Workout DVD Reviews

Hey guys!
As I'm trying to get fit for the summer, I thought I would review some of the workout DVD's I've tried.
Just for anyone's reference, I am a size 10ish ,5ft 10 girl that doesn't do any other form of exercise (except walking) . So for me doing any exercise is kind of a shock. I haven't done these DVD's in months and recently taken up running!

First up is the Zumba complete transformation system. I bought this around 2 years ago after the MANY amazing reviews! The kit also came with small weights. The Zumba system is actually 3 dvds! ( Basics 20 min, cardio party and sculpt and tone). I mainly used the sculpt and tone DVD over a 2-3 week period around 3/4 times a week. The steps were really easy to follow and I could feel the burn in the stomach! I gave up before I could see any results because I didn't really see any result and lost motivation. I highly recommend the sculpt and tone for someone that wants to do a short 20 min abs workout. I am sure I would have seen results if I kept at it for 2 weeks longer! I also used the 20 min workout one, which is perfect for someone like me that leads a very busy working lifestyle. I feel like the instructors really try and motivate you. I would recommend this system to anyone that wants a fun and really active workout for the whole body!

The Josie Gibson 30 Second Slim is my most recent workout DVD purchase. I was browsing a shop and the photo of the before and after captured me. I'm obviously not the size of the before picture, but the transformation made me want to buy the DVD. The DVD is set up into levels 1,2 and 3. 1 meaning to be the easiest and 3 meaning to be the hardest. In my opinion level 2 is the easiest and level 1 is the hardest, so I defo think it's down to the person doing the workouts. There is a warm up, main workout and cool down (like all workouts should have). The actual workout includes Josie and a fit male instructor talking you through the workouts, really trying to motivate you. There is ALOT of floor workouts within this DVD, which I don't really like. The workout are amazing though and even though it's just a 20 min workout I am knackered by the end. The workouts base on a 30 second high intensity fast exercise  and then a more relaxed exercise. This is meant to be more effective to burn fat apparently.

The Pussycat Dolls Dancers Body Workout 2 DVD is mean to be more of a dancing and fun workout. I picked this up because of the whole dancers body. I really want a dancers body, they're so toned and not too slim. The DVD consists of Robin Antin and her doll dancers teaching you dance moves to some of the most famous pussycat doll songs.
I really wanted to like this DVD, but I find the dance moves are a little too difficult, to get the moves you would need to replay the DVD over and over. But then I guess that's the point of it being a DVD. This is one of those workouts I've tried, but it's unlikely I'll play this DVD again. I think if you're a dancer you might love this though.

So yea that's my thoughts on these workouts. Have you tried these yourself? And what is your favourite workout DVD?

Love Laura 


  1. I haven't tried any of these but that zumba one looks good. I went to a zumba class once and it was so much fun but so expensive for a student. I can totally see where you're coming from with the dance workout as well, I've tried similar ones before and they look incredible but they're so difficult to keep up with that I just end up getting bored and stressed out.

  2. I haven't tried any of those specifically but I have done Zumba. I think it's a fun alternative to working out and have some fun doing so. It's better when you go with friends I think. Then you can laugh at yourselves more openly if you aren't following the dance specifically. hehe. =D

  3. I love Zumba! It's such a fun exercise, I've been doing a few workout videos off YouTube lately and I've joined Aquarobics. Good luck on getting fit :)


  4. Great post! I hate going to the gym but want to work out and these DVDs sound awesome!
    I've been watching blogilates on youtube and doing her workouts!

  5. zumbaaaa!!!! the best exercise! :*

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  6. I really want to try Zumba, looks like a lot of fun!!

    Rebecca Coco

  7. I would go for the PussyCat Doll one just with the hope of looking like Nicole afterwards!

    Belle ♥
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  8. such a nice selection

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