1 Minute Workout: Total Body Toning
Calories burned: About 630, or 4 to 10 per minute workout
Description: With over 115 different exercises to choose from, this DVD spits out customized routines. Try a 7-minute upper-body workout one day and a 48-minute total-body tone-up the next.
(150 minutes; $19.98)
Build Up Your Muscles
Calories burned: About 300 per routine
Description: Instructor Gin Miller presents four simple but effective weight routines. Plug in your equipment preference and fitness level for a total-body workout.
(204 minutes total, 48 to 52 minutes for each routine; $29.95)
Tight on Time: Hot Spots with Tamilee Webb
Calories burned: About 220, or around 46 per routine
Description: You'll get a great workout even if you're in a rush. Choose from four routines that target your abs, arms, legs, and butt.
(48 minutes; $14.99, collagevideo.com)
Get Ripped: Slim & Lean with Jari Love
Calories burned: About 700
Description: Love breaks down every move clearly and easily so you don't flub up on form. Fifteen quick but intensive segments of squats, lunges, push-ups, and more will leave you sore the next day.
(65 minutes; $14.99)
Jeanette Jenkins: 21 Day Total Body Circuit Workout
(60 minutes; $14.98, amazon.com)
Estimated Calories Burned: 350
What You'll Need: 5- to 10-pound dumbbells
Description: Well-rounded circuits tone every muscle, while the playlist keeps your energy up.
10 Minute Solution: Tone Trouble Zones!
(50 minutes; $16.98, anchorbayentertainment.com)
Estimated Calories Burned: 55 per series
Comes With: Resistance band
Description: Five strength workouts target everything from shoulders to butt.
Bell Express 15 Cardio Fitness Kit
(24 minutes; $29.99, gotogabby.com)
Estimated Calories Burned: 140
Comes With: Stability ball, jump rope
Description: This pulse-pounding workout trains you alongside athlete/model Gabby Reese.
Get Ripped & Chiseled with Jari Love
(60 minutes; $14.99, razordigitalent.com)
Estimated Calories Burned: 450
What You'll Need: 10-pound dumbbells
Why We Love It: With barely any rest and tons of reps, your heart rate is soaring the entire time.
Tester Says: "I worked harder than I could on my own."
Of course, there are the newer P90X and Insanity DVDs as well which I highly recommend with intermediate use. I don't believe it's necessary or realistic to workout for 90 days straight nor do I think it's sustainable. I've known several people who have found success with these workouts for a "jump-start program" but then they got burned out and quit (or injured). The workouts are GREAT but don't feel the need to follow the schedule 100% of the time. A few of these workouts a week in conjunction with a few jogs outside or gym visits is much more sustainable!