Well, it's 2011, and I'm doing pretty well at getting fit. I've cut down on snacks, added more veg to meals and started exercising again! I don't really have time for the gym, and would quite frankly rather spend £50 a month on shoes, so I've started working out at home using some rather fabulous fitness DVDs ...
What I love about Davina is her honesty. Getting fit and staying fit is not easy... and she doesn't pretend it is. She gets out of breathe during the workouts and she's glad when each set of exercises finishes so she can have a little break, but her enthusiasm throughout this workout is infectious - possibly because she knows that hard work works. Davina's been knocking out fitness DVDs for seven years now with over one million of her workouts being bought by women eager to get in shape. Davina's Body Buff won't let you down - it's high energy, and great for people determined to get fit... It certainly left me the most exhausted of all the DVDs! If you're worried it will be too fast paced, fear not, there's an older lady that works out alongside Davina that shows you how to do the same routine at a lower intensity.
|Zumba Fitness £49.98|
If you're really committed to getting fit, my top recommendation would be picking up the the Zumba Fitness box - it comes with four CDs, a booklet with fitness & diet tips as well as some maraca-like toning sticks. The DVDs are AMAZING, and the first CD - Zumba Basics - has all the classic Latin moves broken down incredibly well, so you can pick up the sexy samba, salsa and raggaeton moves. The four CDs provide you with a great option for varying your workouts, which will keep it interesting. This workout box is the most expensive workout DVD I tried, but is excellent value - I genuinely LOVED dancing round my lounge to these DVDs, and will be using the set to get in shape for my holiday!
|Diet Chef, Shape Up at Home, £19.99|
Pilates lovers may want to try the Diet Chef's Shape Up at Home DVD. This DVD is low-impact, and designed to sculpt and tone yourbody. I found it a little slow, and hard to get motivated by it, but it does have its plus points. Firstly, it doesn't require a lot of space to do the moves, as most of them are mat-based (unlike a lot of the DVDs, which seem to think people have dance-studio sized lounges. Hands up who's kicked over their coffee table or high kicked their TV in the past!?) and it would suit those who aren't used to exercising strenuously. This DVD really worked my core - and used regularly, would give you great abs!