Focus: Lift Higher

Lift Higher is the first workout in Tracie Long's Focus series. From what she says in her intro, it appears she originally created 4 thirty minute workouts in the Focus series and if you use all 4 of them in a week, you will take care of everything. So far I have also done Kickback … Continue reading Focus: Lift Higher

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The Firm: Lower Body Sculpt II

Lower Body Sculpt II is part of The Firm's Body Sculpting System 1 and is led by trainer Libby Heath. This is a lower body + abs workout. BSS1 has two 30 minute lower body workouts. This one and Lower Body Sculpt 1, which is a cardio + strength workout. This workout doesn't have any … Continue reading The Firm: Lower Body Sculpt II

Barlates: 100 Rep Challenge Outer Thighs

Outer Thighs is part of Linda Wooldridge’s 100 Rep Challenge series. She has 10 workouts in this series (here is her 100 Rep Challenge play list so you can view them all). You can also buy the entire series on DVD (which I have now done). The idea behind these workouts is that you do 100 reps of … Continue reading Barlates: 100 Rep Challenge Outer Thighs

Barlates: 100 Rep Challenge Bums + Tums

Bums + Tums  is part of Linda Wooldridge’s 100 Rep Challenge series. She has 10 workouts in this series (here is her 100 Rep Challenge play list so you can view them all). You can also buy the entire series on DVD (which I have now done). The idea behind these workouts is that you do 100 reps … Continue reading Barlates: 100 Rep Challenge Bums + Tums

Barlates: Lower Body Mat Series

Lower Body Mat Series is another collection of advanced lower body workouts from Linda Wooldridge. The DVD contains 4 mat workouts: Ankle Weight Butt Sculpter, Lower Body Mat Burner, Outer Thigh & Glutes and Ultimate Inner Thighs. They are all very painful but very effective. I should have learned my lesson from Linda's Loop Extreme Series … Continue reading Barlates: Lower Body Mat Series

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

GymRa: Brutal Butt Workout

With a title like Brutal Butt Workout how could I not give it a try? And it uses no equipment! This definitely warranted some further investigation. It is a free YouTube GymRa workout led by trainer Nicole Steen. It was actually a really nice change of pace. Not the toughest lower body workout I've ever … Continue reading GymRa: Brutal Butt Workout

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

Barlates: Loop Extreme

Barlates: Loop Extreme is another collection of workouts by Linda Wooldridge that all, you guessed it, use a loop. There are 4 workouts on this DVD and if you use them all, you will hit your lower body from every angle plus get some intense core work. The titles of the workouts are Inner Thighs, … Continue reading Barlates: Loop Extreme

Callanetics Extreme

Callanetics Extreme is a 70 minute bodyweight strength workout. I decided to try it mostly out of curiosity. Amazon kept recommending it to me and it got great reviews. The trainer that leads the workout is a woman named Lacey Kondi. I did find this to be different than any other workout I've done. It … Continue reading Callanetics Extreme