Post # 1
I have been searching for a DVD workout program. I just can’t seem to find one that does not use loads of equipment, doesn’t take an hour a day, and isn’t SUPER expensive.
While planning/paying for a wedding I can’t really afford all the new fancy workout systems like T25, though I would LOVE to try it when we can afford it. I’m also just starting to get into working out regularly, so I don’t want to spend a whole bunch and end up not sticking to my plan.
I am in school now, and will be for a few more years so I also don’t want to expect to commit an entire hour to a workout program a day, in case things get hectic!
I’m 5’4″ and around 125 pounds. I am mostly trying to tone and get lean, with only a little bit of weight loss/fat burning.
(Wedding is around 10 months away and I want to get a head start on getting fit!)
If anyone has any suggestions for some workout DVD programs, please share! And share results, and maybe a review of it!
Post # 3
My FI and I started the Be Fit in 90 program and we like it! And it’s FREE on youtube!
I am 5’6″ and about 133, so I also didn’t want to lose a TON of weight, but I do want to get toned for the honeymoon. We are about 30 days in and I am already feeling so much stronger and seeing results. And the best part is that it’s only 35 minutes a day!
Post # 4
I youtube a lot of videos by Jillian Michaels!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
A bee has recommended Blogilates. (Everything’s on YouTube)
I love that the abs workout that are about 5 to 10 minutes long.
I combine that with my weekly Pilates classes. I’ve lost about 16 lbs since I started in May 2013.
Post # 6
@mallorinicole: You should check out Zuzka Light on YouTube and at Zuzkalight.com. Her workouts are high intensity interval training, and require little no equipment. Her workouts are a short, 15-25 mins, and very effective. I’m a member on her website, and it only costs $10 a month. You can get a lot if access to her older videos on YouTube. I highly recommend her.
Also, if there is one piece of equipment I would recommend, it would be a kettle bell!
Post # 7
@mallorinicole: For 3 years now, I absolutely swear by Bodyrock … these are short (usually 12 minutes) high intensity interval training, and in those 12 minutes you push to your max and feel as though you have worked out for an hour!
Not kidding, with doing bodyrock 3-5 times a week (and eating healthy) I dropped about 18kgs (39 pounds) in about 4 months. If you are not looking to lose weight, these workouts also make your body beautifully toned and tight and most of the exercises can be done without equipment or can be modified. Have never been as fit as I am when I incorporate these workouts into my routine.
Start with day 1 of their 30 day challenge here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_PcO9bfRtk it’s all free and trust me it’s worth it!
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
I agree with the Jillian Michaels suggestions. The 30 day shred is pretty awesome for toning and will definitely get your heartrate up. I’ve heard good things about other JM videos, too.
Also check out the BodyRock TV channel on youtube– there are tons of videos targeting different areas on there for you!
Post # 9
I am currently re-starting P90X…however most of those workouts are about an hour long.
I also do some Jillian Michaels dvds, they’re shorter and make you sweat pretty good!
Post # 10
Jillian Michaels fits the bill. I did 30 day Shred and Ripped in 30. They are both about 30 minutes long, have a good combination of strength and cardio and are really cheap. All you need for equipment is a set of dumbells, but I used cans and it was fine. 🙂
Post # 11
Here is the link for all the Be Fit videos on Youtube. There are a ton of them!
Honestly, 30 Day Shred is my least favorite Jillian Michaels video. I like No More Trouble Zones and Ripped in 30.
Post # 12
@mallorinicole: If you’re looking for absolute free/ no equipment, I recommend the 7 minute workout app. I do 3 rounds, so it ends up being about 25 minutes (with rest in between) and it’s pretty intense. It’s teh type of thing that you could easily add some weights to as well if you wanted some more resistance. I usually use it as a backup plan for snowy weather, or days when I have meetings after work and can’t make it to the gym, but If that’s all you’re doing, I could see it getting a bit redundant/ boring.
If you want to add some yoga and pilates to the mix, doyogawithme.com is a great free resource as well.
Post # 13
Are the Be Fit videos high impact (i.e. a lot of jumping)? I live in a 2nd floor apartment with not very sound-proof floors and I have a problem ankle…
Post # 14
It really depends on the type of workout it is. They have all kinds including low impact stuff like yoga and pilates.
Post # 15
@MsPups: I followed Body Rock for a while when Zuzana was doing it. I don’t know how I feel about the new girl! I do love that they are quick and intense and combine cardio and strength though.
These are all fabulous suggestions! Might have to try them all!
Post # 16
I loveeeeeeeeeee blogilates! Everything is totally free and on youtube. If you sign up for her news letter you even get access to a complete workout plan for the month and a meal plan (if you want, I’ve never used the meal plan). I love having someone do the workout planning for me 🙂 Very few of the videos use any equipment and she gives modifications if you don’t have what it uses.