DDP Yoga Review – It Ain’t Your Mama’s Yoga!

DDP YOGA Kit

Well, it may not be MY Mama’s yoga, but this mama is sure having fun with the DDP Yoga kit that I recently received for review! You may remember that I am taking my weight loss seriously and I’ve been tracking my workouts since late February. While they have been sporadic, April is turning out to be a good month and I’m really pleased with how I’ve been doing. 

I do like to mix things up a bit though, the elliptical can become a tiny bit monotonous after a while and though I do love my shred DVD, I’ve missed being able to loosen up and stretch my body like I used to do in Jazzercise class. When DDP Yoga emailed asked if they could send over their program for review, I jumped on the chance. The program description interested me and when I went to the website to check it out, the success stories and videos there really spoke to me. 

DDP YOGA is a unique, at home hybrid yoga workout system that stretches every muscle in the body, while at the same time, improving core strength, flexibility and mobility, as well as promoting significant weight loss.  But this program isn’t just another fitness tool; it’s an overall lifestyle change that encourages positive thinking, clean eating and a healthy body.

The program was designed by by former pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page after he suffered from a suffering from an injury that almost ended his career. After some skepticism about doing yoga to help his body heal, DDP realized how much yoga was helping his mind and body. He went on to develop an “all-in-one-workout” that is a hybrid between yoga, intense cardio, pilates and mixed martial arts. After using his new DDP Yoga system every day, he was able to get back in the ring, even when doctors said it would never be possible! 

The DDP Yoga Combo Pack that I received came with 4 workout DVDs, a poster and a program guide. Yesterday morning, I popped the first DVD into my player, spread the poster out onto the floor in front of me for reference and proceeded to have an awesome workout! 

Here is a quick look at the exercises included on the 4 DVDs (Red Hot Core is on all four DVDs, must be so you don’t have to switch them out if you want to do it along with another workout!):

Disc 1
  • Breathing
  • Diamond Dozen
  • Energy
  • Fat Burner
  • Red Hot Core
Disc 2
  • Below the Belt
  • Diamond Cutter
  • Red Hot Core
Disc 3
  • Wake Up
  • Stand up
  • Strength Builder
  • Red Hot Core
Disc 4
  • Mix tape
  • Double Black Diamond
  • Red hot Core
First Impressions

I started from the beginning and watched the Breathing segment. This short exercise was important for me because I tend to have very shallow breathing. This was a reminder on how to breathe deeply and it really helped me to focu on just that during the actual moves.  

I also watched the Diamond Dozen, which is an overview of each move that makes up the DDP Yoga workout. DDP shows you how to do each move, either himself or with an assistant who has been part of the program. He also gives modifications for each move when available.

Then, since I was still feeling pretty good, I went ahead and started my first DDP Yoga workout — Energy. Energy “takes the Diamond Dozen positions and uses them in an energizing 20 minute workout that’s designed to wake up your whole body.” Since it was 7:30 am, Energy sounded like just what I needed! 

I’m being taught Yoga by a Pro Wrestler!

Let me first say that I had no idea what to expect from a Yoga DVD led by a  WCW World Champion Professional Wrestler. To be honest, I was a tiny bit scared that it wouldn’t  be my cup of tea. Oh how wrong I was! Diamond Dallas Page is awesome! I have never done yoga like this before and DDP makes it so much fun! He definitely has a lot of energy and it gets me moving. I really enjoy the positions, they feel great and not only did I feel like my body got  a great stretch, but I was actually sweating by the end!

I really appreciate the fact that his two assistants are people who have truly used the program and not some fake looking models. I love that there is so much focus on using your own body weight — called dynamic resistance. This makes it possible to get an amazing workout with NO equipment which means there are NO excuses! DDP is very good at getting you charged up.  By the end of the workout, I felt great and had a smile on my face. When I woke up this morning, I was sore in several places! Woohoo! 

Now, I was going to wait until I had a full week of DDP Yoga workouts under my belt, but I was so pleased with the first workout that I went ahead and wrote this up — I’m excited about utilizing the program and know that if I put my mind to it, I can have great success with the tools I’ve been given.

DDP YOGA Workbook

The Program Guide

I was pleasantly surprised by the information packed guide that came with the workout DVDs. There are different sections that are provided to help me with any questions I may have and great tools and resources to help me stay on track. There is a great introduction and a few inspirational stories at  the beginning of the program guide. Plus, these helpful sections:

DDP the Basics – Workouts – Additional Workouts

This section gives an explanation on how to use each of the included yoga workouts that are on the DVDs. It explains proper breathing technique, the importance of heart rate and everything else you need to know before getting started.

DDP Yoga 13-Week Workout Grid

This two page calendar gives you a pre-made workout schedule. You can choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced, depending on your level.

DDP Yoga Nutrition Guide

This section takes up the bulk of the program guide and includes separate sections to talk about Phase one, two and three of the recommended diet plan to see maximum benefits while on your DDP Yoga journey. I talks about what you should and should not be eating, cleaning out the pantry, eating habits and more. Several sections that I found helpful:

  • The real food list
  • Portion Sizes
  • DDP Yoga Meal plans for all three phases
  • DDP Yoga Maintenance
DDP Yoga Recipes

This section has 14 recipes to compliment the meal plan and tips in the nutrition guide. All of the recipes are super simple, yet delicious sounding and made with easy to find ingredients. I can’t wait to try the Organic Cauliflower and Mushroom Soup and the DDP Yoga Organic Power Juice!

DDP Yoga Food Journal

In this 13 week journal, you’ll be able to keep track of how and what you’re eating. this will help you see what’s working, and maybe even what’s not. Thereare spaces for each day of the week for 3 meals and 2 snacks each day.

Workout Journal & Progress journal

Last but not least, there is room to keep track of 13 weeks of workouts and space to keep your measurements for the entire year. I think this is a great motivational tool as you can check in with yourself each month to how you’re doing. 

team DDP YOGA

One more thing I want to mention is Team DDP Yoga. I found this resource while I was browsing the website. This is basically a huge 20,000-members-strong support community where people who are using the program can keep in touch, share updates, get advice and more. I am again amazed by all of the before and after photos, stories and kindness that I found in the community! Definitely check it out!

How to get DDP Yoga and how to stay in touch!

There are three different DDP Yoga DVD sets are available for purchase and range in price from $69.95 – $119.95. You can see samples of all the workouts on the site and monthly payment options are available. To keep up with all of the news, find DDPYOGA on Facebook, follow @DDPYoga on Twitter and watch DDP Yoga videos on Diamond Dallas Page’s YouTube channel.

Super Inspiring!

I’ll just leave you with Arthur’s inspiring DDP Yoga success story. I actually cried the first time I watched this video! 

Win Your own copy of DDP Yoga!!

I am super excited that DDP Yoga has also agreed to give a copy of this wonderful program to one very lucky reader! DDP Yoga would be the perfect Mother’s Day present for yourself or your Mama! Living healthier and taking care of yourself is the best gift you can give or receive. Check out the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win! Good Luck!

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Henrietta Newman is a a tech lovin’, video game playin’, backyard chicken raisin’, dirt road livin’, pr friendly blogger who writes about life with her hubby, teen daughter, college-age son and granddaughter. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

Comments

  1. 2
    Lyndi Malarchuk says:

    This program looks amazing!! I love that all the packs come with audio MP3 versions so you can still get your workout in when you’re on the road. And I would definitely love to get that HRM with it!

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    I love that they have a beginner phaze. I need that to help me since I have never yoga’d!

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    Kale chips are my favorite healthy snack
    Allyson Bossie recently posted…What’s a Mother to Do?My Profile

  4. 5
    paulette schneider says:

    I really liked the what’s right for my section. I’m always hesitant to purchase fitness products on the internet without the benefit of being able
    to decipher what product is right for me. This actually made it easy.

  5. 6
    joanne hale says:

    that it is good enough for a woman, but strong enough for a man! something i can see my husband getting really into!

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    joanne hale says:

    my favorite health snack is a handful of raw nuts, like cashews.

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    Jessica Grigsby says:

    I love the stories and the transformation of each individual, this is very touching and motivating. DDP Yoga looks amazing, I would tell everyone about this….amazing.

  8. 10

    I grew up watching DDP on wrestling, so this is very good.

  9. 11

    I learned that it is for everyone…which is great, because I once did a yoga class that isn’t and I totally messed up.

  10. 12

    Would love to give this a try!!

  11. 13
    Melissa Zimmerman says:

    Celebrities use it

  12. 14
    Katie Roch says:

    I learned that dynamic resistance increases your heart rate and gets you into your Fat Burning zone. It converts slow moving, easy activity into fat-blasting muscle toning that quickly builds a sexy, slender, strong body.

  13. 15
    Katie Roch says:

    My favorite healthy snack is greek yogurt.

  14. 16
    Janna Johnson says:

    I would like to have this to use with the patients in the psych hospital I work in!
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna @ hotmail . com Janna johnson on GFC

  15. 17
    Lyndi Malarchuk says:

    natural popcorn or light greek yogurt.

  16. 18

    I was training for professional wrestling and first heard of this program through another pro wrestling star. I became extremely ill almost a year ago and have been suffering from symptoms which have prevented me from continuing my training. mri found a small brain tumor in my pituitary. My energy levels are way low and I would like to use this program to help build my mind, and strength up again. Dr’s still do not have answers for me. medicine to treat symptoms, but nothings getting done. I’m a 29 year old athletic female and want to be me again. I would love to give DDP’s program a try.

  17. 19

    My roomie and I are big wrestling fans and both out of shape. We follow ddp and the work he is doing with Jane. Roberts and Scott Hall. It’s really inspiring and we need to get our acts together and get healthy.

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    Cliff Able says:

    DDPYoga has a great support group at Team DDPYoga. Did I say great? It is the greatest! The workouts are easi8ly modified to anyone’s level of flexibility/ ability. Doing the mods helps you improve to get you to the shape of your life. Great website here too!

  19. 21

    I learned that this is a great program for everyone. Beginners and and advanced alike.

  20. 22
    Joanna F says:

    This looks really cool, I’ve done some Rodney Yee but haven’t done yoga in a while

  21. 23
    Steve Stone says:

    celebrities use it

  22. 24
    elizabeth p says:

    I like that you dont have to be a professional athlete to do this program.

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    Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d love to win this, I esp love the workout journal.

  24. 26

    Would love to win!

  25. 27

    It looks great, the success stories are inspirational, the exercises are done naturally often by no machine except your whole body, and it’s done by one of the greatest wrestlers, also the greatest men (he stepped up and helped a couple other wrestlers that didn’t seem to have a chance in hell of recovering and they are recovering fortunately…) ever on this earth…

  26. 28

    WE could really make use of this program. My fiancee is a type 2 diabetic & we haven’t had the money to get his insulin for a long time. We’re hoping that exercise will help him out!

  27. 29

    I’ve seen the video’s of how people have changed their life using this program. I’m a type 2 diabetic & need a major change in my life to get me healthy. We haven’t had the money to buy my insulin in months & I’m tired of feeling tired, sick, & in pain.

  28. 30

    Favorite healthy snack is sugar free pudding or bananas

  29. 31

    My favorite healthy snack is apples & oranges

  30. 32

    Great review. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now, I’m amazed at the results I’ve seen for others.

  31. 33
    rachel says:

    I’d like to try a new yoga dvd.

  32. 34

    I have been doing ddp yoga for a few weeks now and I love it. It was just the DVDs I got second hand . But I would really like to get a copy for my mother. She recently had a Doyle knee replacement and has been unable to get around at all the past month and is unable to exercise like she used to because she can barely walk. She has gained a significant amount of weight and I think ddp yoga is the perfect thing for her seeing as it has little impact on your joints. Also seeing the amazing transformation that art bureaus ale to make I am confident that my mother would benefit from the program.

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    Jessica says:

    I would love to win this!! I LOVE yoga & this would be perfect to slim down before summer!!

  34. 36

    I am need of a good program that works. This sounds perfect!

  35. 37

    Looking at the success stories, people have lost a lot of weight and gained flexibility by doing the yoga workouts! I would love to try! :)

  36. 38

    I love eating no-butter popcorn for a healthy snack!

  37. 39

    I teach yoga, and I’d love to learn what is a bit different about DDP yoga. Exactly the adding of dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements. I might be a bit too much for me, as I teach gentle yoga, and yoga from the chair, but I’m very curious.

    Thanks! Gaileee
    gaileee recently posted…Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) areaMy Profile

  38. 40

    Favorite snack, is baked kale with spritzed on olive oil with sea salt! Yum!
    gaileee recently posted…Baxter Bell’s article on: How Much Stretch is the Right Amount?My Profile

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    Sam Stamp says:

    I really like that DDP Yoga teaches you active breathing technique which I could really use. I like and learned that they have a beginners phase and that all the packs come with audio MP3 versions

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    tina reynolds says:

    I love fresh fruit and yogurt I really need something to help me get in better shape

  41. 43
    Christine says:

    love the workout journal

  42. 44
    jen gersch says:

    i learned there are different types of yoga for different levels

  43. 45
    jen gersch says:

    my fave snack is air popped popcorn

  44. 46
    Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love that the program has different workouts styles on each Disc like for Beginners, like me, and that I would be able to do at home.

  45. 47
    Brittney House says:

    I love the inspiring stories they have on the site. I would love to use this to slim down my husband and I

  46. 48
    Daniel M says:

    always wanted to try some yoga

  47. 49

    If Arthur can do it then so can I. #NoExcuses

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    Justin Heard says:

    The fact I am 470 pounds makes me need to get something in check. I consider myself an active person but I have been so out of whack lately. DDP Yoga has been something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile now. Winning a copy would be amazing.

  49. 51

    Dying to try DDP!

  50. 52
    Gaye M says:

    I learned that the main benefits of DDP Yoga are body fat loss, lean muscle growth, and improved cardio levels all without placing undue stress on the joints.

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    Gaye M says:

    My favorite snack is almonds.

  52. 54

    BANG!

  53. 55
    Erica C. says:

    I love variety in my workouts, but I’ve never tried yoga. I think this would be a great addition to what I currently do for exercise and I’d love to see how it could change me.

  54. 56

    My favorite healthy snack fruit.

  55. 57

    I’m excited to try this because I am eating healthier and looking for something to help me to become more flexible and then I’ll be able to work out easier.

  56. 58
    Scarlett Graham says:

    I love that they have different levels to start out easy and work your way up. I can do this at home!!

  57. 59
    Thomas Chappell says:

    I learned that DDP does yoga I was wondering what happened to him. It would be fun to try this out

  58. 60
    Thomas Chappell says:

    My favorite health snack is Metrx cookie dough protein bars

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    susan smoaks says:

    I am super excited to try the DDP YOGA because i want to get in better shape and be super strong and fit!

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    Angela Cisco says:

    I have been tracking the results of a couple former wrestlers and have been amazed by their transformations. Especially that of Scott Hall in such as short period of time. I would love to give it a try myself as I am having medical issues that this system could possibly help me turn around.

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    Angela Cisco says:

    My favorite “healthy snack” is a few grapes and a string cheese

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    Teresa D says:

    I learned that I can do this at any size and that it will not cause extra stress to my joints.

  63. 65

    This is interesting in that the originator is roughly the same age as I am.

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    I like that this programis currently used by professional football players, professional as well as amateur wrestlers and MMA fighters.

  65. 67
    Charlene Kuser says:

    I like that this program is currently used by professional football players, professional as well as amateur wrestlers and MMA fighters.

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite healthy snack is yogurt

  67. 69

    I’m excited to try it out because its suggested for all ages.

  68. 70

    Yoga is really beneficial to people suffering from all forms of modern lifestyle diseases, both physical and mental. Doing exercise and yoga to treat or help relieve anxiety and depression.

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