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09-23-2007, 05:48 PM
Hi all! I am looking to increase my library of fitness videos and I was wondering if everyone could tell me their favorites?:carrot:

09-23-2007, 10:47 PM
my favorite is power yoga by rodney lee great aerobic and strenght at the same time...and if yoga isn't your thing i really like the workout from Dennis austins boot camp dvd (warning...denis austin can be a bit too chipper for some...but her workout on this dvd is GREAT!

09-23-2007, 10:52 PM
I like Walk Away the Pounds and Dance Away the Inches series. They are both great workouts and keep my interest.

09-24-2007, 03:42 AM
All time favorite:

Turbo Jam: Punch Kick Jam

09-29-2007, 10:26 AM
If you love to sweat in a workout.. I love sweating and dancing along with Richard Simmons!! My all time fave fitness workout!!

Good luck :carrot:

Michele L
09-29-2007, 11:00 AM
I second the Walk Away the Pounds series--especially her newer ones (Walk Slim, Walk Away Your Waistline, and 3 Mile Weight Loss Walk)!

09-29-2007, 11:36 AM
I love the Zumba dance DVDs. They are a lot of fun and it's a great work out! If you don't want something too intense, I think that the Belly dancing DVDs by Rania are pretty good.

10-02-2007, 12:10 PM
I like "the Firm" videos, probably their older ones, such as "Calorie Killer" and "Cardio Sculpt Blaster" (perfect when I'm time-crunched). Some of my favorite DVDs are "Caribbean Workout" ones...the kick-boxing/step one is really a lot of fun.

10-12-2007, 10:48 AM
Some of my favorites-

**For strength training/toning:

Leslie Sansone Shortcuts series of dvds (lower body, upper body, abs)

Tamilee Webb's I Want That Body

**For Pilates:

Denise Austin's Matwork Pilates dvd

**For Pregnancy:

Crunch Yoga Mama

**For Belly Dancing:

Ruby Jazayre's Private Lesson Series (true belly dance instruction for proper form-it's not an exercise workout)

Shy Moment
10-12-2007, 10:51 AM
Have to admit I love the Richard Simmons Sweating to the oldies.
They are fun, they keep you moving and pretty easy to do when you aren't feeling your best. The Walk Away The Pounds With Leslie Sansone is nice too.

10-14-2007, 01:08 AM
My personal favorites:

(probably can find at a store)
Dance off Inches
Denise Austin Personal Trainer
Denise Ausitin Ultimate Fat Burner
Denise Austin Blast Away 10lbs

(have to order)
Turbo Jam
Hip Hop Abs
Slim in 6
The Core series
The Katami series

10-14-2007, 12:49 PM
I love to use my aerobic step and my favorite videos are Christi Taylor, Fantastic 4 and Carol Paradise, Step by Design. They're both tough, but I don't get bored by them.

arabian princess
10-14-2007, 05:28 PM
turbo jam is a really good workout i like walk away the pound cindy next challenge is really tough she really push u to ur limits its a really amazing aerobics work out

10-21-2007, 11:37 PM
I love Minna Lessig's "Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom." Kind of gimmicky in that it's the "it" dvd of the moment, but I really like it. Each segment is only 20 mins, so I can ALWAYS fit one in every morning before work, and I use each segment as my focus for the day. So if I do Tank Top Arms in the morning, when I get home from work, I'll concentrate on arms when I'm at the gym. Provides me with a good three day rotation so I allow my muscles to rest while still doing a good workout every day.

10-22-2007, 06:16 PM
I started out with the
Walk away the pounds series

then moved on to...
Prevention fitness Series (only the ones with Chris Freytag)
Jari love (strength training, high rep, low weight)

10-30-2007, 03:21 PM
Cindy Crawford's Next Challenge... WOW. WOW. WOW. no one tops that video. It's quite hard, specially the leg exersizes, but oh, man, the results are totally worth it. Windsor Pilates is good also and easier. But since the day I bought The next challenge, cindy = exersize god for me... lol. Has anyone else tried it?? It's totally worth the try.

10-30-2007, 03:25 PM
I like Billy Blanks Tae Bo as well as Biggest Loser workout video

03-17-2008, 09:27 PM
I've heard great reviews about Turbojam!

03-17-2008, 09:29 PM
If you want to find a video, I suggest that you go on a site called where they have reviews on hundreds of video (the reviews seem legit and are not always positive...which is good when you don't want to waist your money!).

I hope this will be helpful! :)


03-17-2008, 09:48 PM
i second a visit to
also you may want to visit

some of my current favorites include:
Turbo Jam - Cardio Party 2, Cardio Party 3 and Kick, Punch Jam
some Leslie's - 4 Really Big Miles and 5 Mile Advanced = both workouts are adaptable in that you can stop after 1, 2, 3, or 4 miles
Michelle Dozois - Your Best Body Circuit (cardio & weights)

03-18-2008, 08:52 AM
I used to laugh at Leslie Sansone as if I was somehow
"above" this level ... until I tried to finish her 3 mile
walk! HA! Couldn't do it. LOL Now I really like her a lot.
She seems so genuine. AND I work up a sweat without
a whole lot of complex moves to learn.

I like her walk/jog dvd too.

04-07-2008, 01:12 PM
A few favorites:

Pilates: My current favorite is Prevention Slim, Strong & Firm, which includes both Pilates and ballet and adds resistance with the use of a resistance band (included) or light hand weights. Not for beginner to Pilates, but a nice addition to your DVD library if you are craving a little twist to your Pilates routine.

Cardio: this is tricky, because preference over style of cardio exercise is very personal and varies a lot. For instance, I rarely enjoy traditional aerobics, so cardio for me (as far as DVDs go) consists of dance workouts/instructional dance videos or kickboxing.

That said, these are my favorites:

- Dance: Prevention Dance it off! with Jennifer Galardi - I skip the Latin segment, the others I like. If you want more, Freestyle with Brian Friedman and Rock Your Body with Jamie King are pretty good - but they are purely instructional dance DVDs, not really workouts per se.

- Kickboxing: TurboJam, if you have good form and don't need good instruction; Patricia Moreno's Kickbox Yoga Fusion, if you need good instruction to learn good form; QuickFix Total Cardio Kick with Janis Saffel, if you like the 10-minute segment system for add-ons or workouts in a hurry.

Cardio & Strength together:
- The FIRM Total Body Time Crunch: a great all-inclusive workout with good instruction and a non-boring choreography

- SELF Your Best Butt Fast!: Great combination of cardio and strength to hone in on what is a trouble are for most women.

A note on Strength Training: I'm interested in strength more for its shaping potential than to actually get "buff", and for that I found that Ballet Training, Power Yoga and body-alignment exercises like the Lotte Berk Method give the best results.

07-04-2008, 10:10 AM
Any of The Firm Workouts are my favorite!

07-04-2008, 10:14 AM
my new favorites are Jari Love Ripped series and the 4 & 5 mile Leslie Sansone videos

07-04-2008, 11:12 PM

Leslie Sansone anything. (Walk Slim series for otimal challenge)
the Firm (transfirmer series for serious lower body work, transfirmation series for overall work).
anything by Ellen Barrett. =)

07-04-2008, 11:17 PM
Jillian Michaels - especially like Shape up Backside and Shape up Frontside. These are short but very challenging - I sweat big time. You need small dumb bells and a bench. There is also a thread on 3FC devoted to her 30 day shred.

I also like YogaZone for yoga and Stott's for Pilates.