As the ball dropped on the east coast, my family of three toasted with apple cider and declared our resolutions with kisses and clinks. I resolved to lose 25 pounds and quickly retracted that with a WHOAMIKIDDING?! let’s make it 15 instead.
Ok, so how am I going to get there? Well, the gym. I took a handful of group classes at my gym throughout the Fall, and though I grouched through most of them, I did like a few. I find going to the gym a little bit of a chore, though. For me, I have to go while my daughter is in school because she loathes the childcare unless she knows someone else there. And while I wish I could spend each school day becoming a gym rat, it’s just not going to happen because…life and other responsibilities.
The fix? At home exercise DVDs. I have quite a collection and small area in the garage that doubles as exercise space. Here is a great list of titles that are not only my favorites but suggestions from a bunch of my fellow at-home jazzercise friends. (these are NOT affiliate links)
My two favorites DVD workouts are Jillian Michaels’ Shred It with Weights and Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Jam. The Shred It DVD is a kettle bell workout that is consistently challenging. Turbo Jam is upbeat and full of cardio but is a little dated in terms of set and music. Looking for the hardest arm workout known to woman? Try The Tracy Anderson Method (you can see it here).
Other suggestions include:
Thanks to Erica, Tracy, Kate, Betsy, Lisa, April, Courtney, Laura, Stephanie, Kathy, and Rebecca for sharing their favorite workouts!
If I could just get the garage cleaned up, I might get one of these workouts in before summer! Do you have a favorite not listed here?