Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cathe Friedrich's NEW Strong & Sweaty Total Body Giant Sets Review

 Cathe's latest set: Strong and Sweaty! The set contains five DVDs and an optional cycling DVD. The DVDs are also available individually. This set is a high intermediate to advanced series containing 77 premixes and a bonus ab routine. The premixes include upper or lower body only, higher and lower impact cardio, various timesaver options, and more. The series contains different training methods to shock and challenge your muscles and work your cardio and modifications are offered. Read all of my Cathe Strong and Sweaty Reviews.

Strong and Sweaty: Total Body Giant Sets
Cathe Friedrich, 2016

Cathe works out with 4 background exercisers in her usual studio for this 51 min strength workout. You will need dumbbells, a barbell, gliding discs (or alternative) and a stability ball for this workout. You perform 5 lower body exercises alternating with 5 upper body exercises, working one muscle group at a time.

After a warm up exercises include: squats, glider dips, plies, glider side lunges, dead lifts, overhead press, upright row, upper back fly, incline front raise, seated lat raises, wide stance deadlifts, glider curtsy lunges, diagonal lunges, static lunges, unweighted glider warrior lunges, single arm row, ribcage pullover, pec fly, incline chest press, push ups, unweighted low runners lunge knee pulls using the discs, glider side lunges putting down & picking up your weight, overhead tricep extensions, tricep bench press, lying overhead tri drops, seated W curls, incline hammer curls, and concludes with a stretch using the ball. 

Going as heavy as Cathe & team, this is a lower advanced workout, but adjust your weights to make the workout work for you. I like the use of the ball & gliding discs for variety. The routine contains all effective exercises, there is no fluff and very little rest between moves so your heart rate will be up. This is a little lower body heavy but does hit all the upper body muscles. You do squats & deadlifts a few times but otherwise this has very little There is no ab work, but the S&S ab routine is on this disc. I did NOT receive this dvd to review. 

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I did not receive a sample of this product to review but have worked with Cathe.com in the past on DVD reviews. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kayo Concentrated Slimming Serum ~ Goodbye Cellulite!

Its getting to be that time of the year where we will all be sporting shorts and soon enough swimsuits. Let Kayo Concentrated Slimming Serum help you smooth out the appearance of cellulite! This award winning serum is specially formulated to help provide firmer, tighter looking skin for an overall slimmer look. This refining treatment serum helps smooth and firm to reduce the appearance of cellulite with its powerful blend of firming ingredients. A botanical Firming Complex, plus Hyaluronic Acid and Kayo’s Omega Oil Blend and Superfruit Blend help to deliver extreme hydration to firm and smooth the skin to improve skin elasticity. Keep reading to learn why it is the winner of the 2016 Shape Beauty Award!

This serum absorbs quickly and is fragrance free so you can feel confident using it any time of day. It can be used seamlessly layered under your favorite beauty products, sunblock, lotion and more - discreetly enhancing your natural beauty.   
I just received a sample to review and have started using it - gotta get ready for my upcoming beach vacation. I can use all the help I can get, along with watching my diet and doing my workouts, I look forward to the results on my booty and thighs. Squats can only do so much! I like that it is fragrance free and goes on smoothly. It is non-greasy so you can rest easy that it wont stain your clothing.

It is super easy to use and smooths on quickly. Instructions for Use: Spot treat daily on problems areas such as thighs, buttock, arms, or under neck. Specially formulated to work beautifully under Kayo's The Body Beautiful Crème. It dries clear and dries quickly so you dont have to spend a lot of time applying it or waiting for it to dry. It is concentrated so a little goes a long way. 

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, March 20, 2017

FitFusion Streaming Workouts Presents: Tae Bo Gloves Featuring Billing Blanks


FitFusion is an online streaming workout site that has SO MANY fab workout options from instructors we know & love. FitFusion gives you JNL Fusion, Jillian Michaels, Mike Donavanik, Jennifer Galardi, Ilyse Baker, Andrea Orbeck, Zuska Light, Viveca Jensen, and SO MANY more! They offer strength workouts, cardio, cycling, ballet, yoga, pilates, dance and MORE! Seriously this is variety wider than my own DVD collection- which you know is vast.  You can even stream Jillian Michaels NEW Tone & Shred Workout Series- stay tuned for detailed reviews of FitFusion workouts on the blog.


FitFusion: Tae Bo Gloves
Billy Blanks

Billy leads this 30 min cardio boxing routine in a boxing gym with a group of background exercisers. You will only need boxing gloves for this routine, though they are totally optional. 

After an active warm up, exercises include fast feet, foot work, jabs, twisting jabs, punches moving forward and back, upper cuts, hooks. elbow strikes, triple punch & shuffle combo, speed bag with soccer kicks, boxers shuffle, lateral shuffle & low punches adding a stomp, superman punches, free boxing and concludes with each participant doing one on one punches with Billy before a quick cool down. 

Billy provides lots of tempo changes to keep it interesting without being overly complicated. The choreo is easy to catch on to and Billy provides active demos for each little combo. You will see Shelley excitedly participating and often leading the 1-8 counting that we all know & love. This is a fun steady state cardio boxing routine. This is from the Tae Bo TV channel so it is not available on DVD- a great addition to FitFusion.  I received this workout to review.  



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Friday, March 17, 2017

FitFusion Streaming Workouts Presents: Crunch Live Presents Turbo Thigh Toner


FitFusion is an online streaming workout site that has SO MANY fab workout options from instructors we know & love. FitFusion gives you JNL Fusion, Jillian Michaels, Mike Donavanik, Jennifer Galardi, Ilyse Baker, Andrea Orbeck, Zuska Light, Viveca Jensen, and SO MANY more! They offer strength workouts, cardio, cycling, ballet, yoga, pilates, dance and MORE! Seriously this is variety wider than my own DVD collection- which you know is vast. You can even stream Jillian Michaels NEW Tone & Shred Workout Series- stay tuned for detailed reviews of FitFusion workouts on the blog.

Deborah Sweets

Deborah & 2 backgrounders work out barefoot in a warehouse style set. Modifications are shown by one exerciser. You will not need any equipment for this 16 min ballet/standing pilates & strength fusion workout.

After a warm up exercises include: knee raises & pulses, lunge pulses adding a rear leg raise, static lunge & tiwst, calf raises adding knee raises, pilates stance inner thigh raise, curtsy knee up & side lunge, close stance plie raising on your toes, toe stance plie pulses. You will need to add your own cool down to the routine. 

I rate this a solid intermediate routine. Deborah adds big arms to get the heart rate up and varies the tempo to keep it interesting. Good pace and Deborah keeps things moving right along so you can get a little burn going in only 15ish minutes. I received access to this workout for review. 


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar ­6x Best of Natural Beauty Winner



Introducing a must have beauty product: Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar. This is a multi-tasking cleansing bar that is great for your face, and entire body! It is an all natural, probiotic soap that supports both healthy pH AND probiotic balance. Just like probiotic supplements are great for our gut, probiotic soap is great for our skin! Healthy pH cultivates more probiotic stability, and healthy probiotics support healthy pH. It’s a self-reinforcing cycle for radiant skin. Essential Formulas’ Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar™ will be honored for the sixth time with Better Nutrition Magazine’s 2017 ‘Best of Natural Beauty’ Award! The magazines readers voted the Kampuku Beauty Bar for the best natural beauty and personal care products! Keep reading to learn more. 



To select the winning products, Better Nutrition Magazine’s, Beauty Advisory Board had some help from their readers, who filled out detailed surveys and cast their votes for the best natural beauty and personal care products on BetterNutrition.com. Magazine editors tested hundreds of products and conducted extensive interviews with health food store owners to find their favorite products as well. What an honor to win AGAIN! 

Most of us that seek out natural healthy products are familiar with probiotics and their benefits for digestive function and immune response. But I DIDNT know that probiotics are key to many other aspects of our health—both inside and outside the body. The key to healthy skin is using products that encourage proper microbial balance such as Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar

I am so excited about this bar. I just started using it and I am a convert. I love that I can use it on the face & the body. Great for packing on vacation or to take to the gym as you only have to carry one product for both face & body. It is even great for sensitive skin as it is incredibly gentle and formulated for daily face and body use. Great news to me since my skin is super sensitive.


Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar™ cleans and moisturizes all skin types. This vegetable-based product is crafted through a traditional three-year Japanese fermentation process that produces rich vitamins, minerals and amino acids to leave skin feeling clean, moisturized, and youthful. *User Tip: For greater absorption, lather beauty bar while massaging into skin and leave on for several minutes before rinsing. Enjoy radiant skin!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Review: New Shoot 30 Days to Flat Abs with Caroline Sandry


Introducing New Shoot  - if you havent heard of them, keep reading! They produce awesome fitness DVDs. Their focus is to film authentic yoga, fitness & lifestyle content for worldwide distribution.  The aim of New Shoot Pictures is to continually create the very best health, fitness and lifestyle content featuring extremely talented artists and filmed with state of the art technology.  New Shoot produces, films, edits and distributes our own original productions as well as finished programmes of other labels that are a good fit for the catalogue. Keep reading below for a detailed review of a wonderful New Shoot DVD and stay tuned on the blog for reviews of many of their awesome workouts. Their DVDs are available in US or UK versions.

Caroline Sandry, 2016

This DVD contains a 30 day workout plan available from the menu, which combines workouts, or you can choose one of the individual workouts, also available from the menu. There are six approximately 10 minute routines, a warm up, and a pilates tutorial available to choose from. Caroline works out alone in a warehouse studio, and the workouts are done in voiceover. You will need a light set of weights for one of the routines.

Level 1 Pilates: Exercises include supine toe drop variations, crunch variations, oblique crunches, V drops, roll backs, table top pelvic tucks, table top knee hovers, and a prone low back series. 

Pilates for Posture: Exercises include standing arm sequence for your shoulders, standing roll down, bird dog, prone low back work, cat cow, kneeling shoulder openers, pelvic tucks & tilts, bridge & bridge hold with scissor arms, and supine twist.

Standing Abs: Exercises include standing knee raise & turn out series, side elbow to knee pull, knee cross pulls, standing cat cow, and runners lunge adding rear leg raise. 

Level 2 Pilates: Exercises include bicycle leg variations, penguin heel taps, 1/2 roll backs, table top thread the needle, plank, & supine low work. 

Core Strengthener: Exercises include crunch variations with a towel beneath your low back, butterfly leg extensions, knee side plank hip drops, side lying leg raises & circles, prone low back work and stretches. 

Level 3 Pilates: exercises include the hundred, bicycle, supine twist, side lying waist work, supine low back work adding side bends, roll backs, and includes some stretching interspersed.

Supercharged Abs: Most exercises use light hand-weights in this routine. Exercises include oblique crunches, roll backs & row, V twists, bird dog, supine low back work, V drops, reverse crunches & double crunches.

These routines range from beginner to intermediate intensity. These routines are a combo of pilates, yoga, and core work that contain a nice variety of exercises. This DVD has a lot of footage and a TON of variety! Great fusion style workouts and Caroline provides great instruction. I received this DVD to review. 

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