Rippedism 2

Stu and Jeff are back with another tough fitness program--Rippedism 2. In their intro, they promise that these will be the most efficient workouts you have ever done. They also say that this program is appropriate for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. The only equipment you need are dumbbells. They recommend 3 sets--heavy, … Continue reading Rippedism 2


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

The Firm Express

The Firm Express is a 30 day fitness program that contains 12 twenty minute workouts and 2 bonus 10 minute workouts. The workouts in this program are based on a specific HIIT protocolĀ of 8 seconds of high intensity work followed by 12 seconds of recovery, repeated 4 times. The 8:12 HIIT protocol is supposed to … Continue reading The Firm Express

The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio

Time Crunch Cardio contains 3 twenty minute workouts led by trainer Allie Del Rio. This is another Firm workout I bought when it first came out but then never did. I have been trying the workouts out as add ons to finish off other short Firm workouts and I love it for that purpose. So … Continue reading The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio

Killer Cardio

Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio DVD contains 2 short cardio workouts. They are both structured in tabata format (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of recovery). They both have 4 circuits containing 4 exercises and each circuit is repeated. I really enjoyed both of these workouts. They are not the most intense workouts I … Continue reading Killer Cardio

Cardio Back & Bicep Burn

I am feeling much better this morning so I was thrilled to actually enjoy my workout again! I didn't take Nyquil last night so that wasn't dragging me down this morning either. This morning was Cardio Back & Bicep Burn by Yvette Bachman. This is one of her newer workouts and I knew from the … Continue reading Cardio Back & Bicep Burn

Fit Split

Fit Split is Cathe's newest fitness program, similar to her 4 Day Split and Cross Train Express programs. Fit Split contains 4 workouts. Each workout is part cardio, part strength. It also contains a bonus core workout and lots of premixes so you can approach these workouts in different ways. The workouts are not sold … Continue reading Fit Split

BOSU/HIIT/Bodyweight–Calorie Burning Workout

Bosu/HIIT/Bodyweight is another excellent bosu/cardio workout from Yvette Bachman. Yvette's Youtube workouts are what prompted me to actually get a bosu ball and I am loving her workouts that use them. This one is an intense cardio workout with some body weight strength work. But it is primarily cardio. I love her bosu workouts. They … Continue reading BOSU/HIIT/Bodyweight–Calorie Burning Workout

Fit Body by Julia: Get Pumped #5: Back Focus

Get Pumped #5: Back Focus is my final 2017 workout. I feel kind of sad. I have been really enjoying the long morning workouts I have been doing while on staycation. I do have one more day before I have to return to the daily grind and I have a long Yvette Bachman workout planned … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: Get Pumped #5: Back Focus

Fit Body by Julia: Deadweight Legs

When I saw the title of this workout, I was anticipating a lower body workout. This is much more than that. This is actually a total body strength workout with a heavy lower body focus--and as the title suggests, a lot of deadlifts. But you do work all of your major upper body muscle groups … Continue reading Fit Body by Julia: Deadweight Legs