Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

Season 8 was my first introduction to Classical Stretch. I checked it out from the library 6 months ago and used it while rehabilitating from a major surgery. It worked very nicely for that purpose but once my surgeon loosened up my restrictions a bit, it fell to the wayside as I dove into Barlates' … Continue reading Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Functional

Dynamic Flow: Functional is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing bodyweight strength workouts. This one starts with a light cardio warm up before the real work starts. And this workout builds! It worked me well! I was pushing through by #11--which was a challenging combo move but doable. I credit my ability to get through #11 … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Functional

Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre

Energy Flow: Barre is a tough workout from Linda Wooldridge! It was tough for me it least--it completely fried my legs. I hit lower body burn out multiple times. But I loved it! Linda worked me hard. I got cardio and barre strength work in this workout. There is some hopping in this workout but … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre

Barlates: Feel Good Series

As soon as I saw the trailers for Linda Wooldridge's Feel Good Series, I had to have it. The workouts looked very similar to several of her other series that have come out at the same time (Fusion Flow Series, Dynamic Flow Series and Energy Flow Series) and have been reviewed here. The Feel Good … Continue reading Barlates: Feel Good Series

Barlates: Energy Flow/Band

Energy Flow: Band is another workout in Linda Wooldridge's Energy Flow Series. I love, love, love all of these flowing workouts! I pretty much love everything Linda creates, but these flowing metabolic fusion workouts are my absolute favorites. This one, as the title suggests, uses the band. I felt like the focus was primarily on … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Band

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Band

Fusion Flow: Band is part of Linda Wooldridge's collection of flow workouts. She has 3 collections in this series that are all available for free on YouTube or you can buy each series individually on DVD (Dynamic Flow, Fusion Flow and Energy Flow), or you can get all 3 series (12 workouts) together in a … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Band

Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Sculpt

This workout was tougher than I thought it would be! I love the length. At 25 minutes it is perfect to use to finish off workouts that are in the 30-40 minute range. This morning I used it to finish off another one of Linda Wooldridge's wonderful fusion workouts: Energy Flow: Sculpt. That one worked … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Sculpt

Barlates: Energy Flow/Sculpt

Another excellent workout in Linda Wooldridge's Flow series. This one is part of the Energy Flow collection. The title of this one is Sculpt and I feel that is a pretty accurate title. Though she only uses one 5 pound dumbbell, she still works your muscles hard. Unfortunately, I am still limited to lifting no … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Sculpt

Peace, Love & Cardio

Peace, Love & Cardio is another Ellen Barrett workout I checked out from the library. It is a very gentle cardio fusion workout. It is not entirely low impact unless you are following the modifier. It's still gentle, even with the bit of impact. This is definitely a feel good workout and much easier than … Continue reading Peace, Love & Cardio

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Dynamic

I am loving Linda Wooldridge's new series. She has created several new series; each series contains 4 workouts and they are all perfect for my current fitness level (recovering from major surgery). In fact, I emailed her a while ago and three of these new series (Dynamic Flow, Fusion Flow and Energy Flow) will all … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Dynamic