Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Top 10 Workout DVDs

Hey fit people! For all my followers in the states, I hope you all are having a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! :) I know I am, I so needed the 3 day break! As some of you know, I've been on a vegetarian diet all year and this will be my first Memorial Day that I can remember without meat!!! I can do it, of that I have no doubt, but I used to love me some BBQ so it might be hard! :)

Wow, this is my 4th post of the month, can you believe it?!? I know that may not be a lot for some but for this blogger, that's A LOT! And those of you who actually follow this blog can attest to that. I got a request on Facebook from a Succeed At Fitness "liker" (or is it "fan"? I'm not sure what the proper term is nowadays...) to list some of my top workout dvds, and of course I said sure, so I thought I might as well do a Confessions of a Fit Girl blog post on it. Now giving a list of my top workout dvds is going to be a little hard because I have a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of workout dvds. I'm going to try and narrow it down to 10 but I may have to throw in a few extra here and there because there are a few favorite fitness instructors of mine whose videos I have tons of! So are you ready to do this? LET'S GO!!!

Top 10 Workout DVDs
(although I've numbered them, the number given to a particular dvd/workout program is not in any order of preference)

1. DVD: "30 Minutes To Fitness: Circuit Burn", Instructor: Kelly Coffey-Meyer
As most of you know by now, I just discovered Ms. Meyer this year, but I am in love with her workouts! In fact, in the short time that I've started doing them I've built up a collection of 7 already (and I'm constantly on the lookout for more). She's become my main "go to girl" and I find myself doing one of her workouts almost everyday that I choose to workout. I truly believe she's taken my body to a whole new level! And I credit her for the shape that my body is in today, which is fit, lean, and strong! Now as you may have guessed, it was hard for me to choose just one KCM workout but if I had to choose I would pick "Circuit Burn". Circuit Burn, in my opinion, is that perfect mix of high-impact cardio and strength! With two 30 minute workouts, plus a bunch of premixes, all you need is a little energy (only a little is needed, the workout and Kelly's enthusiasm will give you more as you go) and some dumbbells and you're ready to go! I guarantee you will have an AWESOME WORKOUT! As I mentioned above, so far I have found that all of Kelly's workouts give you "premixes" as well which are kinda like bonus workouts that mix different segments of the original 30 minute workouts, sometimes adding extra cardio and/or dumbbell drills in as well. That's a plus because it's like you're getting more bang for your buck! If you're looking for a great all around KCM workout to start with, I definitely recommend Circuit Burn!

2. DVD: "Turbo Fire", Instructor: Chalene Johnson
This list would never be complete without the Turbo Queen herself, Mrs. Chalene Johnson! I love Chalene and I love Turbo Fire, her latest in Turbo dvd series. Turbo Fire consists of many, many workouts and I could never choose just one of them so I'm naming the workout program "Turbo Fire" as a whole as one of my top workout dvds. Now if you want to learn more about Turbo Fire, just check out the Turbo Fire website, or you can even read more about what I think of this wonderful program on the Succeed At Fitness website, it last year's October Fav of the Month. What I will tell you here is that if you're looking for a super fun workout that feels like more like your at a gym inside of a club rather than a generic building in a strip mall, with awesome music, killer plyometrics, killer cardio, strength training, and ab/core work all balled up into one, Turbo Fire is the program for you! If you're say a Turbo Jam lover, YOU'VE GOTTA' TRY TURBO FIRE! Chalene takes it to a whole new, higher level! So go ahead, feel the FIYAAAAAAAH!!!!!! LOL! :)

3. DVD: "Turbo Jam", Instructor: Chalene Johnson
Now speaking of Turbo Jam, you know that's gotta' make the list. Another one of those that I have WAY TOO MANY individual dvds to name a particular dvd as one of the top 10, I'm counting Turbo Jam - the workout program/workouts in general - as one. Turbo Jam was really the start of it all for me. It was the first Beachbody program I ever tried, and the first set of workouts that took me to a higher level of fitness. Turbo Jam proved that exercise doesn't have to be "boring" in any sense of the word! First of all, as with Turbo Fire, the music in all of the Turbo Jam workouts, is awesome! And there some plyometrics, excellent cardio, strenght training, ab/core work... all of the same attributes as Turbo Fire except at a slightly lower level. I would personally recommend starting with Turbo Jam before moving on to Turbo Fire, Turbo Jam is where you can learn the moves and get used to the whole Turbo vibe. And let's say you already have Turbo Fire, Turbo Jam are still some great dvds to add to your collection because you get even MORE TURBO!!! :)

4. DVD: "Power Sculpt", Instructor: The FIRM, Master Instructor: Allie Del Rio Pointer
Looking for a super short but effective, body toning workout? Check out "Power Sculpt". It's only 20 minutes and great to do on those days where you want to tone but don't have a lot of time. I have a lot of The FIRM's workouts, but I find myself reaching for this short, little workout more times than not whenever I decide to do a FIRM workout. Power Sculpt comes with The FIRM's Sculpting Stick Pro which is 9lbs and takes the place of dumbbells as one weighted bar that you use to trim and tone your biceps, triceps and shoulders. You also work your back, chest, hips, thighs, butt, and abs. This workout means business! I definitely recommend it!

(Don't know anything about The FIRM? Check out this page from their website. They've been around for a long time and any of their dvds would make a great addition to any woman's at home workout dvd collection.)

5. DVD: "Total Body Toner", Instructor: The FIRM, Master Instructor: Allie Del Rio Pointer
Speaking of The FIRM, I'll add another one to the mix, taught by the same instructor who leads "Power Sculpt", Allie Del Rio Pointer gives you a 40 minute total body workout that really helps tone and melt the inches away. Dumbbells are needed but remember, when using weights, ALWAYS work with the weight size(s) that best suit you for each particular exercise. What I like about this workout is that it's straight to the point, no thrills, just good ol' fashion strength training. Sorry, but if you hate lunges, squats, dips and pushups, you'll hate this one, but I would still encourage you to buy it because usually the exercises you really hate or the ones you really need. :)

6. DVD: "Kettlebell Bootcamp", Instructor: Angie Miller

Let's the keep the weight lifting/strength training ball rolling and move on to my favorite kettlebell workout of all time: Kettlebell Bootcamp with Angie Miller! This was the first workout I ever bought from Angie Miller, in fact, I'd never even heard of Angie Miller before, but by the end of this workout she made me a believer in not only her abilities as an instructor, but the power of the kettlebell! Whether you've never touched a kettlebell in your life, beginner, intermediate, advanced... she's got ya' covered! I don't do it often, but kettlebell workouts are powerful! Weight lifting and cardio all in one and ALL AT ONE TIME!!! Kettlebell training works your legs and, surprisingly, your abs, like nobody's business! Not to mention your arms of course. When I first started using this dvd, I started out using a 5lb kettlebell, I've now moved on to a 10lb one. I love it! And you should go get it!

 7. DVD: "30 Minutes To Fitness: TLC (Train Like A Contender)", Instructor: Kelly Coffey-Meyer
Kelly Coffey-Meyer again! I told you guys I'm lovin' her right about now, and this one is one of my favorites. If you like the idea of boxing for fitness, GET THIS! And even if you've never even thought of boxing as a form of exercise, GET THIS! Train Like A Contender is the name and as she says in the dvd, you've never seen a contender boxer out of shape, have you? I don't think so! When competing, boxers have to be in top shape, and if they train anything like she's training us in this dvd I now know why they have such good bodies! There are two 30 minute workouts with some additional premixes. Equipment needed? None! Equipment recommended? 1lb weighted gloves. And let me tell you, it may only be 1lb, but boy do you feel it when you use them! Looking to tone and build muscle in your arms? Want some additional leg work as well? Ready to take out some pent up frustration? TLC is what you want.

8. DVD: "Simply Step: Classic Moves, Cardio Endurance", Instructor: Gin Miller
Okay, now let's get to stepping! This is the first step workout I ever bought and I still love it. Now I won't lie to you, while this dvd gives you the opportunity to learn some basic step moves, follow some simple routines and achieve a great workout, this is one LOOOONG workout! It's 60 minutes long - warm up, workout and cool down/ slow strech combined. It was built with building your cardio endurance in mind and it doesn't disappoint so I really can't complain, just don't do this on a day when you don't have a lot of time! Oh, and while this was one of my first Gin Miller workouts, I soon found out by doing just a little digging that I couldn't have chosen a better person to begin stepping with, Gin Miller is the stepping queen and has MANY step workouts! I'd recommend this workout whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced stepper because as all of you steppers out there know, all you have to do in order to advance your level is raise your step platform height. Higher level = higher burn. I have to admit, I originally didn't get the whole step craze. I thought it was an exercise of the 1980s and why would anyone still be doing it now? That just goes to show you how much I didn't know because I soon found out that stepping works your body like crazy! Want those killer legs? Looking for a butt lift? Try stepping! You'll soon find out, just like I did, that stepping is not just an '80s craze but it's an awesomely effective workout that's here to stay!

9. DVD: "The FIRM Express: Get Thin In 30", Instructor: The FIRM Master Instructors
Yes, it's the FIRM again. Their newest workout program to date: The FIRM Express. Until this set of workouts I never relied on The FIRM to give me the cardio that I need. They've always had cardio workouts but nothing that really impressed me. Can't say that anymore! Only 20 minutes a piece, these workouts give you all the fat burning cardio needed to achieve ultimate results! And since they're only 20 minutes, I often do two at one time, one right after the other. I did a blog post all about the new FIRM Express dvds a while back, click here to read it now.

10. DVD: "Walk At Home", Instructor: Leslie Sansone
Last but certainly not least is the woman who will always have a place in my heart and a space in my dvd cabinet: Leslie Sansone! I love this woman! Really, I do! She is the woman who started it all for me! What is "it" you may ask? "It" is my love affair with exercise. Her Walk At Home dvds were my first experience with working out at home, period! And she made me start to really LIKE TO WORKOUT! What a concept! Before her, I hated exercising. People who know me now would never believe it, but it's true! Her workouts were just so easy and her personality is just so engaging, fun, light hearted, bubbly... Lesilie is just an all around sweetheart! And while her workouts are pretty easy (you're just walking! simple as that!), you do get a truly effective workout! She has certain moves that she does that work you way more than a walk around the block would, she also uses hand and ankle weights at times and I still buy some of her new workouts to this day because she is continually getting better and better, and more and more challenging for us walker vets.  Little known fact, I lost 57lbs just on her workouts alone! How's THAT for an endorsement? :) Couldn't pick a favorite Leslie Sansone workout in particular to name as one of my top workout dvds, so I just give you Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home workouts as a whole. To learn more about Leslie, go to her Walk At Home website. And you already should know she was a Succeed At Fitness Fav of the Month. Check her out!

So that's it! My top 10 workout dvds! Hope you found some you may have never heard of or thought about and try them out. If you do, leave a comment and let me know what you think. And if you're a fan of any of the ones mention, please leave a comment as well! Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Importance of Calorie Counting

Hey fit people! Third post of May! Whoo-hoo! I'm on a roll! Well, technically, I guess this is only my second post of the month since one was a giveaway, and seeing as it's May 23rd, I'm sure this will be my last post for the month, but hey, I'm trying. :) Any woo... back to this post! This post is another one of those that focuses on a subject that I'm sure any of you are even remotely interested in fitness & nutrition have heard time and time again, but the info. is super important and bears repeating, so here I am, giving it to you once again. What's the subject? Calorie counting and the importance of it.

Now I know for some of you this whole subject annoys you. I know because I use to be you. I hated the thought of having to count my calories. As I've said before, I lost a majority of my original weight loss with Nutrisystem ("NS") and that worked for me. I didn't really cook at the time and guess what? No calorie counting! Yay! But once I had achieved my weight loss goal with NS and stopped eating their food, I was on my own, and guess what? I had to start counting my calories! In order to lose weight, or even to maintain, calorie counting is essential! Even though I didn't count my calories with NS, they were still being counted for me - the women's Nutrisystem plan I was on consisted of a 1200 calorie a day program. With Weight Watchers you're counting points, which is basically another form of counting calories. You just can't escape it, no matter how hard you try! So the real question is, why fight it? Contrary to popular belief, counting calories is a fairly easy process that once you start doing, forms a habit that comes almost naturally. So join the calorie counting train! Not sure how? Keep reading!

Why Calorie Count?
I've already told you that calorie counting is essential, but let's get more into exactly why it's essential. The reason is simple: weight control. Weight control means exactly what it sounds like it which is being in control of your weight. This is really your ultimate goal. Weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance are just the three things you can do once you reach this goal. However, it's the general ability to control your weight that allows you to make these things happen. So, just how do you become in control of your weight? The obvious answer is by controlling your diet. But, that answer only leads to another question. Just how does a person control their diet? It's this answer that is the key, and it can all be summed up with one single word: CALORIES. Calories are everything. Let me repeat that. CALORIES ARE EVERYTHING! (Read it again if you have to.) Carbs, fat, protein, those are all things that while should be considered, are not nearly as important as calories. Weight control is all about calories! Nothing else comes close! This is not a gimmick or a diet fad either. This is the proven science of the human body. Let me explain...

Calories In Vs. Calories Out
Everything you eat and drink contains calories. From junk food like cookies, candy, potato chips and soda, to more healthy food like whole wheat bread, grilled chicken, broccoli, and orange juice, they all contain calories. Because these are the calories you are taking in, they are nicknamed calories in.
Everything you do burns calories. Calories are energy, so they are used for everything your body has to do. From intense exercise like running and weight training, to everyday tasks like standing and tying your shoes, they all burn calories. And that's only the half of it. Your body actually uses a ton of calories every single day even when you aren't doing anything. Just keeping your body alive and functioning properly burns lots of calories. Because these are the calories your body is burning and using up, they are nicknamed calories out.

Weight control is all about the battle between calories in and calories out. If they are both equal to each other, your weight will stay exactly the same. But, if one is higher than the other, your weight will change. Not only that, but it will continue to change in that same direction until they either equal each other, or they switch places and therefore cause your weight to change in the opposite direction. In other words, if you consume more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight. And, if you both burn and consume the same amount of calories, your weight stays the same. It's as simple as that. Still a little confused? Check out the diagrams below.

The above diagram shows an example of a person who will gain weight. They are consuming a total of 3000 calories per day through foods and/or drinks. At the same time, they are burning 2500 calories per day. How? Well, most of those calories are burned by the body just doing the things it needs to do to keep you alive and functioning properly. Then, more calories are burned when doing everyday tasks like standing, walking, tying your shoes and other similar things. So, this person takes in 3000 calories per day, and uses 2500 calories per day. By doing some simple first grade level math (3000 - 2500 = 500), you can see that there are 500 left over calories that are taken in but NOT used by the body. These excess calories are what causes weight gain to occur.

 The above diagram shows an example of a person who will lose weight. They consume 2000 calories per day, and burn 2500. As you can see, they are burning 500 more calories than they are consuming. This calorie deficit is what causes weight loss.

The above diagram shows an example of a person who will maintain weight. They are consuming 2500 calories per day, and burning 2500. This means every calorie they consume is being burned. This is what causes a person's weight to stay exactly the same. 

Getting Started
So now do you get why calorie counting is so important? It should be pretty obvious to you by now that all you need to do here is just count your calories in (the calories you eat/drink each day) and count your calories out (the calories you burn each day), and then just adjust them accordingly to make your weight do what you want it to do. There are many online websites/programs that can help you., for example, is a website I just recently learned about that can help you search for every food and drink you eat and drink throughout the day. When you find each food, adjust the serving size to approximately the amount you ate of it. You will then see the full nutritional information - and most importantly, calories - for the specific amount you ate of that food. (If you eat/drink something that has its calorie information on the package, then by all means use that.)

Here are a few more popular sites you may want to check out as well:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Let's Talk About Water!

Hey fitness peeps! How's it going? :) We're already 5 months into 2012, can you believe it? This year feels like it's moving fast! How are the health journeys coming along? I realize we're all on different paths, some still on the weight loss journey, others having reached goal weight are on the journey to maintain, and some of you just want to get healthier by incorporating proper nutrition and fitness. No matter what your particular case happens to be, it's a continuous journey that I'm happy to be apart of with you. :) The subject I'm blogging about today may be an enemy to some but should be a friend to all and that's H20, better known as - "WATER".

Now I already know what some of you are thinking, "Not another post on water and how good is for you... " I know, I know, I'm sure you think you've heard it all before and you really aren't interested in hearing it again. I used to be you. I hated water and although I'd heard all the talk about how it was essential to the body I wasn't buying it. I'm kinda' ashamed to say this now, but there was once a time in my life where I went months without even one glass of water. Crazy right?!? Or maybe some of you can relate. But now I can proudly say that 95% of the time water is the only liquid I drink. That's right, I gave up soda/pop years ago and have limited the juices dramatically! I've never been a coffee drinker (can't stand the taste of the stuff!) and alcohol is not my cup of tea - and speaking of tea, never been a big tea drinker as well. Now I don't say all this to make any of you reading this feel bad or to suggest that you should all "be like me" - that's not who I am or what I do. While this works for me, I totally realize that some of you are never going to give up soda, coffee and/or alcohol, and I'm not asking you to. All I am doing is suggesting that if you do drink soda, coffee, and/or alcohol, that you limit your intake of all three, and also, I want you to realize that there are some serious benefits to drinking water and if water isn't currently apart of your diet, you should most definitely add it in! Why? I'm glad you asked! :) Let's talk about it!

The Benefits of Water
Drinking plenty of cold, clear water is essential for your health and, in fact, for your very survival. You can live much longer without food than you can without water. Water is an important part of all body functions and processes, including digestion and elimination. You will be amazed of the benefits of drinking water!
Here are the top 10:
  1. Lose weight: Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water also reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories!
  2. Natural Remedy for Headache: Helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration. Although many reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one.
  3. Look Younger with Healthier Skin: You’ll look younger when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases skin elasticity.
  4. Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated.
  5. Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. That means you’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water also helps to fuel your muscle.
  6. Helps in Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement. (Hey, I know this is the kinda' stuff nobody wants to talk about it but it is an essential body function and if it stops happening you're gonna' have some problems!)
  7. Less Cramps and Sprains: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.
  8. Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water adds with lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis,... etc. In another words, one of the benefits of drinking water is that it can improve your immune system.
  9. Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If your body lacks water, your heart, for instance, needs to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, so are the rest of the vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.
  10. Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Related to the digestive system, some studies show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.

How Much Water Should I Drink?
So by now you're thinking, "Okay, so how much water should I be drinking?", right? You've probably heard that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, but how much water you actually need depends on your weight, level of activity, the temperature and humidity of your environment, and your diet. Your diet makes a difference because if you eat plenty of water-dense foods like fruits and vegetables your need to drink water will be diminished. You can do some research and use a calculator and measuring cup if you like, but nature's pretty good at letting you know the right amount to drink. Listen to and observe your body. When you drink enough water, your urine will usually be pale yellow (though vitamin supplements and antibiotics can discolor it). On the other hand, you shouldn't need to run to the bathroom too frequently (don't get me wrong, anytime you start to drink more water than you're used to, you're going to be making way more trips to the bathroom than you're probably used to, but if you're having to go, say every 30 minutes, that may be a problem). The rule of thumb says, when in doubt, drink a little more. Don't worry that drinking water will give your body a bloated look. There are a number of causes of water retention, including consuming too much salt, but drinking water is not one of them. It is possible to harm yourself by drinking too much water, but it takes quite an effort. Either through obsessive-compulsive behavior or extended athletic activity, drinking large amounts of water can dilute the electrolytes (sodium and potassium) in your blood to the point that it interferes with brain, heart and muscle function. Athletes compound the problem with the loss of sodium (salt) through sweating, but can drink electrolyte replacement drinks like Gatorade Endurance Formula to help keep things in balance.

Four Tips for Getting Your Fill
So now that you have been properly informed on some of the top benefits of water and how to tell if you're drinking enough, all that's left is actually getting it in your body. Here are some easy tricks for getting enough water:
  • Use a water tracker. A water tracker is merely a device which helps you keep track of how much water you drink. A water tracker can provide a graphic record of eight glasses of water which are checked off as they are consumed. For example, drinking a 20-ounce bottle of water would translate into two and a half cups on the tracker. Such trackers are available online or can be easily replicated.
  • Add water throughout your day. People can use a variety of methods to help ensure they get enough water. Some carry a 64-ounce container of water and drink throughout the day, with the goal of drinking all the water before they go to bed. I keep a 24oz water bottle at my job with the goal being to drink 2 bottles full a day - that's 48 ounces of water right there! I just make sure that I get in at least 16 more ounces before the day is out. Other people may take a portable 16-ounce container, knowing that they need to fill and drink it four times throughout the day. Others associate drinking with routine activities throughout the day, such as drinking fluid at meals, before brushing their teeth, or after feeding the dogs.
  • Get water through food. Fruits and vegetables, especially those that are fresh and juicy, provide fluid to the diet. Like water, clear soups and broths help dieters feel full for very few calories, contributing to weight loss. However, beware of creamy soups that, while adding fluids, contain many calories. Skim milk, and low-fat and no-added sugar yogurts and puddings also help hydration and nutrition without excessive calories. Melons and citrus fruits also have a very high water content. 
  • Jazz up your water glass. Many people find that adding low- or non-caloric flavorings to water, such as a wedge of fruit, helps satisfy their appetite cravings. This is also a very inexpensive way to make your own flavored water. Crystal Light and other brand water flavoring packets have become my best friends!

As I hope you now see, WATER IS ESSENTIAL! Water can fill you up, decrease your appetite, and help your body get rid of waste from that fat you’re burning... and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Water is available right now from your tap, and IT'S FREE! :) Go get some now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Kelly Coffey-Meyer DVD of Your Choice" Giveaway‏

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!!! If you're reading this post, you're probably either a subscriber to this blog or a fan of Succeed At Fitness, either way, THANKS! And to show my gratitude I'm holding a giveaway. This giveaway will run from Wednesday May 2nd until the following Wednesday May 9th, ending 12AM Eastern Time (11PM Central).

The rules are simple:
  1. Must "Like" the Succeed At Fitness Facebook page:
    (if you already "like" the page this step is done!)
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post giving your FB (Facebook) name and stating which Kelly Coffey-Meyer workout from the 5 choices below that you would like to win and why. Only 1 comment per person will be counted so please only comment once.
That's it! Pretty easy right? I will count the comments left on this post and randomly select a winner. It's a numbers game and truly random, so for example, if the number chosen happens to be 5 and you made the 5th comment, then you're the winner!  I'll leave a comment on this blog, as well as announce on the S.A.F Facebook page who the winner is. I'll also be contacting the winner privately to get their contact information so I can send them their chosen KCM dvd. I'm going to try and send it directly from but either way (whether it comes from or from me), it will be a BRAND NEW, UNOPENED DVD! :)

Kelly Coffey Meyer DVD Choices:
  1. 30-Minutes to Fitness: TLC: Train Like a Contender
  2. 30 Minutes To Fitness: Weights Workout
  3. 30-Minutes to Fitness Your Best Body
  4. 30 Minutes To Fitness: Circuit Burn
  5. 30-Minutes to Fitness Step Boxing

I have all 5 of the dvds so I can testify to their effectiveness. Kelly is an AWESOME instructor and no matter which one you choose you're in for a great work! To learn more about Kelly Coffey Meyers and the workouts above, check out the S.A.F Monthly Fav for April.

(The only workout I don't mention is "Your Best Body" and that's only because I hadn't tried it out yet at the time that I wrote the article, but you can always go to Kelly's site ( to find out more about each dvd.)