Blog Posts - Lotte Berk Method



Review of Pure Barre - 16th Street: 2

As I grunted and groaned my way through the warm-up of the DVD Pure Barre - 16th Street: 2, it again struck me that Pure Barre warmups are the most ridiculous, impossible start to any workout that I’ve ever done.    After a few...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Jun 21, 2011

Review of Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled

Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled is a great new entry into world of barre workouts on DVD, and the barre workout I would most recommend to beginners.    That’s not because this workout doesn’t kick it – it certainly doe...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Apr 21, 2011

Review of Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled

Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled is a great new entry into world of barre workouts on DVD, and the barre workout I would most recommend to beginners.    That’s not because this workout doesn’t kick it – it certainly doe...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Apr 21, 2011

Review of Exhale - Core Fusion: Bootcamp

Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito are back with their latest workout DVD, Exhale - Core Fusion: Bootcamp, and this time the husband-and-wife fitness team are aiming to get your heart pumping.    On their past DVDs, the couple presente...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Mar 30, 2011

Review of Exhale - Core Fusion: Bootcamp

Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito are back with their latest workout DVD, Exhale - Core Fusion: Bootcamp, and this time the husband-and-wife fitness team are aiming to get your heart pumping.    On their past DVDs, the couple presente...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Mar 30, 2011

The Beachbody® Chronicles: Let's get ready to rumble - Insanity® vs. barre workouts

One night last week I was complaining to my husband about being sore after doing Physique 57, a type of barre workout, in the morning.    “Barre workouts are really tough. In their own way, they’re just as hard as Insanity,” I sa...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Mar 17, 2011

The Beachbody® Chronicles: Let's get ready to rumble - Insanity® vs. barre workouts

One night last week I was complaining to my husband about being sore after doing Physique 57, a type of barre workout, in the morning.    “Barre workouts are really tough. In their own way, they’re just as hard as Insanity,” I sa...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Mar 17, 2011

Review of The Booty Barre from Tracey Mallett

Make way for a great new entry on the ballet barre workout scene.    The The Booty Barre DVD, from fitness expert Tracey Mallett, is challenging, gets the heart pumping, and pays amazing attention to the lower body.   &...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Feb 18, 2011

Review of The Booty Barre from Tracey Mallett

Make way for a great new entry on the ballet barre workout scene.    The The Booty Barre DVD, from fitness expert Tracey Mallett, is challenging, gets the heart pumping, and pays amazing attention to the lower body.   &...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Feb 18, 2011

Workout variety is the spice of life

It’s often been said that variety is the spice of life.    For me, truer words were never spoken when it comes to working out.    I can’t get bored about exercising. If I do, it kills my motivation.    ...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Jan 19, 2011

Review of Pure Barre: Lowry Lofts 1 and 2

Lowry Lofts 1 and Lowry Lofts 2 are the latest super-tough workouts released on DVD by Pure Barre exercise technique creator Carrie Rezabek.     You’ll be forgiven for thinking the fitness ring required for the workout...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Jan 11, 2011

Pure Barre: Lowry Lofts 1 and 2

Lowry Lofts 1 and Lowry Lofts 2 are the latest super-tough workouts released on DVD by Pure Barre exercise technique creator Carrie Rezabek.      You’ll be forgiven for thinking the fitness ring required for the w...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Jan 11, 2011

The best home workout DVDs I reviewed this year

Since it’s the end of 2010, I’ve taken a few minutes to reflect on all the DVDs I’ve reviewed on Fantastic Fitness DVDs this year.    I’ve picked the ones that I think are the absolute best categorized by areas they target most...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Dec 27, 2010

Review of Physique 57

“In the next 57 minutes, we are going to strengthen and lengthen every muscle in your body,” says Tanya Becker at the beginning of the Physique 57Classic 57-minute Full Body Workout DVD.    She’s definitely right. The workout, a...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Dec 6, 2010

Physique 57

“In the next 57 minutes, we are going to strengthen and lengthen every muscle in your body,” says Tanya Becker at the beginning of the Physique 57Classic 57-minute Full Body Workout DVD.    She’s definitely right. The workout, a...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Dec 6, 2010

Review of Squeeze Stronger

Squeeze Stronger, a DVD from Hollywood trainer Tracy Effinger, left its impact on me long after its 80 minutes of gruelling work was over.    My sides ached, my legs felt like they had undergone some sort of trauma, and my triceps had...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Nov 16, 2010

Squeeze Stronger

Squeeze Stronger, a DVD from Hollywood trainer Tracy Effinger, left its impact on me long after its 80 minutes of gruelling work was over.    My sides ached, my legs felt like they had undergone some sort of trauma, and my triceps had...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Nov 16, 2010

Squeeze: 30-Day Body Transformation

Squeeze: 30-Day Body Transformation, a DVD from trainer Tracy Effinger, calls on you to methodically go from top to bottom on your body and squeeze each body part to tighten and tone.    And it’s tough.    I was sore f...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Oct 20, 2010

Pure Barre: Pershing Square 2

How utterly horrible, I thought to myself as I finished this workout recently.    But as the feeling of exhaustion and burning passed, a feeling of refreshment and accomplishment replaced it as I stretched, and I patted myself on the b...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Oct 11, 2010

Pure Barre

Pure Barre is fitness instructor Carrie Rezabek’s first DVD, named after the exercise technique she created.    The Pure Barre technique is heavily derived from the Lotte Berk Method, which uses small movements to tighten and t...
by Fantastic Fitness DVDs on Sep 30, 2010


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