Acacia’s Core Fusion Bootcamp DVD Review


Exhale Core Fusion Bootcamp

A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa with locations around the US. Now you can get the same results at home with workouts from Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. Boot Camp is a heart-pumping cardio and strength-training program that does it all. Five fat-blasting segments (just 10 minutes each) give you ripped abs, sculpted arms, shapely legs, and a firm backside while burning calories and working your most important muscle: your heart. To make the most of this program, you’ll need light hand weights, a mat, and a playground ball. 50 min. on 1 DVD.

An Acacia production.

“One of the country’s hottest fitness programs”—Women’s Health
“Highly effective”—Prevention


Out of all the fitness videos I have been sampling lately, Core Fusion Bootcamp is definitely the best fit for me.  I tried Tai Chi and yoga, but really I’m a cardio girl.  I like to feel the burn at a fast pace.  I like to move and dance and twist.  Yoga and Tai Chi are S-L-O-W.  They provide an intense workout, but with a very calm and calculated moves.  Core Fusion Bootcamp allows a participant to kick, stretch, and MOVE while getting a workout.  My style, most definitely. 

The workout section of the DVD is divided into six sections- Cardio Flow, Cardio Sun Salutations, Jump Backs Part 1 & 2, Abdominal Curl, Stretch w/ Ball, and Thigh Core w/ Ball.  Most of the sections require a mat and light hand weights, while some sections do require a playground ball.  Before the workout session begins they make sure to clearly state what items are necessary.  I found that a mat is not necessary if you are working out on carpet like I was.  However, if you are exercising on a hard surface I would recommend a mat as different parts require you to place your weight on your knees. Each workout section is approximately 10 minutes long.  I love this.  Yes, you are not going to get a major cardio workout, but as a mother of three little kids I do not have large sections of time to allot to my workout.  Ten minutes is a perfect amount of time for my crazy life.  I can sneak in ten minutes a couple times a day or maybe even only once, but it is certainly better than nothing.

The instructions are easy to understand and perform.  Sometimes I have a rather large learning curve when it comes to the motions involved with a fitness DVD.  I found the moves in Core Fusion Bootcamp to be well described and straightforward in nature.  I was easily able to move from one action to the next without lagging behind the instructors.  There is also a modified option available for those who need a little bit more tuned down type of workout.  The instructors (Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito) have been fitness instructors for 30 years and they look fabulous!  Perhaps it is their experience which makes this video so easy to follow.

Overall I found Core Fusion Bootcamp to be a worthwhile workout.  The DVD provides short 10 minute workouts that get your blood flowing even if you don’t have large stretches of time to be devoted to fitness.

Core Fusion Bootcamp is available from for $16.99


I received this DVD to review, however all opinions are my own.

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