My favorite workout DVDs
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m not exactly a gym rat. I prefer to workout at home instead with one of the many DVDs that I have in my video library. It allows me the flexibility to easily squeeze in a sweat session whenever I have the time and lets me do so in my pajamas or mismatched clothing.
Now that the winter is approaching, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out of a nice cozy bed and into the cold just to make it to the gym. So, I thought I’d share a list of my all-time favorite workout videos to help you out!
Jari Love: Get Extremely Ripped! 1000
This is probably my all-time favorite workout DVD. I’ve reviewed it before and just cannot say enough about it. You can customize the workout to make it 30 minutes or 1 hour, and you have the option of doing an extra 8 minute ab workout. My favorite part is that you can do the workout as-is or do just the cardio or just the weights. It is so adaptable that there’s no excuse not to do it! (Equipment needed: light and medium hand weights; aerobic step, optional)
Bob Harper: Cardio Conditioning
Everyone always says that Jillian Michaels is the tough guy (err, girl), but I think that Bob’s workout kicks her perky booty! Once again, I’ve reviewed this one before, but it is worth mentioning again. Bob gets into the camera and yells like a drill sergeant for about 65 minutes, and the dude in the video looks like he’s about to die. It’s a killer workout. (Equipment needed: light and medium hand weights)
Jari Love’s Get Extremely Ripped! Revved to the Max
Yes, Jari Love…again. I’m such a huge fan and pretty much have all of her workouts. Revved to the Max is awesome because it is basically weight training with movement, so you get strength and cardio. At one point, she says that you should be burning as many calories as you would by running on a treadmill. Just like the one I mentioned above, this DVD is also customizable. (Equipment needed: Light and medium hand weights; aerobic step, optional)
The Complete Physique Workout Kit
This kit is a bit pricey, but it is worth it. For the first time in my life, I actually have a booty! While they claim that you’re burning calories and getting in some cardio, I find that it is more of a toning and lengthening workout. Gotta love something that promises to make you long and lean like a dancer! (Equipment needed: Resistance ball which comes with the kit; light and medium hand weights; a mat or pillow; a chair)
Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
I know that I said that Jillian isn’t as tough as Bob- and I still stand by it. However, this is a great cardio workout- no weights or equipment required. Jillian takes you through each set two times, and the plyometrics will really get your heart rate up! (Equipment needed: None)
Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training
This DVD really is a timesaver! You get a total body workout in just 32 minutes. Even though it is brief, this workout is no joke. Jackie will work you! (Equipment needed: light and medium hand weights)
Do you ever workout at home? What are your favorite DVDs or equipment? I’m always looking for new workouts! I also enjoy the Tone It Up Girls and their YouTube videos. They are so motivational!
Have a great weekend!