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Denise Austin – Hit The Spot Pilates/Burn Fat Fast/Blast Away The Pounds: Indoor Walk


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Main Programs: B-




No doubt about it.  Denise Austin is one of the best exercise instructors in the business and her series of exercise videos (all on or coming to DVD) are some of the best product on the market.  The combination of her voice, enthusiasm, heart, soul, attitude and energy is great and perfect for this type of special interest product.  Lion’s Gate is the company lucky enough to carry her line of releases and we are recommending three that have just come to the market.


Hit The Spot Pilates is part of a new, emerging interest in Pilates in the market in general, which we have covered before and is a new, exacting way to add extra results to your exercise program.


Burn Fat Fast is a favorite for those who want to lose fat fast without experimenting with drugs or some dangerous starvation routine.  The surprise here is that the exercise routines do not take forever, so this should go over well.


Blast Away The Pounds: Indoor Walk is the most unusual of the titles, but part of an increasing number of titles that suggest the home is not a trap or an excuse to stay heavy.


Each disc is in sections, offers options of seeing or not seeing Miss Austin, as well as customizing options to play the exercises in a certain way or order to fit your needs.  Of course, there are those who will be watching for reasons that have nothing to do with exercise, which is fine.  That sells plenty of discs too, but Miss Austin and company deliver the types of routines that are very effective and that is what makes her one of the biggest names in the business.  Be sure to check out the whole series.


The 1.33 X 1 image is all shot on NTSC professional analog videotape and is fine for the purpose, lit well and featuring Miss Austin and any guests to best effect in full shots.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo on all three DVDs have surround information, and though they are not major or very full, you can experiment and play them in various surround modes to see if any work better for you when you workout.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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