Good Morning, my friends! Happy, Happy Friday to you!
Can you tell I’m overly excited this morning?? The reason why you make ask? On the agenda today is a trip to Crater Lake and oh yeah, we get to go home!
“No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. The 2nd deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere and the 7th deepest lake in the world.”
Doesn’t that sound so spectacular?? I knew we had to make a visit as soon as I found out we’d be out this way. Unfortunately, we won’t be going on any crazy hiking trails while we’re there since we have the two girls but that’s okay I’m sure we’ll still be able to catch some great views!
Okay, enough Crater Lake talk for now…time to get down to business! A Piloxing DVD Review awaits us…
Post delivery, I did a ton of pilates! I did it to help ease back into exercising and most importantly build back my core strength – so when I saw this dvd, I thought it would be the perfect addition to my collection of workout dvds. But do you want to hear the funny part? I tried this workout for the first time yesterday! I know, I know, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that but I have a bad habit! I get super excited about a new workout dvd but then I either do it once or not at all. I seriously need to stop that which is why this dvd was purposely placed in my bag for this trip! No Excuses here!
I’m happy to report Mila was excited about it…
and she did enjoy watching it!
The majority of this workout alternates between standing pilates and basic boxing moves and even combines the two together in certain moves so that no matter what your arms and legs are always moving. No equipment is needed for this workout, although there are 1 lb. weights (sold separately) that could be purchased to intensify the workout.
Here is the low down on how the workout went down…
- 5 minute warm up
- 40 minutes of kickboxing and pilates alternatively & combined together
- 10 minutes of leg, glutes and ab work on a floor mat
- 5 minute cool down
Total workout time 1 hour – Ouch!!! I’m not a huge fan of a long workout video, at all. Don’t get me wrong, I can run for over an hour and even lift weights or do a circuit for 30+ minutes but trying to keep myself interested in doing a workout dvd for an hour, just really isn’t my thing! Am I the only one who feels this way? I will say this though, the instructor is upbeat and does encourage you to have fun during the workout which helped the time to pass faster. My favorite part of the workout was the mat work at the end of the dvd and in my opinion, it was the most challenging part.
The workout itself was not a heart thumping, sweat dripping sort of workout that I’m usually a fan of. I wore my heart rate monitor to see if I would be able to reach my fat burning zone? The workout kept me moving at a moderate rate but my heart rate only ranged from 45-55% of my maximum heart rate, while doing this dvd. The fat burning zone is 60-85% of yourmaximum heart rate.
One last fun fact before I end this review, wearing shoes during this workout is an option! In fact, most of the girls in the video don’t wear any shoes including the instructor. I on the other hand…wore shoes and I’d wear them again the next time I do the workout. I actually couldn’t imagine doing this workout without them!
If you’re interested, check out this video to see a clip of piloxing on The Doctors.
Question: Do you enjoy a moderate workout or a more intense workout?