I am sure that many people think that DVDs are completely outdated but there are still some great ones out there!
DVDs are what set off my love of fitness and staying in shape. I have done quite a few in my life and I enjoyed most of them. In this post, I will be showing you some of my favorites that I think you might like too!
7 awesome workout DVDs
- Cardio: Jillian Michael’s Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Whether you like her or not, she does have some great workout videos. Her Banish Fat Boost Metabolism workout definitely does not disappoint.
This is a 40 minute circuit workout that blasts a good amount of calories while keeping you interested. You will find that time flies by with the intense intervals. It even includes ab work for a complete workout on a day off from weightlifting.
You can find it on Amazon or buy it on YouTube.
2. Cardio and strength training: Jari Love’s Get Extremely Ripped! 1000
Whew! This one is a tough! The 1000 part of the title refers to the number of calories you may burn by doing the workout.
The structure of the workout is cardio intervals with strength training after them. There are beginner, intermediate and advance modifications so you can make it as easy or as hard as you want.
The running time of the workout is 75 minutes. The nice thing though is that you can choose to break up the exercise moves to end up having multiple workouts that focus on different things.
This workout will definitely have you reaching your goals in no time when paired with a sensible diet. You can find it on Amazon.
*If I remember correctly, I burned around 600-700 calories whenever I did this workout back in the day.*
3. Cardio and strength: Cathe Friedrich X10
This DVD is pretty amazing when it comes to giving you a full body blast in a short amount of time. There are multiple premixed workouts on it that you can pick from or have one longer workout.
There is equipment that is used in some of the workouts (a cardio step and gliding discs) but you can modify things and do without them.
If you are one that likes long workouts, this may not be the right one for you. If you are looking for a quality workout, than this is one you should consider. You may not see a ton of calories burned on your fitness watch but you will definitely get a good afterburn.
You can find this on Amazon and on Cathe’s website.
4. Strength training: Kelly Coffey Meyer’s 30 Minutes to Fitness: Muscle Definition
This was the DVD that really got me into strength training. It has you using light weights but it is still effective as you are free to add in heavier ones if you want more of a challenge.
There are premixed workouts target different muscle groups or individual ones. You can also choose the full body, longer option for a more intense workout.
You can find this workout DVD on Amazon and on Kelly’s website.
5. Strength training: Cathe Friedrich’s Slow & Heavy
Wowza! This offering by Cathe is a real burner. It involves lifting weight really slowly which may have you screaming after a while (I may have).
There are three workouts that focus on different muscle groups or you can put them all together to have a great full body workout. All you need are some dumbbells of different weights and then you are able to make the workouts as easy or as hard as you want.
You can find the DVD on Amazon and on her website.
6. Strength training and cardio: The Firm’s 500 Calorie Workout with Kelsie Daniels
This is a fun, intense and fast moving full body workout. It has a runtime of 60 minutes. There is a warm-up and cool down included.
Light weights are used but you can modify things so that the weight can be heavier if you want. As I recall, there are some tricky moves but you will get the hang of them better after doing them multiple times.
One thing I love about this workout (aside from it being great) is that the trainer is black. I do not usually like to make things about race but I think it is wonderful to see a fellow black person who is passionate about staying in shape.
With modifications to make it harder, I remember burning really close to 500 calories each time I did the workout.
You can find the DVD on Amazon.
7. Mari Winsor: Pilates
Mari Winsor is an amazing Pilates instructor. I used this DVD a lot (and will use it again soon!) and saw wonderful results.
There is one full workout (runs around 50 minutes) and an express workout (runs 25 minutes). You do not have to be an expert to do the workouts as they are great for beginners too. There are three different people showing three different levels of difficulty so you can follow along with what they are doing.
You can find this DVD on Amazon.
I highly recommend these!
These were my favorites back when I used to do DVD workouts and I think many others would like them too. They are great for those that do not want to take the risk of going to a gym right now.
There are so many other good DVDs out there and I plan on getting some to use as a part of my exercise routines.
Collage Video is a wonderful site to visit as they rate and review pretty much all workout DVDs on the market. You can also buy some through them. If you still have a DVD player and are interested, you may want to check them out.
Let me know if you have done workout DVDs and if so, which ones.
Thanks for reading!
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1 thought on “7 Awesome Workout DVDs (yes, those old things) To Try!”
zumba ones are nice – I get them from the public library – & I only recently discovered Tae Bo – love it!