I am recycling some of my fitness DVDs on SwapaDVD. Members post DVDs into the system. Other members can request the DVD. Once a DVD is requested, the member sends it to the requester. The sending member pays shipping. Once the requester receives the DVD, she marks it as received. The sender gets a credit, which can be used to request another DVD. I use this service to exchange workout videos, but I’ve also gotten TV series, Disney movies, and new releases. I love this service!
I’ll soon be posting The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Jump Start. I didn’t hate this video, but I really didn’t like it either. The workout features five ten minute workouts. Two focus on cardio, and the other three are target toning workouts for the core, legs, and upper body.
The workouts are led by former Biggest Loser contestants Ali Vincent, Sione Fa, and Tara Costa, and the trio are joined by other former contestants. Personally, I think the best Biggest Loser workouts are led by Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. Fa and Costa do all right as instructors, but Vincent is lacking. She doesn’t always offer cues, and she seems at a complete loss as to a proper way to say butt. Overall, the workout seems to need more polishing.
The DVD seems to be targeted to beginners looking to jump into fitness. The DVD has an option to follow a 30-Day workout plan that starts with one ten-minute workout a day and progresses to doing four a day. Yet, the cardio moves are high impact and the contestants can be hard to follow. The participants show poor form, which beginners may not realize.
So, in my workout DVD spring cleaning, this one gets the boot. It’s not terrible, but it’s not one I’ll want to do again.