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Zumba only takes about 4 steps in each direction. Tae bo and other kickboxing DVDs just need room to swing a leg. Tai Chi pretty much stays in one place. Actually I haven't found any that really took much room.
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28 day boot camp you can pick which exercisers you do
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I have an efficiency and still have enough floor space for a mat. I like to do the kettlebell because it doesn't require much room and is both cardio and strength training and burns more calories than much of the equipment I use at the local gym!
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Joel Harper Fit Pack! These take less space than anything else I have tried. There is no need for any kind of equipment (except a floor mat) and most don't even require you to wear shoes! These are short and can be as challenging as you like. On days when I want more, I do 2 or 3 of the short workouts back-to-back. On my way to do some now.
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THERE ARE SOME EXCELLENT CHAIR EXERCISE DVDS OUT BY ANN BURELL. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR TO DO THESE EXERCISES. ANY CHAIR WILL DO. AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT MUSCLES YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU HAD. THERE MAY BE SOME LINKS TO THESE ON THE "CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM" OR THE DISABLED TEAMS. THAT WAY YOU COULD CHECK ONE OUT BEFORE BUYING ONE. FREE WEIGHTS TAKE UP VERY LITTLE ROOM EITHER. YOU DON'T NEED THE BENCH OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. JUST SOME 3 OR 5 POUND WEIGHTS IF YOU ARE A WOMAN OR 5 OR 10 IF YOU ARE A GUY. THAT'S A GOOD PLACE TO START. ANOTHER THING THAT DOESN'T TAKE UP A GREAT DEAL OF ROOM IS YOGA. AGAIN, GREAT EXERCISE.
I've tried Leslie on utube, got a dvd at the library w/ her. Trying new ideas. Thanks!
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yes I was gonna say Jillian Michaels stuff is good for that. Try something like the 30 Day Shred, or Killer Buns and Thighs etc ;). Plus they are usually pretty short routines, but quite intense, so good if you are short of time as well as space
The Erin O'Brien DVDs are all filmed in a living room and take space into consideration so that might be something that would work for you. Also, from what I recall (I haven't done it in quite some time) but the Be A Knockout with Kendra DVD (yes, that Kendra) doesn't take up too much space. I don't have a ton of space in my apartment either - essentially a strip of space that's wide enough for me to almost fully stretch out my arms when laying down (if I angle the table I can do it) and is about as long as one and a half of my body length (I'm only 5'5). I can make most things work as long as I preview the DVD and know when I have to switch the direction I'm standing (instead of facing the TV, facing the wall so I can do things like side kicks or side steps).
Anything by Beachbody and Jillian Michaels is great too! Windsor Pilates, Gaim...the list goes on.
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I just got Jillian Michael's Body Revolution.
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My apartment living room was bigger than my current house's living room, so I know this works in a small space. I have used the Supreme 90 Day System DVDs in my living room. I have not watched all of the DVDs, but I bought the set for $4.99 so it's still worth it. Best of luck!
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I'll have to second the post about Leslie Sansone DVDs. They can be done safely in the smallest apartment! If you are just beginning, she has several 1 mile ones that give you a great sense of accomplishment. You can DO this!
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I use my mini ipad, to u tube video exercises. Perfect for small place..
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FIGUREROBICS DVD by Jung Da Yeon (from Korea)
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I swear by Leslie Sansone as my go to indoor workout in the winter.
I find my small space works well with the WII Exerbeat 'game'. It has a good variety of workout types and you can program what works for you. I've also just found the Walk Away the Pounds vids on Youtube.
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The Firm Aerobic workouts, Zumba, and most forms of yoga. I work out in my bedroom, and this allows me enough room to maneuver.
Edited by: SHE-LION at: 7/2/2013 (19:40)
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I agree with the others about the Jillian Michaels DVDs. I have 4 of hers that I can do in a small space with some adjustment. I also can do the Coach Nicole DVDs. I've also been able to do some on YouTube, the Be Fit in 90, as well.
I have a tiny little area in the spare room where I exercise. I do the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds and the 4 Really Big Miles. My area is about 60" x 70" in between the bed and the dresser. I'm able to do Yoga and Pilates (Gaiam DVDs) Jillian Michaels No more trouble zones.
It really is plenty of room to do any DVD exercise.
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I use the Leslie Sansone DVD's which work very well in my small trailer living room:) She has everything from easy walks to 4 mile power walks.
I have a narrow living room and small workout space and I've never had a problem. Maybe I have to be a little creative, but I can pretty much make it work. I have several Jillian Michael vids, have done boot camps, kickboxing, etc. I also do quite a bit of ST, as well. The only videos that I had trouble with were zumba and dance-type workouts until I learned the moves and could compensate for lack of space.
I reccommend Exercise Tv work out DVDs i found some in a family dollar or dollar tree and of course they were only a dollar and i use the one dvd quite a bit actually and it is cardio and it is nice and i think it's affective :) :D
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You could try JessicaSmithTV on YouTube. The videos there, all free, are ones she does in her home. Also like others said, Leslie Sansone videos are great for a small space.
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I'm managing Jillian Michaels 30-day shred in a room that is only about a foot longer each way than I am (lying down). As long as you can lie flat on your back with your arms out to the sides (in a "T") you should have enough space for that one.
Leslie Sansone has multiple walking videos that are perfect for a small space. There is currently one out that is a 4 mile walk with a stretchy band for toning. It is a workout whether you are in shape or not.
I'm on day 7 of the 30 day shred and have a small living room.
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I have a tiny tiny living room and found that strength training videos are PERFECT! In fact, I began walking in the mornings for my cardio and training with the heaviest weights I can handle, and I dropped weight like crazy and ended up changing my body very quickly!!!
I think any DVD can be done in a small space, but I like Leslie ones best for that.
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Richard Simmon Sweatin' to the Oldies is fun, and it doesn't take a lot of room. My favorite is #2. You can get the entire set pretty cheap because it's old.
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I think it may determine HOW MUCH of a small space you have, but for example:
I've managed to make everything from Pilates, to Spark People, to Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred to work in my living room space (2nd Floor Apartment, too!)
For a while, when I was living at home with my dad and brothers, I would ONLY exercise in my bedroom, which was teeny tiny (think, maybe 10x15 after furniture's taken into account), and I could still manage to get the SparkPeople CardioBlast (the original one with the 6 ten minute segments) and Pilates videos done.
In some cases, it does require a bit of space management. When you know a march forward, back, side, side, repeat is coming up- exaggerate the movements, but move in small steps, for example. If you have to kick, try to be as far back in your space as possible, or kick low to the ground.
Any or all of these are good suggestions. Keep in mind that most workout videos are aware of the possibility of a small workout space, and don't move too much. If you need a lower intensity, there are many walking videos out there (Jessica Smith has my favorite) and those would be good. If you want a medium intensity, Jillian Michaels has a lot of quick workouts that don't require a lot of space. If you like the higher intensity stuff, Insanity doesn't require a ton of space. If you want less expensive, or more "dance" cardio workouts, Shaun T's rockin body just went on sale for only $20 at Beachbody.
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I live in Brooklyn and also have quite a lack of space. One of the best home programs I've found that works well and doesn't require tons of room is Violet Zaki's Weight Loss Cardio Kick (http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Cardio- Kick-Violet/dp/B001V7YZBQ). You do have to do a little bit of moving around, but I'm able to do just about everything without modifications in the roughly 10x5 ft of open space in my living room. It's definitely challenging but is a great workout that you can cater if you want to focus on strength or cardio.
Turbo Jam is great for cardio, and for strength training I use Coach Nicole's dvd's. There is a channel on youtube that is called Fitness Blender too, I have found it just recently so I'm not sure how good it is or how much space the workout requires.
I personally love Zumba and the Coach Nicole DVDs. There is also this program you can do for free on YouTube that I recently started called BeFit 90. It doesn't require a lot of space and you can watch the videos on your computer, phone, etc.
I live in a little house, so my living room/workout space is pretty small too. I have yet to come across any DVD that I can't work around. I recently got a BOSU ball (which takes up a fair amount of space) and it came with several workouts on a DVD, and I've made all of them work. I sometimes have to turn myself at a different angle in order to avoid smacking my leg on a piece of furniture, but it works.
As far as specific recommendations, I like Amy Dixon's Breathless Body series (HIIT); I have several yoga workouts that I enjoy, especially the Firm's Power Yoga; and a foam roller workout that I love. It's all going to depend on what you're looking for and your overall level of fitness. Go to your local library and check out a few titles. You'll figure out pretty quickly whose style motivates you and whose you don't care for. Also, check out www.collagevideo.com. It's got hundreds of titles that you can read reviews, ratings and descriptions, and their prices are reasonable too.
I am currently living in a smaller 2nd floor apartment that does not have a lot of extra space. I am looking for a good, challenging DVD that would not require me to use a lot of space. Any suggestions?
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