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TACDGB Posts: 6,131
2/8/13 12:41 A

I do know that YouTube has some videos worth checking out I hear. Good 4 U in doing this............

MRS.MITA Posts: 888
2/8/13 12:37 A

Right now I'm doing Jillian Michael's Shred It With Weights and I really like it. It has 2 workouts on it, each about 25 min. It's not all cardio, it's a circuit training workout so it does have cardio intervals. I like circuit training because I don't get as bored and l like to get cardio and toning in all at once.

I saw that kickboxing and Turbo Jam gives you a lot of bang for your buck as far as calories burned per minute so I just ordered Turbo Fire (it's expensive but I got a used one for $70 on ebay). It has a bunch of different workouts that you do on different days. Some more cardio some more circuit training. I also looked into Turbo Jam too and that looked fun and more steady state cardio rather then circuit training. A lot of people thought the Turbo Jam DVD's were fun. I like how a lot of those programs have a few workouts, not just one. I saw that Jillian Michael's has a kickboxing DVD too. Anyways, I suggest kickboxing.

BERTA6978 SparkPoints: (38,892)
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2/7/13 10:17 P

I read this just today....

climbing bleachers.....(if a public place and you are in a position to do so.)

GZELLEFRO SparkPoints: (42,952)
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2/7/13 9:53 P

If you have Dish Network or DirecTV, you can do a search for cardio classes. I've found some stuff on our local PBS station, like Yoga and strength exercises.

I also read an article here on Spark where a lady is doing all sorts of different unconventional things to get her heartbeat up, like jump rope, skating, sitting on a ball with handles and hopping, trampoline jumps, etc.

I love Zumba. Cathe Friedrich has some great videos; The Firm is also another good source of cardio, muscle training, etc.

You can go to your local library and check out exercise videos, maybe they have Zumba or Reebok Step.

We also have a used exercise equipment store close, and they sell all sorts of stuff, including weights, barbells, videos, etc.

Hope this helps.


MISSRUTH Posts: 3,551
2/7/13 8:00 P


There are a bunch of videos here on Spark for free, since you mentioned you get bored quick. I really like Coach Nichole; she is not super chatty or annoyingly "perky" but explains what you're going to do and also offers words of encouragement plus suggestions for modifying exercises, if you're just starting out.

I have her Cardio Blast dvd; it has several different workouts on it (each one is short) and I usually do 3 or 4 of them, but not always the same 3 or 4, to try to keep my interest up.

LIBRAWN24 Posts: 908
2/7/13 7:21 P

Hello Everyone, I am currently trying to get my spark back. I orgnially lost over 100 lbs with spark and unforunatly gained some back. I still have managed to keep 50 lbs off consistently. I realized my body is not ment to be a 4 but, I do want to get back into an 8/10 and maintain that. So, for me that is around 160-165 lbs. Which would be ideal.

I also have allot of emotional crap that I everyone deals with that is always out there in front of me. I recevently started running again which is always a challenge to get me going but, I always feel better after. I found an app that the today show advertised and I love it. However, sometimes time doesn't allow me to go out and run for 45 mins and going to a gym right now isn't possible. I am a firm believer that anything that gets you moving works. I laugh at those infomercials sometimes. Of course it works people your moving. However, the key to all of those things are is that it's something that people enjoy and that is convient for them. It's something that look forward to doing and therefore make time to do which in turns makes the lbs melt.

So, what I want to know from the collective wisdom out there. If your someone that has to usually physically go somwhere to work out like I do is there anything that you have found that you are motivated to do at home via dvd or other method???

Now, keep in mind I get bored quick. So, even if it's a DVD situation that's ok it has to have various workouts etc. i cant do the same thing all the time. I really want my spark back and start feeling better and not to mention not practically dread looking in the mirror.

Thanks to everyone!

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