The Firm: Jiggle Free Arms

Jiggle Free Arms is part of The Firm's TransFirmer system. It is led by Stephanie Huckabee. This is a great little cardio + strength upper body workout. The TransFirmer system came with 3 main workouts but you could also purchase 3 add ons--this workout, Jiggle Free Buns and Jiggle Free Abs. I, of course, bought them … Continue reading The Firm: Jiggle Free Arms

Cathe Live: HIIT Fit Circuit

HIIT Fit Circuit is an excellent metabolic strength + HIIT workout. I really enjoyed it. However, from the way Cathe described it at the beginning of the workout, I was expecting there to be more of a strength focus but the strength work is primarily metabolic--using dumbbells to keep the heart rate elevated. Which is … Continue reading Cathe Live: HIIT Fit Circuit

You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG)

After doing Mark Lauren's EFX and reading his books (You Are Your Own Gym and Body By You), I had to get the rest of his DVDs. This series/program is based on his book with the same title: You Are Your Own Gym or YAYOG for short (he also has an app based on his … Continue reading You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG)

Hard Work Conditioning (1)

Now, I will admit, I do not own a vast library of Patrick Goudeau workouts, but of the ones I do own, I’ve come expect something from him: a brutal and taxing workout. So with the title of Hard Work Conditioning (and after doing Hard Work Conditioning 2) I was expecting some seriously hard work. … Continue reading Hard Work Conditioning (1)

Your Best Body Circuit

Your Best Body Circuit was fun for a lot of reasons. It is one of Michelle Dozois's older workouts and boy, she has come a long way. It's as if the idea for her Peak 10 Cardio Strength workouts was hovering around her mind, but clearly not there yet. Let me start at the beginning. … Continue reading Your Best Body Circuit

Hard Body

Hard Body is one of Jillian Michael's newer workouts (she just released another one, One Week Shred, which I had on pre-order and just received this weekend. I'll be reviewing it soon!). Hard Body consists of two cardio + strength workouts that are 45 and 50 minutes. Neither of them are beginner workouts. I would say Level 1, if you … Continue reading Hard Body

30 Day Shred

30 Day Shred is old school Jillian Michaels. Not old, old school--I sold those DVDs on Amazon a long time ago--but this is when her workouts started getting really good and really effective. 30 Day Shred came out in 2008 and I bought it right when it came out. I found it very tough in … Continue reading 30 Day Shred

30 Minutes to Fitness: Circuit Burn

Circuit Burn is yet another awesome workout from Kelly Coffey-Meyer in her 30 Minutes to Fitness collection. I love it! But before I go into the review I have to first state the conditions under which I did this DVD. Now, prior to today, when doing Kelly's 30 Minute to Fitness workouts, I did each … Continue reading 30 Minutes to Fitness: Circuit Burn

Killer Buns & Thighs

Killer Buns & Thighs is another excellent and tough workout collection from Jillian Michaels. This is one of the things I really love about Jillian Michaels; not only does she create effective and tough workouts, but she almost always puts several workouts on one DVD and offers them at an excellent price. So you are … Continue reading Killer Buns & Thighs

Cathe’s Circuit Blast

**Note--this review was written in stages--so it is created and formatted a little differently than previous reviews due to things I've learned along the way.Circuit Blast is a rather unusual workout by Cathe. Initially, I was unsure how to categorize it; cardio or cardio + strength? It was created as part of the Shock Cardio … Continue reading Cathe’s Circuit Blast