Yin Yoga for Leg Day

Yin Yoga for Leg Day┬áis a longer (for me) Yin Yoga practice from Yoga Ranger that stretches out the quads, hamstrings, inner thighs, hips and IT bands. It is 19:30 minutes long and, so far, the longest Yin Yoga practice I have done. I have really been tearing my lower body up with the workouts … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Leg Day

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Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Warm & Stretch: Mat is the last workout in Linda Wooldridge's Warm & Stretch Series. The other three are Upper, Ball and Standing. All of them are available for free on YouTube or you can get the entire series on DVD from Amazon or Linda's website. You can also purchase the downloads from Linda. I … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper

Warm & Stretch: Upper is another nice dynamic flexibility workout from Linda Wooldridge. Just like the other two Warm & Stretch workouts (Standing and Ball), Linda starts with some very active dynamic flexibility movements to get you warmed up. Since this is entirely upper body focused the entire workout is done on a mat. This … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper

Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan

Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan is another Leslie Sansone DVD I got for $1 at the yearly library sale. Its a pretty neat concept. The DVD contains 5 one mile walks that she labels with colors (blue, yellow, green, purple and red), plus it contains 4 very short and basic strength segments (abs, arms, legs, … Continue reading Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan

Walk Away the Pounds: Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection contains 4 walking workouts of different lengths. A 1 mile walk that is 21:30 minutes, a 2 mile walk that is 32 minutes, a 3 mile walk that is 49 minutes and a 4 mile walk that is 57:30 minutes. These are all walks that can be done by beginners--or, if you … Continue reading Walk Away the Pounds: Ultimate Collection

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Standing

I was very interested when I saw that Linda Wooldridge had created a new series called Warm & Stretch. Not just because I am in recovery mode and looking for easier workouts. Warm & Stretch workouts look and sound like something I would use in conjunction with yoga on my yoga Sundays--regardless of what my … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Standing

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Easy Cardio

My doctor finally gave me clearance to exercise again--though I have restrictions. No impact, I cannot lift dumbbells heavier than 2-3 pound dumbbells, no planks or push ups. Though that limits things, there are still quite a few workouts I can do--including some of Linda's new Barlates workouts. Yesterday I did one of Jessica Smith's … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Easy Cardio

Total Body Balance

Total Body Balance is a collection of 4 short workouts from Jessica Smith. These are true feel good workouts. They are all about 20 minutes long and they are all low impact. There is another exerciser with Jessica named Asha who shows more advanced versions of the exercises. However, even the more advanced versions of … Continue reading Total Body Balance

Yoga Fusion Fix

Yoga Fusion Fix is another of Jessica Smith's new releases. This one contains 3 intermediate level yoga practices of varying lengths. Jessica is by herself. All of the workouts are set on a wooden deck with the ocean in the background. I enjoyed all of these yoga practices. The longest one, Strength + Flexibility, was … Continue reading Yoga Fusion Fix

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