Top 3 at-home workout dvds
You don’t have to build an entire home workout studio in order to get a good sweat session at home.
A countertop can help you hold your position during a barre class. Your living room can be quickly converted into a dance studio. Or, roll out your mat in front of a mirror and you’ve got a make-do yoga studio.
Working out from home has plenty of benefits: You don’t have to pay pricey gym memberships, wait in line for equipment or trudge to the gym in a snowstorm.
Whether you’re supplementing your at-the-gym workouts or working out entirely from home, here are our three fave at-home workouts.
Jillian Michaels Killer Body DVD:
Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels leads a total-body workout that targets every muscle group in your body. Through three, 30-minute workouts, you’ll focus on different sections of your body. Target your butt and thighs during one workout, zero in on your abs in the next and focus on shoulders, biceps and triceps in the third. You can complete each workout twice a week, giving yourself one day to rest and recover. This DVD is great for all levels because modifications are provided to allow you to scale your workout to your fitness level. It’s also the perfect complement to your cardio workouts. Jillian Michaels Killer Body DVD, $14.98 (plus Cash Back), Gaiam.com
Zumba Incredible Slimdown DVD system:
Shimmy and shake the pounds off with a high-energy dance workout. You’ll torch calories while feeling like you’re at a dance party, learning merengue, salsa and reggaeton moves. This package comes with four DVDS. (Don’t worry, there’s a quick start disc that teaches all the moves if you’re brand new to Zumba, or even dance). You’ll also get Sole Control wraps to slide over your shoes and that allow you to slide, pivot and move with ease while you dance. The package also comes with a nutrition guide with healthy recipes. Zumba Incredible Slim Down DVD System, $19.84 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
21 Day Fix with Autumn Calabrese:
Ready to go all in? You can lose up to 10 pounds in a few weeks through this simple fitness and eating program from BeachBody. Here’s how it works: You’ll get seven color-coded containers for different types of food that are pre-measured for portion control. (I.e. green is for veggies, purple is for fruits, red is for lean proteins, yellow is for carbs and so on). Eat from the containers throughout the day (or combine them into salads or grain bowls). You’ll also get 6 DVDs that contain 30-minute workouts — including total-body cardio, yoga, pilates and more. The package comes with a few extras, too, including access to 24/7 support from weight-loss experts, an eating plan, and a bonus workout. 21 Day Fix with Autumn Calabrese, 3 payments of $19.95 plus $12.95 shipping and handling, BeachBody.com