Dynamic Firming & Flexing Three DVD Set
The following reviews are single reviews for each of the
DVDs in this set.
There are three DVDs.
Dynamic Firming & Flexing - 3
Dynamic Cardio - Three workouts
plus warm up and cool down segments
Dynamic Toning - Total, Upper Body and Abdominal Toning
Each DVD has a variety of workouts to choose from. I will
be adding reviews for Cardio and Toning soon. I recommend the
entire set because I have been seeing excellent toning results
and feel much more flexible.
Firming & Flexing
Single DVD The Method Firming & Flexing
Relaxing Workout with Real Results (Dynamic Firming &
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com from Washington State
"The Method Dynamic Firming & Flexing"
workout is a peaceful escape from your daily challenges. Lakey
Evans guides you through three target specific workouts. You can
do all the workouts in one day and spend one full hour or you
can choose from a Total Body Workout, Upper Body Workout or
Lower Body Workout.
Total Body Flexibility (16 minutes) A head-to-toe
conditioning workout that will give your entire body a boost of
energy. In this segment, your body will warm nicely and your
arms and legs will tingle with all the new blood flow. You will
do some side stretches, lots of forward bending.
Upper Body Flexibility (23 minutes) Helps to tone the
muscles of the neck, shoulder girdle and upper back. Dissolves
stress and tension. As you continue into this segment, you will
feel invigorated. Still, you are moving slowly. There are lots
of creative transitions and you stretch and tone more than just
your upper body. You get down on the floor and enjoy lots of
deep stretching now that your muscles are warmed up. You will
need an exercise band here for the floor workout.
Lower Body Flexibility (21 minutes) Release stress in the
lower back, hip, knee and ankle joints. You start with standing
and then move into downward dog, cobra and cat pose. Lots of
creative stretching for areas you really need to work on. You
will also need an exercise band here.
This DVD workout is a combination of Yoga, Pilates and
Precision Firming with live percussion and harp. If you are
familiar with yoga, you will recognize the sun salutations,
plank position, cobra, cat pose. The vinyasa style yoga with
postures flowing spontaneously in a smooth sequence makes this
an enjoyable and relaxing routine.
If you want to move lymph around in your body, this Firming
and Flexing workout should do it. The exercises have a nice full
range of motion.
"You have more lymphatic fluid in your body than blood.
Lymph bathes every cell, playing an important role in immunity
yoga is great for improving lymphatic
circulation." ~pg. 156, The Metabolic Plan by Stephen
Portions of this workout reminded me of some of the movements
in "The Method All In One Workout." The difference is
that all the exercises in this DVD are slow and controlled. If
there are any dance movements, they are done while standing in
one place. There is no fancy footwork here! Thankfully.
Lakey Evans gives excellent instruction and educates you in
many things, like listening to your body to know how far you
should go in a stretch. This perhaps one of the best
"All-Over-Body Stretches" you will ever experience. I
like using this workout in the evenings.
You will need: Yoga Mat, Exercise band (better than a towel)
Results: You will feel taller, stronger and move like a
Alternate this DVD with any workout or for a total body
makeover, use this DVD in combination with the Method Dynamic
Toning and Method Dynamic Cardio workouts.
This DVD can be purchased alone or as part of the Dynamic
Body Makeover Set of three DVDs.
Three workouts plus warm up and cool down segments
Single DVD Dynamic Cardio
I personally can't handle the fancy footwork in
this aerobics workout, but I know many women can and love this
type of workout. It is a combination of basic dance and aerobics
moves. If you are used to hearing the words: "Wrap, Lunge,
Slide, V-step, March, "from the top," and
"grapevine" ... this might be a workout for you. I'd say
it reminds me of some of the older Karen Voight videos and while I
couldn't always do all the steps, the music was very motivational
and if you have enjoyed aerobics in the past, you might like this
DVD. There are three workouts, plus a warm up and cool down
session. For optimal results, you can mix and match this workout
with other Method Toning workouts. I really love Dynamic Toning
and Dynamic Firming & Flexing. If this is not your style, you
might prefer the Walk Away the Pounds
This DVD can be purchased alone or as part of
the Dynamic Body Makeover Set of three DVDs.
Total, Upper Body and Abdominal Toning
Single DVD Dynamic Toning
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review from Washington State
This is definitely one of the most advanced Pilates, yoga
and "precision firming" type workouts I've yet to try.
In fact, I doubt I could have done this workout six months ago.
If you have been using some of The Method workouts or even have
been trying any Pilates or yoga based workouts, this will still
be a challenge. I'd start with Walk Away the Pounds and
Winsor Pilates, then move on to some
MTV Yoga DVDs and then try this
workout after about six months of trying anything with Pilates
or yoga that is less intense.
I say this because even after working out for years, this was
pretty intense! There are balance moves which take muscle
strength I didn't think I had. I even noticed one of the other
"I assume" instructors got a bit shaky once.
The instructor is brilliant in the way she makes sure you
know exactly what you are about to do at every
"moment." For beginners, this would be way too fast.
If you are intermediate or advanced, this will be a nice
challenge. You have to first train your body to respond in
seconds to this type of instruction. Marion Gotto is a master
teacher and she will "work your entire body" big time!
She is relentless and I loved it.
There are three precision toning workouts. Each is made up of
the wonderful techniques and combination of movements that make
The Method Workouts so classic. You will get to choose from
three workouts or just start at the beginning and move through
all of the workouts in 60 minutes. Need more of a challenge? Do
a Walk Away the Pounds Two Mile Walk before starting this DVD.
So what are the three workouts?
Total Toning You will be working out all your
major muscle groups. You could use just this one section after
walking on your treadmill. You start with head rolls, shoulder
shrugs, forward bends and your arms get a nice full range of
motion. This is a dancer-type routine. You will learn to
balance, your feet will get an excellent workout and you will
notice lots of Pilates-type moves like the roll-up, teaser. Then
you move to some yoga moves while flat on your back and a cat
stretch or two.
Upper Body Toning The way you move on the floor
feels like you are in a slow, beautiful dance with weights. The
disciplined instruction is inspirational. You start standing,
just lifting the weights and then you get more creative, you
start using balancing moves while holding the weights. I loved
the creative "mermaid" moves and also the incredible
no-nonsense upper body workout. You will be making use of
gravity in a big way. You never feel that you are doing a boring
set of repetitions with weights. You feel like a dancer. Nice
Abdominal Toning At this point, you are very happy
to be flat on you back again. This segment will test your
endurance, muscle control and balance. You can really feel all
these exercises working. It took more concentration to complete
this portion of the routine, but it was well worth it. Remember
the teaser, well it takes on a new meaning here. Just wait and
see! You will recognize Pilates moves like "saw, side
kicks, single leg circles, leg lifts, pull-ups." Can I say
this reminded me of the phrase: "no mercy." Ok, but if
you are looking for a challenge, this is IT.
Use this workout when you have so much energy you can't wait
to find a challenging workout. Then, when you make it through
this workout, you will know you have reached a place where you
can really feel proud of yourself.
Intermediate to Advanced! Worth Your Time. You might want to
take a day off after this routine. You will deserve it! This DVD can be purchased alone or as part of
the Dynamic Body Makeover Set of three DVDs.