Happy Friday! This week I took a break from my Method for Beginners to try Teen Meta. You may be wondering why a 30-something is doing a workout for teenagers.
Teen Meta Workout Review Part 1
Well, for one, I love Tracy Anderson. Two: it comes with a gadget. I love workout gadgets. And because this workout is marketed to teens, it’s touted as a more ‘fun’ workout compared to Tracy’s other workouts.
There are 4 DVDs in this set, and the first disc contains an introduction, followed by about 30-minutes of muscular structure work.
This falls somewhere between her Beginner workout and Precision Toning in the difficulty department. I enjoyed the workout, and you use the band that comes with it in a lot of creative ways. Be sure that you have good balance or you’ll end up on your rear end (not that I would know from personal experience…).
The workout starts with traditional Method arms, followed by an intense leg sequence and then a short abdominal portion. In true Tracy fashion, the stretching is limited, so make sure that you adequately stretch after your workout.
The majority of the muscular structure work is done on a mat, so if you have sensitive knees or wrists, this may not be a good choice of workouts.
I wouldn’t say this is the most original workout that I’ve ever done (it is very similar to her other DVDs as far as the muscular structure work on the first DVD), but I did really enjoy the Dance Cardio DVD. I’m not usually a huge fan of Dance Cardio. In all honesty, I’d much rather run over hot coals than do dance cardio. Which is strange because I love to dance, but her style just doesn’t speak to me…until now.
Dance Your Pants Off…
The dance cardio included on this DVD is very creative. It’s less about form and more about having fun, which I can definitely get behind. I think that perhaps for those who have struggled with her dance videos before, this would be a good place to start. It’s short, goes by quickly, and it’s fun.
According to Tracy, you are supposed to do the first DVD until you can do it all the way through without stopping or breaks. That’s going to take me a bit, but I’m not sure that it will take me a full month. I understand that she’s advertising this as a 90-day program, but it’s more a ‘build up to my other workouts‘ program.
I do like that there isn’t a lot of talking or encouragement. But it would be nice to have some form pointers, especially if this is your first Method workout. In fact, I would go so far to say that if you haven’t done a Tracy Anderson workout before, this is most decidedly not the place to start.
I started her workouts with her Post-Pregnancy Workout, which doesn’t involve a lot of instruction, but earlier this year she introduced her Method for Beginners workout, which has ample instruction both of form and the reasons behind her method.
You can read my review of that workout HERE and HERE.
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