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Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp DVD: My Review


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First, the details I must include:
I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.

SparkPeople is in partnership with Walmart to sell this DVD. It is available at Walmart. Members will get 250 SparkPoints for buying the DVD at Walmart and will be entered to win a $500 Walmart gift card for purchasing before January 31, 2014.

Here is the URL to purchase the DVD: www.sparkpeople.com/28daybootc
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My review in three words: I like it!

I'm surprised and pleased by how much I like this DVD. I don't know why, but I expected it to be geared mostly to beginning exercisers. SparkPeople does such a good job of providing resources to empower anyone and everyone to get active, no matter our age, physical condition, or emotional response to the concept of exercise, I find that much of the material on the website is geared to beginners. Mind you, I'm not complaining -- just observing.

But this DVD does a great job of balancing the needs of beginnners, intermediate exercisers, and what I'd call advanced-intermediates. I'd say that only the most advanced exercisers, the very fit, might not find a lot of value in this DVD.

I consider myself to be somewhere in the intermediate to advanced-intermediate range and this DVD was properly challenging. I especially love the Tone & Burn and Total Body Challenge workouts. They are well-paced with many moves that challenge balance, coordination, and strength. The routines are not repetitive and the time seems to pass pretty quickly.

The routines are easy to follow, but not boring. They seem to be just challenging enough to keep my attention and focus (they don't let my mind wander, because I am concentrating on the moves), without being difficultly choreographed. Coach Nicole is encouraging but not annoying, and her even-keeled presentation allows me to concentrate on her (thorough) instructions. I appreciate the two other trainers who demonstrate modifications for more simple and more advanced moves. The three instructors work together well. The DVD is filmed and edited in such a way that the viewer can easily see the moves and modifications, without excessive cuts and strange angles.

My only complaints, and these are really mild, is that I wish the two "background" trainers (Jewell and Lindsay) were wearing different colors from each other. They happen to have similar hairstyles and because they were wearing the same outfits, it was a little difficult at times to keep my eye on the trainer I wanted to follow. Also, I found the music to be rather uninspiring. It's pretty quiet and pretty bland. Some will like that, though. I just prefer a peppier workout mix.

I've enjoyed using this DVD very much -- I've been working with it for about 5 weeks. I find it motivating, pleasant, and it definitely challenges my muscles when I'm doing the Tone & Burn and Total Body Challenge routines. I'd recommend this DVD to any Sparker (beginning to advanced-intermediate level) looking for a fun, challenging and sound fitness routine.
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    I haven't tried the dvd...but, I will now! emoticon

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    Thank you for sharing!! Always good to actually have people review items instead of just the company or website!! emoticon

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    Nice

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    Thanks for the info. :-)

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PRACTICINGPEACE 1/31/2014 11:36PM

    Thanks for the review!

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    Great Review.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/31/2014 9:21AM

    I love this DVD! I reviewed it too, and I'm planning to do the whole workout again in February.
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    great review

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  Great review!

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TREV1964 1/30/2014 6:31PM

    Is this available in the UK - we do not have wall mart over here. Most wall mart stuff is in Asda if it comes over here at all.

Cheers

Trev

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COACH_NICOLE 1/30/2014 10:52AM

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful and thorough review. I'm so glad you are enjoying the DVD!

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  THANKS

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    Great job of reviewing! Glad you're enjoying the challenge. emoticon

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  Good review. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the review. I've been debating whether to get this or not.

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    Good review!

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