Fitness Friday: MASH Up Conditioning

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As part of my Girls Gone Sport Ambassadorship, I was sent MASH Up Conditioning Tempo workout DVD to review (and keep reading because… ;) ).  I have been using it, and really loving it!  So you all know I typically pick more unconventional workouts, like rebounding, Oxycise, T-Tapp, and then ballet-inspired workouts like Bar Method.  I’ve never really enjoyed the more traditional exercise programs to be honest… I guess they feel too much like “exercise” and I like tricking my mind into thinking what I’m doing is not really exercise, haha.  BUT, because these are so short (there are seven 15-minute workouts) and I knew nothing was going to last super long, I was able to stay engaged and actually enjoy it.

So how this is set up is there are seven 15-minute workouts, which you can combine into endless combinations, or just do one if you want something quick and simple (this is what I’ve been doing – I will work my way into longer, but I didn’t want to burn myself out, so I went with the shortest so I would stick with it).  Each 15-minute workout is broken up into 5-minute segments of Mind/Body, Agility/Strength, and High Intensity Intervals (hence the MASH name).

A few things I really liked:

1)  The overall setup – 15-minutes segments are much more do-able to someone than an hour long.  Plus, you can combine to create an hour-long workout if that’s what you’re going for.

2)  The levels.  This is not a workout only for the very fit or only for the very unfit.  It is for everybody. There are 3 people who each demonstrate a different level.  I personally stayed with level 1 and level 2, doing level 2 when I can and level 1 when I can’t.  I really liked that aspect too, because it wasn’t just 1 person out of the group as the “modifier”.

3)  Stacy’s guiding and encouragement.  She’s not a bootcamp-type instructor or like that reality show personal trainer – there was definitely no screaming.  It was focused and encouraging.  Not too bubbly, not too stoic.

4) A good pace, and my favorite thing – the timer to show you just how much you have left.

5) Oh, and I also enjoyed the little catch your breath breaks in between the exercises.  You get your heart rate up, and then you rest for a little bit.  Makes it easier to push yourself when you know you have a 30-second break coming up!

Here is one of the Tempo segments for you to try it out!  I plan to for sure keep this is my workout rotation!  It’s a keeper!

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Comments

  1. I need new DVDs for morning workouts!

  2. I am looking forward to trying this DVD out myself, something new to add to the mix with my Pure Barre classes :)

  3. This would be something new and fresh to add to my cross training workouts for running. Thanks for a great review!

  4. I need something that works and I will stick with. I go from workout to workout because they don’t work or I can’t do them! This looks doable for me and I would love to try it!

  5. I would love a workout that I can do in 15 minutes! With two little ones, that’s about all the time I have for me!

  6. It’s always good to change things up. I am not good about working out at home, but I like group classes at the gym.

  7. I would love a workout that I can do in 15 minutes!

  8. Alicia G says:

    I’ll be honest I rarely exercise and it’s because I haven’t found anything that I actually like doing. I’m too wimpy to stick to anything long I guess. I would love to try something new that I’ll hopefully enjoy and stick to because I really should be exercising.

  9. I would love to win as this looks like a great workout!

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