Body By Bethenny Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Body by Bethenny is a workout DVD by Bethenny Frankel. Frankel is the bestselling author of Naturally Thin and The Skinnygirl Dish. The DVD starts with a 40-minute yoga routine followed by strength training and butt blasting five-minute workout. According to the DVD cover, Body by Bethenny includes recipes from The Skinnygirl Dish. The official website for Body by Bethenny offers a bit of information on the diet and exercise plan, but it does not sell the DVD directly. Listed retailers include Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders.

List of Ingredients

Workout DVD with Skinnygirl Dish recipes.

Product Features

According to Bethenny, simple workout routines and healthy eating habits are the key to losing weight and staying skinny. The workout DVD Body by Bethenny, concentrates on yoga movements for the majority of the time. Yoga is a highly intensive exercise that may be too advanced for some beginners. There is no mention of the fitness level required to follow the DVD, but a brief video on YouTube shows portions of the workout DVD requiring balance. Several customer reviews claim the moves on the Body by Bethenny DVD are hard. Stills of the workout program show advanced yoga moves that could cause joint and back pain for some dieters.

Customer reviews for Body by Bethenny are mixed. Some dieters love the workout and the interaction Bethenny has with the instructor. Others find Bethenny’s constant comments a bit annoying. The yoga moves are explained well, but little time is spent holding each position. This creates a problem for some dieters. Movement from one yoga pose to the next feels rushed, so the calming nature of yoga is missed.

The Body by Bethenny DVD sells for $11.49. Used copies are available for less than $10 plus shipping and handling.

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Advantages

  • Total workout out time is appropriate for weight loss.
  • The price is less than comparable workout DVDs.
  • Various online videos show portions of the DVD.
  • The workout is free through cable television “Exercise On Demand.”

Disadvantages

  • Some moves may be too advanced for the beginner.
  • The yoga movements feel rushed.
  • Few people know who Bethenny Frankel is.

Conclusion

Body by Bethenny attempts to share the personal workout strategies of Bethenny Frankel with anyone who wants to unleash their inner skinny girl. The DVD utilizes yoga and strength training, two fantastic choices. The delivery is lacking and some of the moves are a bit advanced for the beginner. The most common complaint is the annoying talk throughout the yoga workout. Recipes from The Skinnygirl Dish are included on the DVD, but there are no details about foods allowed on her eating plan or what types of ingredients Bethenny uses.

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