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workout dvds that are effective?

dont have time to go to the gyms what workout dvds are popular and effective what is everyone using? any recommendations?

Wed. Oct 5, 2:56pm

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I love the Walk Away the Pounds dvd collection by Leslie Sansone. They are fun and energetic and the time goes so fast you don't even realize you have walked 2 miles or 3 miles.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 3:46 PM

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I heard that the dvds are good but I haven't tried them. I remember someone posting about them and liking them a lot.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 3:49 PM

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core secrets dvds by gunnar peterson are proven to be quite effective

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 4:11 PM

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I love my old school TaiBo. The but workout is great! I also use the windsor pilates on days when I want a relaxing workout. I don't really work up a sweat but I can feel my muscles and have great posture afterwards. Helps with the stomach region because all of the moves work your "core"

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 4:26 PM

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The FIRM!!!! All the way. Best workout DVDs in my opinion. Combines strength training with cardio. Will kick your butt.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 4:43 PM

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Anything from You've probably seen their infomercials on tv for Slim in 6 or Power 90. I did Slim in 6, I've had great results from Project You, and now i'm doing Turbo Jam. Take a look at their before and after pictures on the website, it really convinced me the first time.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 5:17 PM

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my favorite dvds

I like the Firm but my 40+ yo knees can't take it too often (hover squats are a killer on my joints). I love Gin Miller- the old Step Reeboks are always fun and she is such a kick (I don't think these are available on DVD). I especially like the interval work. You will see your butt shrink and legs tighten up with these. And time really flies with her.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 8:55 PM

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i really like blast away 10lbs by denise austin she has 2 20 workouts kickboxing and interval training it is good beginners and it really makes u sweat i m a beginner and i tried the firm and i got lost it goes way toofast what is good for amateurs???

Wednesday, October 05, 2005, 9:30 PM

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please, please add some punctuation! I had to twist my poor old brain in knots to understand what you were saying. (Only to find I had nothing to add to help you anyway...I don't even own a DVD player...sorry.)

Thursday, October 06, 2005, 7:11 AM

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I also like the FRIM, but agree it's rough on your knees. I'm young and can't do it more than twice a week!

Thursday, October 06, 2005, 11:02 AM

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These are 10 min workouts, that really work you out. I've really noticed a difference in my muscle tone w/ these, and it does abit of cardio as well

Thursday, October 06, 2005, 12:31 PM

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Monday, July 14, 2008, 11:39 AM

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Charlie Brooks' workout (she of the evil Janine from Eastenders) is really tough, not patronising, and good fun. Cannot say enough times how good this is.

Monday, July 14, 2008, 11:44 AM

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Thursday, September 25, 2008, 4:56 PM

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I like Pilates for Weight Loss and I just picked up Billy Blanks 3-pack TaeBo workouts a few days ago. I've only done one workout so far but I am still feeling it in my muscles (3 days later). So I think it will be effective.

Also, the way he does it is that he has you do the moves sort of slowly for the first couple reps then he "AMPS" it up and you do the same moves really fast. So you are doing so many different moves, working so many different muscle groups all in a 30-40 minute workout. It's also cardio so that's good too.

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:09 PM

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I like every 10-Minute Solutions Video that I've purchased. I just rented a bunch of them on Netflix to see what other ones I like.

Friday, October 03, 2008, 5:08 PM

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I love walk away the pounds dvd collection by Leslie Sansone also. I have two of them...3 fast miles and the 5 mile dvd. I have the walk belt, 2 pound hand weights, and the band. I also join up with several other ladies on Tuesdays and Thursdays to walk with the same videos.

Friday, October 03, 2008, 8:41 PM

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I like Tahitian Hip Hop by Kili from Natural Journeys. My favorite!!! Of course, Tae Bo is incredible. I just bought a Bollywood DVD, I'll let you know if I like it.

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 11:00 PM

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For a great strength training workout try Jari Love - You'll really burn! She emphasizes low weights and lots of reps, so it is better for people who have joint issues. May be too much if you do no strength training now, though she encourages you to do as much as you can, and watch the improvement! Start with the "Get Ripped" - it's the simplest one. I've been doing weights for a while, but have really seen improvement since starting her program.

Monday, October 06, 2008, 11:12 AM

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10-Minute Trainer!

I have been doing Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer from for 1 month and the payoff is huge! There are five 10-minute workouts and they each kick your butt! I do 3 a day for best results. There's cardio, lower body, total body, abs and yoga. Coupled with weightwatchers I have lost 10 lbs and 12.5 inches in the past just more than a month. The nice thing is that the workouts are short and if you need to ease into it you can just do one a day, anybody can manage 10 minutes and he is always switching up the techniques so just as you're getting spent it switches to the next thing. I love it! (and I also hate it because it's hard)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 1:48 PM

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turbo jam, love it!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008, 9:46 AM

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The Firm - hands down! It all depends on your age, any injuries, fitness level, ect. These videos will kick your ass! I am an aerobic instructor&weight trainer. I have done alot of different exercise types and so far The Firm has been the most effective and challenging.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 8:44 AM

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I also have the Walk Away The Pounds DVD. I also just joined a gym. Its for women only. Its called Fit Zone for Women. They will set you up on your own routine and also have alot of different classes. I love it

Monday, November 10, 2008, 9:29 AM

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Leslie Sansone & Petra Kolber

I ditched the gym and bought dvds instead... I like Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds a lot! Working myself to 3 miles! From my Weight Watchers kit Petra Kolber does a great job too with a variety of exercises to choose from. I alternate daily between the videos.

Thursday, January 08, 2009, 10:35 AM

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I love the urban rebounder and DVD set to exercise. Low impact on joints great cardio, FUN . I am 60 yrs old and it sure brings back the kid in me. The series of dvd's offer all types of ways to work out and with the resistance bands and stablizing bar I can work out easliy. Reults are great to much easier than going to the gym.

Thursday, January 08, 2009, 11:05 AM

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I too am a fan of Jari Love's "Ripped" DVDs - I've seen a huge difference in my body and my energy level since I've started doing them !

Thursday, January 08, 2009, 1:50 PM

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DVD collection

I have a great collection of DVDs which are very effective .

dvd collections

Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 5:09 AM

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Turbo Jam (cardio party burns about 550 calories for me)
Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (burns about 350-400 calories for me)
Zumba (advanced/intermediate burns about 400 calories)

btw i could read your question just fine!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 3:51 PM

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I love the 10-minute solutions. They have a pilates video and it's challenging.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 3:56 PM

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Workout dvd's

I love Billy Blanks Bootcamp. I used to workout in a boxing gym but it was getting too expensive. These dvd's are a great alternative! I also enjoy the Windsor pilates.

Thursday, December 03, 2009, 2:22 AM

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30 day shred by Jillian Michaels they are 3 workouts vary in level and are hard but results do after doing them just go on amazon and search 30 day shred.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 8:07 PM

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Thursday, December 17, 2009, 11:07 PM

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I love workout DVDs. I've got a gym membership but DVDs are great for when I don't feel like going. Right now I favor:

Cathe - great step video/kickboxing
Amy Petterson (or something similar) - kickboxing
Jari Loe - Get Ripped - very good weight lifting
Jillian Michaels - not terribly hard but effective
The Firm 500 calorie workout - great workout

I used to love Billy Blanks but his DVDs are not what they used to be. Tae Bo Advanced I and II were AMAZING!

Friday, December 18, 2009, 1:51 PM

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I have one of her workout DVDs. Great low impact workout.

Friday, February 12, 2010, 9:41 PM

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I have also ditched the gym, and I love working out to DVDs at home. I have Leslie Sansone's Express Workout DVD. Great low impact workout. I also do weights, pilates, and yoga at home.

Friday, February 12, 2010, 9:44 PM

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I have been using the Biggest Loser Cardio Max and Power Sculpt dvds since the begginning of the year. They work great for me. You can do the 6 week program and then you customize which ones you want to do when you are finished. I also have started alternating the cardio max and the p90x cardiox dvds every other day. I do cardio on mon, wed, fri and sculpt and run on my treadmill on tues, thu, sat. I have the day off sunday unless i choose to go some slight yoga for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 11:29 AM

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I have P90X and love it! Alot of my clients like the walk away the pounds. I reviewed it and if you have a busy schedule, kids in the house, or whatever it really is great.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:35 PM

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