Monday, August 27, 2012 (review) sent me four videos to review!!!
I love working out at the gym, but don't work out at home too much. I guess when I am here, I feel obligated to clean up and blog. This blog is extremely time consuming!!!

In any case, I have/own several workout DVDs of my own, but I don't know if I just do not like the routines or what, because I never seem to use them! That's why I jumped at the chance to review these. I love how Collage Video helps you choose  the right videos for YOU by having:
Detailed specifications • Minute-by-minute graphs • Descriptions by certified instructor •  Free Shipping on most orders over $25!

The four that I received are called:

My favorite part of the site is how they make finding the video perfect for you. Each DVD has a little description of how many minutes and level, like the one below, from the Jillian Micheals DVD!

Lets start with the best video - or the one that I liked the most!
Dance with Julianne Cardio Ballroom 
Two-time 'Dancing with the Stars' champion, Julianne Hough is ready to share her best-kept secrets and techniques for getting a lean, toned dancer's physique! Known for her standout choreography, contagious enthusiasm, and ability to teach anyone to dance. Julianne will motivate you to dance the Cha Cha, Jive and Paso Doble with her in this fun and effective workout – no partner needed! These fat burning moves are carefully choreographed to keep your heart rate up and help you dance your way into fabulous shape. 'Dance is the best way to exercise,' Julianne says, 'You'll have so much fun, you won't even realize you're getting a great full-body workout.' 

What we thought:  
This was our favorite DVD of the four. Giana and I had a sick time dancing and grooving and it didn't even feel like a workout (at first) with most workout DVDs I usually do them once, and put them away, but this one leaves me feeling so energized I have worked out to it about 4x so far! The fact that I haven't gotten tired of it yet, is a good sign! This DVD definitely felt like a workout by the end, and I was pretty sore the next day- which is also a good thing!!!

Jillian Michaels - Kickbox Fastfix 
Get Ready to Melt Off the Fat!
Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fastfix is a total body workout that will fix your physique fast! These quick-paced workouts will blast off the fat while toning your entire body. Jillian Michaels Kickbox FastFix consists of three 20-minute kickboxing routines. Workout 1 focuses on toning the upper body, Workout 2 is going to tone and sculpt the lower body, and Workout 3 really zeroes in on the abs, all while melting off the fat with wild and fun kickboxing cardio. Never kickboxed before? Don’t worry! Jillian has included a tutorial video that helps you get familiar with the moves so you can perfect your form before you begin exercising. So what are you waiting for? Get in sick shape and start kicking butt today!

What we thought:  
Jillian Micheals is well-known for her get-your-butt-into-gear motivation, and has helped countless people lose weight. I loved the kick-boxing and I think I have found a DVD that's right for me. This has got me wanting to sign-up for those kick-boxing classes the REC center offers. Way too much fun. My abs felt super worked-out and I was never bored with this DVD! Jillian Micheals, you rock! I can't wait to try more of her DVDs, shes a star!!!

Amy Dixons - Breathless Body 2 -The Edge 
Amy’s highly anticipated follow up to the award winning Breathless Body: The Ultimate Calorie Burn is here - Breathless Body 2: The Edge. This high-energy cardiovascular program will help transform your body, mind an heart, leaving you exhilarated and stronger than ever. Breathless Body 2: The Edge combines threshold training and & intensity interval training, which are two fo the most effective ways to burn fat and calories in a short amount of time. This powerful system consists of 4 major high intensity interval sets with 3 drills in each set, finishing with one non-stop 6 minute high end push to your anaerobic edge.

What we thought:
Another score for Collage Video and me!  This DVD I wasn't too sure of, but just a few minutes into it, I realized I loved that the sets and intervals are just the right intensity and length! Although I didn't like it as much as the Julianne and Jillian DVDs, this is definitely worth a look-see if you like working out at home by DVD. I know a lot of people are too embarrassed to go into the gym and let people "see them" workout. I guess they feel silly. But no worries, because it's short and sweet with Amy Dixon, and no one is watching you sweat. You don't have to be super strong, or graceful with this DVD, and I think it's great for a beginner!!

Gilads - Lord of the Abs - Maximum Abs
In Maximum Abs Gilad uses a heavy ball to apply his ‘Energy Transference Principle.’ You’ll be guided through a variety of functional moves perfect for sculpting your core without ever going to the floor. This workout not only shrinks your waistline and gives you 6-pack abs, it transforms your sports performance as well as everyday functional moves.
Why an entire series devoted to abs? When he set out to develop the perfect abs workout, Gilad soon realized one workout wouldn't cut it. In order to hit every aspect of this important and complex muscle group, he developed the Lord of the Abs system designed to give you the core strength you need to improve every aspect of your physical functioning- while burning away fat and sculpting your own 6-pack in record time.

What we thought:
Just keeping it 100, like I always do, I have to be honest with you: this one just didn't strike my fancy.  I went and bought a heavy ball to use with the DVD, but it was really too much too fast for me, and I have yet to make it through it. Perhaps I am just not used to medicine balls.

If you are looking for some exercise DVDs to add to your collection, or to get you inspired- look no further than!!!

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