Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Three Workout DVDs that will definitely help you lose weight and tone!!

I am a beginner to exercise! A total novice here, I decided that home DVD’s are a great way to start. I received three workout DVDs for review, which included Dancing with the Stars: Cardio Dance for Weight Loss,The Biggest Loser Power Ab Blast, and The Biggest Loser, 30 Day Power Train.

Dancing with the Stars: Cardio Dance for Weight Loss:

This has to be my favorite video. It is very fun, but also gives you a nice workout. I’ll be honest. I am known for my LACK of dancing skills, so I probably looked like the biggest goof around. However, I truly enjoyed myself.

The video is broken down into 4 segments:

1.       Warm-Up: Learn the signature moves that make up the DVD (7 minutes)

2.       Samba: Boost your heart rate and blast calories with this rhythmical Brazilian dance routine that works your abs, thighs and butt (15 minutes)

3.       Salsa: Cuban dance that focuses on a 1-2-3 rhythm to give a full-body workout and a tight tummy (15 minutes)

4.       Swing: Upbeat American dance that combines the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and Jive all in one for the ultimate leg workout (15 minutes)

I will admit it took me quite a few days to work up to Salsa and Swing. The Warm-Up and Samba were enough of a workout for me to begin with! I cannot think of a better way to exercise and lose weight- it is FUN and gives you a nice workout in your air conditioned home.

The Biggest Loser: Power Ab Blast:

“Trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince of NBC's The Biggest Loser offer an intense abdominal workout featuring standing ab exercises in addition to core movements meant to be performed from a medicine ball, as well as elements of yoga, planks, and sit ups. ~ Tracie Cooper “

As you know I just had a baby via c-section in January. My abs definitely could use a little toning. This video definitely does that. It has four sections:

1.       Standing Abs (10 Min)

2.       Cardio Abs (15 Min)

3.       All- Out Abs (10 Min)

4.       Yoga Abs (10 Min)

What an Ab workout this is!! I did manage to complete the entire video the first time with a ton of grunting and groaning, but it was totally hard, and I will admit I was sore for DAYS!! Whew. Although I have not used it long enough to see results, I can definitely tell where I will get results with use, because those muscles are really worked. 

The Biggest Loser: Power X-Train:

This video definitely works. Whew. It was a bit too much for me to be honest. I am definitely going to have to work up to this one. It is more of a “work at your own pace” video, and maybe I am trying to do too much initially. Either way, it definitely will give a GREAT workout! 

This video includes:

1.       Warm Up (5 Min)

2.       Metabolic Circuit (15 Min)

3.       Power Training (15 Min)

4.       All About Reps (15 Min)

5.       Cool Down (5 Min)

Even though I only made it to Power Training, I will tell you it gave me a wonderful workout and definitely left me winded. Using all three of these videos along with proper diet, I KNOW I will get to my goal- perhaps even sooner than I had anticipated! I definitely recommend you checking them out! All videos are available through walmart so check them out! 

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Please contact your physician prior to starting an exercise program. If you have any questions about this review please contact me at nursemommypaige at yahoo dot com.


  1. Oooh, sounds like just what the Dr ordered for this mama! lol I've had 3 c-sections, so I know where your coming from!

    Thank God for the workout world!

    Robin R

  2. Wow i could really use this need to lose 18 lbs:)(:)(thanks

  3. I can definitely say my 'adult' weight gain began when I decided I was too old to go to clubs and dance! If I could do this in my living room with the shades drawn, I'd probably find my grove again!!

  4. These workout videos look great! I'd love to do these in the privacy of my own home and try to lose a few pounds.

  5. I've been using Jillian Michaels DVDs and love/hate them. They definitely push me. I'll look at these at our library.

  6. thanks for the list. it really is about consistency and having it fun so you can be consistent!

  7. Thanks so much! I get bored from doing the same workout over and over, so it is good to have several different DVDs to vary your workout each day!

    -- Laura @ Frugal Follies

  8. These sound like they really work great! I love to dance so I know I'd love the Dancing with the Stars one!