Daily Burn

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when states started their shelter in place orders, Daily Burn did a really great thing. They increased their 30 day free trial to 60 days. Gyms were forced to close and people who already did not workout at home were having to find a new way to exercise. … Continue reading Daily Burn

Xtend Barre

Unlike many other streaming sites, Openfit did not offer anything special when shelter in place became a thing. I was pretty disappointed because of all the streaming sites out there, I was most interested in sampling Openfit due to its Xtend Barre workouts. All it offered was its normal 14 day free trial. I almost … Continue reading Xtend Barre

Mark Lauren’s 90 Day Challenge (+ My Bodyweight Rotation)

Mark Lauren's 90 Day Challenge contains 8 DVDs and each DVD has workouts at 3 levels of difficulty (or 24 total workouts) plus one warm up and one cool down that are used in all 24 workouts. In addition, if you go to Mark's website you can download his rotation calendar. This review contains a … Continue reading Mark Lauren’s 90 Day Challenge (+ My Bodyweight Rotation)

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

Walk On: Walk the Weight Off

Walk the Weight Off is a 30 day fitness program from Jessica Smith. It contains 3 DVDs and each DVD has multiple workouts on it. Like many of Jessica's workouts, her mother Debbie is present showing easier versions of some of the moves, and her friend Beth is also present showing more advanced versions. A … Continue reading Walk On: Walk the Weight Off

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

Personal Training

Personal Training is a pretty cool workout DVD by trainer Chris Freytag. In the 4:40 minute intro, Chris explains how this DVD works. It contains multiple short strength and cardio workouts. Chose the menu option "Targeted Workouts" and you get a list of goals: Get Firm, Flatten Your Belly, Slim Your Hips & Thighs, Improve … Continue reading Personal Training

Beginner Rotation

I kind of hate to call this a beginner rotation, but I guess, in essence, it is. It is also a rehabilitation rotation. A way to keep exercising even when you aren't at your best. I was an advanced home exerciser but I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2018. It turned out to … Continue reading Beginner Rotation

Walk On: 21 Day Weight Loss Plan

Walk On: 21 Day Weight Loss Plan is a workout program from Jessica Smith for beginners. Because I am currently undergoing chemo, I purchased quite a few of Jessica's Walk On DVDs/programs. I need workouts at this level on hand to get me through the rough days during chemo. And this program worked perfectly for that. Though I … Continue reading Walk On: 21 Day Weight Loss Plan