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Sit Down and Shape Up

Manage your diabetes with this series of two workouts by Biggest Loser trainer, Kim Lyons

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

Sit Down and Shape Up is a series of two workout DVDs developed by Biggest Loser's Kim Lyons.

There are two Sit Down Shape Up DVDs, both of which features a 20-minute workout for the beginner. One Sit Down Shape Up includes two full-body workout and the other includes two workouts to strengthen the core and body.

The workouts are part of Kim's Start Fitness Now series, which offers you a 2 in 1 solution to managing Type 2 diabetes. Each of the workouts are physician-approved and are coupled with the instructions of a personal trainer, making this a one-stop fitness spot for controlling diabetes.

Sit Down and Shape Up should also be used with Kim's Stand Up and Slim Down workout DVD.

A best-selling author and respected trainer, Kim is featured in the Biggest Loser cookbook, the Biggest Loser Training book and the Biggest Loser Workout DVDs.

PRO
  • Features tailored workouts for those with diabetes
  • Created by a well-respected trainer
  • All workouts are physician-approved
  • Can be done at home
  • Promotes regular exercise as a way to manage or reverse diabetes
  • Relevant for both men and women who are just beginning a workout program
CON
  • Has a limited target audience
  • May not appeal to those who need the energy of the gym to workout
  • Not challenging enough for advanced fitness enthusiast
DIET and NUTRITION

While Kim has been featured in Biggest Loser cookbooks, there is no diet or nutrition information offered in through these DVDs. A person with Type 2 diabetes should work with a registered dietitian to develop a healthy eating plan that controls blood sugar and also results in weight loss.

EXERCISE

Sit Down Shape Up features four workouts total, spread out between two DVDs.

Sit Down Shape Up's Beginners Workouts to Strengthen the Body and Core include two 20-minute workouts. These two workouts will boost heart rate without putting stress and strain on your joints.

Sit Down and Shape Up's Full Body Beginner Workouts also feature two 20-minute workouts that include exercises that can be done in a chair. They consist of an energizing warm-up, a chair workout and a cardio walk.

CONCLUSION

Kim Lyons Sit Down and Shape Up workout DVDs are a great tool for those who are managing obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Each workout requires just a small time commitment - 20 minutes, and virtually no extra equipment other than a stable chair and a set of hand-held arm weights.

If you are new to working out, Kim Lyon's physician-approved Start Fitness Now series is a great way to start a fitness plan, improve your body and your body confidence.

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