Post # 1
Miss Powder Puff sang the praises of The Firm videos. Miss Ballet Flat talks of the greatness of 30 Day Shred. Which one do you prefer and why? Or let me know about some other incredible video you love to use!
I’m leaning toward 30 Day Shred because it takes just 20 minutes, but found Miss Powder Puff’s comment about "hurts to lift your arms to wash your hair" kind of pain interesting. . . especially since my biggest concerns are toning up my back & arms for my strapless dress.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
Level 1 didn’t really hurt my arms onthe shred, but level 2 sure did… I’m not touching level 3 yet.
I like the shred, but am curious to know what other dvds are good 🙂
Post # 4
I used The Firm. I love the weights that come in the set you can buy, I use them when I run on the treadmill too to keep my arms toned while I’m doing my cardio. But the Firm videa was a great workout. I accidentally tried a more advanced workout when I was just starting…OW! Sore arms and abs!
I don’t have 30 Day Shred, but I have another Jillian Michaels DVD set and that kicks my butt! Again…OW. Jillian Michael’s stuff is less choreography. I’m not good with putting moves together, so her simple workouts are a blessing. You don’t have to be a dancer or coordinated at all to get a good workout with her.
Post # 5
My favorite is the Biggest Loser Cardio Workout.
Post # 6
New York City Ballet Workout (hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker). It’s a few years old, but as a former ballet dancer, it’s a fun way for me to work out and remember the good ol’ days.
Post # 7
PS–I’m also a fan of the whole Windsor Pilates series. (Yeah, I’m old school, but it works!!)
Post # 8
Soooo, this is a little embarrassing, but I’ve purchased several workout series that are advertised on TV – Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Booty Ballet, and Turbo Jam. Hip Hop Abs and Turbo Jam are my favorites because I find the instructors hilarious, and the routines are actually very fun. They only thing is that since the workouts are a little "dancy" it takes some time to get used to the choreography. Also, they are a little pricey, but you get tons of DVD’s, so there is enough variation to keep you from getting bored.
Post # 9
My fiance and I tried the 30 day shred last weekend after hearing so many comments about it here on weddingbee. I am still sore!! I could barely walk the next day. Those 20 mins went by really fast though, and Jillian is motivational. I’m so glad we got it.
Post # 10
I enjoy the turbo jam workouts. I did something similar in college and find this to be something fun I look forward to.
Post # 11
I never used any workout videos before, but saw a lot of great stuff on the Shred here – and needing to mix it up and find a workout to use while travelling, I started using the Shred a few weeks ago – I love that it is quick (its more like 26-27 minutes from warm up to cool down) and the three levels are all pretty good workouts. I just tried level 3 last night for the first time. I feel like I am in pretty good shape, but I am still sore after these workouts! My only caution is that there is a lot of jumping so if you have bad knees ease into it, or try something else!
Post # 12
I just want to say, Jillian Michaels is SATAN! I just tried 30 Day Shred after all the rave reviews. And it definitely works!
I use a combination of several different programs to keep motivated. Yoga Booty Ballet, Tae Bo, and Windsor Pilates are some of my favorites. I’m interested to see how my newest "The Biggest Loser" workouts and 30 Day Shred will go. I’m not a gym person at all, so any videos I can do at home and amuse myself with, I’m all for it.
Post # 14
I wonder how you get yourself to actually put in the video and do the workout? Though I have the best of intentions, it never seems to happen. How do you motivate yourself to do it?
Post # 15
linzella, I always come "this close" to picking up the phone and ordering those videos, but the teasing I’d inevitably get from my FI always stops me. It’s great to hear someone uses & likes them – maybe next time that commercial comes on, I’ll pick up the phone.
doctorgirl, try enlisting a friend (or your fiance). That’s my plan – since my FI also wants to get in shape for the wedding, I plan to have a conversation with him about working out together. And he’s definitely the self-starter in the relationship, and he’ll keep after me to do it.
Post # 16
I love P90X. I don’t have all the weights or a pull up bar yet, but I’ve been doing Plyometrics, Cardio, Yoga, Abs, Kempo, and Stretching ones. I love that they have a countdown bar which shows you how long you have left for a certain section and how long you have left in the workout.
Word of warning though; these videos are totally geared for men. No really fun dances moves or anything like that. I just need someone to tell me what to do!
P.S. Billy Blanks Tae-Bo is great too!