Kathy Smith Timesaver Review

Kathy Smith Timesaver: Lift Weights to Lose Weight Vol. 2 reviews are very mixed. This is a workout DVD that focuses on weight training, primarily for women. Some users posting reviews on Amazon take to the standard round of repetitive moves, involving three- or five-pound weights, floor work, and bench exercises. And some like the fast pace, the challenge, the option of customizing, and the results. But other Kathy Smith Timesaver reviews on the same site grumble about the instructor -- e.g., she doesn't look healthy, she barks orders, she moves too fast, and she doesn't talk about safety or explain the correct form for doing the exercise.

This low-cost fitness video is split into two 20-minute segments that incorporate Pilates and yoga along with the weight training -- Pilates for core strengthening and yoga for balance. This blend of toning and strengthening components can help build muscle and improve flexibility. As your fitness level improves, you can use heavier weights.

Overall, we're not sold on this low-cost exercise video. Critiques from users about the production values and divergent views about the instructor lead us to punt on this one.

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