JessicaSmithTV: Total Body Chisel & Burn

Total Body Chisel & Burn is a short metabolic total body workout. And with the right weights it gets pretty intense. I really enjoyed this workout even though there was no Peanut. Though the exercises are done at a controlled pace, this is a circuit workout with very little rest between each exercise. And since the … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Total Body Chisel & Burn

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JessicaSmithTV: Yoga for Back Pain

Yoga for Back Pain is a 43 minute yoga routine by Jessica Smith. The purpose of this routine is to relieve and prevent back pain. I don't have chronic back pain, but my back does go out sometimes and I am in a lot of pain for a few days (sometimes as long as week), … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Yoga for Back Pain

JessicaSmithTV: Short & Sweet Stretch

Jessica's stretching routine is exactly what the title says--short and sweet. She gives you a total body stretch in just 16:30 minutes. Today I used this workout to finish off one of Linda Wooldridge's Barlates total body mat strength routines. Linda did stretch me out afterward, but I have been doing a lot of Barlates … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Short & Sweet Stretch

Barlates: Total Body Warm Up

As I mentioned in my review of Lower Body Stretch, Linda Wooldridge has 100s of free Barlates workouts available on YouTube. Many of them have warms ups and stretches included in the workout, and many do not. Sometimes the warm up and/or stretch is very short, and maybe you want something longer. Well, Linda has … Continue reading Barlates: Total Body Warm Up

Barlates: Lower Body Mat Series

Lower Body Mat Series is another collection of advanced lower body workouts from Linda Wooldridge. The DVD contains 4 mat workouts: Ankle Weight Butt Sculpter, Lower Body Mat Burner, Outer Thigh & Glutes and Ultimate Inner Thighs. They are all very painful but very effective. I should have learned my lesson from Linda's Loop Extreme Series … Continue reading Barlates: Lower Body Mat Series

JessicaSmithTV: Cardio Sculpt

Cardio Sculpt is not a cardio workout but a metabolic strength training workout. So it is a fast paced circuit workout where one exercises flows into the next with little to no rest. That is the cardio/metabolic factor. For only 20 minutes, this was a great little workout. I used it in combination w/ Jessica's … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Cardio Sculpt

JessicaSmithTV: Cardio + Strength Mash Up

Cardio + Strength Mash Up is only 10 minutes long; 3 minute warm up (the warm up previews first exercise but w/out weights) and 1 minute stretch. So the total actual training time is 6 minutes, not counting warm up and stretch (actually, even less since the last 30 seconds is Jessica talking, so 5:30 minute … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Cardio + Strength Mash Up

Barlates: Lower Strength

Linda Wooldridge has a collection of workouts she calls her "Strength Series." They are all available for free on YouTube but she also has all 5 of her Strength Series workouts on a single DVD. In addition, you can purchase the individual workouts from Linda through her website via download or DVD. I have already … Continue reading Barlates: Lower Strength

Barlates: Lower Body Stretch

Linda Wooldridge has literally hundreds of workouts available for free on YouTube. Many of them have warms ups and stretches included in the workout, and many do not. Sometimes the warm up and/or stretch is very short, and maybe you want something longer. Well, Linda has you covered. She has created an 8 minute warm … Continue reading Barlates: Lower Body Stretch

JessicaSmithTV: Stretch, Rest & Relax

Stretch, Rest & Relax is a 30 minute full body stretching routine from Jessica Smith. It is nice and gentle, and Jessica stretches you out thoroughly from head to toe. It is filmed in Jessica's backyard. I think I've seen every inch of Jessica's house--inside and out! Just from doing her workouts. Equipment: a mat, … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Stretch, Rest & Relax