View Full Version : Your Favorite workout Dvds?
08-01-2008, 11:17 AM
I'm trying to expand my exercise dvd collection & would like to know what your favorite dvds are & why?
Also what level exerciser are they for & how long are they?
I have turbo jam & like how the workouts are differing in length - so if I don't have too much time/energy I can choose accordingly.
Unfortunately I am not so coordinated - so if you could include that with your description that would be great! ;)
08-01-2008, 11:22 AM
I absolutely love Gunnar Peterson's workouts - I have a bunch of different ones. They are maybe 20 minutes (max) long, but man - so effective!
http://www.gunnarpeterson.com/ - varies. No need for coordination. Ball workout/weights
I also like T-tapp (www.t-tapp.com) - no need for coordination here. Very lymphatic workout. Try before you buy on the website.
And the P90x (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/best_sellers/p90x.do) - also no need for coordination. Mainly weights is what I do. These are long, though, like an hour.
which I found a few on eBay.
Also the dvd that came w/my rebounder (www.urbanrebounding.com) is a good one.
And then there's the Winsor Pilates....
http://www.winsorpilates.com/ - also, no need for coordination here...resistance band is the one's I use...about 1/2 hour long
I could go on, but you get the drift of where I'm coming from...
08-01-2008, 11:23 AM
NIA (http://www.timelessspirit.com/JAN08/review1.shtml)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
08-01-2008, 12:27 PM
Thank you both for your responses! I can't wait to check them out. :D
08-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Cathe Freidrick. I think I have about every single one of her videos since way, way back, and I still love her. She is sort of advanced workouts, so I never get tired of working up to her level.
08-01-2008, 05:15 PM
I second the Cathe recommendation. They are some tough workouts! I have been having feet issues so im doing no impact workouts lately. Yoga ( Ravi Singh and Ana Brett - they are raw foodists) and ISqueeze dvd (calisthenics/pilates). I also like IBallet from Itrain.com (mp3 workouts). Oh and walking and swimming.
08-01-2008, 06:00 PM
Check out the thrift stores. I pick up videos for a dollar or less and am slowly building up a collection.
08-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Check out the video fitness forum. It has tons of reviews of the types of workouts you enjoy. I have over a hundred- ;) love them! My current faves are squeeze, willpower and grace, eion finn's yoga- power yoga for happiness. I could go on and on- have many cathe's . I also have a needak rebounder I love to jump to my fave old disco music. Makes me feel young again. I joined flicketyfit - no affiliation and try out them before I buy. have fun! Lisa
08-03-2008, 04:46 PM
Thank you for all your replies - I have been checking into them - they all look so great!
08-08-2008, 07:01 PM
The thrift store is a great idea for workout videos! I just bought an entire Tae Bo series of about 10-12 videos, unopened, for $20! I couldn't believe it.
08-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Wow - What a great find! I checked out the thrift store & got some vhs tapes - a bootcamp one & the other one slips my mind right now - :rolleyes:
Thanks again for your suggestions!
08-09-2008, 09:24 AM
Lots of libraries have fitness videos; a great way to try before you buy.
Ditto Netflix; I rent yoga and fitness videos from Netflix all the time.
The backbone of my fitness regimen is yoga, so I have yoga DVDs by Baron Baptiste, David Swenson, Ravi Singh and Ana Brett, and more. Currently I am practicing a lot of Bikram yoga, either at a local Bikram studio or at home with Bikram-inspired DVDs by Tony Sanchez and Jimmy Barkan.
I have 'I want that body' by Tamilee Webb--a really good, straight-up weight routine.
Gilad's 'Arms of Steel' is another favorite.
I have a couple of Pilates-inspired workouts by Karen Voight. They're great; her form and instructions are impeccable.
I highly recommend any boxing workouts by Michael Olajide. He is a terrific instructor and you get a great workout. I also like an old Tae Bo video that targets the upper body.
08-09-2008, 11:04 AM
I like Windsor Pilates.
I also like Tae Bo -Billy Blanks (boot camp series and the mission and ab workout are good)..only thing is the workouts are almost an hour and sometimes you want a good intense workout in 30 minutes or less
08-11-2008, 07:39 AM
More great suggestions to check out - Thank you! :D
I just bought some dvds this weekend - 1 Leslie Sansone 1-3 miles - for the days I don't feel too coordinated & 3 other ones that break the workouts down in 10 minute chunks -do 1 or all for up to 50 minutes - I'll have to report back on how I like them!
08-11-2008, 11:16 AM
Leslie Sansone,, love it. I like Turbo Jam but I can't seem to get into position correctly so my back starts hurting.
08-15-2008, 10:01 PM
Also check out www.collagevideo.com. You can search by workout type and goals. Also lots of helpful reviews. A great company, too.
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