Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Barre3 Studio Shape with Sadie Lincoln Review

Sadie Lincoln has created a 61 minute workout DVD that includes barre, pilates, yoga and gym style workout moves.  The Barre3 Studio Shape DVD is the first time I have worked out with Sadie Lincoln.  She is an excellent instructor.  She does a wonderful job with the cues and she is easy to follow.  I have done the entire workout three times since I got a copy in the mail to review from Collage Video.  I can't wait to pop it in the DVD player and do it again.  

It starts off with about 15 minutes of warm up.  The warm up does just that, it gets you warm and ready for the main portion of the workout.  The main workout is nearly 45 minutes long and then there is a little bit of stretching at the end.  The DVD does have chapter menus if you want to do some of it but not the whole workout in full.

The only equipment you will need is some dumbbells and a soft inflatable ball.  You will also need a chair with a high back for your barre.  The beginning of the workout is a flowing yoga series.  Including poses with a full range of motion that are designed to get your entire body warmed up.  Then you go into four targeted segments: legs, arms, glutes and finally the core.  Each section features a mix of exercises and positions and she moves through them all at a fairly quick pace.  The transition is smooth from the barre to matwork and then back to the barre again.  She shows modifications for most of the moves too.  

Sadie Lincoln created barre3 to balance body and life.  Along with her franchisees world-wide, Sadie is building a company based on the notion that both work and working out can be integrated way of life.  Now you can workout anywhere and anytime with this DVD and online at where Sadie posts innovative workouts each month.

Here's a little bit of information about Collage Video for those of you who have never heard of it. 
Back in 1987, they realized that back-of-the-package video descriptions — and friends’ suggestions — just didn’t get us videos that were right for OUR situation.
So they decided there had to be a better way — search out the best videos and describe them honestly. So they printed the first-ever exercise video catalog. Since then we’ve helped over one million people reach their fitness goals.
25 years later, they’re still here and still family-owned ... all because of their loyal (and in-shape!) customers.