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I'm enjoying a new (for me) video workout, and deciding what my next purchase will be... For those of you who work out with videos, what are your favorites?

I like Leslie Sansone for walking on days that are too hot/cold to get outside. Although I really wish she would just shut UP sometimes. =)
For strength I'm doing "I Want That Body." Embarassing title, but a great workout for semi-beginner to intermediate. Still can't get all the way through the first gluts portion.

Fri. Jun 29, 12:19am

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Can't agree mopre about Leslie. I love the concept but after doing the tape 3 times I was sick of her!!! I can't stand it now I refuse to do those workouts. I don;t care if its raining outside, I'd rather get soaked then listen to her babble. Even turning the volume off doesn't work becasue I know what she says anyways!!! AAA!

Friday, June 29, 2007, 1:59 AM

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If you like Pilates, I strongly recommend Crunch Fat Burning Pilates. The music is awesome which is important to me and I really like the trainer. She's perky but not annoying and she really keeps me going. The tape is beginner-intermediate. A beginner might have a hard time finishing but its not impossible by any means. Even though I've had it for 2 years, I'm still quite tired when I finish it but I probably don't exercise regularly enough to be considered intermediate. It makes you feel like you accomplished something without having to push yourself way too hard. Its 45 minutes long - the first half is standing cardio and the second is traditional Pilates matwork. I really love it!

Friday, June 29, 2007, 2:04 AM

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I absolutely love The Biggest Loser 2 dvd. It has 9 different workouts on it, so you can't get bored. Kim and Bob are very motivating. Maybe you can rent a video from the library to see if you like it first?

Friday, June 29, 2007, 3:55 PM

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we just found out that our netflix subscription allows us 18 hours a month of downloaded movie time, including exercise stuff (whatever they have available). so i'm planning on previewing that way. my library tends to not have very current stuff.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 4:47 PM

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I adore Turbo-Jam from beachbody. It's dance, its kick boxing, you can do it at home and its not even like its exercising b/c its so much fun.
I had tried it at my gym, but then found the DVDs on an infomercial when I was having an insomnia and Ben&Jerry's meltdown one night.

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 12:14 AM

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If you want a REAL HARD @SS-kicking challenge, try the Jillian Michaels dvds. Five minutes in I thought I couldn't continue, I was breathing hard, but after a few months I could do them and it is such a feeling of accomplishment! For a lower impact, more fun workout, try Carmen Electra's stripping dvds..,yes I'm serious! You'll feel it the next day, but you don't really notice working out.

I've heard good things about The Firm dvds, anyone try them?

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 9:10 AM

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i did a couple of FIRM videos for a while, and liked them a lot. it has a huge following, but i did read on another board that women were not losing weight/maintaining weight loss on them long term. they were getting fit and bulky. maybe there are newer ones that follow the more current trends (a la yoga/pilates).

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 10:54 AM

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Interesting post. With the small amount of weights and high reps it's impossible for these women to get bulky. I think a lot of women are scared of any size muscle.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007, 9:12 AM

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I also love the Turbo Jam dvds! I was hooked from the very first workout, and promptly ordered very package available. Outstanding workouts - and fun.

The Jillain Michaels dvds are indeed challenging. I just didn't like her constantly telling me how 'hard' this was going to be and laughing as if to intimidate. I don't do hers anymore, but it's just because all the plyometrics really bother my knees.

I have 3 collections of The Firm dvds. I don't see how anyone can get 'bulky' from them though. They suggest 3, 5 & 8 pound weights to start and progress when they aren't challenging enough. It's not like your tossing around 20s or something. :) I think they are great workouts...and really effective with the thighs & glutes.

The Hip Hop Abs dvds are fun, too. The ones from the infomercial are very basic though, not very challenging for the experienced exerciser. I bought the level 2s and they kicked my butt pretty good!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007, 1:05 PM

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