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DVD Review: Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates

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Acacia has recently released its latest fitness DVD titled Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates. This 3-pack of fitness DVDs is specifically designed for consumers in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. The fitness series is led by fitness expert Andrea Metcalf, a contributor to NBCs Today Show and writer for Oprah.com.  Metcalf is also a spokesperson for Elations and has a book titled Naked Fitness, being released in December.

The three DVDs in this workout set are Keeping Fit Strength, Keeping Fit Cardio, and Keeping Fit Pilates. Each DVD program contains 10 five-minute segments. These five-minute segments can be done separately or together, so the program is completely customizable to your schedule and your ability. As you build stamina or have more time, you can do more segments.

Keeping Fit Strength focuses on strength training to build bone and muscle mass. You will also increase your metabolism which burns extra calories. Keeping Fit Cardio focuses on increasing the strength of your heart as well as increasing lung capacity and adding energy to your day. Keeping Fit Pilates builds muscle ton, improves balance and improves flexibility.

I really enjoyed the workouts from Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates. None of the segments is particularly difficult but it’s very easy to do multiple segments in order to make the workout more challenging for someone who is already used to working out. There’s a total of three hours of workout routines in this set, so even someone really in shape who exercises regularly can be challenged by stacking the routines together. For the beginner, it’s easy enough to simply choose one or two five-minute segments to start with and increase slowly as they’re able.

Each DVD includes two bonus segments from other Acacia workouts. You will need hand weights to do the Keeping Fit Strength workout.

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