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I don’t know what possessed me to agree to review a workout tape, but I did. Maybe it is the latest fitness kick I am on, but I thought it would be a great way to try out a new workout routine.

What Is XFLOWSION?: According to the front of the DVD, it is a triple training program with yoga, martial arts, and dance. It uses principles of each to create a more difficult routine than the three workouts offer separately.

Here are the pros and cons of the workout:

Pros: The music is amazing! This is probably the best music I have ever had on a workout DVD. It was not annoying or cheesy, it was really good…almost distractingly good. The workout routine felt very easy, but I was huffing and puffing within ten minutes of beginning it. The workout is varied and held my attention the entire time, without a ton of repetitions. The instructor encouraged you through the entire routine and also stressed the importance of taking everything at your own pace. The workout is also divided into three different types including a body blast, amazing abs, and a calm down dog routine. Pretty much, it has a little something for everyone.

Cons: The people that are doing the workout are all turned in towards the instructor, which made it very confusing which side you were supposed to be working on. There was not a lot of instruction into difficult poses, but just an assumption that the viewer would know exactly how to balance their knees on their arms. There was a lot of unnecessary talking that focused more on a Zen type experience rather than instructional information on how to go into poses, which I found a little distracting at times. Some of the poses needed a few more verbal cues than just the actions that are provided.

Overall, I think this would be a great routine to add to your workout DVD library, particularly if you are a fan of yoga, pilates, or even Tae-Bo. This routine is something that takes a lot of strength and endurance (as I laid on the floor in a ball at one point because I had to take a break), but it would be something that you could grow with and is different from your normal routine.

Suggested Retail Price: $59.85 for four workouts, two guidebooks, and two audio books

Website for More Details: XFLOWSION


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    you should try the Zen Yoga Daily warm up dvd It is a lot more focused on breathing and flowing movement. Very energizing and nothing that is too difficult.
    you should be able to find it on Amazon under ‘zen yoga’

    keep up the good work!
    Sarah K

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