i don't have any dvd's but i know i can get a good portion of many of the suggestions for free as part of my digital cable. i've done walk away the pounds and jillian michaels and bootie beat "on demand" as part of my cable options ... so, not really "free" but free with my paid digital service. there are TONS of options from yoga to cadioke. (yes, i said cardioke.) if you have digital cable, you might see if you have the same available to you. i believe it's part of exercisetv in the "on demand" menu.
fwiw, i go to a jazzercise center for the majority of my cardio/strength/stretch. to save you some money ... the jazzercise dvd's are not so great. the face-to-face classes are AWESOME, but the dvds, not so much....
I need to get some new workout DVD's...the TurboJam ones i have were cool but now they stop and sit on the same screen for...well until I hit the continue button. At first I would just keep doing trhe same move until it started again but at this point they are wasted. I think they were the first turbo jam ones to come out actually. I have others but I like them so much! 8P!
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I recently bought Flirty Girl Fitness!It is a fun flirty workout but...the actual cardio portion only lasted for about 20 minutes. I also am sure that I looked like an ass struting around the room to the "booty beat". It was more comical than flirty.
I'm reading the lists. I'm so bad about exercising indoors- I should try to get a few. I prefer to make a fool of myself in public... I'm even getting down on the grass and doing leg lifts and crunches. WFT, it works for me.
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I bought a "Dancing With the Stars" dance workout DVD and watched about 10 minutes of it. I say "watched" because, although I intended to actually exercise with it, mostly I spent that 10 minutes staring at the TV with my head tilted like a dog watching dingos mate on the Discovery Channel.
I gave that DVD away.
However, I do have one dance DVD that even I can do, and it's pretty fun - "Dance Workout For Dummies." (One of those "For Dummies" things in the yellow and black cover.) It has 2 20-minute routines plus an optional section where you can learn each dance move individually.
I'm also fond of the Leslie Sansone videos. I have Walk Away The Pounds Express, 1-, 2-, and 3-mile set.
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I've been doing Masala Bhangra workouts. They're a blast. They're dance workouts done to Indian folk dance, with some hip hop, funk, salsa stuff mixed in. Supposed to burn up to 500 calories an hour. I can't do half the moves, but I have fun trying.
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I don't have any. My family room floor is currently a mess-long story there! Needless to say,we have a section of it that was replaced and the whole thing needs to be sanded...there is also a nail pop. So, for me to workout I would most likely step on a nail-a very short one at least! lol!
I've heard the biggest loser ones are great-the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels. I also want to try some yoga someday, but haven't done that either!
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Well, I seem to have a huge collection of workout DVD's, but here are my go-to's:
Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone (There are several varieties; I have the 1, 2, and 3 mile "walk" DVD's, as well as her Walk/Yoga and other combo workouts). It's pretty basic and requires no dance ability. Just doing her DVD's back in the day was enough to help me lose 50 pounds. But, I'm not sure I would consider them "fun." Effective, but not "fun."
Hip Hop Abs and Turbo Jam (apparently I watch a lot of Beach Body infomercials!): I was actually quite impressed with both of these DVD's - a friend recently gave me her copies because she wasn't using them any longer. They are a lot of fun to do, and you can definitely feel the burn! If you're not overly coordinated and have no dance ability, they will be a little harder than normal, but if you do the "Learn and Burn" with Turbo Jam a few times, and the "Body Sculpt" portion of the Hip Hop Abs, you'll get the hang of it in no time. I found these to be very fun .. some people think the hosts are annoying, but I think they seem genuine and fun.
Windsor Pilates - 3 DVD Workout Set. I LOVE these DVD's - the 20 minute workout DVD is a go-to when I want the benefits of stretching. Another one I wouldn't consider fun, but very effective.
I hope this helps! I'll be interested to see what other suggestions come up.
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