What's Your Favorite Excercise Video?

Updated on August 03, 2008
K.E. asks from Fresno, CA
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Hello everyone. I'm (like most moms) trying to lose my baby weight and have been able to drop 25 pounds, but I still would like to lose another 10-15 pounds. The problem is I'm getting really bored. I haven't lost (or gained) any weight in the last 4-5 weeks. I'm just not a motivated anymore. So I'm looking for new at home videos that are fun, not to hard and also not to long. What videos have you tried and loved, or even hated (it's good to know which ones to avoid!). I'm not looking for any particular type, just something that will get me moving and having fun again! Thanks to all!

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Wow! I've gotten so many responses and I really appreciate all of them. I've made a list from all your wonderful experience and I'm going to put the ones I'm interested in on my netflix list right away. I can't wait to try some of them! Thanks for all the support and motivation to all of you!

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S.J.

answers from San Francisco on

I like the Yoga, Booty, Ballet set and the Dancing with the Stars workout. The DS dvd allows you to customize the workout, so you can make it as long or short as you need it to be. The YBB workout is awesome. The first time I did this one I was sore for a few days, but the results have been awesome.

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M.S.

answers from Chicago on

If you have comcast, go to FitTV (Chanel 222) and there are workouts everyday! Plus there is a sports and exercise section on comcast that has saved workouts for you to try out. Everything from lo-impact aerobics to yoga. Some are only a couple of exercises for you to try or can be as long as 30 minutes. I have done everything from Cardioball to abdominals on these quickie saved exercise programs but at least I don't get bored from them.

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S.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

For me, THE FIRM exercise videos w/their step, 3,5, and 8 lb. weights, eating healthily and within 2 mos. you will have lost 1-2 dress sizes. Works like a charm!!

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A.B.

answers from Boston on

Hey there,i know i'm a bit late but i have to tell you about Hip Hop Abs.Its brilliant and the fat burning cardio one is only 30 minutes and feels like no time at all cause you are dancing and having good time.I got it from Beachbody and in 2 months have lost a total of 17 inches including 4 from my waist and also 11 pounds.I have never felt better and my 2 year old daughter loves to do it with me.The moves are so easy,i hope you give it a try.Best of luck.

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C.B.

answers from San Francisco on

I love my Dance Off the Inches videos. My favorite is the Sizzling Salsa, but the Hip Hop is also great. But go to Collagevideo.com. You don't have to buy your videos from there, but they have a HUGE selection of workout videos. They give you a detailed description of each video and they rate them all. They have their own panel that rates the videos and then the customers rate and review them also. It's a great source.

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C.P.

answers from Denver on

Hi, K.,

I am also late, but if you are ready to start a workout DVD collection, check out:

www.videofitness.com
www.collagevideo.com

Other alternatives so you can workout with your baby:

www.strollerfit.com
www.strollerstrides.com
www.itsybitsyyoga.com

And for an mp3 workout:

www.itrain.com

*There's a mommy and baby workout at itrain too!

I've been a work-a-home junkie for a LOT of years!!

Chrissy

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N.O.

answers from Sacramento on

Ellen Barrett's "pilates" video by Crunch (45 min). Awesome, a friend gave it to me and I love it. Also, "mind, body challange" by Lisa Hart (buns of steel lady) Yoga, so relaxing (55 min if you do the relaxation section.)

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K.B.

answers from San Francisco on

I like 10 minute solutions' Fat Blasting Dance Mix. It offers a bunch of 10 mintue dance workouts that you can do individually if you only have 10 minutes (like most moms!) or you can combine for a longer workout if you find you can.

It helped me with the last 10lbs and I love to dance so it didn't feel too much like a workout.

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N.M.

answers from Fresno on

Hi there!
I know what you mean about getting bored with certain excersizes. I like doing the belly dancing, one or something not only to make me loose weight and enjoy it, but it also makes me feel sexy, and I have tried it in front of my husband for special times, for his eyes only. Carmen Electra's Areobic Striptease is pretty. I think that she has four or five DVD's, but I just got the first one just to try it out. The Goddess Workout Introduction to BELLYDANCE with Dolphina, was also pretty good. There are a couple of other Bellydance Dvd's as well out there. Dance with Lisa's Red Hot Salsa is also good. And this one is really old, but I really enjoyed and had lots of fun with Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies, 1,2 and 3. I also like Denise something. I forgot her last name, but she has many different types of DVD's out there. Good luck with losing weight, but more importantly, I hope that you enjoy doing it. I think that I shall take out my DVD's and try it out sometime myself.

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L.B.

answers from San Francisco on

Hey K.-

I LOVE Turbo Jam. It mixes dance, kickboxing, strength and core training all into one workout. It works abs, booty, legs, arms - you name it! I saw it initially on TV, and when I called to purchase it, upgraded my order so I now have 8 DVDs, weighted gloves, and two bands. I do it everyday while my son sleeps, and have even gotten my husband into it (who used to think these kinds of things were worthless). There is nutritional and program info included, so you can set up your week to fit the best situation for you. I highly recommend it!!!

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E.C.

answers from Sacramento on

Hi K.,
Have you heard of Denise Austin? She is so awesome! I lost all my post-baby weight and toned up incredibly thanks to this woman! She has tons of work-out videos on the market and even has some specifically designed for new moms trying to lose that last bit of stubborn pregnancy weight. I also worked out with her during my pregnancy, because she has exercise videos for expectant ladies too! She is even pregnant with her first daughter in this one, so it's easy to relate to her and she really becomes your friend. She is funny, down to earth and very motivating. I LOVE her!! She has also written several books and has exercise videos to do with your kids! She has her own workout show on lifetime in the A.M. I would advise you to check her out. She has a line of videos that are 10 minute--yes that's right-- only 10 minutes of hit the spot exercises. I still do these and love them. One is for your abs, one for your buns, one for arms, etc. I think she's fabulous! You can find alot of her videos in sporting goods stores, Target, Wal-mart, her books are in the exercise section in book stores. She also has a website. Have fun!

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J.J.

answers from Houston on

There is a website called exercisetv.tv that has short 8-10 minute workouts along with longer sessions for when you have time. I enjoy switching over to one of these when I am getting bogged down studying for my nursing school finals! It breaks up the monotony and wakes me up; makes me feel like I'm not totally ignoring my health! Good luck!

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A.H.

answers from Sacramento on

I love the Belly Dancing videos by the twins, Nina & Vina... I might have spelled them wrong. You can buy them on Amazon.com

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D.K.

answers from Boston on

Hi K.!

I know you have gotten a million responses, but I wanted to put in my 2 cents worth. :) I get bored easily with videos, but found that I LOVE the Biggest Loser workouts and really felt the difference quickly. Also, Yoga Zone has some awesome yoga dvd's that give a great workout. The Biggest Loser is 30-45 minutes depending on how many segments you do- there are 3 trainers, each with their own segment. Then the Yoga Zone dvd's have 2 workouts, each 20 minutes long.

Good luck with your weightloss. I have 30 left to lose, so I know exactly where you are coming from.

Cheers!

D.

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D.M.

answers from San Francisco on

http://www.afterbabybod.com/
I lost 78lbs after having my baby by using a combo of the videos there.You can read about it in my profile.
I really like to dance so Hip Hop Abs was fun and if I didnt have time for the whole workout I still felt proud of myslef for getting moving and 78lbs is deffinalty proof I lost weight(took me 1 year from giving birth to the 78lbs loss)
I HATED the 'walk off the pounds' vidoes!Thats just me though.I thought they were cheesy.
Also I dont know about you but Denise Austins' voice annoys me although she looks great for 40+ year old Mom so maybe worth a try if you can check the videos out from the library?!
Best of luck to you!
Edit to correct spelling!

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C.R.

answers from Denver on

Good morning-
I have always loved the workout and timing of the Denise Austin videos- but have found that Leslie Sansone is a great time as well. They are at the local library so that you can try them and see. Remember, you are worth the time that you invest in yourself as well, and a better mom when you are "whole". Best of luck, and God bless.

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S.W.

answers from Sacramento on

Go to jazzercise.com and any one of those are terrific. I also take the live classes 3 days a week.
Good Luck!

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D.F.

answers from Charlotte on

Hands down it would be" Callanetics" by Callan Pickney. I have lots of videos that I have used over the years. But if I really want to tone up... & rather quickly too.. I put on "Callanetics". My husband & several of my girlfriends feel the same way too. Callanetics is about 20 yrs old, can still be found in stores or online, & the exercises are not outdated.

You will feel like a million bucks within 2 wks & really start to notice a difference. It is deep-muscle exercise with small precise motions that activate your large muscles.

Maybe I will go put it on now. It's time for me to tend to my needs too!

D. M. Focht

"Shaklee -Creating Healthier Lives & Environment"

click on: www.Shaklee.net/Focht

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A.S.

answers from Fresno on

Hi K., I like to do the BIGGEST LOSER WORKOUT video. I especially like the fact that you can program what you want to work out. Like your upper body or your Lower body and you can even do cardio or strength training. I love to work out at Curves, but I think that this workout video offers a good variety of exercizes so your body will not get used to the movements. Have fun!

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J.C.

answers from Anchorage on

I know I am a bit late, but I lost 75 pounds with Power 90. It contains workout in 2 different levels for cardio, weights, and abs. It is fun and changes things up within the workout (yoga, kickboxing, ect..) so you don't get board.

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E.M.

answers from Bakersfield on

I know this is late, but along with the lady who put on her list hip hop abs, the same place (beachbody.com) makes turbo jam (which I have), slim in six (my friend swears by), they have one for kids, one called P-90, etc. There are exercises for every workout level, and the people who are on the videos are REAL people- some slim, some still working on it, etc. Turbo Jam was created by a lady name Chalene who made Turbo Jam because she couldn't get rid of her baby weight, especially around the middle. So, for baby weight, or to kick your butt back in shape, I recommend turbo jam.
Good luck!

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S.C.

answers from Jacksonville on

Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sonsome are AWESOME!!
You do them inside, so you can do them no matter the weather or if your spouse is home to watch the kids. They are fun and really I think much better than just going for a walk around the neighborhood. Helped me in losing 40 pounds.
Good luck S.

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G.G.

answers from San Francisco on

Hi K., I myself have tried to loose that baby weight... My baby just turn 5 month yesturday. And in total i gained 32 punds and yet to loose 9-10 more. My mom introduce me to this workout video called ZUMBA. Its mostly dancing but it has everything from Country music so Reggeton. Its not only a 20 min workout dancing. It has cardi/abs and it has an intro CD to all the steps on the workout. Check them out at zumba.com I love it. Good Luck

G.

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J.W.

answers from Yuba City on

Hi K.,

I know you are asking about videos but I thought I'd offer an alternative. I own a Baby Boot Camp franchise and teach classes in Plumas Lake and Yuba City weekly. Your first class is always free so if you'd like to come check out the class, we'd love to have you. You can check my schedule, locations and sign up for your first class free at www.babybootcamp.com

J. W.

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C.S.

answers from San Francisco on

I love the Biggest Loser 2 dvd. Mainly because you can choose your workout (they have several options that you can mix and match). The Functional Flexibility segment and Bob's Boot Camp segments are great! Plus they use people from the show in the video and not perfectly toned beauties!

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M.M.

answers from El Paso on

Hi K., this is an excellent question... I've been wanting to buy new workout videos for sometime now but I hate buying videos that are not "exciting". I started a membership with netflix now so I'll try before I buy.

My all-time favorite videos are Great Abs Guaranteed, Great Buns Guaranteed, and Thin Thighs all by Beachbody.com. I love these workouts, they are all less than 10 minutes long and I ALWAYS feel the burn!!!! Goodluck on losing those last few pounds!!!

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J.H.

answers from San Francisco on

My favorite videos are the 8 Minute series. The 8 Minute Abs doesn't hurt, the exercises are easy, and the best part is that it only takes 8 minutes out of my time - don't have to dress in workout clothes or put my hair in a pony, just press play and get it over with! The Ab video is paired with an arm workout and there is a separate buns/leg workout that "kicks butt" but without really thinking that you're exercising. They can be found on Amazon for under $15 each! (my husband and daughter does them with me, so it's healthy for the whole family) Good luck - J.

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D.S.

answers from Dallas on

If you really want to take it up a notch, try any of Cathe Friedrich's DVDs - www.cathe.com. She has a few for beginners or intermediate, but most are advanced. You would probably want to start with the easier ones because her advanced workouts really kick butt. They are very effective though. Good luck!

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P.H.

answers from Fresno on

Hi K.! I enjoy the Core Secrets videos. THey are quick and very defining as to what muscle groups are used. I recently purchased (off of ebay) three new ones to just mix things up and boy, do I feel it! I also use our elliptical here at home with weights afterward.
When the weather is nice, I get out for a good powerwalk. Have you ever thought of doing "Stroller Stride"? They are a locally based exercise group for Mom's with kids in tow!

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K.S.

answers from Sacramento on

Hi K.,
I am an excersize video junkie. As a mom it is the only way I have found to stay in shape consistently. I get up an hour before the family (I used to do this at nap time, but that has since ended) and it really gets my day started right. No more feeling guilty about not getting my workout in. Now, my most favorite workouts that have really given me results are The Bar Method and the Lotte Berk Method. These are not cardio but work to make your muscles more dense, and dense muscles burn fat. You will be suprised how nice your butt looks, trust me. I live in the mountains so for cardio I take the little one on uphill walks in the stroller. I also like the 10 minute series for Pilates. The Lotte Berk are only 25 min long and Bar is 40 or so. They also can be played in segments like just arms or legs, abs whatever and they all have these quick 10 min workouts when you really don't have time. Good luck, you will drop that weight in no time, that last 10 pounds is tough I know. And good for you for staying home, it is the best thing we can do for our kids, and being a hot mom is great for our husbands, haha.

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Y.D.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi K.,
I buy a lot of DVDs at collagevideo.com. I love Karen Voight. My favorite cardio section is from an old one of hers called "Strong and Smooth Moves" it's kind of a techno/warehouse setting, but the cardio it terrific (took me a while to get the hang of the moves, but now that I have them down I love it). Her most recent one is very enjoyable and good for a light workout day - it's called Quick and Slim Cardio. I also like her "Half and Half" (half weights, half cardio) DVD.

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R.P.

answers from Youngstown on

I have Joannie Greggains... Super Stomachs

it is only 15 minutes and is not hard - it might take you 2-3 days to get your body ready to complete it --- but it is really easy to do.

I love it!

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L.R.

answers from Stockton on

I got a copy of Strollertime from Amazon.com and I loved it!!! It gives you a walking CD so you can do a cardio walk outside with the kids in a stroller and stay on fat-burning pace, and then has an at-home component for after the walk that has graphics that babies can watch. It didn't hold my son's attention, but it really had some great strength exercises and helped tone me. I highly recommend this if you want to get outside with the kids, or like me, just need to strap them down for a bit and get some workout time in!

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B.W.

answers from San Francisco on

My mom and I have both been using the original FIRM workout tapes since they came out in the 80's. The Body Sculpting Basics one is still by far they best and most effective work out I have ever done.

http://www.firmdirect.com/firm/p/BodySculptingBasics.html...

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R.R.

answers from San Francisco on

I'm on week 6 of bedrest with another 4 weeks in my future, so I've become a little stir crazy and have already purchased some workout videos (and watched some of them too). I'm anxious to dive into these to lose the baby weight. I too need something exciting and different to keep motivated. When I saw the Turbo Jam workouts I was sold. They incorporate cardio kick boxing with dance moves to keep things interesting. The package I bought came with 5 different workouts. One teaches you the moves/proper form/technique so that you don't feel completely lost when doing the workouts. There is also a 20-minute beginner workout; a 40-minute sculpting workout; a 45-minute cardio dance workout; and an ab workout. You can check it out at beachbody.com. My DVD's also came with a guidebook and recipe book to help get the diet side of things on track. I also have two Bar Method workout DVD's and enjoy them as well when I'm in the mood for a non-impact workout. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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A.B.

answers from Redding on

Ok, this may not be a video, but it is a great workout. My husband and I just bought the Nintendo WII. It comes with a game that has golf, bowling, tennis, baseball & boxing on it. And let me tell you, it kicks my butt. I find it hard to follow workout vidoes, but this gets you off your butt and you get to do fun stuff. My 2 year old daughter even plays golf with us. Anyway, the boxing is the best workout. They are coming out with a game that is strictly for working out, on May 19th. You can read about it on their website. It actually keeps track of your weight and has about 5 different kinds of workouts to do, so you can switch it up. Hope this helps.

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W.M.

answers from San Francisco on

I love the oldie, but goodie of Cher's. It has a mat, step and ab workout. But really I wrote to say that when I've hit plateaus, I usually try eliminating something from my diet. NOT LESS FOOD, but, for instance, no dairy, or no bread or crackers, or no "white food" (pasta, rice, bread, crackers). Or no meat. I've noticed my body having to readjust my metabolism and has to start burning calories again. Good luck!

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L.F.

answers from Sacramento on

I love Turbojam (available at beachbody.com) and also the Billy Blanks Tae Bo regular and amped (with a 3 pound bar). You can get those at billyblanks.com or something like that. Turbojam is kind of cheerleadery, but definitely keeps you motivated with fun dance steps. Tae Bo is an awesome workout without bouncing.

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C.J.

answers from San Francisco on

I really like the Billy Blank Tae Bo videos. They can give you a good workout in about 45 min. They always kick my butt. :)

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K.S.

answers from Sacramento on

The best workout video I have done or seen is called Postnatal Bootcamp by Lindsey Brin. I bought my copy on amazon.com. She has a 12 week program that you can do at any experience level & I'm currently on week 3 of it & have dropped 10 lbs. Of course everyone looses weight differently but this workout changes weekly so you won't get bored plus it works your whole body. I LOVE it!! Its also set up where you can navigate & pick & choose what intervals you would like to do, so you don't have to do the 12 week program if you don't want to. I HIGHLY reccommend it! I workout every other day which is what she recommends & after a few days you'll feel it so you def. need the day to rest in between. Good Luck! :o)

K.
(SAHM to 4 kids ages 8, 6, 4 & 11 months.)

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H.G.

answers from San Francisco on

I really like and have a ton of luck with the excercise section on OnDemand... there is a huge variety of video's from kickboxing to yoga and at every level!! Hopefully you have OnDemand and can take advantage of them.

Enjoy and good luck~

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A.J.

answers from San Francisco on

I have liked Kathy SMith's Functionally Fit Peak Fat burning - it is maybe an hour. Has interval training which is supposed to help boost your metabolism even after exercising. It is focused mainly on lower body which may or may not be what you want. I find Kathy Smith pretty good - she isn't too peppy and yet still energetic enough. I found the intervals better for me than a tradtional 40 minute straight aerobic video. The only thing is it is an older video, hope you can find it. ALso, if you belong to Netflix or blockbuster - sometimes even thru the library you may want to check into renting out a few videos that are recommended rather than buying them and finding out they don't work for you. Good job on the first 25 lbs!!! Good luck on the last 10-15 lbs.

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S.C.

answers from Bloomington on

I love the Tae Bo videos!!!

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S.G.

answers from San Francisco on

Hi K.,
I am a mother of boy/girl twins and have my own in-home fitness business which I started last year. My kids are now 5yrs old. I offer in-home Personal Training, Stroller exercise, Zumba fitness. I teach Zumba which is a fusion of Latin and International dance. I offer small group in-home Zumba fitness and my clients love it! So, if you have some moms who are interested to try something new and fun you can contact me at [email protected]____.com business is Shapin' with S. and you can check it here on this site under fitness.
Check out zumba.com as well. They have DVD's you can purchase. Good Luck! S.

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M.J.

answers from Sacramento on

I like Post-Natal Boot Camp with Lindsay Brin. You can customize the workout to whatever duration you want -- lots of different segments from which to choose, so you don't get bored. The segments offer a variety of options, from pilates to aerobics and kickboxing. It's a great workout, but you don't have to be particularly coordinated, which was a plus for me. She really explains things well.

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D.W.

answers from Boise on

I'm a little late on this too, but the Turbo Jam series is hands down the best!!! I never get bored of it because she has several work-outs. E-bay is a great place to buy them. I also enjoy Taebo, Biggest Loser, and Slim-in-6 workouts. Remember, resistance training is just as important as your cardio because muscle burns fat.

Also, check-out this website: www.slimbodycoach.com. I won a weight loss contest there last year. I was the Round 1 winner. They have a great "lifestyle change" to offer and show you how to eat right for the rest of your life.

Best wishes, D.

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S.B.

answers from Portland on

This isn't a video, but try Baby Boot Camp. It's a stroller workout that you can bring your kids to. You will have a personal trainer instructing the class. They are usually outdoors and consist of cardio intervals with resistance training. It's a great workout, certainly not boring, and you get to meet lots of moms. Go to the website---www.babybootcamp.com---and see if there are classes in your area.

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E.S.

answers from Stationed Overseas on

K.,

I know I'm way late but my suggestion has not been posted yet.

I use www.momentumfs.com for exercising. He is a virtual personal trainer. (I got to know him through another web site that I'm a member of: www.flylady.net--free of charge--very positive encouragement for just anybody)

You could use all the suggestions from the ladies below. He teaches you consistency and battles against the all or nothing attitude that our society is dealing with nowadays. His motto is do rather 6 min of strength training or 10 min walking than nothing at all.

I got through is program from doing nothing (wanting to loose 30lb)to about 3.8 workouts in 5 months and my further journey is that I exercise 6x/week in preparation of 1/2 marathon. 5x/week I do 30 min each--that is all I can bare and Jonathing says more is not necessary if you do it the right way--efficient! (mind you I don't like exercise per say but I do like the results I'm getting). I alternate intervals and strength training and on Saturday is my long run. But that is my journey. Other members do totally differernt things. He always says to do what you like to get moving.

You can get a free workout on his web site (on the left hand site it's listed under the links.

Good luck!

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M.D.

answers from Louisville on

Hi K.,
I know this is late, but I hope you find it useful. First congrats on making fitness part of your life. I am a Jazzercise instructor and wanted to let you know it is also a great workout. There are many Jazzecise facilities in the area, you can find them at Jazzercise.com, most have AM babysitting. The workout is fun, we have current music. There is cardio and strenth and there are no contracts! First class is free and you will meet a lot of nice people. There are also Jazzercise DVD's. I lost all my baby weight in 6 months, just doing Jazzercise. Good Luck.

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L.M.

answers from San Francisco on

I've been tivo'ing "Body Electric" and doing that. It's more of a strength training video, and you need hand weights (I use 3-5-8 lbs). What I like about it is the personality of Margaret Richard and the music... each program has it's own eclectic music and you work one muscle group per song (plus one song each for warm up and cool down). Everything from the Rolling Stones to Jack Johnson to Billie Holliday. And because it's different every day, it's hard to get bored. The exercises are simple but you'll definitely feel the burn by the end of each song!

http://www.bodyelectrictv.com/

For cardio I have a stepper machine and watch a show while doing it.

The Firm videos are also very good, for both cardio and strength.

Have fun!
L.

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N.W.

answers from Bakersfield on

The Turbo Jam videos are great-high energy, but upbeat music, great full body workout. Good luck!

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A.B.

answers from Chico on

Hi K.,

They are old and my be hard to find...but I love the Cindy Crawford workout tapes. Her last one is really good because it is the video she made after she had her baby. There are different levels of workout and different times of workouts...even like 10 minute workouts when you don't have a lot of time.

It is a combo of cardio and weights to tone and burn calories. I have just always had really good results with these tapes. Be careful not to overdo it though...you will be sore!! Hope that helps.

A.

P.S. Maybe talking about it will get me motivated again. I know what it is like to lose that big half and not be so motivated to finish your goal!!

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A.K.

answers from San Francisco on

Been a big fan of Tae Bo for years. Recently got into belly dance. I can't remember what the DVD is called (just moved and all my stuff is still in storage) but it's taught by twins. Very fun and great for your abs.

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J.B.

answers from San Francisco on

My favorite video was turbo jam. It came with like 6 different work outs. Monday, Wed, Fri I would do the 40 min cardio and 20 min abs. Then on Tue and Thurs I would do the 40 min strength training and 20 min cardio. I lost 70 lbs. with my first baby. I am now going for the second one. Still using the same videos, but we also just bought a treadmill. She has more DVD's than the one i have, but they are fun and I really enjoy working out with them.
J.

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M.C.

answers from Philadelphia on

Hi K.,
Here is one more suggestion you may want to check out eventhough everybody gave you great advise. Check out Shaklee's Cinch weightloss program at www.cinch.com/goodhealthconcepts . This program has a different approach to losing weight. You lose inches by building muscle(it is powered by an amino acid called:Leucine) and loosing fat. It is very well reearched and safe. If you have heard of Shaklee, you probably know that they have been around for 50 years and are know for their research and quality control. They have a great safety record and never had a recall. There is a great websupport site you may want to check out as well www.cinchclub.com/goodhealthconcepts.Good Luck !
Michelle

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A.B.

answers from Bakersfield on

"The Firm" DVD's are excellent. You can order the current ones you see on infomercials or find older versions in stores like K Mart. They range in price from $10 on up (I usually pay between $10 - $20) and they're anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes long. I have about 10 Firm DVD's and I do them 5 - 6 times a week. They work for me--I don't always enjoy doing them, but I feel great afterwards. Good Luck with taking off the last of that weight!

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D.M.

answers from Sacramento on

Hi K.,
I actually just finished exercising to my DVD. It is called "Walk At Home" walk away your waistline by Leslie Sansone. I ordered it at deepdiscount.com and it includes a walk belt. I believe it was about twelve dollars. I like it because it has 1,2 & 3 mile markers and it only takes about 15 minutes a mile. I also like "Bellydance Slim Down" by Veena & Neena. I know how hard it is to stay motivated. Why can't we just think ourselves thin?? Have fun with it...

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H.B.

answers from San Francisco on

I have used the Jane Fonda Complete Trainer Exercise program. I bought it off of Amazon. It has a mix of arobics, stretching and light weight training. You can choose from 6 different workouts that are all 25-30 min long. I found that I could fit that in during nap time. I know Jane Fonda is a little 1980s, but I like the straightforward arobics and couldn't find it in other videos.

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S.M.

answers from Boston on

If you'd like to mix things up a bit with your routines, I can help!! I'm a personal trainer and yoga instructor certified and insured to work with people in their homes. If you can get a few friends together to make it affordable you can work with a trainer to see significant results in less time.
Contact me anytime!!!
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C.W.

answers from St. Louis on

Hello K. E,
I am so glad to see your question. I am not sure how it alluded me, by the date. I am recommending a cleanse, unless you are nursing, then simple twenty minutes of brisk walking twice a day outside in the beauty of spring. Please visit my website and see how I got the energy, rid of cobwebs in my thinking and felt so good from just giving my body the nutrients that was needed. I lost 30 lbs. in 30 day program. We also have a nine day program. [www.talltree.isagenix.com ]
I recommend IsaVideo: Doctor, Doctor tell me the truth!
Best of Success,
C. W

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B.J.

answers from San Francisco on

If you like to dance, try a dance video in whatever style you enjoy (belly dancing, swingin' to the oldies, tai-bo, whatever makes you smile and makes you actually WANT to do it). Otherwise, try going and taking a dance class a couple nights a week. You can do it :)

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J.D.

answers from Sacramento on

If you have Comcast Cable, the On Demand Exercise TV is great and free with a regular subscription. They have a ton of different programs including the Billy Blanks Tae Bo stuff.

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