My weekend workout: ZWOW, the burpee episode! Check out my informal review of the ZWOW home workouts from Zuzana (Zuzka Light)
Today, in keeping with my desire to be more adventurous with my fitness, I tried a new ZWOW workout (ZWOW #23: Burpee torture)!
I have looked at BodyRock.tv’s workouts before, but I haven’t tried any of them because I don’t feel like spending the $ to get equipment that I really won’t be using much. I am saving my cash for equipment I can use in my personal training (read: TRX and power bands!).
I found Zuzana’s YouTube workouts and was hooked on the fact that the ZWOW’s don’t require equipment.
I did the ZWOW #23 workout soon after I got up this morning and loved it! The burpees Zuzana performed were a little bit different than the ones I am used to. They were a hybrid of full and modified burpees.
Traditional full burpees contain a full push-up and your body doesn’t touch the floor, and modified burpees cut out the push-up entirely. I would not have been able to complete 100 full burpees – my arms would have given out on me! But I could complete 100 reps of Zuzana’s burpees, so the modification she used worked out perfectly – it was challenging but very doable.
I was impressed with the workout. It was a full-body metabolic routine that pushed the envelope, but was very achievable. I got an intense workout at home (without equipment) in under 30 minutes – perfect! Zuzana’s personality was charming, too.
She has found a way to motivate without being overly hyper or coming across as arrogant. I will definitely be trying more ZWOW workouts in the future! My next new workout experiment will probably be Blogilates : )
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist