Isabella's Power Workout details
|Studio:||ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Isabella's Power Workout
|Run time:||1 hour 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Dec 2005|
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What a brilliant workout!By a customer from Ipswich. , 08 Mar 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This DVD is fantastic. I bought it today and did it for the first time. Its a bit tough the first time, but I'm sure I'd build up to doing it all properly. It really stretches you and works you hard, it works your whole body. The trainer is really good, very clear and you get front and side views so you can try and do it right. And Isabella is really sweet in her intro and just gets on with doing the workout - not too much silly boring talk. I love it, and can't wait to do it again, although my legs are going to ache tomorrow!
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Brilliant workoutBy a customer from Slough , 10 Jun 2010This was one of the best workout video's i have done in a while.It lasts a whole hour and I managed to finish the whole thing in one which is better for me then doing sections but it was tough and hard enough to really feel like I have done a workout. I may even go out and buy this one!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I got this DVD to use as a change from Davinia's 30 minute workouts and Isabella's DVD got good reviews here so I thought I'd try it.
There's a warm-up, then leg exercises (such as squats and lunges) with some short cardio bursts (like running on the spot, fast and slow). After that there's some arm work (mainly press-ups), as well as lots of sit-ups and some floor leg exercises. The whole thing takes just under an hour if you do the cool-down as well.
Good points: The instructor is clear and demonstrates things to you before you do them and tells you how many you will do. Isabella barely speaks the whole way through which is great, as with repeated views, inane babbling gets on my nerves in Davinia's DVD (thank goodness for the mute button). This really feels like you're getting a good workout and it's not easy to do the whole way through the first time. It's also good that you get different views to the positions to make sure you are doing them properly.
Some quibbles: the music is really dull and there's not enough cardio or enough arm exercises. More than anything, although it's a good workout, it's just a bit boring. I like to look forward to doing a workout DVD, and this I don't.
Power WorkoutBy spider1 (3 reviews) from Maidenhead , 05 Feb 2008Very easy to use good results decided to buy one myself.
GoodBy Bren (61 reviews) from Grimsby, Lincs , 06 Oct 2007I ached after doing this the first time. It made a change, warm up, circuit training and stretching. You did like 20 reps of squats and then 20 reps of something else, and them some of them you was timed, like jogging lightly for 30 seconds than 15 seconds of high knees and then 15 seconds of running fast, and then you did from the start etc. Isabelle seemed really nice, she didn't say much, which was nice, as some of the keep fit dvds they go on, and you get bored after doing it hundreds of time, but I didn't like the instructor. The music was good, which was all instrumental featuring sugarbabes, feel good inc etc. You don't need any additional equipment.
Beginner to intermediate level circuit trainingBy home exerciser from Manchester , 11 Sep 2007Very similar to Kirsty Gallacher's workout, except no options here for different fitness levels. The majority of this workout is based around circuit training - toning exercises interspersed with bursts of cardio such as running on the spot. Lots of squats, static lunges, reverse lunges, jumping squats for the legs. And pressups alternated with other arm and shoulder exercises.
The warm up was probably one of the most boring warmups I've seen on a fitness dvd - stepping side to side whilst moving your arms for ten minutes. The abs work was pretty good as it moved quite quickly and incorporated quite a few different exercises in a short space of time, which stopped it getting boring.
The workout felt like a circuit trainng class at the gym. The instruction was clear (Isabella herself doesn't really speak at all), and I'm sure the workout would be effective if practiced regularly. Ultimately I think home exercise dvds should be fun or else you won't return to them. There wasn't really anything about this dvd that was fun - so I don't think it will end up being a 'regular' in my collection.
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