Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fit For Fall: HomeBody Fitness DVD Review and Giveaway

HomeBody is a new DVD created by certified Fitness Instructor, Jillian Hessel. For 25  years, Jillian has been recognized for her unique approach to fitness, helping her clients get into the best shape of their lives.

HomeBody-DVD-CoverThis fitness DVD features a fun mixture of Pilates, dance and yoga. HomeBody is a great beginner workout that can be done in the comfort of your own home. HomeBody is designed to stretch, tone, and strengthen your core. It combines the benefits of yoga, dance, and Pilates with an upbeat soundtrack to get you motivated and keep your heart pumping.

Jillian says, ”I created HomeBody because I want to inspire folks to get up off the couch and start moving, dancing, and toning in the comfort and security of their own homes. Homebody is for everyone who likes to move to music, but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money or time getting into shape.”

The HomeBody workout is divided into four main parts (plus bonus tutorial!) that can be performed separately or in their entirety, depending on your time schedule. Special navigation buttons allow certain sections to be repeated if you want to concentrate on a particular exercise or sequence. Here is the workout summary:

Part I — Standing Dance Warm-up:hbw_getfit_oval
Gets the heart rate up, warms and limbers the entire body, and tones the arms using props found at home.

Part II — Chair Workout:
Chair squats, triceps dips, pelvic lifts, spine twist, a special neck & shoulder tension taming section, plus more arms work!

Part III — Mat Sequence:
Challenging Pilates floor work session. Great for the abs, back, and waist. Includes a special section focusing on toning hips & thighs.

Part IV — Rise to Standing and Finish:
Works on balance and coordination to integrate the core work from the mat sequence into your new improved standing posture.

Bonus Personal Trainer Tutorial:
A unique 12-minute add-on featuring Master Teacher Jillian Hessel offering individualized tips on posture and the exercises included in HomeBody, designed to enhance your understanding and execution of the workout.

Initially, I thought the chair exercises looked too easy. While they were easy to perform, I could still feel the my muscles tightening. I have used HomeBody several times and like that the exercises are easy to remember. My time is occupied by my two year old during the day, so I take mini-breaks to practice the exercise routines between my blogging sessions at night.

The best part about HomeBody is that the workout does not require expensive equipment! Jillian cleverly replaces weights with common household items such as canned goods and water bottles. A straight-back chair is needed for the seated exercises as well as a yoga mat for floor exercises. Overall, I really enjoyed HomeBody. After just a few workouts, I notice an improvement in my posture and I feel much more comfortable, less tense, and more relaxed.

Launched in January 2010, HomeBody is now available in Walmart Stores nationwide, on Amazon.com, and at Jillian’s website for just $12.99.

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Win It:

One winner will receive the HomeBody workout DVD! 

How To Enter (required):

Visit Jillian Hessel and let me know another product you would like to try. (This must be done before any other extra entries will count)

Extra Entries (optional):

  1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this article(blog must have 25+ followers) +3
  2. Follow Jillian Hessel on Twitter.
  3. Add the Fit For Fall button (located on the right sidebar) to your sidebar and tell me where to find it.
  4. Follow Review Retreat publicly via Google Friend Connect.
  5. Enter Simply Stacie’s HomeBody Giveaway.
  6. Enter Little Yaya's HomeBody Giveaway.
  7. Follow @Jennifer_Marek on Twitter.
  8. Subscribe to my free newsletter (remember to confirm).
  9. Add this giveaway to a linky & comment with linky url. +1 each linky
  10. Tweet the following (1x daily, include tweet link )

#Win the HomeBody Yoga Exercise DVD @Jennifer_Marek {US & Canada} #fitness #exercise #yoga #diet #health #giveaway http://bit.ly/cc6GOA

Details:

Giveaway begins on August 17, 2010 and ends on August 31, 2010 at 11:59 cst. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Giveaway open to US and Canada.

Email must be included in comment or easily available through your blogger profile. If I am unable to locate your email address, a new winner will be drawn. The winner will be selected out of all the entries from Simply Stacie, Review Retreat and Little Yayas. Good luck! Good luck!

*Disclaimer: A sample product was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review or host a giveaway.

Jennifer Marek 

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