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The Firm Express: Ignite

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The Firm Express Dvd Kit


I purchased this workout kit 6 weeks ago via Amazon.com at a very good bargain. I have been following this workout program for 4 weeks now and I really enjoy these short 20 minute workouts. I workout 3 days per week and feel like I get a full body workout each and every time. I have lost 6.5 pounds so far and I am pleased with my results so far. If you aren't use to working out to higher impact workouts like myself, follow the modified version of each workout. After time goes on I know I will be able to move on to the intermediate moves then advanced moves. The Firm Express Thin In 30 consist of four different cycles. There are a total of 13 workout dvds, one fitness guide and a 4 day flat belly kick start nutrition guide. Cycle 1: Ignite, is lead by master instructor Emily Welsh. There are 3 disc in this cycle which are: 1. Sculpt, 2. Cardio, 3. Cardio + Sculpt. Cycle 2: Accelerate, is lead by master instructor Rebekah Sturkie. There are 3 disc in this cycle which are the same as above. Cycle 3: TurboCharge, is lead by master instructor Alison Davis. There are 3 disc in this cycle which are the same as above. Cycle 4: Overdrive, is lead by master instructor Kelsie Daniels. There is 3 disc in this cycle which are the same as above. Bonus dvd: Kick Start Your Metabolism, is lead by master instructor Jennifer Ray. There are 2 workouts on this one dvd that are: 1. Pump It Up and 2. Shortcut To Flat Abs. I would recommend this workout system to anyone who is short on time and need a 20 minute workout that will give them a total body workout.



Quick, Fun, & Effective


  **Firm Express: Cycle 1: Ignite** Emily Welsh, 2010 The Ignite cycle w/o's are led by Emily. There are three 20 minute dvds; a cardio, cardio + sculpt, and sculpt. The Ignite workouts feature moderate to high impact and allow for heavier weights. There are 2 backgrounders, one shows beginner modifications. The set is really cute-kind of looks like a basketball court floor w/ nice wood & light colors in the background. You will only need dumbells for the Firm Express series.  **** **Ignite Cardio + Sculpt:** This dvd is about 50/50% cardio/sculpt. Interspersed in the AWT are series of four 8 second bursts with 12 seconds recovery. The power move gets progressively harder each time. Some of the power burst moves include low jack progressing to plyo jacks, fast feet, & modified burpees/ regular burpees. The C+S work includes shift squats, power squats, pliet-squat-kick backs, lunge w/ a row & curl, squat into a burpee & pushup, plank rows w/ pushups, and finishes with some standing oblique work. **** **Ignite Sculpt: **The progressive 8 second bursts get your heart rate up and the strength work in this keeps it up there. The 8 second bursts include fast side lunges, Mt. Climber variations, & a "quick quick run" move. The strength work includes lots of nice combo moves: dips w/ bicep curls, side lunges w/ French press, lat row in a static squat, pliet heel slide, squat w/ a curl & OH press, hinge & row, reverse bridge w/ an oblique twist, push up w/ a reach, pec fly w/ skull crushers & leg extensions, V sits, and concludes with lower back work. They combined moves perfectly so the poundage was appropriate for all moves. **** **Ignite Cardio:** This is an all cardio w/o that includes non-progressive 8 second bursts (most high intensity). Eight second bursts include: fast low jacks progressing to jacks, plyo hops, & plyo knee pull lunges. Other cardio work combines a mix of low & high impact/intensity work including: double step touch w/ a punch, jab- cross- knee- kick combo, lunges & squats into plyo versions, wide high knees, and low & high jacks. I liked that part of the 12 second recovery is used for set up- no wasted time- quick recovery and back to work! These workouts move right along and you will work up a nice sweat in the 20 minutes. Time flys even combining 2. I rate these solid intermediates that (like all Firms) are really easy to modify up or down. These contain fun new moves so they are different from other Firms, but still athletic and combine strength & cardio work as Firms always have. The intro is quick and says "I am Gaiam" and moves right into the menu- so combining w/o's is pretty painless!   

Bevery Hills, CA


Too hard to keep up and therefore ineffective!


I orderedt his really needing a twenty minute workout- three kids makes it very hard to find time to exercise. I'm in descent shape and am pretty coordinated. I loved the idea of these videos and have always really liked the Firm videos. These express workouts, however, are a waste of time, money and effort. The exercises are good, the instructors are good, the time required is fantastic BUT, the moves are so complicated and move so quickly that by the time you're figuring out what and how to do it, they're on to the next thing. If you watched the video before doing it it would probably be helpful, but that negates what I bought them for- as a time saver. I'm totally disappointed as I was really looking forward to this quick workout but all I did was frustrate myself in the end. I'm returning them today before my 30 days is up!

Pompano Beach, FL


The Firm Express: Ignite

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