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Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: Boot Camp

Lionsgate // 2013 // 68 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 3rd, 2013

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson is a big loser.

The Charge

Start moving and get losing!

The Case

From ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition comes nearly an hour's worth of cardiovascular punishment designed to shed weight. The workout features four separate levels (plus a warm-up and cooldown), each progressively getting tougher and tougher, totaling in a solid regimen of pounds jettisoning.

Your host for the slimdown festivities is Chris Powell, fitness specialist and a guy who gets psyched up at the sight of people sweating. He's a charismatic guy and his positive, bubbly personality ensures that even though your muscles might be screaming out on anguish you'll be awash in enough good vibes to power through.

Each workout runs just north of 10 minutes and will layer on the effort as you move up through all four levels. But no pressure: Powell hammers over and over for you to go at your pace and don't overdo it. On the DVD is an assortment of workout options from beginner to elite. There's a custom option, too, allowing you to match the levels you prefer.

What I especially like about this set-up is the accompanying cast. Powell's wife represents the "elite" role model. The four remaining aerobic comrades are actually cast members from the show: just regular folks with non-comic-book figures who've lost huge amounts of weight. Adds a nice genuine feel to the proceedings.

I'm not a home video fitness enthusiast, but Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: Boot Camp strikes me as a solid little DVD.

The Verdict

Recommended, if it's your bag.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Lionsgate
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• English (CC)
Running Time: 68 Minutes
Release Year: 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Fitness and Exercise
• Instructional

Distinguishing Marks

• Music-Only Tracks


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