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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