As a woman, you probably already know how difficult it can be to juggle taking care of your family, maintaining your home, and having a full-time job. As a result, it’s likely that staying fit isn’t high on your list of priorities, especially if it involves hitting the gym or working with a personal trainer.
However, there are plenty of workout DVDs on the market that are designed with the busy woman in mind. Some target specific muscle groups, others are meant to help you tone your body, shed pounds, and finally get in shape. You can pop one in while the kids are taking a nap and you’ll be able to achieve amazing results without completely changing your daily routine or breaking the bank. To give you a head start, here are the best workout DVDs for women currently on the market.
1. Lisa Whelchel’s Everyday Workout
As the title suggests, this is an everyday workout for your everyday woman. In addition to targeted workouts designed for moms on a busy schedule, the DVD also contains a variety of personal training tips that can help improve both your health and your fitness level. All you need are a few spare minutes, some light weights, and an optional exercise mat.
The workouts are safe and effective and they are designed for women of all shapes and sizes. There are different options for each move: beginner, step up, and challenging. This makes this DVD a good fit regardless of your current fitness level. You can simply start with the beginner moves and work your way up as your condition improves.
2. The Tank Top Arms And Bikini Belly Workout
This is a DVD created by Minna Lessig and directed by Andrea Ambandos. Like the name suggests, this program consists of different targeted exercises that will help you sculpt your muscles and achieve the figure you have been dreaming of, tackling areas that women typically complain about most.
Through outdoor cardio type exercises, the instructor brings a fun, but serious workout to the table. Even better, you can do the whole thing when you have a little over an hour to spare or choose to only do a shorter, 20-minute portion when you’re short on time.
3. 10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs DVD
10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs promises to give you toned, tight abs. The DVD includes four workouts – Cardio Abs,Total Body Abs Transformer, Concentrated Abs, and Tummy Torching Tabata. Instructor Jessica Smith takes you through an intense cardio session, including kickboxing exercises, strength training, and other cardio movements to get your blood pumping and your heart rate moving.
Consumers have raved about their improved results. Some managed to shed pounds, while others gained muscles and built a more defined abdomen. If you are searching for something to get rid of stomach chub quickly, Cardio Abs is sure to be a fun challenge!
4. The X-TrainFit At Home Workout
If you’re looking to bring your fitness game to the next level, this is a complete women’s training program that consists of eight different intense workout DVDs. The program is directed by Robert Oram and the main workout leader is Stephanie Oram. It is a high intensity fitness program that aims to help you get the best results with basic training equipment, including exercise bands or a set of dumbbells.
The DVD is designed to guide you through a 12-weeks period, during which you will burn fat, tone, and sculpt muscles. It’s meant to help you slim down and become fitter instead of bulking up, which is something to keep in mind if your fitness goals are different. The training program comes with different difficulty levels, from beginner to incredibly challenging, during which even fitness experts will break a sweat. It includes multiple workouts: hardcore training, cardiovascular workout, circuit burnout, yoga, and more. If you are looking to lose weight fast, this is a great option with plenty of choice when it comes to picking the workout that best fits your mood.
5. The Women’s Health Total Workout In Ten
This total workout DVD directed by Amy Dixon and will help you get a complete and intense workout without keeping you busy for hours on ned. If you’re short on time, you can opt to do only a 10-minute session. Otherwise, you can combine sessions to build an effective, full-body routine.
This way, you have full control over the amount of fat you burn, you can dose your energy, and you can target certain problem areas you would like to improve. In other words, this is by far one of the easiest to customize programs on the market. It is also great for moms with little kids, giving them the perfect timeframe to get some exercise in while the children are napping.
6. The Gymnetics Fitness Training DVD
The Black Girls Workout 2 DVD covers how important it is to have curves but also make sure that you’re toned and healthy. The popular mother and daughter duo consisting of Ellen and Lana Factor train you with a comprehensive and user-oriented 45-minute video.
In this program, you will learn everything you need to know about weight loss and body toning to help you achieve that happy balance between curvy and fit. All you need for this amazing exercise is a set of dumbbells, some free time, and a whole lot of determination!
7. Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred
This DVD has become a cult favorite for a reason. Known from her days on reality show The Biggest Loser as TV’s toughest trainer, Michaels built an exercise program that guarantees amazing results in only 20 minutes/day. In other words: it may be challenging, but it works. If you don’t trust us, just check the glowing reviews.
Each workout features, in rapid succession, short bursts of strength, cardio, and abs, as well as warm-up and cool-down. The DVD includes three complete workouts (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3) and you’re meant to do each of them for 10 days, so results will come quickly. Additionally, there are specific modifications for beginners, but not to worry – everyone will break a sweat, regardless of fitness level. All you need is a set of dumbbells and a mat. As long as you combine this workout with a healthy diet, you’ll be in excellent shape in no time.