Fitness DVD’s have been around for years now. Many people mock them, but they are really a good way to exercise. Today’s fitness DVD’s provide energetic workout routines which are well structured and also provide goon instruction on how to perform the exercises.
Generally they are pitched at more than one level too, from beginner (unfit), to moderate (been exercising for a couple of months) to fit (generally fit people that want to get superfit at home).
Every year there is a new batch of DVD’s. Some are good, others less so. Often they feature celebrities who have recently got into shape, although many do feature professional fitness instructors.
One of the first DVD’s to catch our eye this year was the The Y Plan Body Confidence fitness DVD. This is made by the YMCA fitness team and features six 10 minute workouts that will help tone the whole body and burn some fat in the process. It is really targeted at the beginner, although they do offer 3 levels of intensity for each workout that they show.
One of the most popular DVD’s so far this year is the Nadia Sawalha: Fat to Fab DVD. This was actually released on 27th December 2010, so is not strictly a 2011 DVD, but pretty close! This DVD includes a warm up, a full body workout to burn fat and toners and energisers. It is getting good reviews on Amazon.
Also released at the end of December was Clare Nasir’s Boot Camp. This uses Interval Training exercise techniques to improve fitness and burn energy. Based on the boot camp approach to exercise, it includes many classic circuit training exercises commonly found in military fitness camps. A great workout which will certainly produce great results if you put the effort in. One reviewer on Amazon says “This has completly changed how I work out”.
Davina’s latest fitness DVD, Davina – Body Buff, was another December 2010 release that is becoming a popular hit this year. It includes the usual warm ups and intensive workouts that Davina is famous for, plus boxing drills that take you through some high energy boxercise workouts. This DVD also provides nutrition advice, something that is vital and often left off many other DVDs.