It’s safe to say I have been out of the exercise game for a while now. With various joint and back issues hindering me I have been taking it easy on the workout front. But 2017 is the year for doing. Not just talking about doing something actually doing it. So when the option arose to review a DVD I thought, yeah OK let’s do this! Callantics is a new workout for me and not something I have tried before. No longer confined to the ’80s with leg warmers and flashbacks of Jane Fondaesque movements. Callantics is back for 2017. Read on for my Callantics Countdown review.
Callanetics is a series of stretching and contracting exercises that activate the body s largest muscles groups, using tiny, gentle, precise movements, called pulses. These pulses reach deep into the muscles to give you a strong, firm body, without adding bulk.
Callanetics Countdown Review.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect for my first time. A complete Callantics virgin. I was grateful it wasn’t a full aerobics fest but my previous attempts at yoga/pilates/Pi-Yo laid bare just how inflexible I actually was. Sure I could bounce around to an energetic 20 min HIIT workout but could I do controlled slow movements and stretching and would it hurt?
I was pleasantly shocked. Slow paced and calming but not ineffective, not by a long shot. Split into 3 sections to gradually take you to progressively more challenging moves. For me the challenge was keeping the movements small and controlled. Used to bigger movements for more impact, I had to wonder if these small repetitive pulses and stretches would actually do anything under my excess winter layers.
I got my answer the very next day. Even laughing hurt. My abs definitely feeling it the next day and I looked forward to getting back to it once more. I think I have a new favourite workout. Sure it won’t do as much to me and my excess layers cardio wise in regards to burning a lot of fat, but for me, it was gentle on my old joints and worked great as a toning workout for core and stability.
Would I Recommend It?
If you are looking for a workout that’s easy and enjoyable and doesn’t make you feel like you will collapse afterwards then you need to try this. It is very effective and I have no doubt following it completely through the 30 days will do wonders for me. For faster weight loss/fat burning I would have no qualms in using this alongside a high impact cardio workout but equally, it will be effective on it own.
Callentics Countdown – 30 Days To A More Beautiful Body is now available to buy. Currently £12.99 on Amazon.
*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the DVD mentioned for purpose of this post. All thoughts and views are my own*
Win A Copy Of Callantics Countdown
If you would like to try this yourself then enter my competition to win yourself a copy and enjoy the benefits you can gain from a Callantics workout.
T’s & C’s
The prize is one copy of Callantics Countdown on DVD as mentioned in the above review. Over 16’s in the UK mainland only. The prize will be directly dispatched from the competition sponser. The competition will run from 23/01/17 to 14/02/17. The winner will contacted within 5 days of the competition ending and has 28 days to respond. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery. Please enter all entry options correctly. Any incorrect entries will be void. Please answer the mandatory question, Did you make any new years resolutions? All other entry options are optional.