I loved the upbeat gospel music and uplifting attitudes of the people in the videos. I also appreciated the fact that the women were not scantily dressed. I can sometimes get a little turned off by fit people jumping around in their bras (maybe I'm just a little bit jealous of flat stomachs). I felt like this was a exercise program I could use in a church setting without having to expose guys to a bunch of scantily clad women.
I thought it was kind of funny that they decided to give all the exercise moves "spiritual" names. For example - there are praise lunges, and hallelujah hands and joy jumps. Maybe it's just me, but I think names like "trial lunges" and "tribulations squats" might be a little bit more appropriate. I thought that part was a little bit over the top. Giving moves holy sounding names doesn't really make an exercise video "Christian."
Regardless of the cheesy names, this workout program did get me sweating and my heart pumping. While not quite as intense as the P90x videos, there is definitely a great cardiovascular element to these videos that is great for novices and more advance users. The music keeps you going even when you're ready to quit and the on screen timer helped to keep me motivated.
I also like that the videos are under an hour (most are between 30-45 minutes). I can easily squeeze a workout into my son's nap time.
The Body Gospel Program comes with a set of DVDs, a pair of Body Gospel Bands, a Total Transformation Guide, nutrition guide and a measuring tape to record your progress. I plan on documenting my journey here on my blog. I will share my results with you at the end of this 30 day period.
This is a great resource for individuals and church groups as well!
Here are the different routines:
- Body Revival
- Core Revelation
- Stretch in the Spirit
- Power & Praise
- Gospel Glory
- Strength & Spirit
A 30 day workout calendar and nutrition guide is provided to help guide you to the success you seek.
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