When I first tried aerobics classes in college, I knew that group fitness classes weren’t for me. Exercising in a group made me feel uncomfortable about my physicality and musicality. I’d focus so much on watching the instructor, trying to perfect the timing and movements, that I’d feel my stressed out. I usually feel the same way about workout DVDs. I usually don’t like following the leader or being told how or when to move.
Knowing how much I dislike group workouts and DVDs, Coach Nicole introduced me to the Body Groove DVD. After watching the demo I was intrigued because the approach seemed more focused on movement and connection with the body and less about doing it perfectly. I LOVE this approach and format! Misty Tripoli encourages you to move in a way that is comfortable, at the intensity level that works for you. She engages all the parts of your body to increase not only range of motion, but body awareness, too. I have done this DVD several times a week since receiving it a few weeks ago, and love pushing myself in new ways each time I try it. There is no right or wrong way to move or follow this DVD, and that’s something that I can appreciate! I already feel more confident!
Healthy Eating Expert, SparkPeople.com