Denise Austin: Burn Fat Fast - Cardio Blast Review

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Austin has a polarizing effect on people, but she finds fans with this exercise video. Users mostly say this is a fun approach to calorie-burning and cardio that keeps things interesting with four different exercise styles, though some find the kickboxing and dance steps a bit too challenging.

Even after 30 years on the exercise circuit, Denise Austin continues to guide you through your workouts with perky vim and vigor. With a focus on cardio, this low-cost fitness DVD is a high intensity heart beater, say Denise Austin: Burn Fat Fast - Cardio Blast reviews on Amazon, that gets you working up a sweat and whips you into shape. But the routines are not for the faint of heart. Reviews consider the moves a challenge, especially if you're not particularly coordinated or have no familiarity with aerobics. Other reviews, on DVDtalk.com, for instance, note you can pick and choose the routines that suit your level and add more as your fitness improves. Some reviews say her cues come too quickly but others suggest that if you focus on Austin, rather than watching the dancers behind her, you can quickly master the moves.

There are four very different workouts on this low-cost exercise video -- kickboxing, athletic interval, retro aerobics, and cardio dance -- which lets you mix and match. Each gets your heart pumping, but each aims in a different direction: kickboxing is designed for hips, thighs, butt, and arms; athletic interval is all about agility drills and choreography moves; retro aerobics summons the powers of Jane Fonda to focus on old school moves; and cardio dance centers on low-impact Latin moves. The consensus among users is that kickboxing and cardio dance are the most difficult, but quite manageable if you set your mind to it.

Some people dismiss Austin for being too happy, so if this type of personality annoys you -- especially when working out -- you may want to skip it. But if you're OK with a little extra pep and value the varied workout styles, there's no reason to skip this low-cost exercise DVD.

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