"Yoga Booty Ballet: Master Series" (DVD, $19.98)
Mix a little New Age inner-outer beauty speak with a little bit of funky music, two incredibly toned women, some yoga, ballet and a little Pilates, and you have a workout like we've never seen.
The two-disc set features one workout for your buns_Goddess Booty_and one for your core_Yoga Core. Both workouts are led by Gillian Marloth and Teigh McDonough in a sort of tag-team format. Marloth will explain one move, then without missing a beat, McDonough explains the next. They are actually quite good at working off each other.
Both discs begin with a mantra, for example, "My enriched inner beauty is now reflected in my outer body."
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Though the women are fun to watch and seem to enjoy working with each other, they don't explain the moves very well. They also don't explain proper form, leaving you at times wondering whether they are kicking their legs straight up or to the back. Better camera angles would have helped, too.
The videos are 25 minutes, and 30 minutes respectively, but not all that time is spent shaping your booty or your core. The first 3 to 5 minutes and the last 3 to 5 minutes are spent doing breathing exercises and practicing mantras.
However, in the middle of each is a good workout that will work your core and glute (and hip) muscles in ways you may never have worked them before. The moves also focus on stretching and balance, for a good mix.
You only need a yoga mat for this video.