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


JessicaSmithTV: 10 Minute Toning Walk

10 Minute Toning Walk is another quick little workout offered by Jessica Smith that is free on YouTube. I used it as an add on this morning to extend my workout time. I did her Metabolic Conditioning workout from Walk Strong 3 and it worked me hard! I remember just a year ago I would … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: 10 Minute Toning Walk

Walk On: Metabolism Booster

Metabolism Booster is another collection of walking workouts from Jessica Smith. This one is a little different though--two of the walks incorporate strength training. It contains 4 workouts--2 cardio + strength workouts, one express total body strength workout and one bonus workout for stronger knees. There is no intro from Jessica explaining how she intends for you to … Continue reading Walk On: Metabolism Booster

The Firm: Zip Trainer

The Zip Trainer fitness program was created by The Firm. It contains 8 short workouts and comes with the Zip Trainer, a nutrition guide and a fitness guide. The workouts are led by 6 Firm trainers: Emily Welsh, Allie Del Rio, Stephanie Huckabee, Alison Davis, Kelsie Daniels and Annie Lee Coffey. The fitness guide introduces … Continue reading The Firm: Zip Trainer

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 protocol 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

Fight Cellulite Fast!

Fight Cellulite Fast! is another Prevention workout led by Chris Freytag. It contains a 37 minute cardio workout, a 17 minute lower body strength workout, plus a 4 minute warm up and 4:30 minute cool down/stretch. Recommendations they give for using this DVD: do the cardio workout 4-5 days a week and strength workout 2-3 … Continue reading Fight Cellulite Fast!

2-Week Turn Around: Cardio

Before my mastectomy I dug out some of the workouts I used while rehabilitating after my heels were crushed 10 years ago. The 2-Week Turn Around workouts were part of my rehab. There are two DVDs--a cardio and a strength DVD. Both DVDs contain multiple short workouts that you can do alone or put them … Continue reading 2-Week Turn Around: Cardio

Barlates: Bodyweight Basics Lower

I thought, by the title (Bodyweight Basics Lower), this might be more my speed. I don't have a problem with Linda's Beginner Interval workouts right now, but her Endurance 90 Lower killed me. I thought--maybe this will be easier than Endurance 90 Lower. And it probably is easier. But chemo is really tearing me down … Continue reading Barlates: Bodyweight Basics Lower

Barlates: Beginner Intervals: Ramp It Up

Beginner Intervals: Ramp It Up is the fourth workout in Linda Wooldridge's Beginner Interval series. The other 3 workouts are Old School Aerobics, Compound Moves and Cardio Sculpt. I love all of these workouts but I think Old School Aerobics is still my favorite. Ramp It Up, as indicated by the title, is a bit … Continue reading Barlates: Beginner Intervals: Ramp It Up

Barlates: Endurance 90 Lower

Endurance 90 Lower is a super tough (IMHO) workout from Linda Wooldridge. I've really been wanting to do this workout ever since Linda posted it to YouTube but I am getting chemo and my workouts are all over the place. I either cannot workout at all, or I have to do something really easy (Jessica … Continue reading Barlates: Endurance 90 Lower