Top fitness DVDs for 2014
Did you make a resolution to get fit this year? Instead of spending a fortune on gym membership, try one of these alternatives in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a yoga bunny or short of time, there’s something for everyone.
Davina McCall’s fitness offering for 2014 is Davina – Fit in 15. Whether you have 15 minutes to spare or over an hour, this DVD is broken down into 15 minute segments that focus on areas including arms, legs, core and cardio. It’s up to you to decide how many you do in one session. Don’t skip the stretches.
Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT) where you perform short, sharp bursts of intense exercise, and you can now do it in the comfort of your own home. The 4 minute workout (yes, just 4 minutes!) is scientifically more effective than an hour of cardio. That’s what we call getting fit fast.
Tone up and improve your overall fitness with Jodie Prenger’s Fitness Blasts. Choose to do one of the six easy to follow workouts in individual 10 minute segments or add them together for an hour session. Each ‘fitness blast’ focuses on a different area of the body, so you can either choose one area if you are in a hurry, or do the 60 minute all-over workout when you have more time.
Love Miranda? It’s time to try Miranda Hart’s Maracattack, an unconventional workout which combines fun and fitness. This DVD doesn’t make any promises, but it will definitely get you moving and laughing. The emphasis is on fun throughout and the workouts are performed to some cheesy pop classics. We recommend investing in a pair of maracas too.
The Strictly Come Dancing stars can help you to dance yourself fit with Flavia and Vincent’s School of Dance. The four-piece collection features dance tutorials for 12 popular dances. Each one includes precise instructions from the very beginning of each dance, through to dancing it just as you would in the ball room. You can get even more inspiration from the duo, as the set includes their West End show Midnight Tango.
Tracy Anderson’s clients include Cheryl Cole, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and now… you. The Method for Beginners workout will get you toned extremely quickly through 30 minute sessions. There are two workouts to choose from, each designed to work the body as a whole, and to product results within 30 days. Once you’ve mastered these moves you can progress to her more intense DVDs.
A follow up to her DVD 30 Second Slim, Josie Gibson’s 21 Day Fat Burn is for people who wish to increase their fitness as well as lose weight. You get three workouts to choose from, each using different energy systems designed to raise your metabolic rate, build up muscle, and burn fat. At the end, there’s a fourth and final workout designed to test how you’re improving each week.
Leyla certainly made a dramatic return to Emmerdale. Where has actress Roxy Shahidi been? Making Roxy’s Yoga Conditioning Total Body Workout, especially for you. This DVD isn’t ideal for beginners but if you know the basic positions then you can develop further at your own speed. Intermediate yogis will love this workout, complete with three routines.
Join Natalie Cassidy and her fitness trainer Nikki in The Perfect Ten. The easy to follow routines have been designed to give you results that last. It features two hours worth of routines, spread across four levels of difficulty, including full body workouts, and some quick routines to blast problem areas.
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If you haven’t seen the TV series Geordie Shore, there’s a chance you haven’t heard Vicky Pattison’s name before. However, her fitness DVD Vicky’s 7 Day Slim is topping the charts for 2014. Having lost a whopping three stone in just five months, Vicky says her secret is doing 10 minutes of intense exercise a day, seven days a week. With some commitment on our behalf, surely we can all manage that?
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Credit: Woman Magazine.