Belly, Butt & Thighs

Written by lyssa ireland thomas on 1/5/2011 10:26 AM | COMMENTS (20)

Last night, I pulled out my new Weight Watchers Belly, Butt & Thighs workout and gave it a whirl. The kit includes a DVD with three workouts (beginning, moderate & advanced), stability ball, stability ring (to keep the ball from shooting out from underneath you – a big plus in my spastic book) and a pump. After spending FOREVER blowing up my stability stuff, which should have been worth 20 APs because it was HARD on my flabby arms, I was ready to roll.

After last week’s Zumba conundrum, I retired to the privacy of my bedroom for the workout. The trainer, who is the anti-Jillian, gets you sweating before you know it. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure I burn fewer calories with her than with Jillian just for the fact that I’m not scared about her insulting me if I don’t get it right. For the love of self-esteem, have I come to thrive in an abusive environment?

About halfway into my workout, my tiny, blond harasser entered the room. Seeing that I was at the “beached whale” portion (I was laying across the ball doing a sit up thingy and fearing for my life) of the exercise, I steeled myself for the onslaught of recriminations. Instead, Queen Hadlifah came behind me and moved my arms to match the trainer on the television. Who knew you could give birth to your own trainer?

Minutes later, my son entered the room and joined my on the other side of the ball. Together, we continued the workout. This transported me to a dark memory that I had forgotten. When I was in ninth grade, my mother bought the Richard Simmons Reach ALBUM (how’s that for old?) and my family would work out to it a couple of nights a week. You think Richard Simmons’ is annoying in his shorts cut up to you know where, well that’s got nothin’ on hearing his squeaky voice telling you to move. Thank heavens for technology… and The Biggest Loser!

Today, I can feel my stomach muscles and thighs are a tad bit sore, so I know that there was a benefit to the “beached whale” movements. I will definitely be keeping this to my workout rotation. And if the kids want to join in the fun – this can become their Richard Simmons memory!

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  • Post Image aviola329 (angelina)

    5/7/2013 12:16 AM
    I just bought this too...definitely got an arm workout from pumping the ball LOL extra AP? I did the beginner one, anyone know what the APs would be? I'm surprised they don't have this in the activity tracker already...or frankly that it doesn't tell you at the end! LOL


  • Post Image jennaloohoo (jenna)

    4/9/2013 1:20 PM
    I just bought this set, and I'm glad to know that it's really working for everyone.


  • Post Image msilgram

    3/10/2013 2:01 PM
    I am 61 and very hard to get up and down from the floor, I bought this kit with DVD, ball and ring (with pump). I love it. I just count it as 30 min of aerobics, low impact. I say it is every bit worth 3 Activity Pts. I was sweating and exhausted. Enjoy!


  • Post Image kennettet

    1/14/2013 12:09 PM
    How many points do you earn for doing this workout?


  • Post Image browne65786

    1/14/2013 8:23 AM
    I am also trying to figure out the activity points for this. I am 5'9'' and I am having a problem with being too tall for some of the exercises.... May have to get a larger ball I guess.


  • Post Image wifeofwashburn

    1/1/2013 6:10 PM
    Has anyone figured out how many calories or points this viedo/workout is worth???


  • Post Image fayeabbrandon (faye)

    11/7/2012 11:51 AM
    I bought the stability ball and belly, butt and thighs DVD and I really like it. I found that I was able to quickly move from the stability ring to just the ball. I was making a lot of progress when all of a sudden the ball started leaking air. I could not see a hole or split but could feel where the air was leaking. I bought another one and cut the first one open to see. I saw several bumps or raised spots inside that looked thicker than the area around them. May be a flaw in material.


  • Post Image gypsy_jewls (julie)

    6/5/2012 10:46 AM
    would really love to know how many activity points this is!!


  • Post Image michelle5752 (michelle)

    5/27/2012 2:14 PM
    This was hysterical!!! Look at buying it and laughed some points off! I still have some of those old annoying Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies on VHS which is now defunct! Loved the visual and the laugh from this blog!


  • Post Image alexasmom03 (dawn)

    5/16/2012 1:31 PM
    I have been doing the PUNCH workout with the weighted gloves daily and really love it! I bought this kit last week and have yet to try it. Though I to wonder how many points you get for simply blowing up the ball! no really anyone know? ; ) that was a workout in itself! I'm thinking after reading this I will give it a go! Maybe my 3yo son can learn some knew encouraging remarks aside from "HOOK!" and "power through" that he has picked up from the PUNCH workout! : )


  • Post Image tampadd (tammy)

    4/2/2012 6:39 PM
    I also just bought this and like it-- have always liked the stability ball- and the workout is great-- but would REALLY like to know the pointsplus values for each beginner, intermediate and advanced--since this is a WW item and it states PointsPlus right on it-you'd think they would have put that on there-- I looked thru the other comments- but didn't see-maybe missed it-?


  • Post Image mamaburrow

    3/11/2012 11:20 AM
    I read the description on another stability ball workout that it is built for people under 5'-7". I'm 5'-7" and before I invest in this I wondered if anyone out there has a problem aligning themselves on the ball because they're 5'-7" or taller. I'm already balanced-challenged and to add height to the mix...whew...things could get interesting! Thanks for any input!


  • Post Image dd25401 (denise)

    3/4/2012 10:24 AM
    HAVE TRIED THE PINK GLOVES GREAT WORKOUT!! AND THE STRETCH BANDS THEY ARE THE BEST. I DO THEM EVERYDAY AND YOU CAN FEEL THE WORKOUT.


  • Post Image mzjetaime (angela)

    2/21/2012 4:23 PM
    anyone tried the pink weight gloves punching one or that ruber rope thing i cant find any info on the web about these


  • Post Image mzjetaime (angela)

    2/21/2012 4:22 PM
    you can also get this at walmar


  • Post Image enew2012 (elena)

    1/27/2012 8:52 PM
    I just bought this today and I am wondering what the point value is also. I really liked it!


  • Post Image tiger1979

    1/16/2012 6:30 PM
    I just bought this. In December I messed up my back, (slipped vertabrae) so I can no longer do Zumba and chiropractor told me to do pilates. Found this at Walmart and thought it would be great. Does anyone know how many activity points it is for each level?Beginner Intermediate and advanced?


  • Post Image smartnana

    1/14/2012 4:40 PM
    Isn't it great? I bought the WW bal before xmas and just opened it up the other day. Have only done the beginner level so far...but it's fun and I feel I get a good workout. I need more practice to hold the ball still and not roll off. I made myself giggle a couple of times...rolling onto the floor. Any idea what the activity points are for the 30 min beginner workout? I can't find it anywhere.


  • Post Image galeneal1

    11/7/2011 12:02 PM
    How many points plus values is this video worth? (I just bought it today?) Gale Neal


  • Post Image gaelicwoman

    4/12/2011 10:55 AM
    Where can you get the Weight Watcher's Belly But and Thighs Stability Ball Fitness Kit? I don't see it anywhere on the site or even on EBAY?




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