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2/21/14 12:46 P

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I'm a big fan of Zumba and all of the Shaun T workouts. I usually bounce back and forth between them, depending on what I feel like doing that day. Yesterday I did one of the Shaun T, T25 workouts and it about killed me. My calves are still feeling it, so today I did a lower impact zumba workout from youtube. I still got a good workout, but I'm letting my calves rest a little. I did stretch yesterday, it's just the moves in Shaun T really got the muscles on the backs of my legs to work like they aren't use to working.

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10/31/13 12:06 P

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I bought Insanity a few years ago when it first came out, and actually did it a few months back. I did it at my pace, it kicked my a$$! I'm a big girl, and I felt great after the first week and could see myself improving and getting stronger. I think its all part of the mindset. I liked Insanity because I'm seeing these very fit people struggling, and to me it helped me do the workout. Just my two cents.


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10/30/13 12:58 P

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I bought one a few years ago, and i don't even remember anymore what it is called. it had a ball that was green , that is all i remember. I recently fell into another infomercial, and this was one I had seen before. Hip Hop Abs by Beachbody. Yes everyone in it is skinny, and you watch it and are thinking I can do this. Then when you get it home, wow, it is rough to keep up, but i do what I can, and each day I can do a little more. I saw this program when it first came out and it was over $100, I bought it a month ago, and was able to get it for $19.95. That was a price I could live with. I have seen the Insanity, P90x, and the T25 commericals as well, As much as I would like to tell myself I can do that, I remind myself that I am not there yet. The T25 will most likely be my next move, IF i get another one.



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10/15/13 6:22 P

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There are LOTS of Zumba videos on YouTube. Just pull one up and dance!

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10/15/13 4:21 P

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Insanity is INTENSE. Like, crazy intense. BUT, he does tell you do do what you can, then take a breather if you need it, then come back. I know someone who did Insanity and tried to keep up with the people in the video, and worked so hard he puked. On more than one occasion. You WILL end up covered in sweat and feeling like you worked hard. And as you do the videos every day, you will be able to do a bit more and a bit more and see your progression. It's actually pretty awesome, if you can take all that plyo. My knees are crap and I can't.
But for $120? PLUS $25 shipping? Definitely don't buy it from their website - find it used on Ebay or Amazon or something for cheaper if you decide you want to try it. :)

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8/29/13 7:08 A

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I've not seen the insanity workouts. I want to try Zumba.

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8/29/13 12:06 A

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anyone else debated on getting insanity? i will admit a lot of plyos are not something i enjoy, but i see it and i think i might want to try it

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4/30/13 12:35 A

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I have been really good about turning off the tv. i can record the few shows i like and watch no others. if i have trouble sleeping i do not even turn it on. i just read or listen to music.

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11/30/12 12:30 A

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i am getting close to falling for Insanity. i don't love extremly intense workouts every day for 2 months. i do like them but i do like to throw them into my routine a couple time a week.

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11/27/12 6:49 A

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the "only" thing I fell for was zumba. But that's because I was given a copy of zumba 2 for my wii. Loved it so far. Though I feel like a dog humping the air-that's how good my rhythm is.

I do like doing yoga. I've yet to find the "right" yoga program for me though. I have almost no flexibility, my belly gets in the way and its hard getting up and down off the floor.

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11/18/12 8:28 P

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Thank you so much for the recommendation. I am new here I am a 60yr female


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11/5/12 12:19 A

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I normally watch a couple minutes of the infomercials before i force myself to change the channel. i generally look online or go to the library for free videos.Goodwill and resell shops generally have some good videos at a cheap price.

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10/18/12 4:20 P

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Yes, I have seen them all too and have bought some that I later sold in garage sale!! LOL! But I found this team on Spark called Chair Exercise! They have links to chair exercises that are good for people with limited mobility. I have bad knees and Sjogren's Syndrome! Some days I can hardly move but I can sit in a chair and do a 10 minute chair exercise. There's even a Zumba Chair exercise video's on YouTube. I love Zumba Chair Waka, its fun. So try some of these out!

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10/14/12 1:27 P

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My daughter talked me into trying Zumba with her, using YouTube videos. There were a variety of performers in her selection, and the one that I appreciated most had a gray-haired, chunky woman as one of the dancers, just smiling and having a great time. It was inspiring.

As for the late-night infomercials, I have not fallen prey to any of those, but I can see where they would be tempting.

Miss G


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10/13/12 10:47 A

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Hello there gals,

I have also bought a few of the "gimics" on infomercials. And as far as I can tell, that is ALL that they are, gimics. Just a way for people to get your money. As far as I have EVER seen, the people on exercise programs and/or infomercials are ALWAYS skinny. I am with you all, they need to show folks who do not LOOK like they need exercise or a diet.

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10/13/12 10:08 A

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Zumba used to have this lady in their informercials that started at 320# and they were interviewing her at 220# (still chunky) but showing her doing them in the crowd and all. That one sold me and I bought it. I like it but my daughter wanted to try it and LOVES it (she's skinny) so she has it.

Here's my problem, when I watch them late at night, I always think "hmmmm that looks like I could do it" including Insanity!!!!!! Luckily when I see them in the light of day I realize, "oh get serious Tina, you can't do that"

I already own 1/2 of the beachbody products (used to be a coach) and most of Jillian Michaels DVD's (I can do 2 of them) most of Bob Harpers (get serious, I don't even think HE can do them) and some of Leslie's. I keep telling myself NO MORE. So far so good, haven't ordered one in over 6 months!!!!!

Now if I'd just do the 100 I already have! Ha!

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10/13/12 6:03 A

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I'm usually not up this late, but unfortunately insomnia decided to rear it's ugly head. Anyway, I'm always looking for something new so I'll watch a few minutes of the fitness informercials. I totally understand these are paid advertisements so they have to look good. But is it just me or wouldn't these informercials be more effective if we saw someone at the beginning on their weight loss journey? I totally appreciate before and afters, but I would like to see more people like me in the Zumba commericals. I need to see someone covered in sweat, dripping from every place on their body, huffing and puffing, and struggling to keep their feet moving, because that was how I felt when I tried Zumba. But, these Zumba commericals are full of fit, toned people and most of the women are just in sports bras or mesh shirts.
Then I saw a new one tonight called Fluidity. It's basically a portable bar for barre exercises. I will admit I almost fell for it. I'm always looking for something to do at home that has minimum impact on my knees and ankles. But then I realized this whole system costs $450. You get a bar, 3 dvds, a ball, and resistance bands. But really, $450?! From what I saw in the commercial, the standing exercises I could use a regular chair that I already have. Guess it pays off when you learn how to fit without the need of overpriced infomercial fitness programs

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