This video consists of two workouts, one 40-minute workout where the legs, abs, shoulders, and arms are worked a 45-minute workout where you work your back, abs, chest, buttocks and a focus is placed on stretching and toning the legs. Also included is a full body routine that uses no equipment and lasts for 10 minutes. You really have to be ready for this workout because it is power packed. I am drenched by the time it has finished. Each video starts off with a warm-up then you are introduced to exercises that work the abdominal, legs, arms, shoulders, followed by a cool-down. She consistently reminds you to drink plenty of water and breaks are given often but she did not have to remind me because I sweated so much I drank about 40 oz of water throughout the video.

The exercises that focus on the legs are good because you work them in a way that you feel the burn without feeling pain. I have to warn you that the leg exercises consist of a lot of kicking and leg swings so make sure you have the room for it.

The warm up in each of the workouts are the same for which I do not have a problem because they are short and she moves on into the workouts. I especially like the up-beat music that goes along with the moves because really gets your energy going.

I have read some reviews about the Shape Your Body workout video and they are mostly positive but some reviewers stated that the moves are too fast and unsafe. Some feel that she is not adequately trained to instruct people in such an intense style of workout. I would have to admit, this one is not for a beginner, but those who are use to Cindy Crawford’s previous workout videos will know what to expect. Many customers’ reviews also stated they felt they got a real challenging workout when using it. I believe the best thing to do when you feel that you are not ready to do something like the amount of reps per exercise is to reduce them until you are ready.

If you think you are going to be put off by Cindy’s bare feet and the fact that she wears a bathing suit and pouts her lip from time to time, as she has in some of her other workout videos then this may not be for you. However, if you are able to get past that then know that Cindy and her personal trainer Radu do a great job in bringing forth a high performing workout video. Beginners need not apply!

Source by Lisa Grier