'Jane Fonda's Lean Routine & Lower Body Solution'
(Jane Fonda / DVD / NR / (1990) 2018 / Lightyear Entertainment)
Overview: The twelfth fitness tape in Jane's series ('Lean Routine') gives users an hour of dance aerobics in a new setting.
It is designed to be done in 20, 40, or 60 minute segments to fit all levels of fitness and users' busy schedules.
Following the workout is a 15 minute segment on nutrition - what to eat, how much of it to eat, and how you can make it improve your diet and actually eat more while losing weight.
The second of these flashback releases, 'Lower Body Solution,' allows Fonda to work the lower body.
DVD Verdict: First up is 'Jane Fonda's Lean Routine,' where the always-beautiful (even today) screen gem provides the ultimate fat burning workout for everyone.
Featuring Low Impact / High Energy Aerobics that take you through Every Fitness Level, along with Aerobic Interval Training, it sure keeps up a tolerable rhythm - especially as two of the workout levels are, thankfully, able to be done whilst sprawled on the floor!
That accounts, luckily, for both high impact and low impact and thus it is one of the few workout videos that doesn't bore me after around the third time of using it!
Mainly because the music is tolerable. And therein is something else to note as there are 13 original songs included here throughout, with each song uniquely choreographed, and chaptered so you can navigate to your favorites.
I've tried muting it and using my own music sometimes, which, for the most part is possible (because the beat is pretty much the same all the way through), but you miss out on all the encouragements from Jane!
Something you should know though, is that when the Lean Routine came out, the LEAN part of the title was advertised and written on the cover art as:
L - for Low Impact/High Energy Aerobics
E - for Every Fitness Level
A - for Aerobic Interval Training
N - for Nutrition Program
However, this new DVD release from Lightyear Entertainment does NOT include the nutrition program, sorry.
In the second of these flashback releases, 'Jane Fonda's Lower Body Solution,' she works the lower body in two ways: 35 minutes of low-impact aerobic dance with some step, then 25 minutes of targeted conditioning for the abs, buttocks, and thighs.
The whole workout is well choreographed, well instructed, and accessible to beginners. Part 2 starts with traditional lower-body floor work, mainly many variations of leg lifts and abdominal crunches, followed by a stretch.
Running at just over an hour, it primarily tackles the Abs, Buns and Thighs (as the artwork states, "The #1 problem area for many women and men ... and now there's a solution") within the confines of a Safe, Flexible, Fun and Effective set of routines. These are both Full Screen Presentations (4:3 Standard) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.