Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre

Energy Flow: Barre is a tough workout from Linda Wooldridge! It was tough for me it least--it completely fried my legs. I hit lower body burn out multiple times. But I loved it! Linda worked me hard. I got cardio and barre strength work in this workout. There is some hopping in this workout but … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre


Fit Tower: Boot Camp

Boot Camp is another one of Cathe's Advanced Fit Tower workouts. This workout uses the Fit Tower, the equipment that came with it and nothing else. Also included on this DVD is a Bonus Abs that is also included on the other two Advanced Fit Tower workouts: Legs, Glutes & Core and Total Body. I … Continue reading Fit Tower: Boot Camp

Fit Tower: Legs, Glutes & Core

Legs, Glutes & Core is one of Cathe's advanced Fit Tower workouts. The only equipment you need for this workout is all of the Fit Tower equipment: the Fit Tower, a flat 6 foot resistance band, a resistance loop (firewalker) and a yoga mat. This workout also includes an 11:30 minute core bonus--this is in … Continue reading Fit Tower: Legs, Glutes & Core

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

Fit Tower

The Fit Tower is a piece of exercise equipment from Cathe Friedrich. Though Cathe created and leads these workouts you cannot buy it from Cathe's website. You can get it from Amazon or from a special Fit Tower website. I never expected to buy the Fit Tower. A long time ago Cathe had a different Fit … Continue reading Fit Tower

JessicaSmithTV: Lower Body: Hips & Glutes Focus

This is a great little lower body workout from Jessica Smith--and free on YouTube! I did it after doing one of Jessica's 15 minute DVD cardio walks and it seemed like it actually worked my lower body very well. I was definitely getting some burn in my glutes. Peanut is there for the entire workout, … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Lower Body: Hips & Glutes Focus

Barlates: Long Lever Upper & Lower

This was an excellent total body barre workout using light weights. The only muscle group not touched is your back. Linda Wooldridge offers this workout free on YouTube. When the workout begins, the intro/title screen says "Glute Bridge on the Ball" but it is actually Long Lever Upper & Lower, as labeled--so don't worry! You … Continue reading Barlates: Long Lever Upper & Lower

Barlates: Ballet Sculpt Lower

I am currently limited to low impact cardio and standing lower body work that uses no dumbbells. So I have been doing lots of barre workouts! This is one of Linda Wooldridge's free Barlates workouts on YouTube. It has been on my To Do list for a while and I finally got to it this … Continue reading Barlates: Ballet Sculpt Lower

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: Ballet Burn

Ballet Burn is a recovery level workout from Jessica Smith with some mild cardio, barre and toning. This was another very nice recovery day workout. Jessica works you well--but not too hard. I was never really sweating at any part of this workout, but I did perspire a bit. I did feel like I got a … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Ballet Burn