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


Fit Tower: Legs, Glutes & Core

Legs, Glutes & Core is one of Cathe's advanced Fit Tower workouts. The only equipment you need for this workout is all of the Fit Tower equipment: the Fit Tower, a flat 6 foot resistance band, a resistance loop (firewalker) and a yoga mat. This workout also includes an 11:30 minute core bonus--this is in … Continue reading Fit Tower: Legs, Glutes & Core

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

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

30 Minutes to Fitness: Step Boxing 2

Step Boxing 2 is the newest offering from Kelly Coffey-Meyer in her 30 Minutes to Fitness series. I have been looking forward to doing Kelly's newest workouts for months but life circumstances kept me from trying them. But I have been feeling great for weeks now, so it was time to finally give them a … Continue reading 30 Minutes to Fitness: Step Boxing 2

The Firm: Body Sculpt

Body Sculpt is part of The Firm's Body Sculpting System 1 and is led by Jennifer Carman. I did not remember this workout until I did it this morning--and then wow! I definitely remembered it! I hated this workout back in the day--I remember finding it too hard and struggling to get through it! Even … Continue reading The Firm: Body Sculpt

The Firm: Lower Body Sculpt 1

Lower Body Sculpt 1 is part of The Firm's Body Sculpting System 1 and is led by trainer Lisa Kay. This is a great little lower body cardio + strength workout. I didn't do this workout alone. BSS1 has two 30 minute lower body workouts. This one and Lower Body Sculpt 2 which has no … Continue reading The Firm: Lower Body Sculpt 1

The Firm: Jiggle Free Buns

Jiggle Free Buns is part of The Firm's TransFirmer system. It is led by Pam Cauthen Mariwether. Not counting Express Total Body Shaping, I always found Pam's workouts some of the tougher Firm workouts¬†and this one is no exception. I recall this one and Super-Charged Sculpting from my Firm days and they both always managed … Continue reading The Firm: Jiggle Free Buns

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

Body Fusion

Body Fusion is another of Cathe's easier workout DVDs that I bought after doing (and enjoying) Basic Step and High Step Circuit. This DVD contains one full length workout and 3 bonus add ons. Body Fusion is a total body cardio + strength circuit workout that alternates step combos with weight work. The bonus add … Continue reading Body Fusion