I can’t tell you how many times I have thought to myself that I need to start working out. I am overweight, and want to get back into a shape besides round. There have been a lot of things going on in my life, and so I always came up with excuses and reasons why I wasn’t and didn’t – but I am to the point where I really want to make a change. I want to look
different like the better version of myself again. After four kids I have earned my stripes, but that doesn’t mean I have to keep the weight. I hope I am not alone in my quest this year to lose weight and become more healthy and, well, better looking. I have been doing a lot of research and testing, and here is my list of the best workout videos that are out right now. I also included some of my favorite workout gear.
Jillian Michaels is TV’s toughest trainer, but she is committed to getting big results. As your own personal trainer, Jillian will guide you through her exclusive 3-2-1 Interval System that combines strength, cardio and abs to blast through calories for a dramatic 30 DAY SHRED. The program includes three complete 20-minute workouts which progress by level of intensity. Start with Level 1 and advance through Level 3 – in no time you’ll achieve a lean, shredded body.
Get an hour’s results in just 25 minutes a day. The only thing standing between you and the results you want is time. That’s why trainer Shaun T experimented for the last year to design a program that delivers the same kind of results you’d expect from an hour-long program, in under 30 minutes. The result is FOCUS T25—and the name implies the intent: If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes and you do it 5 days a week, you will get results. The FOCUS T25 base kit includes 11 workouts on 9 DVDs, Quick-Start Guide, Nutrition Guide, ALPHA-BETA Workout Calendars, 5-Day Fast Track, and a B-LINES Resistance Band (15 lbs.).
Just like the contestants on NBC’s hit show, you too can rev up your fat-burning furnace and experience dramatic weight loss in less time. Join “The Biggest Loser” trainer, Bob, and show contestant winners and finalists for a 6-8 week program that beats the bulge one intensity level at a time. Begin with Boot camp 1 and as you improve, add on Boot camps 2 and 3 for a powerful workout that challenges every muscle with dynamic moves designed to give those unwanted pounds the boot! WARM-UP (5 Minutes): Prepare your body for boot camp with athletic conditioning moves that get the heart pumping and the muscles warm. LEVEL 1 (Weeks 1 and 2) -Boot camp Level 1 (20 Minutes): Bob turns on the burn with upper- and lower-body strength intervals, then revs your metabolism with calorie-crushing cardio. LEVEL 2 (Weeks 3 and 4) – Boot camp Level 2 (15 Minutes): Pick up the pace and drop the pounds with Bob’s innovative power moves that integrate fat-blasting bursts of cardio. LEVEL 3 (Weeks 5 and 6) – Boot camp Level 3 (10 Minutes): Challenge your balance and fine-tune your physique using bands and weights to further chisel your newfound muscle. COOL-DOWN (5 Minutes): Reward and energize your body with athletic and yoga-inspired stretches that soothe tight muscles and improve posture.
Shaun T’s Insanity workout is the best of its kind. No other workout can get you these types of results in just 60 days. Guaranteed! Shaun T’s Max Interval Training techniques are a step ahead of every other fitness program ever designed. You get you a lean, muscular body in a short amount of time. The Insanity Workout is a difficult workout, but the results are phenomenal. Complete set includes a nutrition guide, calender to track your progress, and 10 intense DVDs. No exercise equipment is necessary, all you need is a little space and a big heart.
The UFC FIT program is broken into four, three-week segments. Picture steps, where each one stacks on top of the other. You must go through the first weeks to develop the strength, flexibility and conditioning for the later weeks. The training techniques found in UFC FITTM are guaranteed to get you lean, trim & toned. UFC FIT teaches techniques with the proper volume and intensity to force consistent progression so that with each workout, you get better. By Week 12, you will be in the absolute best shape of your life, just like a UFC athlete when he or she peaks before entering the Octagon. So begin your UFC FIT Journey and enjoy your transformation!
You’ve witnessed extraordinary weight loss on NBC’s hit show. Now you can get with the program and achieve pound-shedding results in just 6-8 weeks with the transforming power of yoga!
The Bodylastics Max Tension Resistance Bands Set is a great mid level system. This stackable kit provides up to 96 lbs of resistance, which will challenge most individuals in the most demanding fitness programs. It comes complete with all of the components that you will need to do the best exercises from the gym and many that you cannot do in the gym.
Learns your activity level and assigns a personalized daily goal. Displays steps, calories, distance; monitors sleep. Pairs with heart rate monitor¹ for fitness activities. 1+ year battery life; water-resistant². Save, plan and share progress at Garmin Connect™.
Simple Interaction: Samsung Gear Fit allows you to easily control basic functions, such as, reject calls with messages, quick reply to messages and control alarms. Connected Notification: Samsung Gear Fit equips you with instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls, & 3rd party apps to keep you connected.
The Samsung Gear 2 is the smart companion watch tailored to your look and lifestyle. With real-time notifications, calls, fitness tracking and your music library right at our wrist, you can stay focused in the moment. No matter where your day takes you, your Gear 2 matches your style to keep you connected without feeling distracted.
Never stop moving with Fitbit Flex. Wear this slim, stylish device all the time and get the motivation you need to get out and be more active. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. Access your stats anytime on your computer, tablet or from leading smartphones – both iPhone and Android. Flex is your perfect companion, it’s with you everywhere…even in the shower. Plus, it looks good no matter what you’re wearing.
There are so many options for workout videos, but the Jillian Michaels are my favorite for where I am at right now. As I lose weight (a lot of weight) I want to do Insanity or something similar to really get toned and shaped. I also highlighted some of the best selling workout gear on Amazon right now. I would love to hear what you do for workouts and what works for you.