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4/3/14 1:02 P

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Thanks for the reminder about Youtube workouts!

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3/22/14 7:37 P

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That was a great abs workout. I think Violet's style is gentle but very encouraging. My favorite workout from her is Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt, it stays in my regular rotation.

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3/22/14 7:19 P

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I'd never heard of Violet Zaki so looked to see if I could find any youtube offerings to get a sense of her style. Looks very promising! Here's an abs workout I found by her:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI1njkGVTVE

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3/21/14 6:55 P

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I also like Violet Zaki. I have two workouts of hers, Weight Loss Cardio Kick and Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt. I also have a DVD called Star Trainers Cardio which is five different workouts with five different trainers, and Violet is one of them.



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3/20/14 8:38 P

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emoticon I think you'll really enjoy those two!

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3/20/14 7:56 P

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I'm getting the Weights and NYC Bodysculpting DVD's soon, a friend in another state bought them but she decided she hates working out so she's going to give them to me. I told her I will give them back to her if she ever decides to start trying to workout and lose weight again. I'm looking forward to getting them!

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3/20/14 7:41 P

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emoticon I love Kelly Coffey Meyer! I have more of her DVD's than anyone else -- they're the 30 minutes to fitness ST.

Just went and checked -- I have in the "30 minutes to fitness":

Weights
Muscle Definition
Your Best Body
Body Shop

and then also NYC Bodysculpting workout and Cardio Sculpt Fitness

I love her teaching style and I love the exercises she chooses -- seems to always add some neat variations on standard moves.


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3/20/14 3:29 P

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Currently I'm really liking Kelly Coffey-Meyer. I've been doing her DVD, 30 Minutes to Fitness Plateau Buster this month, and she's very encouraging and does great cuing.

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2/7/14 10:51 A

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I love that folks have "regular favorites' and "lower self-motivation days" favorites.
Great plan.

I love all of the FIRM instructors and Richard Simmons on my less motivated days.

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1/7/14 7:06 A

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I would have to say Jessica Smith! For me she is the perfect fitness instructor. She is motivating and upbeat without being over the top. I counted my fitness dvd's yesterday and found that I have 206 now...lol! I have Jessica's walking workout and I love it! I am going to order her new walking workout this month when it hits the shelves! I use walking dvds when I just want to do something simple that I don't have to think about, usually for morning workouts! Leslie can be a bit too chatty for me although she is the queen of fitness walking and her dvds get the job done.

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1/5/14 8:07 P

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Brett Hobel - I love his attitude

Chalene - She is all that and a bag of chips!!!




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12/31/13 10:12 A

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I love Richard Simmons' energy and always pop in Sweatin to the Oldies when I'm having the blahs. But my favorite instructor for normal days in Jessica Smith. Very likeable and not too cheerleady (like Denise Austin)

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12/29/13 8:57 P

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Mine are:
* Bizzie Gold, she taught me that yoga can be fun
* Kathryn Budig, love her style of yoga and her encouragement
* Tanya Becker, makes barre workouts lots of fun even though they make me shake!

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12/29/13 7:54 P

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Thanks! I'll look for it.

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12/29/13 6:25 P

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The cardio plyo one where they are on platforms in the mountains is excellent and all body :)

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12/29/13 10:26 A

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Hard to pick just one. So my top 4 are:

Shaun T

Charlene Johnson

Leslie Sansone

Richard Simmons

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12/23/13 7:56 P

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Good to know! I've got a couple of videos by her on my consideration list. Do you have a favorite of hers?

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12/23/13 2:11 P

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I have done a few of her videos with Gaiam and I think she is excellent - positive and non-stop. She has a very cheery outlook and I have smiled during her workouts :)

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10/28/13 11:45 A

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I like Jillian. She makes me push myself harder than I normally would. Seems like every time I get ready to take a break she can see me and makes a comment about it so I keep going.

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10/22/13 7:51 P

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I have several and most have been mentioned. I love Leslie Sansone and have recently discovery Kelly Coffee-Meyer. I'll have to check Gilead as I have joint issues as well. I like Sara Ivanhoe for yoga, but also really like Eionn Finn and Rodney Yee.

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10/15/13 11:22 A

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I like the firm instructors they are upbeat.

I also like Jessica Smith. She is so positive with out being to sugary.

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10/14/13 5:12 P

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I like Jessica's walking workouts!

My favorites are Leslie Sansone and Gilad! I just love how upbeat Leslie is and her workouts meet you where you are at- any level at any time. I also love how it feels good on my body and joints.

Gilad- aside from the Eye Candy factor he has the best strength workouts! I used to use Cathe Friedrich but her workouts are too taxing on my joints. Gilad's workouts feel good on my body and joints plus the background of the DVDs is amazing! Short and to the point also makes his workouts optimal.

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10/14/13 11:26 A

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Jessica Smith, she's upbeat and encouraging without being too artificially cheerful. And for yoga, Sara Ivanhoe

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10/14/13 10:53 A

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I don't know if I could pick a favorite. I would probably have to go with Bess Motta. My mom used to workout to her VHS tapes, and when I was little, I would imitate her. I am trying to find them so I can do them again.

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10/12/13 9:12 P

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Cathe Friedrich-her workouts are fun and challenging

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10/11/13 10:52 P

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Chalene - very energetic, inspirational and motivational!

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10/11/13 5:36 P

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I agree with Paula. I love Kelly Coffey-Meyer DVDs also not just because of her straight forwardness but also because there are lots of workout options on her DVDs.



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10/11/13 4:32 P

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I like Kelly Coffey Meyer. I do her 30 minutes to fitness ST DVD's and she has some neat tweaks on the standard moves. Her manner is good -- Encouraging and professional....but not too cutesy so you don't mind watching it again and again. I feel like I've gotten a good workout whenever I do one of her DVD's.

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10/11/13 4:06 P

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I really like Kathy Smith and Allie Del Rio (Firm instructor). They both give good cues and great workouts.

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10/11/13 4:00 P

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Let's wake this team up and get ourselves re-energized!

I want to know:

Who is your favorite fitness DVD instructor and why?

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