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What Are the Reasonable User Expectations for Tony Horton's 10-Minute Yoga Workout?

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 110

Before we get into the topic at hand, I have to confess that I am a certified yoga fanatic. I have said many times that if I could get rid of all the workouts in the world and keep only 1, I'd choose yoga and there wouldn't be a close second.

The upsides generally of yoga are a great total body workout, improved strength stamina and balance, and a refreshed and an energized, but calm feeling when you are done. There aren't too many workouts which can claim rightly to accomplish all that.

This brings me to the somewhat tricky part writing about the Tony Horton's 10-minute workout "10-Minute Trainer" and it's "yoga flex" program. My favorite yoga program bar none is the P90X "yoga x" workout. If you haven't done P90X or another Beachbody program before, you probably will have no clue what I am talking about when I bring up the "yoga controversy".

In a nutshell, the yoga controversy centers around complaints by many who do P90X that the yoga portion is simply too long at 1.5 hours. Personally, I don't agree. However, this sets the stage for looking closer at the other extreme in the total time disagreement involving beachbody yoga workouts: "yoga flex" in 10-Minute Trainer.

I went into the workout skeptical and came out underwhelmed. However, I think the user should go in with realistic expectations about what can get accomplished with a yoga program in that amount of time. Basically, there are hard moves within yoga flex, but they are hard in the stretching and flexibility sense. They are not hard in the strength and stamina sense.

The poses are designed more to open up your joints in the hips, lower back and legs, and center the breathing. The extreme poses found in P90X that have you sweating up a storm in minutes aren't really included to any degree in yoga flex. Reasonable user expectations are to feel more limber, more refreshed, and have a calmer mind when you are done. In fairness, it does accomplish those goals in the 10 minutes allowed.

Rather than trash yoga flex, I think the better approach is to see it for the benefits it does provide. Those benefits are a nice complement to the extreme high-impact nature of the rest of the Tony Horton's 10-minute workout. If you are an absolute beginner to yoga, I think you'll love yoga flex. If you have a background in yoga like I did, enjoy the stretch and take a yoga class or do a real yoga tape every week.

Cheryl Boswell is a writer and researcher on home fitness and health products. You can save time and money by getting FREE in depth news, features, and reviews on home exercise equipment, workout programs, health, and nutrition, including discounts and best prices at

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