November 17, 2012

Workout DVD's!

Hello beautiful! How is your weekend going? I want to tell you about this new workout DVD which is sculpting and toning me up like no other! A few weeks ago I was looking into different Pilates studios in the city, but they were all so expensive! I used to go once in a while, but paying $15-$25 a class is a little steep if you want to do it regularly. So I went online and literally googled "best Pilates DVD" and I came across something even more amazing! I discovered the Tracy Anderson Mat Workout DVD, and I had seen her many times on TV training different models and celebrities (and she's also been featured on E! News a few times).

I've been to hundreds of different workout classes with different instructors, and her workout is definitely in my top 3. Plus it's on a convenient DVD and I bought it for $9.99!! That is just crazy. I like her's especially, because she emphasizes on lean long muscles, and her workouts wont "bulk" you up since she's constantly changing the moves and making you use every muscle you can think of. You will look like a lean dancer! And I can already see some really nice definition in my abs and arms. 


It's important to remember however, as with any workout - you have to keep switching it up! Otherwise your body will get used to it - so it won't have to "adapt" therefor you won't get results. So I'm going to continue with her DVD but switch it up once in a while with different workouts - like my Brazil Butt Lift which I still love :) 

Below is a picture of all my workout DVD's. I used to just do the Brazil Butt Lift and The Firm but now I've branched out and am trying new workouts like the Tracy Anderson one as well as Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown. I've only tried that once so I can't give you a good opinion on it yet, but if it's good I will let you know! DVD's are great during these colder months because you can do it right from your home without having to bundle up to go outside :) 


For those of you who may be wondering how often I do these DVD's, I try to do one every other day and of course always trying to keep active during the day is a must! If I'm really busy or just don't have time, then I don't stress myself about it but just try to walk more or take the stairs instead of escalators / elevators. 

A tip I have for working out at home is, if you have the possibility to (have the house to yourself or have your own room), work out in just a sports bra and little shorts or undies in front of a mirror so you can see yourself moving. It's good to see your muscles working, and what exercise makes what muscle move - it's good for self awareness & getting to know your body! 

Do you guys have any favorite workout DVD's? If so, share below! It's always fun to hear from you and know what you guys are interested in as well :) XOXO

35 comments:

  1. i doo youtube workouts from Cassey Ho (--> blogilates) i loove her workouts and on her blog there is a workout calendar for every month!

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  2. MY fav DVD's are called "shimmy" which is a belly dancing workout, I even bought the skirt with the coins on it to make it more fun, lol.

    The Kim Kardashian fit in your jeans by friday dvds.

    And Leslie Sansone walking workouts

    A fun pilates workout I like to do is on youtube. Blogilates is the trainers screen name
    xo

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  3. Hi Annie, I'm definitely going to try that pilates DVD! Looks so good. At home, I normally do Jennifer Ellison's west end workout which is really good! And also the pussycat dolls DVD which sounds a bit of a nightmare, but the instructor has you moving so much you don't realize how much of a sweat you're working up! Take care, sending love from England xx

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  4. I love Tiffany Rothe
    http://www.youtube.com/TiffanyRotheWorkouts
    My favourite is the 10 min Booty Shaking Workout :)

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  5. Tiffany Rothe from Youtube is awesome! Her workouts get you back in shape in no time! :)

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  6. I love blogilates it really helped me lose a lot of weight and to get fit
    bridinn.blogspot.com

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  7. I just got TurboFire, which has been really successful and fun for my friends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQLKgceDH3Y&feature=related

    I tried Insanity, but it was too intense for me at this point. I plan on returning to it eventually. Thanks Annie! I will probably get Brazilian Butt Lift to switch it up! I love Cardiodance and kickboxing/butts & guts classes.

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  8. Hi Annie! I'm from Poland and I try to excercise (I have a 5 months old baby) with incredible Ewa Chodakowska. You can find her videos on youtube or her facebook funpage. Her workouts take only 40 mins but after 3-4 weeks of trainings you can see incredible results.
    Greetings, Magda

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  9. I really love intensive training from www.rutina.cz ! You probably won´t understand that language (it´s Czech) but definitely check those videos! Amazing! One workout does´t take more than 20 minutes and the results are... GREAT! :)

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  10. I have also the Brazil Butt Lift & 3 Tracy Anderson DVDs :)
    But my all time favourite Programm is "Callanetics" - I've the books.. and it works like magic :)

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  11. Hi !! I'm Valentina from Italy. I wanted to ask that leg exercises you could advise me. I did peer gym two years and this has increased my muscle mass in my legs, I would like them much more subtle, such as your ... What can I do? Thank you Valentina :-)

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  12. I like Jillian Michaels's one's a lot! I enjoy her way of teaching, plus I find her funny AND entertaining! And she also explains everything, which I love! I have a couple of DVD's from her and they never disappoint!

    xoRosie
    http://teacupsanddresses.blogspot.com/

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  13. hi ;) i love your blog! :P :) what are you doing (school work)? what kind of school? :))

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  14. if you can, try out the "Barbara Becker"(former Boris Becker wife) Yoga&Pilates DVD.
    I´m not sury if they do it in english, but they should, because she´s living in the US. I do have the DVD in german and I love it!

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  15. Hi Annie! I am so excited to try out this new DVD you've been using! I love that you are constantly switching it up! I bought the Brazil Butt Lift back when you first posted about it, but I've also been super busy with work and school so I haven't been doing it as often as before. I've been riding my bicycle to and from work everyday and walking my dog everyday instead when I'm busy, but since it's almost Christmas break I will have more time to do more DVDs!!! Your positivity and motivation is contagious, you are truly an inspiration! <3

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  16. I don't know why but I just don't like Tracy Anderson... What I love to do are the videos from Karena & Katrena from Toneitup. They not only have great videos on YouTube but they also have a workout DVD (BeachBabeDVD) and ofcourse Jiliane Micheals DVD's. I love them all!!

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  17. I love insanity (all of the insanities), Jillian's shed an shred is good, Julianne Houghs ballroom DVD is fun an good cardio, toneitup girls I like from toneitup.com, zuzana from YouTube is good an quick an also bodyrock on YouTube! These are my go to's! :)

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  18. I've been doing the Tracy Anderson for over 6 months and i LOVE it! I have the most defined abs and arms now. I highly recommend her Metamorphasis serioes as it's 90 days of workouts and progresses in difficulty as you move through the levels. It's amazing. Also, Bethenny Frankel's yoga DVDs are great as is her book Naturally Thin. Enjoy :)

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    1. I've been considering Tracy Anderson's Metamorphosis DVD, and I'm glad you've let us in on your results. Thanks!

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  19. Tracey Anderson's metamorphosis is great! I also love the Blogilates youtube videos!

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  20. You inspire me (once again ;-)) and so I just bought the DVD on Amazon. Hope I will understand it, because my english is very bad... Xoxo from Germany, Sabrina

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  21. the best way to work out, at home watching a dvd and repeating the exercises... :-D i prefer this method...
    many greetings from Europe from your loyal reader Dana
    www.danaramacolumn.blogspot.ch

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  22. Right now I'm obsessed with Gilad's Total Body Sculpt. These workouts were originally episodes of the TV series Total Body Sculpt that were on the Fit TV channel (which I don't think exists anymore) up until a couple years ago. I love Gilad; he's so nice and encouraging. I bought a set of 30 workouts on iTunes for 50 bucks, so it's a great deal! Each workout is about 23 minutes long, and I try to do 3 or 4 of them a week. You'll have to check it out! :)

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  23. Sounds like a great DVD, Have you ever tried Hot Yoga or Bikram Yoga? It is amazing workout. I think you would love it.

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  24. I like to have some DVDs like that. I am planning to tart my workout soon. You are having a great collection.I think your collection inspired me too.

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  25. I actually got the book "Tracy Anderson's 30-day Method" which also included a DVD with all the exrecises. What i love about it, is that u won't look like a bodybuilder after, but that your body is well defined :-)
    I actually didn't do the whole training in 30 days, because one day i always take a break from working out, but if it takes 60 days or 90 days doesn't matter at the end ;)

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  26. I haven’t tried daily workouts but I have checked from you tube how to do them. Thanks for reminding me of DVDs.

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  27. I did this workout everyday for a whole year and it made such a huge difference it really is an amazing workout, now i try to mix up my workout with blogilates (from youtube) and tone it up (also from youtube).... have you heard of ministry of sound workouts because they are super fun???

    http://eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Ballet Beautiful from Marie Helen Bowers :)

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  29. Pls advise Where can we buy Brazillian Butt lift DVD. Thanks

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  31. Hey Annie,

    Thanks for the informative post. Please could you give an update of the yoga meltdown?

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