Anchor Bay // 2006 // 90 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // January 16th, 2007
When I think of three words that go together I think "yoga" and "booty" and "ballet."
This two-disc set sports two separate yoga-centric workouts, both led by Gillian Marloth and Teigh McDonough, hotshot instructors with ridiculous abs. These two ladies could slice bone with those guts. Thankfully, they're peace-loving yoga-fans, so that's one thing I can rest easy about, not being stalked and killed by two female fitness instructors with their stomach muscles.
Anywho, about the workouts. Both run about 50 minutes and start off with some low-key, meditative yoga-ing, as the women breathe in and out to help you dispel the negative energy fields that have been built around your tubby ass. Once the psychic enema has been performed, it's on to more upbeat exercise and the "booty" section comes into play. Aided by a guy pounding away on his drums, the workout crew, represented by a number of women in all shapes and sizes, turns up the juice; this is when, I suppose, the calories would be burned. Some of the steps include mat work and usage of exercise balls, but most of it is stand-alone. To cool down, it's once more into la-la land as Marloth and McDonough plug you into the yoga world, the heavy breathing, and meditation.
Two complaints: one, I don't know why this all necessitated two discs, as the programs run 90 minutes total with zero extras (not even a disc menu) and, two, each routine is capped with an infomercial, for some unknown reason.
If you're into the whole yoga thing, then this is likely the workout you've been waiting for. You'll torch fat and also get a dose of tranquility; those who consider it on the New Agey claptrap-side might not get as much use out of the meditation, but the cellulite should ebb away just as easily.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: Anchor Bay
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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