Many (and I do mean MANY) people make resolutions for the start of the new year to lose weight, eat healthy and exercise. I think those must be the top three resolutions, followed by quit smoking and save money.
I will admit that for many years I had lose weight, eat right and exercise as my New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, 99.99% of the time I failed within the first week of the new year. Either I ate something I knew I shouldn’t, or I just didn’t motivate myself enough to exercise.
Have you ever spent a small fortune on exercise equipment – all with good intentions – only to never use them? How many exercise bikes or treadmill ends up being coat racks?
Before you max out your credit card on a ton of equipment you might never use, why not make a much smaller investment and pick up some exercise DVDs. Most DVDs are in the $10-$20 range and many of them don’t require extra equipment. Personally I would suggest starting off small, with exercise DVDs, and then work your way up to the $$$$ equipment if you see that you are truly motivated to get in shape and stay and shape.
There are so many exercise DVDs on the market these days that it’s hard to pick out the best of the best.
Here are several new fitness DVDs that are currently available (or will be in the next few weeks).
Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp
Get ready to sweat and have some high-octane fun with Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this holiday season from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Son of the famous Tae Bo creator, Billy Blanks Jr. brings his spin on fitness to your home where he will rev up your workout with the ultimate dance party. This 30-minute workout will supercharge your calorie burn with a non-stop mix of the hottest dance moves and boot camp conditioning. Available on December 4th for the suggested retail price of $14.98, Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp is designed for all ages, shapes and sizes. It’s the best time you’ll ever have losing weight!
Billy Blanks Jr. continues to build his brand as teacher and creator of the “Dance With Me” fitness classes available at 24 Hour Fitness and currently being rolled out worldwide.
Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System
From Jimmy Peña, founder of Prayfit, best-selling author and faith-based exercise physiologist whose clients have included Tyler Perry, Mario Lopez and LL Cool J., comes Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment this December. Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System is a complete workout and motivational system designed to tone, tighten and sculpt your legs, shoulders, chest, back, arms and abs. Bolster your faith and reshape your entire body in 33 minutes a day for 33 days. The DVD includes the popular “Prayfit Minutes,” weekly devotionals to inspire and encourage you to improve your life by giving your best effort. Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System DVD is available December 4th for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Jimmy leads you through a workout that builds lean muscle with targeted exercises and blasts through body fat with several bouts of high-intensity cardio, so you will see results faster than you would by doing cardio alone. Ideal for any fitness level, your goal is to improve steadily each day, building your fitness and your faith.
Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash
Denise Austin wants you to have the body you’ve always wanted in 7 minutes! Ignite your metabolism and start shedding pounds and inches with Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash provides seven dynamic workouts (plus a warm-up and cool down) focused on cardio, strength training and toning, all delivered in a quick seven minutes each! Start with the level 1 workouts, and when you’re ready, advance to level 2. When you’re feeling good, combine the workouts for a total body blast that will get you Fit in a Flash! Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash features a custom workout and music-only options and is available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
A five-foot-four-inch dynamo, Denise Austin has sold more than 25 million workout units (DVD and VHS), authored more than 10 books on fitness, and starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television. An innovator in fitness, Denise Austin has been on the President’s counsel for over 12 years and has new branded fitness products launching with 35 skus November 2012 at Rite-Aids nationally.
Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones
Blast away unwanted fat with Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Lose inches with Denise’s favorite fat burning, cardio exercises to target tone trouble zones on your butt, belly, back, thighs and arms. Each workout is 10 minutes and delivers maximum calorie burning results. When you’re short on time, get in what you can, and for optimal results, do all 5 Fat Zones for a total body fat-burning workout that you’ll love! Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast
Get a fit, firm and graceful body with this ballet inspired workout from Mary Helen Bowers, former New York City Ballet dancer and trainer to Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan. Bowers shares her ballet-inspired workout that’s getting the celebrities fit and feminine bodies through the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this winter. This total body routine will help sculpt a lean, long dancer’s body with four 15-minute targeted workouts. Mix and match these workouts to tone your arms, abs and butt. Perfect for anyone pressed for time and looking for a quick and challenging workout with great results! Strengthen and stretch muscles simultaneously to elongate and tone the entire body. The workout includes Ballet Beautiful Swan ArmsTM, a 15-minute Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast and Butt Series Parts 1 & 2. The Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast DVD will be available on December 4 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful founder, is an accomplished ballerina, a visionary fitness expert and a leader in the global trend of ballet-inspired fitness. Her signature Ballet Beautiful method uses customized, low-impact cardio and toning exercises to sculpt a strong, graceful physique and beautiful posture. She has been sought out by A-list actresses, celebrities and supermodels around the world including Kirsten Dunst, Helena Christensen, Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jaime King and Zooey Deschanel. Mary Helen opened her first studio in New York City’s Soho neighborhood in May of 2011 and released her first book, Ballet Beautiful, with a forward by Natalie Portman, in June 2012. In addition, she has a global online training program and has sold thousands of videos in over 50 countries worldwide.
The Biggest Loser: Power Ab Blast
Six-pack abs and a sculpted core have never been as attainable as in The Biggest Loser: Power Ab Blast arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment this winter. Join all-star trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince, along with your favorite show contestants, in six targeted exercise routines that focus on strengthening your core. The latest in “The Biggest Loser” home entertainment line, The Biggest Loser: Power Ab Blast DVD will be available December 4 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Drop inches from your waistline with the sculpting moves in Power Ab Blast. You’ve seen contestants dramatically slim down on NBC’s hit series, “The Biggest Loser,” and now it’s your turn! Shape a strong and defined core with Power Ab Blast workout! Burn belly fat and get those chiseled abs you’ve always wanted with trainers, Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.
The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Power X-Train
Throw out your excuses and get into a heart-thumping exercise routine when Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Power X-Train on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on December 4. Shed pounds and burn mega calories with the Power X-Train regimen and you will feel better than ever. The latest in “The Biggest Loser” home entertainment line, The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Power X-Train DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Take it up a notch with the fat-burning moves in 30-Day Power X-Train! You’ve seen contestants drop pounds on NBC’s hit series, “The Biggest Loser,” and now it’s your turn! Using cross-training and core movements, you’re going to shed unwanted pounds, burn maximum calories and tone and tighten your legs, abs and arms for a total body workout. Get ready to sweat with trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince as they challenge every muscle in your body.
Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga For Beginners
Fitness pioneer Jane Fonda is back again with Yoga designed for Baby Boomers! Build strength, improve flexibility and relax the body with Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga For Beginners available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this winter from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The perfect gift for this holiday season, the DVD features Fonda’s five favorite beginners yoga exercises designed for mornings and evenings. Available on December 4th, Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga for Beginners contains three AM yoga workouts, designed to make you feel rejuvenated and energized, and two PM workouts that will help you relax, unwind and release tension and stress from your day. Includes a bonus 5-minute workout to improve your balance and help you get the yoga body you desire. A towel, chair, yoga mat and light weights are recommended.
A fitness guru and author, Jane Fonda has produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos since 1982. The Jane Fonda’s Workout video became the highest selling home video ever moving over a million copies. Fonda subsequently released 23 workout videos with the series selling a total of 17 million copies combined, more than any other exercise series. She also released five workout books and thirteen audio programs. After a fifteen-year hiatus, she returned to fitness, releasing two new fitness DVDs in 2010, and then two additional DVDs in 2011, which she designed to address the unique fitness needs of boomers and seniors.
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Burn fat while getting down with the Step Up Revolution Dance Workout from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand, the all-new workout DVD features four upbeat dance workouts based on the music and moves from the hit movie, Step Up Revolution. From the living room to the dance floor, hosts Bryan Tanaka and Micki Duran teach moves that you can do anywhere – and no partner required! Shake your booty to the bass bumpin’ beats from the movie as you learn new steps that can be done alone for a heart-pounding workout or put together for a jaw dropping dance routine. Wiggle your hips to the sexy Salsa and Mambo inspired moves and get funky with the Hip-Hop grooves all while slimming down and trimming your waistline. The Step Up Revolution Dance Workout DVD will be available December 4 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Burn mega calories with Step Up Revolution Dance Workout! A super-charged, energizing, and fun series of four dance workouts featuring music and moves from the hit movie, Step Up Revolution.
30 Day Butt Lift
A sexy, new 30-day workout system designed exclusively for BeFit by a leading expert in fitness. Led by trainers Alicia Marie and Courtney Prather, this progressively intense mix of cardio and strength training will sculpt, firm and tone your backside in just 30 days. Effective cardio drills will help you burn fat while glute defining strength training moves build lean muscle to help you get the best lower body of your life.
Look for these DVDs (with the exception of the 30 Day Butt Lift) where ever DVDs are sold.
Are you planning on making exercise one of your New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, I would love to hear from you on how you plan on staying on track and keeping motivated. Maybe you can inspire me to do the same thing. Feel free to leave a comment. I always love to hear from my readers.
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