If you're in the midst of searching for an at-home workout program, I've got one that will bring back childhood memories. With Cardio Core & More
, you can take the weight off with a hula hoop workout program.
While it may sound far-fetched, do you remember your younger years when you went into the backyard and counted how many times you could hula hoop and you would try to one-up your friends? It never did feel like a workout and it was more about having fun.
With that concept in mind, Cardio Core and More takes the fun in hula hooping and integrates it into a whole body fitness program. You work your core, your arms, your thighs and more. It's hula hooping to the next level!
The program is made for all-levels, but if you're the type that gets easily bored with at-home DVD fitness programs, this may offer a fresher approach to working out your entire body.
The workout DVD, Hoop Yourself Fit, is lead by fitness professional Gin Miller
. From the warm-up section, I knew that Gin was my kind of gal. The fact that she doesn't look overly polished makes it
comfortable for the everyday viewer and her tone makes for a very supportive environment. She also makes a few mistakes going
off balance and losing control of her hula hoop which makes the whole
experience more real rather than staged.
You have 3 workout options which are 15 minutes each. If you have difficulties fitting in a workout routine in your busy schedule, this one is easy enough squeeze in. If you have all the time in the world, go for the entire 45 minutes. The intensity levels go from easy to hard. The best part is that after each workout, it lets you know how many calories you burned which eliminates the guessing game (but I'm sure it ranges from body mass and more
). Plus, it shows you an intensity meter to give you an idea of you where you should be on that scale.
The best part of this workout program is the hula hoop. It brings back so many great childhood memories. These hoops are not the plastic ones that you are used to. They work like weights, so they are a little heavier, 3 lbs to be exact. You have to get used to it before it becomes second nature again. You can change the difficulty level by mixing and matching weighted and non-weighted sections. The snap-button connections not only makes it easy to switch between different weights but also makes it easy for travel (only 6 parts
If you're looking for a workout regimen that not only whips your body back into shape, but is fun, engaging and schedule-friendly, this one is a great option for you. I like the fact that I can do this program anywhere and at any time. Plus, when my girls hoop, I use this hoop to have some fun alongside them, but the bonus is that I'm actually engaging my core! MSRP: $39.99
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