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Top Five Fitness DVDs

Looking for a new DVD to add a little something different to your current routine?
Fitness Magazine recently outlined their top five picks for fitness DVDs that you may want to consider adding to your collection.

  • 10 Minute Solution: Tone Trouble Zones! Perfect for someone who doesn't have a lot of time for strength training. You don't need dumbbells, just the resistance band that comes with the program. The 10-minute workouts target different areas, from shoulders to bum. (, $16.98)
  • Bell Express 15 Cardio Fitness Kit. This DVD comes with a stability ball and jump rope. The video stars athlete/model Gabby Reece and shows her exercising alongside a trainer. You can do the workout in 15 minutes or add a warm-up to make it a little longer. (, $29.99)

There are three more DVDs and one is a fave of mine, so


  • Billy Blanks Tae Bo Amped. The new set of five workout DVDs comes with a weighted bar that you can use if you want to make the moves even more challenging. You'll get a great cardio workout while incorporating strength moves. Blanks' energy is contagious. (, $39.95). I love the Full Throttle workout!.
  • Get Ripped & Chiseled With Jari Love. She does tons of repetitions, so you really exhaust your muscles. This is for those who have had experience lifting weights and want to take it to the next level. Love hits every major muscle in a big way, and you will definitely be sore the next morning. (, $14.99).
  • Jeanette Jenkins: The Hollywood Trainer 21 Day Total Body Circuit Workout. Great for beginners. The moves are all ones you've seen before — crunches, push-ups, lunges — but have modifications to keep them from being boring. There are tips for making the exercises harder. The playlist is awesome. This DVD keeps your energy level high. (, $9.99)
Join The Conversation
maya622 maya622 9 years
I too am not big on dvds because working out at home is too distracting for me. But uhm.. Jeanette Jenkins... Isn't she Queen Latifah's 'trainer'? I love Queen and all, but uh, yeah... if that's her trainer and not her girlfriend (like the gossip sites claim) then I definitely don't want any fitness tips from her! Sorry, I couldn't resist! Oh, and I'd love to hear what FitSugar thinks about ExerceTV/On Demand.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I just bought Tae-Bo Amped this week. Billy Blanks is not the greatest instructor (his cuing is a little off and I don't think he gives enough forum pointers), but I really like the moves and I find the workout challenging. I only wish I'd bought the Deluxe set from Collage Video. It's got two more workouts than the Basic set (which I bought at Target).
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Tae Bo is a great workout, but in the videos I've done (not the amped one), Billy Blanks can't ever find the downbeat in the music, counting "1 2 3 4" when it's really "3 4 5 6," and that's enough to make me dislike him. Maybe he has since gotten better.
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
Tae bo amped is my fav as well. He gets you sweating in no time!
blondie829 blondie829 9 years
I'll check out CC's suggestion too. Sounds good if they give you clips!
blondie829 blondie829 9 years
kiddylnd - I had some serious BeachBody billing problems! Amazon is definitely the way to go for any BeachBody product. They billed me for 3 additional months and I called each time for a refund, and they still haven't reimbursed me.
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
I also LOVE Turbo Jam. Chalene is a great motivator, as others have attested to. Turbo Sculpt is great and is actually available on exercise tv on demand (at least in my area) so you can check it out for free. She has other strength training DVDs and one just for abs that it great!!! I also heard other had problems with Beachbody ordering but I had no problem and I've ordered almost the entire series (in different stages) and no problems. TurboJam really works!!!!!!!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
thanks cc! I'll check it out when I get home tonite. :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
None of these really jump out at me.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I have another video of Jari Love, not this one... It's soooo hard! I may have to try this one. kiddylnd, try, it's a great website and I have ordered stuff thru them before w/o a problem. They also show clips of each video so you can see some of the workout before you buy it.
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 9 years
I personally like the Turbo Jam series too! They are fun and make you want to work out. They are a little cheezy but the music is great and Chalene is a great motivator!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Thanks Lizzy, I have been thinking about getting Turbo Jam. I read that several people have had issues with billing thru Beachbody so I was going to go thru Amazon. Anyone have thoughts on that?
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Maybe I'll check these out. I've been thinking about doing some home workouts in the mornings, along with my regular gym stuff in the evenings. These might be perfect! Thanks!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
Billy Blanks is my fave on this list. For what its worth, I highly recommend the Beachbody DVDs with Chalene Johnson, Turboscuplt in particular! Chalene is fun, motivational, but not over-the-top!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
At home vids don't work for me, too many distractions.
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