Friday, July 30, 2010

Prevention Fitness DVD - Personal Training with Chris Freytag Review and Giveaway

Prevention Fitness System - Personal TrainingAs a stay-at-home mom of three busy boys, I am a big fan of Chris Freytag, as she helps me get workouts into my otherwise busy mommy life. Prevention's Personal Training DVD with Chris Freytag is an affordable way to get some of the benefits of having a personal trainer without paying the big bucks.

The Personal Training DVD with Chris Freytag contains 66 minutes filled with numerous different workouts that you can make into your own workout program by customizing the program with the exercises that fit your personal needs. Another way to take advantage of this personal training dvd is to decide on what your goal is (toning, weight loss etc.), and then let the Personal Training DVD match you with the appropriate exercise program. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weight Loss Pilates for Beginners by Brooke Siler

Element: Pilates Weight Loss for BeginnersTwo years ago I was lucky to win Element: Weight Loss Pilates for Beginners by Brooke Siler.

Before receiving this dvd, I had never done pilates before, but since then it has become one of my favorite exercise dvds. I am usually only able to do the exercise dvd, when the baby is sleeping, and I have my two older boys playing in their room, because otherwise it can be difficult to concentrate.

Weight Loss Pilates for Beginners is filmed overlooking the Pacific Ocean in an amazing garden, and I really found this scenery to be relaxing. It starts out slowly, but it only takes a few minutes, before I have to turn up the fan, and by the end of the dvd I am always ready for a shower. Siler is trying to maximize the calorie burn while teaching the basics of pilates, and I feel she does both of these perfectly. I always find it amazing that such a calm video can make me as weak as it does.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making An Affordable Home Gym - Frugal Exercise

Making an affordable home gym is easier than it sounds, with a few props you can come along way and the toughest thing about it is getting motivated. A couple of years ago, I realized that the one thing I had to do for myself was to get back in shape. Before I had my sons I was very active, but I had somehow lost myself in motherhood. As a stay-at-home mother, my budget was very small, if not non-existent, so I became very creative when it came to finding ways to make my home gym.

The Zero-Budget Home Gym:
When you are first starting out, it is important to realize that you can actually do a lot with what you have.