Are you over weight and have finally sworn to do something about it? Too embarrassed, busy or broke to visit the gym? Try a fitness DVD. Here's our pick of the best work out DVDs.
BEST WORKOUT DVD: OUR OVERALL PICK
Turbo Jam Maximum Results Kit is our choice as the best exercises DVD. Turbo Jam uses different types of exercises from kickboxing to ="/Mar tial Arts">martial arts so you can getting a varied, fun workout with great music too. Turbo Jam is said to burn on average 1,000 calories and hour and this TurboJam Maximum Results Kit includes their special "Turbo Sculpting Gloves" which they say increases your muscle activity by over 90%. It includes a simple meal plan and a measurement tool which helps you to lose up to 10 inches in 10 workouts. The program includes an Ab routine, a supercharged Cardio 'party' and even a 20 minute workout if you don't have a lot of time to spare. It works great for beginners and pros alike - they have two people demonstrating lower impact alternative moves for each exercise. The lead instructor is Chalene Johnson who gives inspiring instructions without being condescending.
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BEST BEGINNER WORKOUT ROUTINE DVDS
Jillian Michaels is the tough, take-to-prisoners weight loss and exercise instructor for the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser". If you have never bought a Jillian Michaels workout dvd before or seen "The Biggest Loser", be prepared for a intense, effective workout. Jillian Michaels doesn't mess around - she tells you that her 20 minute workouts won't be easy, but pushes you to do it. I couldn't walk for days without wincing after just the Level 1 workout. This is easily one of the top fitness DVDs and her workout routines work just as well for men as for women. That is, men, you don't feel like a lycra-clad sissy for doing this workout. I know it sounds intense and you might be wondering if it's too difficult a fitness program for beginners, but, although it's challenging, as Jillian says - even 400 lb sloths can do jumping jacks if they push themselves.
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DANCE EXERCISES VIDEOS
When it comes to dance exercises videos, it's got to be Jennifer Galardi. Jennifer teaches you the dance move in progressive steps, so this is good even if you have never danced before. The best thing about this dance workout dvd, unlike others, is that it is programmable. So you can use the menu to mix and match the segment together for your own customized workout program - genius! Three of the parts are about cardio - Simple Slimmer, Fat Blasting Party and Calorie Meltdown. The other two tone specific areas - Ab Attack and Butt & Thigh Blaster (love the segment titles too!). Great pick for those who like dance work out videos.
Have you noticed how we haven't picked any celebrity fitness dvds? Such as the best selling Kim Kardashian workout video, or the new abs workout by The Situation from MTV's Jersey Shore? That's because we believe the best fitness dvd is made by fitness experts.
As always, seek advice from your health practitioner before you begin an intense workout or overall weight loss program as a beginner.