Review: A Workout DVD for Every Body Type!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Is your fitness routine feeling a little "blah"? Are you looking for a customized full-body workout that incorporates both cardio and strength training in 20 minutes tops? Look no further than Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover. This easy-to-follow DVD comes jam-packed with three different fun and encouraging workouts to try for every body type.
What They Say (from the DVD Cover)
"Everyone has a particular body shape, whether it’s an Hourglass, Ruler, or Spoon. To make the most of working out, you need to do exercises tailored to your physique. This complete 21-day workout plan is based on a patented system that delivers proven results. With two 20-minute circuit workouts for each body type, you’ll learn the quickest and most effective way to trim your waistline, slim your thighs, tone your arms, and conquer your stubborn problem areas. 

By doing the correct exercises for your shape, you’ll lose fat and inches where you need to. So break out of that exercise rut and finally get the body you’ve always wanted and deserve!"

You can check out this YouTube preview of what to expect below:

What We Say
Edward Jackowski, PhD, creator of Escape Your Shape 21-Day Body Makeover, claims that there are three main body types: Hourglass (slim waist, carries weight in hips and chest), Ruler (straight up and down with a thicker middle) and Spoon (carries weight in hips, smaller in chest). This DVD delivers three full-body cardio and strength workouts that he designed to tailor to each unique body type.

The DVD includes one workout for each body shape with beginner and advanced workout options, allowing you to go at your own pace and progress as you get stronger and fitter. The beginner routines are simple enough for newbie exercisers, and the advanced sections really get your heart pumping with compound strength movements and higher-intensity cardio moves.

Each workout includes cardio intervals, core exercises, upper body exercises with light hand weights, and lower body exercises. All of the workouts are just 20 minutes long, so they would be very easy to sneak in at any time during the day. We love that you can get everything done in such a short amount of time! The workouts constantly switch back and forth between cardio and strength sessions for the entire 20 minutes, so you never get bored. We also appreciate that the cardio segments include a count-down clock, so you know exactly how much time left you have per interval. Each workout features a different instructor (hooray, variety!), and all three are encouraging and easy to follow.

Bottom Line
Regardless of whether or not these workouts are the real secret to spot-training, we think that any (or all!) of the routines would be a great start for anyone looking to move more and stay in shape. All three workouts on the DVD are well-rounded with both cardio and strength training components, and the beginner and advanced options give you room to progress. The instructors are very encouraging, clear and thorough, and none of the moves include complex choreography, which makes this great if you have two left feet.

Incorporating all three routines into your weekly rotation would definitely help spice up your workout plan and take your fitness results to the next level.

Escape Your Shape 21-Day Body Makeover is available from or Acacia. As with all Acacia DVDs, SparkPeople members save 30% off the listed price when clicking the link above and ordering through Acacia’s website.
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Where is the apple in these body types? Report
I saw a lot of exercises that would be helpful to me. Report
A high impact aerobic exercise that gives no modifications for people with physical limitations. If you're not in peak physical condition, you're in for a very rough time with high expectations of injury. Report
Yes DRESSGIRL you got that right. Report
I agree! Put them in iTunes! Report
When I entered the discount code (CNUDSP01) I got this message "that offer has expired" so I decided not to order it if I couldn't get the 30% discount. Report
I put it on my wishlist... Report
I really, really wish these videos were available on iTunes. That would be so much more convenient. Report
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