So what will you get?
This set of three DVDs contains 12 all-new workouts. The warm up, cool down and ab bonus are the same on all three DVDs (I think once is enough, but never mind). This set also comes with a calendar with workout routine to follow for the first month so you know exactly where/how to use the DVDs.
For the second and third months, you can go to Zuzka Light’s website and download the schedule for the two following month. If you follow the rotation calendar, for the first month, you work out 5 days a week, and for the second and third months, you work out 6-7 days a week. The calendar is pre-set, but she said that you can add more cardio to the program, although you should still expect to see results even if you don’t.
More about the workouts
Exercises are all body-weight and workouts require only minimal equipment — a chair, a mat, and (optional) a box or something to jump over for some of the lateral jump moves.
The exercises consist of Zuzan’s signature moves — things like burpees, jumps tucks, etc. They are pretty high impact, but that intensity definitely helps you get results in a short period of time.
Zuzka also does a demo of the exercises before the workout starts, so you can see what’s coming and how to do it. The demos are a few minutes long and are at the start of each workout.
The main portion of each workout ranges between 10-15 minutes long. There is one warm-up and one cool-down routine (both are 7 min long) included that you do each day you work out. So if you do the warm-up, one workout, and the cool-down, each workout should take you just about 25-30 minutes total.
Also, there is no music in any of the workouts, so it might be good to have an iPod or other MP3 player handy if you like to listen to music (as I do) when I work out.
She also mentioned on her Twitter feed that you don’t need to do any additional workouts if you do these. But if you really want to see results you need to focus on your diet otherwise nothing will help you to get the body you want.
Zuzana is a beautiful person inside and out and I love that she keeps it real. She’s struggling along with you and she lets you know it.
What do I think?
I’m only on second week but so far I really enjoy the workouts. There are similar to ZWOWs, but more cardio related.
The only thing I don’t like is the warm up and one aspect of the cool down: The warm up needs a bit of cardio-prep like high knees or something to get as ready for killer cardio. So add couple of jumping jacks or something after the warm up and before the workout and you are set. As for the cool down, there’s no upper body stretching which is bit odd. The stretching is so great for the legs and lower body. So add couple of stretches for your upper body and you should be fine. 😉
And if you are complete beginner I advise that you start with her ZWOWs and if you are managed go for it.
For the price of this set, you really cannot go wrong, and considering you can do each one multiple times before getting bored. So you are getting months’ worth of workouts for small price. I think Zuzka deserves our support after many years of free workouts what she provided for us (since 2009 when she was with bodyrock.tv). So if I have to join her Zgym or buy her DVDs for some money I will. She deserves all the success in the world for what she has done for so many people.
About Zuzana (Zuzka) Light
From those who don’t know who she is. She is co-founder of bodyrock.tv, fitness personality and personal trainer. And she is originally from Czech republic.
She started her journey back in 2009, when she and her husband started bodyrock.tv. They shared more than workout videos with their viewers -recipes, pep talks, fashion hauls, traveling. Many of us fell in love with her approach, personality and of course her good looks. This fairytale lasted until 22.10.2011 when they announced that there where splitting up, but that there are staying friends and that they will be still working together. Everything seemed to be fine, Zuzka was in picture for little while, but than she disappeared completely.
But luckily for all her followers she came back and she is better than ever. She created new youtube channel in December 2011 and gave us new – first ever ZWOD (Zuzna’s workout of the day) on the end of January 2012. Since than she has her own website: http://www.zuzkalight.com/ and than she created her first ever DVD series ZCUT Power Cardio and other series where following ZCUT Power Strength, ZCUT Power Yoga 1,2; Zcut Six-Pack Power Abs and ZRopes.
And after 70 ZWOWs now she came up ZGYM new workouts for paying members. You will get new ZWOWs, ZShreds, ZSpecials and other bonuses for $9.99 per month.
If you don’t want to pay or you can’t afford it, you can still do her previous workouts which are for free. You have ZWOW 1-70 available on her site or on her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ZuzkaLight
I loved bodyrock in the past, but I was not really publicly sharing my love for them, because of the way the workout videos where shot. I’m not following bodyrock anymore. I tried to stick with them but after Zuzka left it was not the same and it’s getting even worse. At the beginning when Lisa -Marie first showed up it was refreshing. She seemed nice – like speedy Gonzales :D. Again somebody who is saying you should love yourself for who you are and than you should work with what you’ve been given. And couple months later she is completely different person (boobs job, nose, big lips). She looks fake. And the angles of the videos are getting more and more like porn than actual workout videos. I know that in those days sex sells but does it have to be so obvious?! Also in Zuzka’s workouts you can see her body but its more decent. So I’m not ashamed to share my workout routines with other people.
But I’m thankful for bodyrock.tv but mainly for Zuzka because she is the main reason why I felt in love with fitness.
Peace and love, G