Slim Series Exercise Program Review

9.38/10

Slim Series Exercise Program Review

9.38/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

The Slim Series fitness program is an
extension of the popular Slim in 6 fitness
program, and is a collaborative effort between
Debbie Siebers and Beachbody.

Debbie Siebers has been a fitness instructor and trainer for over 20 years, having started initially with the Body-By-Jake exercise programs before working for several reputable fitness centers and clubs.

Debbie originally collaborated with Beachbody to
release the Thin Thighs Guaranteed program
in 1998, the year that Beachbody was founded
as a company.

Since then, Beachbody has produced several
popular at-home DVD/VHS-based fitness
programs including P90X, Turbo Jam, INSANITY,
ChaLean Extreme and the Slim Series.

Similar to the other Beachbody fitness programs, Slim Series is designed to provide you with all
of the necessary information, exercise
routines and tools needed to effectively
lose weight, decrease body fat percentage,
improve cardiovascular endurance and
increase muscular tone.

The overall intent of the Slim Series
fitness program is to promote effective
weight loss, improve cardiovascular
endurance, increase lean muscle mass and
strength, and improve overall coordination,
balance and flexibility.

This being said, the Slim Series fitness program is ideal for individuals that have already
completed the Slim in 6 fitness program and
are actively working out and looking for an additional
workout routine to add variety to the
current fitness program that they are already
performing.

Pros

  • Extension Program to the Slim in 6
    Fitness Program
  • Entire Body Workout Designed for the
    Intermediate to Advanced Exerciser
  • Excellent Price Point

Cons

  • Additional Support Equipment Necessary
  • May Become Boring if Only Exercise
    Program

Intent of Fitness Program

The Slim Series fitness program is
intended to be a more spartan version of the
Slim in 6 exercise routine. The Slim Series
fitness program continues along the same
theme as the Slim in 6 program by providing
workout routines designed to
exercise your cardiovascular system and
improve your lean muscle mass and strength.

By doing so, your body will burn the
necessary calories to perform the
exercise routine and increase your overall
daily caloric expenditure. For most
individuals, this will promote an effective
weight loss regimen that will also tone all
major muscle groups.

Since the Slim Series fitness program is
a mere extension of the Slim in 6 fitness
program, it is not as in-depth. However, if
you perform the exercise routines as
scheduled, you will achieve fitness results
similar to the larger and more comprehensive
Slim in 6 fitness program.

The Slim Series fitness program contains
the following:

  • Tone it Up! Workout
  • Shape it Up! Workout
  • Tear it Up! Workout
  • Firm it Up! Workout
  • Mix it Up! Workout
  • Cool it Off! Workout
  • Slimming Guide

Primary Areas Worked

The Slim Series fitness program includes
six workout programs. The workout programs
provide a well-rounded approach to obtaining
overall good health and fitness. In general,
the exercise workouts include cardiovascular training, resistance training, isolation and
core training and a stretching routine.

For example, the Tone it Up! fitness
routine focuses on elevating your heart rate
and exercising all the major muscle groups to
promote, through the burning of calories,
weight loss and muscular tone. You will
perform modified squat movements, high knee
with arm extensions, frontal lunges and
kickboxing-oriented movements to achieve a cardiovascular workout that will also
improve your coordination, balance and flexibility.

The Slim Series Shape it Up! fitness
workout includes a variety of exercises that are
designed to increase your muscular tone and definition. The Shape it Up! exercise routine
is designed to be performed with a
resistance band and/or a set of dumbbells.
However, it should be noted that the
resistance band and dumbbells are not
included in the Slim Series fitness program.

While you can perform the exercise routine
without the resistance band and/or dumbbells
and simply use your body weight as
resistance, it is recommended that you
purchase some form of resistance equipment to increase the effectiveness
of the workout.

The Cool it Off! stretching exercise
routine is primarily targeted as a cool-down
workout that is performed immediately after
the completion of the other workouts. You
will perform various stretches ranging from
the butterfly stretch to overhead arm
stretches, and slightly more advanced
stretches from the plank position. Similar to
other stretching routines, the stretching
exercises performed within this routine target the upper, lower and core
sections of your body. It is recommended that
you perform the stretching fitness program
after each of the other exercise routines
to allow your heart rate to slowly
return to normal, while stretching your
muscle tissue and continuing to promote blood
flow to remove the built up lactic acid.

Program Length/Frequency

The Slim Series fitness program is
intended as a 4- to 6-week program. It begins with 30-minute workout sessions and
eventually progresses to workout sessions
that are performed for one hour. The exercise
routines are to be performed on a schedule
of one session per day, six days a week.

Since the Slim Series fitness program is
an extension program of the Slim in 6
fitness program, it does not include a workout
schedule depicting exactly which workouts you
should be performing on each day. However,
you will want to either add the workouts into
your existing workout routine or perform one
Slim Series workout per day, 5 to 6 days per
week.

The entire Slim Series fitness program is
designed as an at-home DVD-based exercise
routine, so you can perform the exercises whenever you have time. In addition, the Slim
Series fitness program is ideal for adding to
an existing workout routine in that you can
choose which workouts will specifically
target the areas that your current workout
is missing.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The Slim Series fitness program is a
continuation of the Slim in 6 fitness
program. The fitness program is designed to
promote weight loss, improvements in
cardiovascular endurance, increases in
muscular strength and tone, and improvements
in coordination, balance and flexibility.
Reasonable fitness results include reductions
in body weight in the range of 15 to 45
pounds, decreases in body fat percentage
on the order of 3% to 8%, and increases in cardiovascular stamina and muscular strength.
However, as with any fitness program, your
personal fitness results will depend on your adherence to the fitness program, your
initial level of fitness, and your dietary routine.

The Slim Series fitness program is
designed as a total body workout that will
exercise all the major muscle groups at a
rate that will elevate your heart rate and
burn a fairly high number of calories while
providing a light strength workout to promote
lean muscle mass development. In addition,
the stretching workout is designed to
lengthen the muscles and improve joint range of
motion.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The Slim Series fitness program may
require the purchase of a set of
dumbbells and/or resistance bands and an
exercise mat. The Slim Series fitness program
is basically a smaller version of the bigger
Slim in 6 fitness program, so it only
contains the actual exercise workouts and a
slimming guide. Normal living room space
should be enough to comfortably complete all
of the exercises routines.

Physical Requirements

The Slim Series fitness program is most
ideal for those who have already completed
the Slim in 6 fitness program and are looking
for a few extra exercise workouts that will
add to their variety. The Slim Series fitness
program is more or less targeted toward women
who want to lose weight and inches off their
waist line.

While the various exercises are fairly
strenuous, the proper techniques are all
taught before advancing to the high tempo
workout routines. Initially, the program may
be difficult for those who suffer from
chronic back pain or joint problems of the
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Support

The Slim Series fitness program falls
under the Beachbody customer service department and includes the following:

  • Extensive online customer support FAQ
    database
  • 24/7 customer support toll-free phone line
  • Online email support
  • Online message board
  • Live chat support via the Beachbody website

Cost

The Slim Series fitness program costs
three payments of $ 19.95 plus $ 9.95 for
shipping and handling. For this price you get six exercise workouts and a slimming guide.
The Slim Series fitness program is
intended as an extension of the Slim in 6
fitness program, and is ideal for individuals
that have completed and enjoyed that program or a related one from Beachbody.

In addition, The Slim Series fitness
program is a solid choice for individuals
that are looking to add variety to their
existing workout routine. By doing so, you
will reduce the boredom associated with
performing the same fitness routine day in
and day out, and you will add a variety of
different exercises to your workout that will
promote an ever greater rate of health and
fitness results.

Since the Slim Series Express fitness
program does not include any support
equipment, it may be necessary for you to purchase a set of dumbbells and/or resistance
bands, as well as an exercise mat. As mentioned
earlier, the program is ideal for those who
have already completed the Slim in 6 fitness
program and are looking for a few additional
exercise routines to add to their workout
regimen, or for individuals that are just
beginning a workout routine.

Summary

All in all, the Slim Series fitness
program contains exercise workouts that are
effective and produce several benefits in
regards to improved health and fitness.

Similar to the Slim in 6 fitness program,
the Slim Series fitness program produces
physical benefits in regards to weight loss,
improvements in cardiovascular endurance,
lean muscle mass development and strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. The
Slim Series fitness program includes six
exercise workouts and is designed as a
continuation of the original Slim in 6
fitness program.

Since the Slim Series fitness
program only includes six exercise workouts,
the routines may become boring over a 4- to 6-week period. This being said, it is
recommended that you purchase the Slim in 6
fitness program prior to purchasing the Slim
Series fitness program. By doing so, you will
create a large variety of fitness routines
that you can perform for an extended period
of time.

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