If you have been reading my blog, then you are probably aware that I prefer to work out in a group setting. I love being around other people while exercising. But, it can’t simply be “working out”. I need an exercise class. I’m not really sure why that is. I do enjoy the music (usually) and the motivation.
However, I still cannot help myself from checking out videos. I also post on a forum called Video Fitness and love reading people’s posts and reviews about the latest video.
There has been a lot of buzz on the forum about a trainer called Tracy Anderson. She is Madonna’s and Gwyneth’s trainer. She does make some claims, such as, women should never, ever lift more than 3 pounds or else they will become big and bulky. Many people on the Video Fitness forum thought she was insane for making such a statement. There are other “issues” with her but I don’t want to get into it.
I decided to purchase one her dvds, her Mat WorkOut. Yesterday I had to attend a meeting at my older daughter’s school and was not able to get to the gym in time to take a class. It provided me with the perfect opportunity to try this dvd.
I have to say, I enjoyed it!! The music is pretty good. Tracy does not do much cueing and so at times, I did get lost. There is definite room for improvement but at the same time, I had fun. It’s nice to have a workout option that does not require the gym.
Oh, I did not listen to her advice about 3 pound weights. The smallest weights I own are 5 pounds so I used those. But I can see what she means- it was really hard keeping up!