticon I'm going to have to provide my own ninja outfit, boa, weights, tutu,and chair? How redic! They could have at least provided the tutu.....it could be scrunched into a tiny square shape and vacuum packed with the dvd! Then when you open the wrapper - BOOM, POOF, tutu in your face. BAHHAHA!
You totally crack me up. Love your quirkyness and awesomeness. Like I said before, YOU are ADORKABLE!
Sold. I am buying one.
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KELLYPAQ 3/7/2013 6:44AM

    Fortunately I have my own tutu leftover from last summer's Color Run. I should be good to go.

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MADZI88 3/7/2013 5:23AM

    That was worth being a bit late for work---keep reviewing! You're good at it!

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SHARIKAYE 3/6/2013 11:44PM

    What a blast! That was so entertaining AND informative. Quite frankly I hadn't thought of buying this DVD. I didn't think I was quite ready for it yet, but you have made me believe it's worth a try. If I can't do it yet, I'm sure I will in the near future. You sold another one! You should seriously talk to SparkPeople about getting a commission or at least bonus SparkPoints for this!! I'll read more of your blogs. You have a new follower :)

Shari

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NELLBELLA26 3/6/2013 11:41PM

    I love your humor and your ability to laugh at yourself. This DVD looks promising. I have a few of her older DVDs.

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KARENLEIGH32 3/6/2013 10:27PM

    I think you sold me one!! Hey are you getting commission on this! LOL!

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    You are so much fun! I really enjoy your blogs!! emoticon

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    This is great, humorous and fun to read. Ty for the blog and how creative of you! Now I want to do one some day! emoticon

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LISAREADS 3/6/2013 5:49PM

    If laughter counted as exercise - I could bounce a quarter off my butt!
GIRL, that was SOOOO creative! You are the BEST!
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WENDYANNE61 3/6/2013 5:36PM

    Fab gear, fab attitude, great moves - you made me laugh out loud! Thank you!

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MISSCUS 3/6/2013 4:59PM

    aWESOME BLOG, I HAVE THE DVD, BUT SADLY I HAVEN'T FOUND THE MOTIVATION TO DO IT YET. THAT WILL BE MY GOAL FOR THE WEEKEND. THANK YOU FOR POSTING. LOVE THE PROPS TOO.

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CYND59 3/6/2013 4:52PM

    That was too funny. I loved it. Who says exercise can't be fun? Maybe you should make a spoof video. It would probably go viral on Utube and you could be on all of the talk shows. LOL!

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MOMGETSSPARK 3/6/2013 1:41PM

    You have a great blog and I only wish I could meet u in person as you have a wonderful perspective!

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    Nice job on the video! And your review has been very helpful.

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    I love to start my day watching your vlogs!! I'll be looking for that video at Target on my next trip!

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    Hilarious blog and video. You rock!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/6/2013 12:05AM

    LOL. Fabulous tutu. Thanks for the fun review! :)

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LAELLIS1 3/5/2013 11:11PM

    loved this! thanks for the laughs! been considering buying this video!

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  good blog

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KIPPER15 3/5/2013 10:08PM

    Wonderful review.!

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  Thanks for the review!

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    Thanks for the review and the hysterical pictures!

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    loved it.

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GOIN4GR8 3/5/2013 8:04PM

    The photos alone on this blog are worth the price of admission--LOL!! Thanks for the laughs (and the review)!


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    I have my Coach Nicole DVD

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/5/2013 5:51PM

    Loved the blog. I ordered the video the first day it came out too.

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KATHIC2 3/5/2013 5:24PM

  You are sooo very fun!!!! You make us and the world better with your joy!

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    You must be a blast at home! Well done!

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HMMILLER007 3/5/2013 4:37PM

    I've been on the fence about buying this (the 28 day one wasn't a fav of mine), but I keep reading great reviews. I may have to give it a try!
Thanks for the review!

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 3/5/2013 4:18PM

    You seriously rock. My fave spark blogger and vlogger!

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