Shpresa: Burnagenics – The Fat Burning Workout

When you’re a Mum, finding time to workout is tough.  So when I spotted the Burnagenics DVD by Shpresa, I decided to give it a go.  It was actually a mistake.  I saw the “10-minute” label under the bonus sticker and thought it was a series of 10 minute workouts.  These days,  I can’t even get in 20 minutes, so I figured a workout broken up into 10 minute sessions would be even better.

The main workout is 20 minutes in length and there’s an additional 10 minute bonus track that can be done as a stand alone or in addition to the main workout if you feel it isn’t enough for you.  I did managed to get through all 20 minutes of the main workout and boy was it ever a work out!  Shpresa has an interesting workout combining the elements of yoga, pilates and tai chi.  By the time I was done with the main workout, my legs were like jell’O when I tried to walk down the stairs.  I wasn’t sure if I could hold myself upright with each step.

The exercises seem fairly straightforward and look easy enough – unless you’re doing them.  Shpresa offers you three levels of difficulty to take on depending on your level of fitness.

It is an excellent workout – terrific for those who like to feel a bit of pain after they work out.  You can also be sure to feel the burn as you’re going through it.  Though I doubt it will be enough to get you a like Shpresa’s, it will definitely help you tone up.