I’ve been following Hollywood personal trainer Johanna’s blog for a while and incorporated her fitness exercises into my fitness regime. I was happy to be able to try out her new fitness video “PLYOmind,” inspired by American football and boxing.
What is special about this video is that there are no breaks between exercises. Johanna explains that life has no breaks and therefore we shouldn’t break while exercising.
I like fitness videos because I can bring them with me wherever I go, such as my summer vacation to Spain. The problem I had with exercising to a video is motivation. Since I’m by myself I don’t know if I’m doing the exercises correctly. But the instructions are simple and clear and Johanna explains why the different exercises are important and what kind of muscles is being exercised.
The video is shot at the beach, which I like, however, it’s sometimes hard to hear what’s being said due to the waves. There are also texts over the image to announce the name of the exercises, when to switch and other useful advice. The only problem I had with the text was that I prefer to focus on doing the exercises rather than having to focus on the screen. I wish she had made more verbal announcements instead of relying on text.
I have been trying the video for a few weeks now and each time I’m able to push myself further. Some of the exercises have funny names, such as “the peeing dog” and ”the sleeping crab.”
The only equipment that is needed is the video, a computer and two water bottles. It’s a great video for people who are traveling and don’t have access to a gym. The workout can be done anywhere from a hotel room, to the beach to the backyard.