Stronger Longer Volume 2

Stronger Longer Volume 2 is another unique total body strength workout by Tracie Long. In the intro, she says when she turned 46 she felt stiff and didn't move as well as she wanted to. She felt something needed to change and apparently these Stronger Longer workouts address that. In less than a month I … Continue reading Stronger Longer Volume 2


Stronger Longer Volume 1

Stronger Longer Volume 1 is an excellent workout by Tracie Long. This (and Volume 2) are what inspired me to start looking at Tracie Long workouts again. I checked out one of her workouts several years ago (Figure 30: Hips), hated it and never bothered with her again. Recently I was perusing the library's workout DVDs when I … Continue reading Stronger Longer Volume 1

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

Walk On: Metabolism Booster

Metabolism Booster is another collection of walking workouts from Jessica Smith. This one is a little different though--two of the walks incorporate strength training. It contains 4 workouts--2 cardio + strength workouts, one express total body strength workout and one bonus workout for stronger knees. There is no intro from Jessica explaining how she intends for you to … Continue reading Walk On: Metabolism Booster

The Firm: Total Body Lite

Total Body Lite is pink Firm workout. It is led by trainer Emily Welsh. This is another workout that uses the CardioWeights. This workout is a recovery workout--so it is meant to be easier than other Firm workouts. During the workout Emily states you are meant to use light weights. I had a hard time … Continue reading The Firm: Total Body Lite

The Firm: Power Half Hour

Power Half Hour is a pink Firm and is led by Emily Welsh. It came out around or just after the Firm's CardioWeight System. The CardioWeight System is a collection of workouts that came with a pretty cool dumbbells set. It had inter-changable/screw-on bells and weighted bars. I still use those weights but I keep … Continue reading The Firm: Power Half Hour

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: Burn & Shape

Burn & Shape is a pink Firm workout led by trainer Emily Welsh. This is another total body cardio + strength workout. I didn't think I remembered the workout before I did it, but once I did it this morning, I remembered why I didn't like this workout. I have no problem with compound exercises … Continue reading The Firm: Burn & Shape

The Firm: TransFIRM Your Trouble Zones

TransFIRM Your Trouble Zones is a pink Firm workout that came with a 5 pound kettlebell. At least when I bought it it did. You can probably get it used without the kettlebell now. It is led by trainer Kelsie Daniels. I remember this workout when I got it. I had never used a kettlebell before … Continue reading The Firm: TransFIRM Your Trouble Zones

The Firm: Total Body Time Crunch

Total Body Time Crunch is a pink Firm. It is led by trainer Rebekah Sturkie. It is not part of the original CardioWeight system but since it uses the CardioWeights it must have been an add on (I don't remember; the Firm used to be an autobuy for me). This is another great cardio + … Continue reading The Firm: Total Body Time Crunch