Is the cost of joining a gym putting you off achieving your weightless or fitness goals for 2017? or perhaps you don't like public displays of the sweaty kind and prefer a more discrete way to get fit and active? I have the answer for you right here..... plus don't miss out on our competition to win two of the best fitness DVD's on the market right now - see details below....
Now there's no need for expensive gym memberships or feeling uncomfortable exercising in front of someone, thanks to a fantastic new range of fitness DVD's hitting the shelves this month.
My first pick is Lorraine Kelly's latest fitness DVD 'Brand New You'. Lorraine has teamed up with her trusted fitness trainer Maxine Jones to bring you the ultimate guide to at-home fitness. This DVD offer 4 workouts in one, and offers a high-octane, fun and fitness-packed regime that promises to tackle bingo wings, flabby thighs and the dreaded 'jelly belly' - those are Lorraine's words not mine (hee hee)!
I tried this workout at home over the Christmas holidays when i was starting to feel a little bloated and unhappy with my expanding waistline after one-too-many mince pies, and i have to say i absolutely LOVE it! Maxine is so full of energy and feel-good vibes. She's more like a supportive best friend in your living room than a mean personal trainer. The classes are specially designed to accommodate all fitness levels and shapes and sizes and i love how that was reflected in the participants on the DVD itself. They weren't all body-beautiful models that make you feel inadequate - they were genuine ladies, big, small, skinny, not-so-skinny.....and there was laughter and giggles throughout. It was actually a pleasure to exercise to this, which is not something i'd normally say on watching a fitness video. Lorraine also brings her infectious enthusiasm, and is looking so fit and toned she's the perfect champion of women's fitness. Go out and get your copy now!
My second favourite was the Zumba Slimdown Party DVD. It too offers high-energy fitness with a twist. You get to 'party' with two of the most enthusiastic Zumba coaches out there as they help you slim every part of your body from arms to waist and tippy toes. This feels more like a dance-party and is a great one to get friends to join you for, i promise you'll absolutely love it. You also get one full-hour of Zumba dance exercises plus sixty minutes of bonus features, making it an ideal gift for someone who's struggling to see the joy in working out and getting fit. If you like to dance, and you're feeling too old for the clubbing scene like me these days then this ones for you!
I tried this workout too and loved it. I've never been to a single Zumba class, which is pretty crazy when you think of how long i've been writing on WellnessCentral.co.uk and how obsessed i am with fitness, so this was such a refreshing change for me. I loved to dance as a kid and did both Jazz Ballet and Irish Dancing right up until my teens, but now i only dance when i've had a glass of Champers and Mark Morrison comes on (sic!), so this was fantastic and i was out of breath within the first twenty minutes showing it gets your heart rate up and helps you perfect your grind too!! Get it and try it yourself!