Monday, February 24, 2014

Amy Dixon's Breathless Body 3: HIIT It Big Review

Collage Video sent me Amy Dixon's Breathless Body HIIT It Big DVD to review.  This is a super challenging program that boosts variety by modifying the classic Tabata timing.  Instead of Tabata's 20 second maximum effort work and a 10 second rest intervals, Amy uses a 40/20 format.  The extra duration allows slightly more interesting work sequences.  The the rest intervals are also a lot more refreshing.  This is a tough workout.  It includes eight drills each one is repeated four times.  All of the exercises are shown at three different levels.  Sometimes the levels are a plyometric or a non-plyometric variation.  Other times the moves are intensified with a well designed mix of impact, body position and tempo modifications.  With all the choices you are in control of your workout and you can benefit from doing the level that will work best for you.

Amy leaves me drenched in sweat and ready to do this one again in a few days.  It is super challenging and super effective.  Amy Dixon is amazing.  She really knows how to get a great workout done in a short amount of time.  The only thing I do not like about this DVD is the lack of a chapter menu.  I would like to be able to skip a drill or two when I am short on time.  I really like this workout and will keep it in the rotation and use it quite often. 

HiiT It Big, Go Breathless and feel the difference!  Breathless Body 3: HiiT It Big is the perfect addition to the highly acclaimed Breathless Body cardio series.  This high-energy program gets you moving with eight drills of Tabata-inspired high-intensity interval training (HiiT).  Each bodyweight drill lasts for 40 exciting seconds followed by 20 seconds of light movement for recovery.  The workout wraps up with a super-charged four-minute metabolic boost, a dynamic core blast for solid abs and a relaxing stretch. This all-level workout – where you choose the exercise options that suit you best – is expertly designed for burning massive amounts of calories and fat in a short amount of time.  You’ll complete every Breathless Body 3 workout feeling exhilarated and fitter than ever.

Amy Dixon is one of the most dynamic fitness instructors and celebrity Master Trainers in the fitness industry.  In addition to multiple fitness certifications, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology.  Amy is widely involved in notable health/fitness projects.  She’s a contributing editor at numerous fitness and lifestyle magazines; the Senior Group Fitness Manager for equinox Fitness Clubs; the resident coach an spokesperson for Avon’s breast cancer walks; Reebok’s Global Walking partner; and a Master Trainer for FitnessGlo, Gatorade, Schwinn Cycling, Bosu and Shockwave.  A former world competitive power tumbler and coach, Amy applies her energy and athleticism to the many award-winning workout DVDs and online programs she has created.  With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Amy specializes in educating and motivating her class participants and celebrity clients to achieve extraordinary results.   Her television appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, and MTV.  Her talents have also been featured in popular publications: Women’s Health, Shape, SELF, Health, FITNESS, Better Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire, Variety, In Touch Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.  Amy resides in Southern California with her husband and two young daughters.