Metabolic Strength Vol 1 & Vol 2

Tracie Long has 3 DVDs in her Metabolic Strength series. Each DVD has two 30 minute workouts on them. When previewing these workouts, I immediately knew I wanted them all. Total Fitness DVDs has clips of all of the Metabolic Strength workouts up on their website and that is where I previewed and purchased these … Continue reading Metabolic Strength Vol 1 & Vol 2


The Firm/Zip Trainer: Firm & Cardio

Firm & Cardio are the deluxe add on workouts available at the time the Zip Trainer program came out (see that review for more info on what a Zip Trainer is). This deluxe add on came with a 7 pound core ball but the core ball is no longer available, only the DVDs. Firm & … Continue reading The Firm/Zip Trainer: Firm & Cardio

The Firm: Zip Trainer

The Zip Trainer fitness program was created by The Firm. It contains 8 short workouts and comes with the Zip Trainer, a nutrition guide and a fitness guide. The workouts are led by 6 Firm trainers: Emily Welsh, Allie Del Rio, Stephanie Huckabee, Alison Davis, Kelsie Daniels and Annie Lee Coffey. The fitness guide introduces … Continue reading The Firm: Zip Trainer

The Firm Express

The Firm Express is a 30 day fitness program that contains 12 twenty minute workouts and 2 bonus 10 minute workouts. The workouts in this program are based on a specific HIIT protocol of 8 seconds of high intensity work followed by 12 seconds of recovery, repeated 4 times. The 8:12 HIIT protocol is supposed to … Continue reading The Firm Express

Killer Cardio

Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio DVD contains 2 short cardio workouts. They are both structured in tabata format (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of recovery). They both have 4 circuits containing 4 exercises and each circuit is repeated. I really enjoyed both of these workouts. They are not the most intense workouts I … Continue reading Killer Cardio

HIIT, Cardio Step/Circuit Heavy Weights

HIIT, Cardio Step/Circuit Heavy Weights is yet another excellent, fun and effective workout from Yvette Bachman. It is one of her longer ones (69 minutes) but it is done in sections so it can easily be shortened and used for my weekday morning workout (Yay!). After the warm up, the first part of the workout … Continue reading HIIT, Cardio Step/Circuit Heavy Weights

HIIT/Step w/ Kettlebell & Heavy Weights

HIIT/Step w/ Kettlebell & Heavy Weights is yet another amazing and fun workout from Yvette Bachman. I know I say it about every one of her workouts but every time I do one, I think it is my favorite. Well, I love this one so much I think it is my favorite now! The time … Continue reading HIIT/Step w/ Kettlebell & Heavy Weights

Fit Body by Julia: Cardio Madness #2

Cardio Madness #2 is a Fit Body by Julia workout. Most of this workout was created by Daniela though the very last portion (Round of Applause Burnout) was created by Christine Comeau. Wow. After doing Cardio Madness #1 I was expecting this to be more doable. Cardio Madness #1 was intense and challenging but entirely doable. This … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: Cardio Madness #2

Fit Body by Julia: Cardio Madness

Cardio Madness is a Fit Body by Julia workout. This is my 4th workout by Julia. It was actually created by someone named Daniela but, of course, it was performed by Julia. This was another super tough workout (does Julia do any workout that isn't super tough?). Julia wore a weighted vest off and on … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: Cardio Madness

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