Jillian Michaels, trainer on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser” gives you a unique and fun yoga workout to help you lose weight. With two levels, each 30 minutes, you can achieve maximum benefits in a short amount of time. Prepare to burn calories!
If you love yoga or are looking for a new and exciting way to kick your weight loss into gear, I highly recommend this workout DVD.
How Does Yoga Meltdown Work?
Whether you are looking for something to add to your daily routine or perhaps looking for a “change”, Jillian’s workout will provide you with great results. She introduces you to sequences and balance poses that help to maximize your outcome.
The DVD has two levels each consisting of 30 minutes of unique workouts. This is not your average yoga session. Most yoga DVD’s leave you wondering why you spent all that time simply stretching but this one is definitely different. The main focus is weight loss and Jillian wants you to lose weight, up to five pounds in a week.
What Others Are Saying – Does the Yoga Meltdown Work?
According to the user reviews, YES! If you enjoy yoga, but want to lose weight, this could be just what you are looking for. This is different from any other yoga session you have done, “Jillian keeps it fresh!”. This takes your weight loss to new heights by putting a whole new spin on a favorite!
R. Staples, who recently had a baby, purchased the DVD without having any previous experience with yoga. She wanted to get enthusiastic about exercise again. She says:
"I love it. If I don’t do it, I feel yucky…ha! I get an awesome workout. I feel stretched, motivated, lean [again]."
A. O’Connell is a marathon runner who, like most runners, has always thought that yoga does not burn calories fast because it is a slow pace exercise. He says:
“Most of the yoga classes and videos I’ve tried before felt more like stretching than working out, and I felt like I wasn’t being very efficient with my time.”
O’Connel purchased the video and totally changed his view about yoga. He explains:
“I had a feeling Jillian’s video would be a good fit for me. It seemed more aerobic than the yoga I’ve been exposed to before, which I liked. I plan to incorporate this into my nightly routine to wind down, and hopefully start to increase my flexibility.”
People are excited about Jillian’s Yoga Meltdown workout because they see result really fast. M. Acosta from California reports,
“This is my second week on Level 1, and I already feel the difference, especially in my thighs. My legs feel stronger, and I am beginning to see definition. Besides the rewarding feeling of seeing results, what I really love about this workout is that I don’t get that heavy next-day-soreness feeling that I usually get after my usual workout routine.”
Some people buy this DVD together with the 30 Day Shred, which is another exercise exercise DVD byJillian that people rave about. If you have tried yoga and did not like it, perhaps you should try the Yoga Meltdown. It may make you rethink what yoga is really all about!
Does It Help You Lose Weight?
This workout is designed to help you lose at least five pounds in a week. Jillian feels so strongly about it that she posted it right on the DVD cover! After reading some of the reviews, I did not notice customers talking much about the specific amount of weight they had lost but they did, however, they talk a lot about the difference it made in their bodies. They where noticing a more sculpted and toned look after just the first week of use.
If you are skeptical about how yoga can help you lose weight, see what Kara says:
“I was skeptical on how a yoga dvd title could include the words "weight loss" but after doing this video I totally get it. I did this DVD with my sister and we were sweating like crazy (and she is in good shape)”
Is There Any Spirituality in this yoga DVD?
No. This is all about exercise. Here is what Idaho Mom, user on Amazon says:
"I have always stayed away from yoga for religious reasons, but […]seeing that this is Jillian’s DVD I figured there wouldn’t be a lot of chanting. Needless to say, there isn’t. If you are intimidated by Yoga like I was don’t be. Jillian keeps it fun and effective."
Pros and Cons
- A major improvement to the standard yoga DVD’s on the market today. A total weight loss accelerator! Not too repetitive, not boring.
- Hosted by the famous Jillian Michaels. Many people have already heard about Jillian and her “kick butt” training style. This DVD is no different. She teaches you the necessities of yoga and introduces you to a new way to burn fat!
- A great workout all around! You can add it to your daily routine or just use it to mix things up.
- It may feel intense even for the intermediate exercisers. This workout offers some challenging workouts especially if you are new to this routine.
- Some claim it is not real yoga. Some viewers feel that Jillian is not flexible enough to be teaching yoga and she clearly admits to it in the video.
- Some claim the weight loss is not what is promised. While the majority of reviewers noticed a significant difference in their appearance and the way they feel after about a week doing this routine, others did not notice anything at all.
Problems and Complaints
Other than the fact that some find the DVD challenging for beginners and not what they would considered a “yoga” workout, there have been no reported problems while doing this DVD.
Jillian does it again with this awesome “Yoga Meltdown” video. If you love yoga but find it a little boring then I recommend this workout. It may be just what you have been looking for. Keep your workouts fresh and challenging by incorporating this into your daily routine or use it several times a week to spice things up. You can buy it from Amazon.