I love this! When I use this DVD, I am NEVER sore after my cardio program. I am more limber, my back feels better, and despite up to 4 miles of walking/jogging, my calves don’t hurt. I can’t recommend this highly enough
Who would have thunk it?!
I remember the ‘crazy’ (I say that with love Susan!) Susan with the cropped hair & loud mouth (again, with love!) that my mom used to exercise to. Flash forward a decade or more and here she is with a new look and new DVD’s…YAY! In an attempt to get my mom to “move” I purchased this DVD based on its reviews and WE aren’t disappointed! I love that she reminds people that she couldn’t always do some of the moves and shows alternative movements and encourages people that with practice they too will be able to do it. It gives people hope that if they pursue a healthy lifestyle that they too will be able to do the simplest of things that look so easy but when you’re overweight aren’t…like to sit up straight or Indian style. Bravo to her empathy! I’m glad that Susan puts everything in perspective. It’s almost as though she’s welcomed you into her living room (the inside of Jeannie’s bottle!) and she’s an old friend (which she kinda is for us!) and she’s inviting you to just “chill out” and stretch with her…she’s so real. This is a DVD that I love to do in between workout days and sometimes on workout days and sometimes after a rough day at work just to calm my nerves! And surprisingly…mom has stuck with her! She had commented that she didn’t realize how “tight” she was until she did this DVD! It motivated her to “MOVE”! So for that Susan, I’m SO grateful! Thank you for a DVD for everyone! Now will you please do a good STEP workout?! Thank you!
LOVE these stretches!
This is one of the most thorough stretches I own. I would classify myself as an “advanced beginner”, if that makes any sense, and before doing this I had never realized how increadibly tight my hip flexors were. This dvd REALLY helped me to address this issue, which corrected my posture and form - VERY important if you want to benefit from any future workout. Now I feel my body working more efficiently and actually progressing with other workouts as well. Who knew?
Anyone can do it!
Susan is so very clear about the moves, you don’t have to worry about watching her to follow the routine. Plus, it makes you feel so good and energized when your done. Not high impact or impossible stretches,as she also shows steps in moderation. I highly recommend this dvd for those who want to just stretch and strengthen your muscles.
Love her AND this stretch workout!
I did this video after walking a brisk mile and it was so relaxing, yet it worked my muscles. I’m sore today from all the stretching, but it’s a good sore. She is very calm throughout the video and you can tell she is enjoying herself. She has such compassion for people who struggle with their weight. I’ve always loved her.
Love love love
I have been using this for 3 months and do not think I could get through my day without it. I have done every day since receiving it and love it. I look at Susan and think “no-way” but I am making slow and easy progress. Will never be that limber and do not expect to be but after being on my feet all day every day this helps my aching joints. Am so glad I ordered and have been recommending to friends. As you age those joints need stretched or you lose them. Thank you Susan again for coming to my rescue.
She is still the best. No one motivates like her
I have been a fan of Susan since Stop the insanity. She is still the best. No one motivates like her. I love her chatter through the whole DVD. And so helpful in every move and every modification. All fitness type all fitness levels can do ALL her DVD s. The stretch is so relaxing. I alternate this in between her Lean Muscle Mass to elongate and improve flexibility. LOVE HER!! Have a library of workout DVDs,, but ALWAYS come back to Susan!!!!!!!
This is the Susan I remember!!
This is the Susan I remember! Informative, motivational, offering alternatives if you can’t do a particular move, easy to understand, great with count-downs and letting you know what was coming next, perfect ‘speed’ for those not advanced!!! I like how she mixes up the exercises and does not ‘kill’ your arms or your legs all at once, which can make moving to the next exercise a challenge. Great pace, and great alternatives. She does have some non-conventional ‘tips,’ like no exercise shoes needed, and drink water if you are thirsty. She basically says you do not ‘need’ x-amount of water a day. That I slightly disagree with, but obviously as with any exercise video, you may not agree 100% with all the info offered. But a great solid workout and beginner-friendly with moves that are do-able and you do not have to feel like you are a cheerleader or a dancer to participate.
Love this DVD!! You can actually feel every move and you know it’s working.
Very pleased with this DVD
Very pleased with this DVD. You really burn the calories and feel great afterwards. Susan cues the moves just right so you can follow along easily which has always been her best quality. Need to buy this one.
Everyone thinks that they have to run or lift weights like the fit guy next to them. She let you know that everyone no matter where they are in their fitness routine can get a great workout at THEIR fitness level. Most people need to know that.
From Back Cover
When I realized there was a lifestyle that wasn’t working for millions of people, I knew what had to be done . . . X It Out! . . . Take it back . . . Ex-Change a lifestyle that isn’t working for a Style of Life that absolutely does . . . and that is exactly what my LifeStyle Ex-Change program is designed to do for you.
In “Circuit Training: Cardio Upper Body” I’ll show you how to X-Out what isn’t working and easily . . .
Build the most active tissue in your body
Maximize your work out
Reconnect with your body and your brain!
As always, I’ve included modifications for all fitness levels, so whether you’re new to fit, intermediate or advanced, my LifeStyle Ex-Change program is for you.
Simple, but effective.
This video is basic; warm-up, arms (biceps, triceps, shoulders), legs (glutes, hamstrings), and abdominal followed by fairly thorough stretching. You can use any weight (2-25lbs) and these are deep, concentrated movements, slowly resisted both ways. I can’t say it leaves my muscles sreaming, but it is excellent for getting reaquianted with seldom used muscles. A+++ for beginners.
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I have many of the Susan Powter exercise lines, some going back to the early days of the 1990’s. She is the best person for truthful health, exercise and diet facts. Although she has changed over the years in her personal life, her teachings are the same sound advice she was informing us of all these years. Just when I think I have bought everything she has ever made, I find something new/old.
The only problem I see with her newer (circa 2000) audio DVD’s is they repeat themselves. I’d rather see her take all of the good points she has written over the past 20 years of her career and put them on the motivation DVD’s. We get it, you have to do it to be motivated to start and continue to diet, and exercise and make the changes in your thinner life everlasting. But, this DVD just lacks something. It rambles on, repeating the same points. Buy it of you can get it cheap. There are two of them Motivation 1 AND Motivation 2. And I duplicate the reviews for both of them. Ditto.
more chalinging than first but it gets the job done it keeps you motivated uplifting it puts a smile of accomplishment on my face when i’m done