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Move It at Home: Denise Austin - Shrink Your Female Fat Zones

I don't know if Denise Austin is a powerhouse or an exercise fiend on crack. Nevertheless, I have got to hand it to her - she really keeps you moving. There is something about her manic manner that is equal parts frightening and entertaining. My theory is to use whatever means necessary to keep the DVD on the screen and your body moving.

At the end of this 40 minute work out you really feel like you have worked your female fat zones (arms, back, abs, hips and backside) and you know for certain where you are going to be sore. The work out moves quickly between body parts, so it is hard to get bored with it even with multiple viewings. I believe her mantra might just be "You will have the sexy looking arms you always wanted" since she says the phrase repeatedly through out the work out. Her optimism and over the top positive energy are encouraging and almost make up for the boring unmotivational music.

My one serious complaint is that at least half of the work out relies heavily on exercises using a physio ball. For many of the exercises there really aren't variations you can do without a ball. You will also need 5 to 8 pound hand weights. Boy does Denise come up with some great things to do with them.

Try it before you buy it and put it on your Netflix queue. Or buy it from from Amazon for $9.99.

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jbenny jbenny 8 years
I've never been disappointed by her workouts. She doesn't take herself too seriously but seems like a friend- who kicks your butt.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
Denise Austin kind of bugs me, I know she is motivating to a lot of people but I find her constant chatter and comments distracting. I really like Chrys Freitag, who leads the Prevention workouts. the Belly, Butt & Thighs one is amazing, and the 3-2-1 is pretty good too.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
something about her is just like, whoa. like ease up denise, its just a workout video.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Her workouts are AMAZING. She's the reason I'm up to do her Lifetime workouts at 7 in the morning.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
I'm a Denise Austin fanatic. That woman is getting me into shape like nobodies business. Her and Billy Blanks :D I have 4 of her videos...her yoga, pilates, 3 mile-walk, and cardio sculpt...I highly recommend her!
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