I loved Ellen Barrett's Crunch videos back in the day (those are ten years old now!) so it was exciting to see that she recently released some new videos. I received Grace and Gusto for my birthday.
Like her older Crunch videos, Ellen sticks to low-impact moves. You move in many directions but never vigorously. This workout is live and is done on a mat and barefoot.
Many of Ellen's moves are recycled from her previous workouts: side arm/leg lifts, plies, ballet legs and feet... One new move in the workout is an arm twist that Ellen does several times throughout - and though it isn't difficult, you begin to feel it after a while!
This fusion flow workout barely made me break a sweat but it was a lovely alternative to the more rigorouls fusion/barre workouts in my rotation. Ellen's style is truly unique and can be done by women of all ages.
Bottom Line: If you're a beginner or have trouble with high-impact moves, Ellen is for you. She's also great for those recovery days when you just need a break.