Bettie Page Fitness Total Body Strength And Cardio is a body-positive workout inspired by pin-up icon Bettie Page.
Creator Tori Rodriguez noticed that many of Bettie Page’s famous poses were “power moves” that require strength, balance and core strength to maintain. She developed the Bettie Page workout inspired by these poses, the fitness required and the essence of Bettie Page.
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Betty Page Fitness Total Body Strength And Cardio Workout Review
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate, More intermediate
Runtime: 45 minutes
Purpose: strength and cardio circuits with core work on the end
Music: generic looping electronic music
Equipment Used: dumbbell weights, mat
Impact Level: Mixed, but easily modified
Setting: Well lit studio with three women exercising
What I Like About This Workout:
I liked the positive approach and the pacing. There is little downtime and chit chat which is always a plus for me. The motivational talk is positive, and the instruction is clear.
The lead instructor and background exercisers wear full pin-up inspired makeup and hair styles. Normally, that would be a minus but in this case, it works in reinforcing that Betty Page is the inspiration for this workout.
The moves are primarily classic strength exercises such as reverse lunges and bent over rows. I felt the work in the muscle in my posterior chains such as my glutes and hamstrings. The circuits are arranged into three sets and about 15 reps though it varies by the exercise.
I felt it is a classic workout that works the whole body and includes a good mix of strength and aerobic exercises.
This Workout DVD Might Not Be For You If:
I usually prefer dedicated strength workouts on strength days and dedicated cardio on my aerobic days. However, sometimes I don’t have time to exercise 6 days a week and during those times circuit workouts that mix strength and aerobic benefits are wonderful. If you do not prefer circuits that mix aerobic and strength exercises, then Bettie Page Fitness may not be your first choice.
The leader and background demonstrators wear modest workout attire — capris and tank tops. However, they exercise in front of posters of Bettie Page. In those posters, Ms. Page wears a bikini or lingerie. I mention this as I know some readers are concerned about scantily clad women in workout DVDs. In this case, the woman is on a black and white poster in the background. Given this workout is inspired by pin-up legend Bettie Page this seems appropriate.
About Bettie Page Fitness:
Let Bettie be your fitness muse with this 45-minute total-body strength and cardio workout designed and taught by mind-body health expert Tori Rodriguez! It’s the first-ever body-positive fitness DVD, inspired by the Queen of Pinups herself. Using photos of Bettie as inspiration for every move in the workout, Tori has created a fun, challenging routine infused with lots of exercises* to develop core strength, balance, posture and overall fitness like Bettie’s. The moves can easily be adapted for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced, and variations and helpful tips are offered throughout the workout. (Source Bettie Page Fitness Publicity Materials)
Where To Learn More About Bettie Page Fitness Total Body Strength And Cardio:
Bettie Page Fitness Total Body Strength And Cardio is available on the instructor’s website or follow Bettie Page Fitness on Instagram or Bettie Page Fitness on Facebook for more Bettie inspired fitspiration.