Hey guys! Well today is the day I tell you about my other super secret project I’ve been working on and that is the Fusion Fitness Dream Body Cardio Series! Fusion Fitness sent me their Dream Body Cardio Series DVDs recently and I have been dying to tell you about them!
There are five DVDs in the Cardio Series, each with a slightly different focus. I’ll give you an overview of all of them but if you want to check out what I’m talking about, you can scroll to the bottom of this post and check out the video I made!
Get your mind out of the gutter! MILF stands for Max Interval Laced with Fusion. This class is the perfect combination of cardio and toning. The first 30 minutes is an intense cardio workout featuring 3 rounds of intervals that take you to your max level. Each interval features 3 exercises, the first last 1 minute, the second 30 seconds and the third 15 seconds. You will be absolutely huffing and puffing in no time. My heart rate was consistently between 170-180 bpm during this portion of the workout (consistent with a difficult cardio class like spin).
The remaining 30 minutes was spent on toning your legs, butt, abs and arms. As with any Fusion class, these exercises were tough and my booty was screaming for mercy. You can do the entire 60 minutes or it is completely possible to split the workout up into two 30 minute increments.
Thoughts: This workout is no joke. I consider myself very fit and I was dying (in a good way). It is very challenging, which is awesome if you are like me and workout at home frequently. Many DVDs are not challenging enough but this one will have you sweating in minutes. It’s fast paced so you will not get bored but that means you will need to stop and take water breaks on your own accord (I recommend doing so in between intervals). I love that this DVD gives you a full body workout and leaves you completely spent!
inTENse is broken into 6 ten minute segments for a tough 60 minute workout. The first ten minutes features cardio, followed by ten minutes of arms then ten minutes of ab work. The sequence repeats itself with different exercises. In this DVD you will work your muscles to fatigue!
Thoughts: Just like MILF this workout is incredibly difficult. A lot of these moves were new to me and they were tough. Things like jumping jack one leg planks, inverted plank lifts and arm circles while squatting against the wall and squeezing a playground ball. Fusion Fitness claims it wants to shock your body to fitness and in this workout you will absolutely do just that! Although the workout focuses on cardio, arms and abs you still end up working your lower half in this DVD.
Bikini Bootcamp is Fusion Fitness’ take on traditionally kickboxing and bootcamp classes infused with their signature Fusion movements. This class offers both cardio and toning benefits, including a killer ab section at the end.
Thoughts: Like the other DVDs, this class is tough. It’s definitely cardio the entire time but my heart rate was slightly lower than MILF and inTENse. It was still in the cardio zone but I felt I was able to concentrate on toning and cardio without feeling like my heart was going to explode. The resistance band really makes those traditional punches much more difficult and I felt like my arms were tightening as I was working. The ab section is by far the most difficult of all the DVDs. Your abs will be absolutely screaming by the end!