JessicaSmithTV: Met Con (Metabolic Conditioning)

Met Con stands for Metabolic Conditioning and it is another excellent metabolic strength training workout from Jessica Smith. I used this as my cardio doubles workout. With the right weights, I found it pretty intense. I got cardio and conditioning, plus (as usual) it was very enjoyable. If I wanted to get more out of this … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Met Con (Metabolic Conditioning)

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JessicaSmithTV: Strength Training for Women

Strength Training for Women is a surprisingly excellent (and short) strength training workout. It's basically total body but the focus is upper body. You do squats, but that is the only lower body exercise you do. The rest of the exercises are upper body. Jessica wants you to use heavy dumbbells, plus the rep pace … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Strength Training for Women

JessicaSmithTV: Cardio Core Flow

Cardio Core Flow is a low impact cardio workout that uses no equipment. It isn't super intense but I worked up a sweat and I did enjoy it. It is a solid steady state cardio workout. Since there is no impact, part of the intensity comes from using large/broad arm movements and lots of torso … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Cardio Core Flow

JessicaSmithTV: Pilates Yoga Fusion Flow

Pilates Yoga Fusion Flow was just what I needed this morning after the past few days of brutal workouts. I needed something lower key and this delivered. With this workout, Jessica Smith has created a more gentle PiYo-like workout. I use PiYo to describe a lot of things but other similar workouts would be Linda … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Pilates Yoga Fusion Flow

Fit Body by Julia: Full Body Supersets & Tabata HIIT

This is the 3rd Fit by Julia workout I have done. And wow. It was killer. Brutal and grueling but I wasn't counting the minutes like I was when I did No Equipment Crazy Cardio. This is a workout I could see myself returning to. It is long. 87:30 minutes of non-stop hard work. I … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: Full Body Supersets & Tabata HIIT

Fit Body by Julia: No Equipment Crazy Cardio

No Equipment Crazy Cardio is a workout from Fit Body by Julia, a YouTube workout channel. Now that I have scheduled so many of Julia's workouts over the next month I have noticed that, though she performs all of the workouts, many of them are created by other people and she always gives credit to … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: No Equipment Crazy Cardio

JessicaSmithTV: Ballet Body

Ballet Body is a barre workout that uses light hand weights to increase intensity. You get some light cardio and some light toning but nothing terribly intense. I liked this workout but I didn't love it. I was hoping for something more intense than this workout. It is a high rep workout so heavy dumbbells … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Ballet Body

Barlates: Interval Barre Fusion Lower

Interval Barre Fusion is actually a 3 DVD series but the only DVD I purchased is the one for the lower body (there is also an upper body DVD and a core DVD). They all contain three 25 minute workouts. Lower Body also has a warm and stretch (the other two probably do, too, but … Continue reading Barlates: Interval Barre Fusion Lower

JessicaSmithTV: Fusion Sculpt #1

Fusion Sculpt #1 is yet another excellent and fun metabolic strength workout from Jessica Smith. This is one of her longer workouts and she really hits every muscle group--plus you get low impact cardio intervals. So it is a total body cardio + strength workout. It was fun, effective and I loved it. With the … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Fusion Sculpt #1

JessicaSmithTV: Relax & Restore

Relax & Restore is another gentle and restorative yoga/flexibility routine. Nothing aggressive but you can always go deeper into the stretches if you want to (and are able to). And it is a nice way to wind down and recover after a more strenuous workout or a week of challenging workouts. I did really like this … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Relax & Restore