And buy this DVD. I have always preferred working out at home since I find it more convenient and private. However, I would grow bored with the fitness DVDs that I had and would go off track. Enter The Fitness Coach. Each and every time I used this DVD, the exercises were different and challenging. The instuction to each exercise is precise. It did take me awhile to grow from Bronze Level to Silver Level since I believe you have to workout 8 times in a row to earn that status. This DVD gives you the ability to use the following: heart monitor, stability Ball, Step Bench and Free Weights. There is a crawl on the bottom of the screen that sets you up for the next exercise and states the heartrate you should be striving for during the exercise. There is a button that you can press for a tutorial if you're not familar with the exercise. Since I have all that equipment, yes, I'm a thowback from the 80s and still kept my original Reebok Step Bench, it's even more fun. Yes, I said Fun. Maya(that's her name) has become a member of my family. The intro of the DVD is inspiring every time I start it. The music is fabulous. The Exercise Types Are: Yoga, Cardo, Upper Body, Lower Body, Core and Flexibility. Then you choose how much time you have to work out from 15 mins. to 75 mins. I always thought it was a waste of time if I only had 15 minutes to spare but I was wrong. You can still get an effective workout if you work smart and hard. The only Critical Mark that I have is that It should have a calendar which marks each day you work out to mark your progress better but I do it manually on my own calendar. All in All, it's worth every penny. Each day, I feel Stonger and Happier. Most importantly, after two months, I'm still intrigued and look forward to the next workout Maya has in store next time. Kudos and whomever made this DVD should make More of them! Perhaps A Billy Blanks DVD of Kickboxing!
yes: I recommend this product