I remember doing aerobics here and there during gym class in high school. I always looked forward to it more so than the usual competitive sports that I was not into.
20 years and 2 children later, I had gotten out of shape and was tired and overweight. I started working on my health by changing my eating habits and working out. I did Leslie Sansone in the beginning because I didn't feel fit or coordinated enough for more strenuous videos. I moved on to Beachbody Slim in 6, Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels, etc. While they all worked to help get the extra pounds off and get me stronger and healthier they were missing two elements that I really needed to continue:
Slim in 6 did have a decent stretch included, but it's boring. Denise Austin's workouts are fun, but she can be so random that I often felt like I wasn't getting a decent workout. Jillian is efficient at getting you in shape, but so is enlisting in the military.
Enter Jane. I'm pretty sure we did some of Jane Fonda's workouts because I vaguely remember the leotards, music, and moves but I don't know which one(s).
After looking on YouTube, I purchased a few of Jane's workouts on Amazon instant video because I didn't feel like waiting for delivery.
They're everything I was missing in my workout routine. They're efficient at working your entire body, there's sufficient stretching in between the moves to keep your muscles from getting stiff and sore, but possibly most importantly THEY'RE FUN! I love doing them every day. I look forward to doing them. There's no dread factor except for me to choose which one I want to do that day.
This original workout only has about 5 minutes of aerobics in each workout(beginner and advanced), the rest is toning and stretching. I usually do the advanced workout and feel great afterwards. If I want to do more cardio, I always still have enough energy to do so before or after the workout because it's not draining.
My current two favorites of Jane's workout are this one and the New Workout which is similar but has about 20 minutes of aerobics instead of the 5 with this one.
I don't often leave reviews, but had to for Jane's workouts. I just love them. <3