Barlates: Overload Training

Overload Training contains 4 workouts from Linda @ Barlates. These workouts are not available for free on YouTube. You can purchase them on Amazon, Total Fitness DVDs or as DVDs or downloads from Linda's website. The idea behind these workouts is that you "overload" whatever muscle group Linda is focusing on, working it to full fatigue before … Continue reading Barlates: Overload Training

JessicaSmithTV: Lunge Free Lower Body Workout

As I mentioned in my post about Jessica Smith's 1 Mile Belly, Buns & Thigh Walk, I am getting back to working out today but starting slow with short, low impact and lower body focused workouts. So I started with Jessica's 15 minute walk and finished with this 15 minute barre workout. This wasn't the … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Lunge Free Lower Body Workout

Barlates: Standing Barre Abs

Linda Wooldridge has created 5 workouts that she calls Standing Barre Series. They are all available for free on YouTube and you can also get all 5 workouts on a single DVD. I plan to try at least 4 of her Standing Barre workouts and Standing Barre Abs is the first one I am trying. … Continue reading Barlates: Standing Barre Abs

Barlates: Stretch Flex Tone Lower

Stretch Flex Tone Lower is a workout that I purchased directly from Linda Wooldridge via her website. She also has a series DVD that has 3 Stretch Flex Tone workouts but since I was only interested in the lower body workout, that's all I ordered. FYI--when you order directly from Linda, she will put multiple … Continue reading Barlates: Stretch Flex Tone Lower

Barlates: Stretch Sculpt Lower

Wow! What a workout! I didn't know what to expect from the title Stretch Sculpt Lower but from past experience of doing Linda's workouts, I suspected it would not be a gentle stretching routine. And it wasn't! Linda describes it as "lengthening and strengthening" your lower body. I'll be honest, I didn't see any real … Continue reading Barlates: Stretch Sculpt Lower

JessicaSmithTV: Kickboxing Ballet

Kickboxing Ballet is 29 minutes long; 45 second intro. The warm up is about 3 minutes and, since the workout starts with the ballet/barre portion of the workout--that is what the warm up consists of: gentle dynamic ballet type of moves. Then you go into some more aggressive (but not difficult) ballet/barre work, then you … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Kickboxing Ballet

Barlates: 5 Best Hip Exercises

***Just like w/ 5 Best Butt Blasting Exercises, this review will eventually be double posted. It is available for free on YouTube (this review) but it is also part of Linda Wooldrigde's 5 Best Exercise Series DVD which contains 11 mini workouts. I am using the DVD version but I am posting individual reviews of … Continue reading Barlates: 5 Best Hip Exercises

Lose the Belly Flab

Lose the Belly Flab is another new-to-me workout by Tracey Mallet. I decided to get this one because she mentioned it in Get Your Body Back. She tells you to use the two workouts together. So I checked this one out and though it is core focused it also has lower body work, so I … Continue reading Lose the Belly Flab