For those of you who are just beginning Metamorphosis, this may feel like a life-time away but you'll be here before you know it. For others of you who have graduated from the Metamorphosis program and are into Continuity and like my lovely and totally hilarious Tammy put it "are feeling like it's taken a dive", don't panic, everything from 2.1 and on is pretty much golden. And finally, those of you that are right up here with me, this is a level that you can very much look forward to.
If you've read any of the previous reviews you know that I think the entire 2.2 series was very impressive. I loved nearly every sequence the ladies put together for us and it seems we're going to be joyously in for more of the same. Continuity 2.3 level 1 does not disappoint. It's a Love Day people. I've done the workout a handful of times now and I am loving it. Absolutely loving it.
|Fitting T-shirt as well!|
It's lead by the stunning and strong Stacey McDermott and it feels a little old school, very classic Tracy Anderson and let me tell you, you are working but it feels so good. The warm up is focused and steady and the arms incorporate the abs beautifully so there isn't a separate standing abs section. But that's okay. The first time I did this workout, I hadn't worked out in nearly two weeks because of being sick, so not sure if it was the time off or the actual workout or both, but man could I feel it in my arms and shoulders the next day.
The floor abs are terrific. Again, a very classic and simple and hard-working series that targets the obliques as well but isn't so fast or complicated that you wind up more frustrated than worked out.
If you've been doing the Method for any length of time you are not going to believe me when I tell you that the legs are my favorite part of the sequence. That almost never happens. But it's true!! The legs are familiar. These are moves we've seen before with slight tweaks to them so you really feel them working but there is a real understanding of your positioning. What's different about this segment is that during three of the six legs moves, you don't really have a resting leg as both legs are working. So it's even more of a challenge over all. Don't get me wrong, there are one or two moves thrown in there that have so many moving parts that you're like WTF?! the first time through, but once you work it out, they aren't so fussy that they're irritating. Even these more complicated moves have familiar working parts so once you break it down and understand it, it becomes simple. Never easy, but simple.
Stacey has a slight wardrobe malfunction near the start of the workout, but she handles it like a pro, with absolute grace and she never misses a beat. Then when we jump into floor abs, it's all good again. Just a little humor added into the workout increases it's charm all the more.
I can't wait to see what Maria has in store for us next.
Plus, oooooooh this is pretty great. I have jumped ahead a little bit and in 2.4, the cardio series features Tracy again after she's had Penelope and she looks so fantastic. It's great to have her back! I hate cardio but am starting to do it once again for a little Tracy injection. So far I don't hate it and that's saying a lot! Review to follow. And we're going to be jumping through hoops soon too (not literally but almost). More on that later too.
Hope this gave you something to look forward to.
Hang in there and remember... it's only a matter of time before a resolution becomes a habit and a habit becomes a lifestyle.