Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Private Sharing

I have been sharing most video files privately lately so do not have any new public files to share through this blog.  There are so many wonderful edited routines with great music that I just do not know which to choose to record to share more publicly.

Right now most of my workout sessions will be spent visiting Jessica Smith's new Walk Strong set.

Dozens of original and edited files I have not had the time to try will be piling up in the meantime.
Hopefully, I will get back to recording and sharing more publicly next year LOL

Just a quick review of some of Jessica's new set which may be the best dvd purchase I have ever made.  First up yesterday morning was Cardio Party which was nice but the music was too soft so I replaced its audio.  I wound up doing the whole workout again while sitting in front of my laptop last night LOL
This morning was the Interval routine.   I did the first half on the bungee and second half on the ball.  The moves change quickly so I was relying on the cuing more than usual and the music didn't bother me so may never edit it.  It totally wiped me out so next time will follow Mom Debbie LOL  The planks moves can be done upright while bouncing.
Then while sitting on a swivel chair, I tried some of 360 Abs and WOW!  Jessica hit a home run with this routine.  I doubt I would ever try this whole routine in one session.  She has almost every standing abs move I have ever seen and even a few more.  The moves are simple enough to follow that I will replaced its audio and probably split it into 2 separate files.    I am really excited about this set and amazed at not only Jessica's creativity but her generosity at giving her fans so much for free online plus this set for such a reasonable price.
(hint: register your email address to get a special discount code)

My sweatfest with Walk Strong continues.  My favorite may be the Barefoot Fusion Sculpt but still have a few to try.  It just felt so good like Ellen Barrett and other fusions but with lots of new moves. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Respect Our Differences

Our son's boyfriend is a Catholic Mexican.
The biggest obstacle in their relationship is that he is also vegan.

When the boyfriend came out as gay to his family, they were supportive.
Coming out as vegan was much tougher for his mom to understand and accept.
On the other hand, I often wonder how many religious homophobes eat shellfish.

One of the worse arguments I had with my husband who is my best friend was because I ordered sausage in a diner and all he saw were the three little pigs in  the classic movie *Babes in Toyland* being slaughtered for sausage links.  He became so grumpy and continued to be grumpy for a whole weekend!

When I was the moderator of an exercise email group, there were lots of battles over different eating choices which made the email group less focused on exercise.  The owner of VideoFitness forum wisely excluded diet talk.  It is one thing to make a choice about what a person decides to eat but trying to stop others from eating what they choose is just as unfair as pushing any other religious or political agenda.
Almost any difference can cause unnecessary division,  As strange as it sounds, I have felt bullied by members of VideoFitness because I have not purchased an expensive Bellicon bungee rebounder so visit that forum less often.   I bounce everyday and have for over 15 years but have seen others very new to bouncing treat me as am enemy because I have not jumped on the Bellicon band wagon.  Different Strokes for different folks.

Everyone should be able to pursue happiness and have equal rights.  Differences should be respected.  People who feel differently should not be dehumanized, bullied, or ostracized by zealots and mob mentality.   Most mob mentality is created by toxic people, people who cannot respect differences.

There are so many different issues that can divide people and even families.  It is disheartening to see so many people in the world letting differences cause separation and even violence.    Hopefully, 2016 will be a year when people will decide to respect differences instead of attack them.

Friday, December 25, 2015


Had to share this with you because laughter is the best gift to give:

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday 

here are samples of recently revisited Ilyse Baker edits which were great for bouncing

I gave up looking for the perfect workout so have learned to edit routines to make them more appealing.  For example, the Sweat Lab series has some interesting new moves but the audio stinks and the combos are done three times with too many reps which gets tedious for my old body and unnecessary.  Currently, I am editing The Sweat Lab series, taking out extra repetitions and moves I do not want to do while adding music.  The result has been a fun Sweat Lab Express LOL

Monday, December 21, 2015


Many events recently are making me a bigger believer of karma than ever.  Even when bad events have happened, it seems as though they were meant to happen so I could move on if I learn from them.  When a door or window is slammed shut, another always seems to open.

I tend to be quite helpful towards most people who cross my path being a chronic people pleaser.  It makes me feel good to make someone else happier.  When people treat me like a door mat, I remove the mat.  Sometimes I really would prefer to smother them with the mat but that may only help me feel better about their poor behavior for a short time.  I prefer to take the higher road and just to have nothing more to do with people who takes advantage of my good nature.  Heck I even feel sorry for them for losing what could have been a really good friend in their lives.  If people want to think ill of me and strike out, it is their problem and I try not to make me mine.  I am honest to a fault.  Always was and always will be.  I can accept white lies but cannot accept lies to cover poor behavior.

As the new year approaches, I feel it will be a wonderful one.  I have old and new friends who seem to appreciate me.  Our older son has the first real love of his life.   My health issues feel better than they have been.  Even my teeth are giving me the hope that I can continue to enjoy eating LOL

You can focus on the negative or decide to focus on the positive.  Those who focus on the negative will doubtfully ever feel well and may try to make others feel unwell.   That is their problem, do not allow it to become yours.

Happy Holidays!  Hope this makes you smile:

nutcracker danceThe Nutcracker dance you've NEVER seen before!
Posted by Melody Mendez Fox 32 Chicago on Thursday, December 17, 2015

One other thing, this youtube video has some great lower body cardio:

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Focus on the Good in the World

Michael Moore who found Trump to be very cowardly when both were waiting to be on a tv show several years ago made a powerful post on Facebook and here is an excerpt which really put it all into perspective:

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

It still amazes me how surreal Trump's campaign is.  Also amazes me how surreal it was when the least friendly person on WellVideo became the administrator of a private club there, the focus of which was making friends and sharing.  Of course, that focus for that club no longer exists just as Trump represents everything unAmerican: bigotry, racism, prejudice, bullying, deception, greed, hypocrisy,  etc.

My conscience cannot tolerate Mr.Trump's bullying and mob mentality.
My conscience just could not tolerate the mob mentality and the stress generated in that other club.  I left that club and started another with the original focus of that club:
making friends with other workout fans around the world so we are all healthier mentally and physically.  
Anyone with an interest in workouts can visit WellVideo.net  
Anyone who registers and friends me (Bouncin Barb) and treats other members well can become a member of this new club.
WE are all more alike than not.
Do not give any power to those bullies who lack a conscience and try to dehumanize any victims for a false sense of superiority.   Resist mob mentality.
The people who designed WellVideo wanted a place where all can be friends in the pursuit of health.
The original focus of the US was the pursuit of happiness for all. 
Do not give away your health and happiness to joyless people since misery loves company.
Choose health and happiness!  
The golden rule of treating others how we would like to be treated is still the best way to peace and happiness for all.    

This morning I worked out with myself and loved it!  LOL

BB BungeeBall MU 2 by POMBarb
I really enjoyed the music and the moves so plan to record more.
No trouble keeping in time on the large PROBounce even though the recording was done on the JumpSport550.
(both models are still having a great Holiday sale price!)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Still Bouncing and Bouncing and Bouncing

I have been enjoying some workouts I had edited awhile ago and never visited before doing more new edits of Be360 routines.  I really enjoyed Leslie Sansone's Walk to the Hits All Time Favorites but with my own oldies soundtrack.  Also enjoyed some Brazilian Butt Lift especially the cardio while sitting on a stability ball.  Also liked the stability ball upright routine but held a purple Zumba stick instead.

Since getting a new temp cap on my cracked tooth, I am eating again LOL

Be sure to visit my bouncing playlists on DailyMotion!
(you tube has some of the routines but not all of the same music)
I may be adding more on one of the bungees or the stability ball soon.  I am surprised that the sit-bouncing on a stability ball seems more popular on youtube and pretty much ignored on Dailymotion so am not sure exactly what my next focus may be.

Meanwhile here is a routine I re-edited with Holiday Music:

BB PROBounce Holiday MU by POMBarb

I am soooo excited about Jessica Smith's new set being released around Christmas.  What a way of actually looking forward to winter.   The set looks and sounds awesome!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Clove Oil for Tooth Pain

I have been having some dental problems and right now have a temporary cap on a cracked tooth.  The darn thing was really painful last night.  This afternoon I finally tried a dab of clove oil and it has not bothered me since!  Like night and day.  Pain went immediately away and has not returned.

Wish I had tried this simple remedy much sooner.  Maybe I would not have lost another tooth after trying to save it with root canal and two crowns.

It is so sad to see so many people in the real world and online who do not understand this simple message.


However, should read:
If your religion or political party requires that you hate someone then you need a new one.

(I cannot stand homophobic people hiding behind a religion, especially if they choose to eat shellfish)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Vimeo Bellicon Classes

This Vimeo channel has some Bellicon classes

Here is one for example


There are two other classes and hopefully, more coming

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bouncing with Weights

I did a few more edited Be360 files then an edit of a few combined youtube videos, one of which used light weights on the bungee.   It reminded me that when bouncing and using a single heavier weighted object like a medball or purple Zumba stick to keep the weight under 2 pounds since the additional GForce can aggravate joints, especially the shoulders.  Even a playground ball can be used instead of a heavy medball.  I prefer my purple Zumba stick because of its sliding filler when using one weighted object.  When using two weights, I prefer my Fitstix for the same reason.  Sliding fillers are kinder to the joints.

There is the option of going heavier if you are not bouncing and just standing or sitting with no bouncing action but I prefer to keep bouncing either standing on a bungee or sitting on a stability ball when working out.

Here is a sample of one of the routines I did this morning with a special holiday song:

Whole routine is available on WellVideo: 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

More Edited Be360

I am still trying the edited (Bellicon) Be360 files and enjoying them on the bungee and ball but more for their music I added than the actual routines.   Overall, I definitely prefer the gal's style to the guy's.  I can keep in time easily in spite of my low ceiling even with the higher jumps. Both repeat their moves too much so I start tweaking them and it evolves into spontaneous free-styling.  I may record myself doing a few with the awesome music.

I am still enjoying the lower, wider PROBounce mat.   However, the quality and awesome holiday price ($399) for the 44 inch JumpSport 550 at Costco and Amazon would be my first recommendation  because the PROBounce is lesser quality and newer on the market so its customer service may be less reliable.  The 48 inch model current price is $299 but you can try to order through the Holiday special link for $249:

My son has been assigned the task of softening up my very firm JumpSport 370 PRO mat LOL

ETA next day:
I just worked out and a routine by the guy is now my favorite bouncing routine!  The Be360 Stamina&Endurance routine has lots of bouncing variations.  Plus the music I added works for me.  Still prefer most of the gal's routines except for this one.
I can share the edited file with friends.  This video file is so good that there is no point recording myself doing it so probably will not be recording much for awhile.
You can find the original on
and get your first month FREE without giving any credit card or personal information.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

More Irony

Trump claims we have to ban Muslims from entering the US because some poll claimed 25% supported violence against the US.

What about the US Christian radicals who support discrimination against gays and even violence.
What about the US Christian radicals who support discrimination against Planned Parenthood and even violence?
What about the US radicals who want everyone to carry a concealed weapon?
We have seen several controversial shootings by professional police officers.  How many civilians may be caught in a crossfire and ricochets if so many people are carrying a concealed weapon?  How many of  these armed people may do something violent because of road rage or alcohol?

Hate Rhetoric is spreading Hate and violence like a cancer.
It does not matter which radical group creates the Hate and the motivation for violence.  The results will be more innocents caught in the cross-fire, not just physically but mentally as well.

Bottomline, no irrational person who does not support equal rights should have the right to lead our country.  The POTUS has to support EVERYONE.  No POTUS should harbor irrational fears and hate.  Is it asking too much not to have a mentally ill POTUS?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Be360 FUN

I am really enjoying the edited Be360 workouts!

I replaced their audio with music only and removed all non-bouncing moves.  Most of the moves are easy to follow on either my PROBounce bungee or while sitting on a large stability ball.  Time flies by while sweating and having Party-in-a-Box FUN!

Personally, still see no reason to spend more for a Bellicon.

These Hoe Downs look awesome too!
From https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS3EbVDpoI_skNMqR3J3O-Q

ETA a bonus Nia routine recorded in Switzerland found on Facebook:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Free Garuda

Many video workout collectors went crazy for the Garuda routines by James D'Silva.  The only ones that interested me were those using a chair and now they are on his youtube channel for free:


Stop the Insanity!

The radicalized Christian Republicans in this country are hitting new lows:
(imagine being the parent of a student killed by friendly fire)

Trump, Cruz, Falwell, etc. should all be investigated for inciting violent hate crimes.  Nobody guilty of their behavior should be allowed to run for any public office.

Were the shootings at the Planned Parenthood facility any different than the shootings at the CA holiday party?

Irrational Hate breeds violence.
More guns means more shootings.
Stop the insanity!

President Obama made me feel so much better this evening.
Nice to have a rational President.

Of course, his rational approach will just make the hate mongers spew more hate.  We will never be able to prevent the irrational attacks made by sick people.  Hate speak may make more crazies cross that line between belief and action.  Hate breeds Hate.
What will happen to most of the decent people if those who thrive on chaos and irrational hate become louder and more powerful?

Please remember what makes the US special:
its mix of people with different cultures, religions, and races
and the freedom to have these differences with equal rights.

Do not let any radicalized segment of our population destroy this ideal by spreading hate.

ETA: Looks like Trump finally shot himself in the foot with his Muslim hate.  It was just a matter of time before one of his stupid ideas were going to be just too stupid.

Saturday, December 5, 2015



Trump after having several demonstrators at a campaign event said:

"Look at what happens. 
Our country is so divided. 
There's hatred between people. 
We want to bring it together"

His whole campaign has been about hate as well as several of the other GOP hopefuls.  Heck his whole life has been about hate.

ETA:This morning while bouncing to an edited Tracey Anderson cardio, it struck me how 3 of the most popular instructors have used spring rebounders:  
Tracey Anderson
Yin the Zone
Hamelin D'abell
(Terri Walsh has used a Bellicon)

All of the above also use pumping music greatly limited by copyright issues
Being able to use a bungee and any music I choose is truly amazing.

How does the way I exercise affect my health?
My resting heartrate after coffee and before working out this morning was in the 50's.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Free Bellicon Workouts!

You can try your first month for free on the new Bellicon Workout 360 site:
It was a very easy sign up without asking for any credit card number or anything that may need to be cancelled before charged.

This morning I did an amazing Tracy Anderson cardio edit with music by David Guetta.  Tracey repeats the moves enough where I can do a move as long as I like then do another move that appeals to me.

To WellVideo Friends:
Be careful what you post on even private profile walls, blogs, and messages because I have had previous posts copied by someone then pasted somewhere else without my consent.
This was a disgusting netiquette violation by someone who is the administrator of a popular private club.
(needless to say, I left the club and unfriended the violator)

The Bellicon videos may look prettier than mine
just as Bellicons may look prettier than my less expensive bungees.
However, I prefer the variety of moves and music on my home recorded workouts.
Again it is how a bungee is used that counts and not how pretty it looks.  The gal does more my kind of action on the bungee, using her whole body when bouncing instead of just a quick walk which can be done without a bungee.

I have been enjoying the Bellicon routines after replacing their audio LOL

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tis the Season

In the past, a few friends wanted workouts with Holiday MUsic so I wanted to share a few of them from my DailyMotion Holiday Playlist:

First the Classic:

Joanie Greggains Holiday WO by POMBarb

then edited:

Greggains Holiday Party Songs MU 1 by POMBarb

Greggains Holiday Party Songs MU 2 by POMBarb

Then some Ellen

Holiday Ballet Pilates with Ellen Barrett by POMBarb

Some Jessica:

JS Holiday Gliding by POMBarb

JS Turkey Trot MU by POMBarb

Happy Holidays and Hope y'all surround yourself with positive supportive peeps