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Yoga Booty Ballet: Masters Series Exercise Program Review

8.88/10

Yoga Booty Ballet: Masters Series Exercise Program Review

8.88/10

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

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is a continuation of the Yoga Booty Ballet fitness program and is produced by Beachbody, a well known fitness company that has produced several hit exercise programs including P90X, Slim in 6, Rockin Body, ChaLEAN Extreme and Hip Hop Abs.

Beachbody teamed up with Gillian Marloth Clark and Teigh McDonough, two established fitness instructors and trainers, to bring the Yoga Booty Ballet system to market. The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is an at-home DVD/VHS based fitness program that is designed to include everything you will need to get into better physical shape.

The Masters Series fitness program continues where the original Yoga Booty Ballet fitness program left off and includes similar yoga-infused and Pilates-based workouts that were prominent within the Yoga Booty Ballet series. The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is designed to target all of the major muscle groups, especially the core area. Overall, Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series is designed to promote a reasonable rate of weight loss, tone and sculpt the body, and improve balance, coordination and flexibility. In addition, the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is intended to improve joint range of motion and center and calm the mind.

While the the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program does include a high tempo cardiovascular exercise routine, it is not intended as a high energy fitness program designed to continually burn a high number of calories or significantly improve your cardiovascular endurance. Hence, the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is not specifically designed for individuals who are looking to lose a significant amount of weight.

Pros

  • Designed to Improve Flexibility and Center the Mind
  • Focuses on Abdominal, Gluteal, and Core Areas
  • Includes Breathing Exercises

Cons

  • Not Designed to Promote Rapid Weight Loss

Intent of Fitness Program

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is primarily designed to exercise and tone the abdominal, thigh and gluteal regions of the body for both women and men. The Masters Series fitness program offers a general workout with a strong focus on flexibility in comparison to most other fitness programs.

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program includes a high tempo cardiovascular routine designed to burn calories and promote weight loss. However, the primary focus of the fitness program is to tone the abdominal, gluteal and core areas of the body through specific body resistance movements that are performed on the floor.

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program consists of the following:

  • Goddess Abs Workout
  • Goddess Booty Workout
  • Pajama Time - Workout consisting of stretches and breathing exercise
  • AM Latte - Workout designed to be performed in the morning
  • Yoga Core Workout

Primary Areas Worked

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program has four primary focuses:

  • Tone and strengthen the abdominals, gluteals and core area
  • Improve flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Improve cardiovascular capacity and promote weight loss
  • Center and calm the mind

Most of the Masters Series exercise workouts begin with a warm-up involving breathing techniques and mild stretching poses complete with various buzz-words from several meditation philosophies. The breathing techniques often act as abdominal exercises as well.

The exercise routines often incorporate dance movements, designed to be performed at a moderate intensity and in a specific sequence. The intent is to engage the upper, core and lower body muscle groups and force them to work quickly and in unison. The exercise routines are occasionally infused with common stretching movements such as hamstring holds.

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program includes various yoga poses that are designed to exercise the entire body while improving overall body flexibility at the same time. For example, an exercise series may begin with poses such as sun salutations, downward dog and other typical yoga poses that are combined with controlled breathing to work the abdominals. Toe squats, butterfly stretches and plank stretches work to further improve your overall body flexibility and strength.

Finally, the AM Latte exercise routine is designed more as a standard aerobic dance routine that is intended to elevate your heart rate and promote increased blood circulation throughout your entire body. You will be performing exercises such as hip shakes, side steps and arm movements that are performed in a high tempo routine.

Program Length/Frequency

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is designed as a 10-week fitness program. The workouts range from 20 to 50 minutes in duration. Each exercise session should last no longer than one hour.

Beginning with the first week, the fitness program is designed to progress in difficulty. The first week of exercise routines contain five sessions that consist of the basic routines and an introductory session in which you learn to perform the movements correctly. The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program then advances in difficulty as the weeks progress by incorporating movements that are more strenuous to perform. By week 10, all sessions are of the advanced level and you should be performing 6 exercise sessions per week, with one day for recovery.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is designed as a total body sculpting exercise routine that emphasizes various breathing techniques and a calming of the mind. The exercise routines include a combination of yoga, Pilates, ballet, common stretches, light cardiovascular movements and body resistance exercises. Therefore, weight loss and muscular toning results will occur at a slower rate when compared to exercise routines that are performed at a high tempo and with a high level of intensity.

It is rather difficult for most individuals to measure the actual health benefits associated with improved balance and flexibility. While most individuals do not monitor improvements in their range of motion, stretching the muscles, ligaments and tendons will provide a noticeable health benefit to virtually all users.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program does not require the purchase of any additional equipment. However, because several of the exercises and stretches are performed on the floor, a yoga or exercise mat can make the routines more comfortable. Enough space should be allocated to comfortably perform all the exercises on the floor and while standing, which should not be a problem for most.

Physical Requirements

If you're currently experiencing a chronic pain issue such as lower back or knee joint problems, you should consult your medical doctor before engaging in this fitness program. While many of the exercises performed within the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program may actually be beneficial for individuals that suffer from some form of chronic pain, other exercise movements that are performed at a quicker rate may be difficult to keep pace with.

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series is targeted towards women and men who want to lose a few extra pounds and tone and sculpt their physique. However, the fitness program can be performed by anyone, as all of the exercises and stretches are universally beneficial. The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is not considered a high cardiovascular exercise routine and is not designed as a high-tempo, calorie burning, total fat loss program.

Support

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is part of the Beachbody collection, which is supported by a solid customer service system that includes the following:

  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Online FAQ database
  • Email support
  • Online live chat support
  • Online message board

Cost

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program costs three monthly installments of $ 19.95 plus $ 9.95 for shipping and handling. For around $ 70.00, you will receive five exercise workouts that are designed to be performed over a 10-week period. The price of the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is in line with other Beachbody fitness programs and provides a sound level of value for the money.

Summary

The Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is largely targeted towards a particular group of individuals: women and men who have an interest in including techniques associated with yoga, Pilates, stretching, and breathing techniques designed to center and calm the mind. However, the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program does include cardiovascular and light body resistance exercise workouts as well.

While the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is not designed as a high calorie burning, high tempo cardiovascular weight loss program, it does provide an increase in caloric expenditure and tones and strengthens the muscles of the abdominals, gluteals and core areas. In addition, the Masters Series fitness program includes healthy stretching and core exercises that will provide not only a physical benefit, but a psychological benefit as well.

Overall, the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program is well designed, affordably priced, and intended to promote several health and fitness benefits. Hence, individuals that enjoy performing yoga-based exercise routines should definitely consider purchasing the Yoga Booty Ballet Masters Series fitness program.