I was lucky enough to get a copy of the Core Fusion Cardio- Pure Intensity DVD. This is the newest DVD of the Core Fusion series. If you read my blog you know that I am a huge fan of Core Fusion, due to lack of funds and living in New York City, I have not been able to take as many Core Fusion classes as I would like. When Core Fusion Cardio came out about a year ago I was one of the first ones to try it at the studio and I loved it! So when I saw they were coming out with a DVD I was ecstatic. Since all New Yorker’s were stuck inside this weekend due to Hurricane Irene, I decided to give this DVD a try this morning and let me tell you I was sweating up a storm inside my own apartment!
Workout DVDs are not my strong suit, it is hard to get myself motivated when there is no one else there pushing me. But once the DVD started I was hooked. It was like I was taking a class at the studio. Some DVDs are very different from the classes that you would take at a studio but this one was just like being in class, I felt like Fred was in my apartment giving me a private session. The DVD is broken up into 6 sections about 10 minutes each. If you don’t have a lot of time you can do one or two sections, or if you want a great workout do the entire DVD which is about 60 minutes. The 6 sections are:
- Energy Moves – (10:10) Wake up your muscles and get your body warmed up, this was great because I was feeling pretty lazy when the DVD first started but after I got through this I was ready for more
- Cardio Flow – (10:53) Sections 2-4 were my favorite, they are all done with light weights or you don’t have to use weights if you want to modify it. The sections are what they call a cardio flow, each move flows into the next. Each section is different which keeps you engaged the entire time. I tend to get bored with DVDs that make you do the same circuit multiple times but this DVD does not make you do that, you are constantly changing up the toning and cardio moves which is great for your body. The one thing that remains constant in these 3 sections are the mountain climbers. By the end of the 3 sections you will work your way up to 64 mountain climbers! Which sounds like a lot but they do it in a way where it flies by!
- Power Flow – (10:36)
- Power Sweat – (11:22)
- Cardio Curl – (10:41) Cardio Abs, wow this was hard! It was such a great workout for your core, you are constantly engaging it and you can really feel it changing your core, do this for a couple of weeks and you will have extremely strong abs!
- Stretch – (9:23) Having a section dedicated to stretching was great because it makes you take the time to stretch your body after a hard workout