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Get a Great Workout without a Gym Membership

A guide by Don't Run Over Your Foot (U.S.)

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So you don't want to pay for a gym membership but still want to be in awesome shape...well you came to the right place. I will tell you what to do to achieve a fit body. The more often you work out the higher your metabolism will be. So eat healthy with lots of lean meat, whole grains, fruits, veggies, and dairy, and read the rest of this list.

Here are the workout DVDs I love using. Any Jillian Michaels workout DVD works great! Here are the ones of hers I have and use. Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred It uses a 3-2-1- method (3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs). Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism This one is divided into 7 circuits, with a lot of different jumping exercises, some abs, plyometics, and kickboxing elements. it's 45 minutes long and will kick your butt. Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones This one you need 2-3 pound weights for.Cap Barbell Neoprene Dumbbell (Light Blue, 3-Pound ) and it's a good idea to have a yoga mat for some of the abs exercises <product no longer available> . By the way, all of these Jillian Michaels videos I mentioned are full body workouts and all have cardio, strength, and abs in them.

Next we have yoga videos. If you're looking to use yoga for weight loss here are two videos to try The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown. Now the biggest loser videos goes a bit fast. If you're a complete beginner to yoga, you may want to watch it a few times through first, and if you're not very flexible you may want a yoga block for triangle pose Nu-Source Yoga Block, Purple, 9 x 6 x 3-Inch. But it's easy to catch onto after a few tries. The two videos I mentioned use your own body weight to do bodylifts during some of the warrior poses.
If you're looking to do legitimate yoga flows here is a good DVD. Yoga Shakti.

Next we have dancing DVDs. Unless you're an experienced dancer, you want something fun and easy to follow, but will still give you a good cardio workout. Julianne Hough is the answer. She's very bubbly, energetic, helpful, and the routines are fun. Dance with Julianne: Just Dance! Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom

I used to do cardio kickboxing classes until they stopped being offered. They are a great workout. I haven't tried this video yet, but if you're looking for a kickboxing DVD I would suggest The Biggest Winner: How to Win by Losing- Cardio Kickbox. Also I have tried zumba classes before. It's a spin on a latin dance class. If you're into that sort of thing, try this Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set.

Next we have pure abdominal videos. Like I previously mentioned though, the first DVDs I suggested were full body workouts and abs was included. Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack. If you're looking for pilates moves for abs, try Pilates Intermediate Mat Workout. I have that one specifically, but I would try any pilates Ana Caban videos. She's easy to follow along with, doesn't overexplain, and the workout is good. Overexplaining is a problem I ran into with a lot of pilates videos I tried, expecially the Mari Winsor ones.

Here are some workout DVDs that look effective, that I haven't tried personally but would like to try. Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training Personal Training With Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With WeightsShiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow YogaPower Yoga - Total Body WorkoutClassical Pilates Technique: The Complete Mat Workout Series

I know some people swear by the P90x videos. I however hate working out arms one day, legs the next...etc. I like total body DVDs. But if you're into that sort of thing this is what I'm talking about P90X DVD Workout - Base Kit. The plyometrics video they have is great though I have to admit.

Here is some more equipment you may be interested in purchasing: Mountless Door Pull Up Bar FitDeck Bodyweight Valeo Deluxe Speed Rope, Black Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) SPRI ES502R Xertube Resistance Band (Blue, Heavy)GOGO 55cm Yoga Balance Ball / Fitness Stability Ball, Blue

I would also suggest running, walking, and biking to also help you lose the weight and gain lean muscle. Start out doing what you can with the running and slowly add on from there. Or try running as much as you can, then walking a bit, then trying running again. Make sure you breathe when you run (breathe in 2 strides, out 2 strides) and keep your hands relaxed below your heart.

Last but not least get some good workout gear. It doesn't have to be pricey at all! Newbalance shoes are not expensive but do their job expecially if you're doing cardio. New Balance Women's WX623 Training Shoe I've actually picked up newbalance shoes for $25-30 before at TJ Maxx. Asics are also good running shoes. ASICS Women's GT 2150 Running Shoe. I've also picked these up cheaper than they are on amazon. You can find workout pants at walmart even for cheap. If you don't want formfitting pants thats fine, but I find them more comfortable. When you get your body in good shape and are more comfortable with the idea, show your body off. An old cotton t-shirt works just fine to go with the pants. If you're a female you may want to buy supportive sports bras. champion makes great ones. I got mine for $13 each at Target. Champion Women's Double Dry Fitness Bra

Good luck and hope I helped!

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8.  Yoga Shakti [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Shiva Rea
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18.  Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Full Screen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Jillian Michaels
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21.  Classical Pilates Technique: The Complete Mat Workout Series [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [Digital Sound] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Peter Fiasca
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