Workout at Home: Top 5 workout DVDs!

by Nicole on February 18, 2011

Happy Friday! I’m on vacation for 9 days! I’m so psyched! Okay, enough with the exclamation marks, I know.

I wanted to wait until I got off work to post because I had more time. Posting in the morning is NOT relaxing for me, usually because I’m doing 50 other things. Putting away clothes, drinking coffee, attempting to blow dry my hair and then deciding against it….and sometimes making my bed. (Don’t tell my mom..she already thinks I’m a bad house-wife…and that Danny is perfect.)

Now that I am relaxed, I want to share with you my top 5 at home workout DVDs. It’s no secret that I love working out at home. I probably could forgo my $75.00 NYSC membership, but I really like spinning (even though I have done it since pre-surgery) and I like having access to a treadmill too. It’s a hefty price to pay for 2 times a week, but I gotta do what I gotta do. I have a large collection of workout dvds, but I narrowed it down to my top 5.

These workout dvds are my absolute favorite. They are my go-to’s in the morning (or afternoon). I have reviewed them more extensivly, so click the link to read more about each one.

1. Bob Harper’s Pure Burn Super Strength DVD - I would go so far to say this is the hardest strength training dvd out there. At the very least it’s the hardest I’ve ever done. It’s 66 minutes of heart pumping non-stop work. This is not for beginners, but there is a 20 minute beginner version on the dvd. I do this once a week usually.

2. Core Fusion Bootcamp - This is 55 minutes, broken up into different 10 minute segments. I also LOVE this. I love how it uses lighter weights, but still is an awesome workout. It also burns!

3. Jillian Michaels Boost Your Metabolism - This is a 50 minute cardio dvd. You don’t need any equipment besides your body, which is why I love this. It’s a great workout that uses jump training and kickboxing among other exercises. It’s perfect for any level.

4. Core Fusion Lean and Toned – This is a lot like a regular 50 minute core fusion class. It uses light weights to work your whole body . It is also split up into different 10 minute segments. I love the leg work on this dvd.

5. Piloxing – This is a mix of boxing and pilates. I love that I can wear 1 pound gloves and make this a cardio workout with some strength training mixed in.

I love being able work out in my living room. It makes my life easier and makes me more likely to get in a workout when I don’t have to leave the house. is probably the cheapest place to get any of these dvds. If you have any questions about them, leave a comment or email me!

I always say that this blog would be nothing without all of you, so I need your help. ¬†Help me out by nominating my blog as your favorite blog for the Women’s Health BLOGS WE LOVE round up!

They’re looking for the best fitness, health, weight loss, and lifestyle blogs, I’d love to be included! This would mean SO much to me. So if you could take 1 minute out of your busy life and nominate me I’d be SO grateful!

Click here for the link! Thank you!

What’s your favorite workout dvd? I’m always looking for new ones to try out.

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kat February 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I love bob’s dvds!! I just got his new kettlebell dvd and I am so stoked to try it! His strength dvd leaves me crying!!


Nicole February 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Oh, let me know how it is! I want to try it. What kettlebells do you have?


MelissaNibbles February 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I’ve own all these videos and my favorite is hands down Core Fusion Bootcamp. Nothing like it!


Sharelle @ essential-ingredient February 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm

HI! So I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment on your blog, but I’ve been reading it for a couple months now and I just really love your recipes and fitness tips..especially this one. :)
I am a huge fan of work out dvds and own pretty much all of Jillian’s and Bob’s. I have been wanting to try Core Fusion and Piloxing so bad so thanks for the reviews on those!
Also – I voted for you!!

- Sharelle


Lisa @ I'm an Okie February 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Great suggestions!!


Jenn February 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

Hi there, I just recently became a blog reader and discovered how addicting it can be! Love yours! I am also a worker outer at homer, so much easier to get it done and over with. Anyhow, just tried Bob’s, ouch in a good way love it, but I also love physique 57! Have you tried it? I find it fun and challenging, definitely my fav. Keep up the great blogging :)


lauren h February 19, 2011 at 10:33 am

you have my vote! :)


kalli February 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

i am with you i love working out at home-so convenient! off for nine days-WHAT????? so jeolous!


Ellie@fitforthesoul February 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Hiii! :) I love the color of your blog! ahhhh green. My fave hehe. And have you heard of “Get Ripped!” by Jari Love?! I love bodyweight and weight training, and she’s the one that really started to get me strong and more committed to fitness at first.


Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for this post! Sometimes making it all the way to the gym in the morning isn’t feasible, so I rely on good workout DVDs. I’m definitely going to give one or two of these a try. If you’re willing to dish out the cash, P90X is absolutely amazing!


Heather February 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I also have the Bob Harper DVD and love the beginner workout – I’ve even got my husband to do it. Haven’t progressed up to the long one but I can only imagine how challenging it is!


emily (a nutritionist eats) February 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Oooh, I want to try piloxing! We did some kickboxing moves in yoga sculpt the other day – I had forgotten how much I enjoyed kickboxing!
I’ll totally vote for you!


Nicole February 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

thank you!


Dana February 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I nominated you… good luck!

I love working out in my living room, too. I have a gym membership and a yoga membership, but most of my workouts are right in my apartment. I don’t think my downstairs neighbor shares the feeling, though LOL


Nicole February 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

Thanks Dana! haha I know, my downstairs neighbor probably hates me too!


Rach February 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I am so going to check out that Jillian Michaels one! Thanks for the tips!


Kristina @ Life as Kristina February 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

I am always looking for DVDs to recommend-thanks!!!!

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