Barlates: Target 15/Standing Abs

I am 5 days post surgery and I have started exercising again. I have the usual limitations--no weights/resistance, no impact and no plank based moves. So I have to be creative to get an effective workout. This morning I did Cathe's Low Impact Step Lower Body Blast premix and finished the workout off with this … Continue reading Barlates: Target 15/Standing Abs

The Firm: Jiggle Free Abs

Jiggle Free Abs is part of The Firm's TransFirmer system. It is led by Allie Del Rio. I used to love this workout--and I have never been a fan of long core work. But this workout is so varied and I loved using the step. This is one of the few TransFirmer workouts that is … Continue reading The Firm: Jiggle Free Abs

Barlates: 5 Best Lower Belly Exercises

***5 Best Lower Belly Exercises is part of Linda Wooldridge‘s 5 Best Exercise Series. This review will eventually be double posted. It is available for free on YouTube (this review) but it is also part of Linda’s 5 Best Exercise Series DVD which contains 11 mini workouts. I am using the DVD version but I … Continue reading Barlates: 5 Best Lower Belly Exercises

Barlates: 5 Best Muffin Top Melter Exercises

***5 Best Muffin Top Melter Exercises is part of Linda Wooldridge‘s 5 Best Exercise Series. This review will eventually be double posted. It is available for free on YouTube (this review) but it is also part of Linda’s 5 Best Exercise Series DVD which contains 11 mini workouts. I am using the DVD version but … Continue reading Barlates: 5 Best Muffin Top Melter Exercises

Cathe Live: Upper Body w/ Core Express

Upper Body w/ Core Express was a surprisingly intense upper body workout for being so short. With the proper weights, it worked my entire upper body very well. The core work is also pretty intense. Overall, an excellent live workout that did the job the title advertised and did it very well. This is one … Continue reading Cathe Live: Upper Body w/ Core Express

Cathe Live: Rock Bottoms & Core

Rock Bottoms & Core is another tough lower body workout from Cathe Live. I have been doing a lot of Live lower body workouts recently, so to be honest, I am not sure if I'm burning out my lower body or if this was just a hard workout but I seemed to be feeling it … Continue reading Cathe Live: Rock Bottoms & Core

6 Week Six Pack

Though I own just about everything else fitness-wise Jillian Michaels has put out there, I have resisted her core workouts. The main reason being I am not a fan of long ab workouts. I like to keep my ab work to 10 minutes or less at the end of a workout, or incorporated somehow throughout … Continue reading 6 Week Six Pack

Exhale: Core Fusion Barre Basics

The full title of this workout is Exhale Core Fusion Barre Basics for Beginners. I chose this workout because, in spite of the word "beginner" in the title, it got some impressive reviews. One in particular swayed me. She posted the review in May of 2013 then updated it in August of 2013. She had … Continue reading Exhale: Core Fusion Barre Basics

Bob Harper’s Totally Ripped Core

Another tough workout from Bob Harper; however Totally Ripped Core is not as tough as most of Bob's other workouts that I possess (and I possess most of his non-Biggest Loser workouts). It is challenging tho, make no mistake. And I really like it. This workout is not a strength workout exactly and not a cardio … Continue reading Bob Harper’s Totally Ripped Core

STS Ab Circuits

STS Ab Circuits contains the abdominal workouts that are created to be done with the STS strength program--but of course you can do them at any time and in combination with any workout. The STS hand book doesn’t give a lot of guidance on how to include them other than to use them 2-3 times … Continue reading STS Ab Circuits