Monday, March 4, 2013

Clean Cuisine's Full Fitness Fusion Review

I just got Full Fitness Fusion - the 30 minute solution dvd to review.  Ivy Ingram Larson is new to me.  I popped this in the dvd player this morning and did the entire workout.  The workout has a five minute warm-up, then a 30 minute main workout and then the 10 minute stretch.  I really enjoyed this workout.  I am going to keep it in the rotation. 

Ivy uses a kettlebell and dumbbells for her routine.  She offers a modification with one of the ladies in the background.  My fitness level is intermediate now and I was able to do everything right along with Ivy.  I didn't need any modifications.  I worked up a sweat and my heart was beating fast.  This workout doesn't really have any traditional cardio but your heart rate will get up there like you are doing cardio.

I had a hard time with the fast punching movements, I'm not very coordinated and I kept hitting myself with my fists.  But I figured it out.  I just had to go a little slower.  It was early and I will be better at it next time.  Ivy does a wonderful job with the cues and the music is good too!  I really like this workout.  I highly recommend it. 

I found a little background information on Ivy on their website.

“Ivy Larson is a nutrition, fitness and wellness expert. She is the founder of and the Clean Cuisine product line and author of four nutrition books including the bestselling Gold Coast Cure (HCI Books, 2005) and Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Program that Will Change the Way You Age, Look & Feel (Penguin-Berkley, 2013) She is also an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and creator of Full Fitness Fusion: The 30 Minute Solution workout DVD. Ivy holds additional professional certifications as a fitness instructor and fitness testing specialist through the Fitness Institute International.”