It’s 6am, your alarm is buzzing, and the last thing you want to do is get up, get dressed, and drive to the gym. Instead of hating yourself after you hit the snooze button, think about how nice it’d be to wake up, head into your living room, and get your workout on without ever leaving the house. It’s true…dreams really do come true, and that’s exactly where the trusty workout DVD comes in. We went on a hunt for the best non-awkward/cheesy/embarrassing workout DVDs on the market, and found three life-changing options that’ll get you fit, and guarantee you that extra hour of sleep.
Tracy Anderson Method Mat Workout DVD
The Claim: The purpose of the video is to re-engineer your muscle structure, wake up your accessory muscles, pull in your larger muscles, and shift your shape into something that you never knew you could achieve.
The Truth: Tracy’s workouts are deceptively difficult. Who knew that moving your arms around in the air without weights would burn so good? The workout is challenging, but it won’t leave you unable to walk the day after. Many of her moves were similar to the motions in Pilates, dance, and Pop Physique, which I loved (especially since I was able to do them in my living room). And, the best part? I noticed an obvious change in the shape and tone of my body in just 2 weeks.
P90X Extreme Home Fitness
The Claim: P90X will transform your body in just 90 days. It includes 12 workouts that use resistance and body-weight training, cardio plyometrics, ab work, martial arts, and yoga, along with a nutritional plan, fitness guide and workout calendar.
The Truth: If you’re looking to lose some lbs, this is the program for you! It includes daily videos, and a meal plan with healthy eating tips and recipes. While the videos are long, they’re extremely effective and easy to personalize to your body type and weight. After just a week, I began to feel more alert and energized. Bonus? There are so many different workouts, there’s no chance you’ll ever get bored.
Brazil Butt Lift
The Claim: Leandro Carvalho- the Brazilian Butt Master – personally guarantees that he will help you lift, firm, and round your butt into the booty of your dreams in less than 60 days. The trick? Most people think that the butt is just one muscle…but, it’s not. The program works all 3 muscles- the gluteus medius, maximus, and minimus.
The Truth: The workouts are so much fun and go back and forth between the beach and a dance studio, inspiring you to prepare for bikini season. After a few weeks, I noticed a tauter, tighter butt, prompting me to slip into my skinniest skinny-jeans. The best part? You’re working your butt, your abs, and your legs…it literally is a total body workout.