Which fitness workout DVDs are the best? We took a look at five of the best fat-burning DVDs back in January – including Davina McCall’s infamous “Intense” offering – and we’re back to who you five more workout routines to get you fit and flat in time for summer. All of these calorie-killing fitness DVDs are suitable for women and men – and you may even want to try the workout routines with a partner. Home exercising has never been better!
David Haye’s Box and Tone
Former WBA heavyweight champion and “I’m a Celebrity…” third-placer David Haye takes the lead in 100 minutes of shadow boxing, circuit training, abs conditioning and core strength. You don’t have to work through the entire 100 minutes, but with the upbeat funk and soul soundtrack, why wouldn’t you? J Lever said on Amazon: “I bought this as part of my kick start for the new year – spurred on by having a bottom like David Hayes both my boyfriend and I have done the DVD and both loved it (he especially liked the shadow boxing 20 mins section – described himself as ‘hench’ after the work out!) workouts can be as long as you like and the DVD is a really good watch – not cheesy like other fitness DVDs I tried. A big fat 5/5 from me.” At £14.49 raises 29p – buy it now via Give as you Live
Gareth Thomas – The 7 Day Fitness Plan
Gareth is the first Welshman to win 100 caps for his country and the second highest try scorer in Welsh rugby history. Join him and his glamorous sidekicks Mickey Rourke, Kirk Norcross and Nicola McLean through seven easy-to-follow 10-15 minute fitness routines. Karen Dilks left this review on Amazon: “Best workout DVD I have done in years! Worth doing. Wet through in sweat.” Steven added: “Having been involved in professional sport myself and no longer having the time to go to them gym, I was interested to see what a workout with Gareth Thomas would have to offer. I was really pleased, the DVD is well presented and gives easier and harder options, it’s perfect for my wife yet I can still do it too and we both benefit from the different options.” At £8.09 raises 16p – buy it now via Give as you Live
Zumba Fitness 2 – Wii (with belt accessory)
A multi-player dance and fitness game for up to four players. Zumba Fitness 2 is designed for players of all fitness levels, and gameplay incorporates 20 different dance styles. R Battersby on Amazon said: “Tried a medium intensity “short” class first and whilst I’m the first to admit I haven’t exercised for far too long it was a real effort to get through it (20 mins long and 5 songs). I understand the medium length ones are 45 mins (quite a jump!) and the long ones 60. The short class has become a lot more do-able in the week I’ve been doing it. I’m really enjoying it and can see it lasting a long time as a routine (certainly incredible value compared to classes even if it’s not as sociable). Highly recommended.” At £18.95 raises 75p – buy it now via Give as you Live
Jillian Michaels – Six Week Six-pack
Promising “six weeks to a ripped mid-section,” Jillian’s core-focussed cardio circuits and ab-toning exercises are designed to burn fat and get you in shape for the summer. Remember that you will need some hand-weights for this workout. Nina Fricker said on Amazon: “I’m a real Jillian Michaels convert and have all her other UK release DVDs (30 Day Shred, Banish Fat and No More Trouble Zones). But because of that I was in two minds about getting this one – how many new moves/ways to work could Jillian possibly offer us? But I decided to take the plunge…a ‘Six Pack’ definitely appealed…and I’m so glad I did. This has to be my favourite of Jillian’s offerings so far, fast-paced and oh-so-intense!” At £7.49 raises 15p – buy it now via Give as you Live
Yoga for Beginners
The perfect introduction to Yoga, this DVD works through eight routines designed to build strength and flexibility. Workouts range from ten to 60 minutes in length. Emma Ratlciffe on Amazon said: “As someone who has never done any yoga before I brought this DVD purely on the strength of the reviews and comments made. I can confirm this is an excellent DVD for both beginners and further aadvanced with easy to follow routines which you can pick and choose from depending on which routines you prefer. I am very satisfied with this DVD so much so that I have recommended the DVD to 2 of my work colleagues who have now also purchased this item.” At £9.69 raises 19p – buy it now via Give as you Live
The top five workout videos for 2013
So, that was our list of top cardio workout, yoga and home exercising DVDs for 2013. Is there a video workout title we’ve missed? Remember, we’re looking for the best home TV workout routines for women and men. Let us know in the comments section below.