My Top Workout DVDs

Whether you are looking to get in to shape or you are looking to continue your fitness journey without having to go to a crowded gym or set one up at home, then these workout DVDs could be the answer you are looking for. You can do any of these workouts in your own home when it is convenient for your schedule.

From beginner to advanced there is a workout DVD for everyone.

Best Overall

Tony Horton’s P90X3

My pick for the best overall Workout DVD is Tony Horton’s P90X3. Tony has been around for years producing some of the highest rated workout DVD’s, and P90X3 doesn’t disappoint. You will get a whole workout in just 30 minutes, with 16 extreme different workouts to help you ramp up the calorie scorching and carve muscle intensity, keeping your heart rate soaring with fast warm up and cool downs.

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Best High Intensity

Shaun T’s Insanity MAX:30 Base Kit

If you are looking to crank up the intensity and burn as many calories as possible in 30 minutes then you should check out Shaun T’s Insanity Max:30. This set includes 12 workouts on 10 DVDs all of which can be completed in 30 minutes, meaning it is the craziest 30 minutes of your day for the best results of your life.

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Best Bodyweight Training

Mark Lauren You are Your Own Gym

If you don’t like the high intensity of other workout DVDs or the cardio packed ones with lots of jumping jacks and running on the spot then check out Mark Lauren’s workout. You use nothing but your own body, some floor space, and 30 new bodyweight exercises that accurately mimic practical day-to-day movements to engage many muscles at once. This workout DVD set has three levels of difficulty- Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced, providing total-body workouts which make use of systematic changes in training intensity and volume to keep you challenged at just the right level. Internationally bestselling fitness expert and trainer of the US Special Operations community’s most elite troops, Mark Lauren, has created short, incredibly convenient workouts that simultaneously build functional strength and endurance while burning fat.

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Best Suspension Training

The Human Trainer Suspension Gym Essential Kit with Circuit7 DVD

Suspension training has so many benefits that anyone can take advantage of no matter what their skill level is, The Human Trainer Essential Kit comes with a DVD workout system to help beginners that have never used suspension training. This kit allows you to train your entire body with one simple device that gives you a resistance and cardiovascular workout and to target specific muscle groups while engaging your core. By suspending and shifting your bodyweight against gravity, you create a dynamic resistance that allows you to completely target every muscle in the human body while preventing injuries by drastically increasing your flexibility and stabilizer muscle strength

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Best Beginner

Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Base Kit

PiYo is a great way to get started in the workout DVD market, PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. It comes with 10 easy-to-follow workouts on 3 DVDs that crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. The workouts contain modifications for all fitness levels to challenge anyone that wants to try this different style of working out. Chalene provides great instructions making the workouts very easy to follow along.

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Best Yoga DVD

Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginner

Even experienced Yogi will enjoy this DVD that is focused on beginners. Yoga masters Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman-Yee demonstrate all the basic poses in a detailed 40-minute Pose Training session. You will learn accurate alignment, technique and how to avoid the mistakes they see most often. Then, put those lessons into practice with two full-length workouts. The 20-minute Morning Workout will get your day off to a refreshing start, helping you awaken and energize. The 15-minute Evening Workout restores, relaxes and soothes while enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful Molokai, Hawaii.

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Best Abs Training

Insanity Fast and Furious Abs

Short on time but still want to get a good workout to help you burn fat and build your ab muscles? Then you need to check out Shaun T’s Insanity Fast and Furious Abs. Shaun T condenses a 45-minute workout into just 15 minutes-giving you an insane six-pack, fast. He takes you through each of his favorite INSANITY ab and core moves at a fast and furious pace that you can add to your Insanity workout or use as a standalone workout DVD system. This workout DVD is geared more toward someone who has already been working out quite a bit and is looking to push their ab training to the next level. He’s on a mission to maximize your results and you will see that from the very start, if you think you’re up to it then give this a try.

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Workout DVDs have come a long way since Richard Simmons and Estelle Getty stepped on to the scene in the 80s and there is something out there for everyone. For the best all around workout you should check out Tony Horton’s P90X3 where he shows you why he has been one of the highest ranked fitness trainers for several years.

Let me know in the comments what your top workout DVD is and if you have tried any of the ones on this list?


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3 thoughts on “My Top Workout DVDs”

  1. Hey, Tyler,

    I canceled my gym subscription and am looking for ways to work out at home. I’ve heard P90X3 but have never tried it. I tried Insanity a couple of years ago, and it’s definitely insane! LOL. The workouts are too demanding for me, but they’re a good way to lose weight. It’s not for beginners, I’d say.

    I’d like to try PiYo. I used to do Pilates a long time ago, and it really worked for me. The only thing I think was missing was cardio, but other than that, it was an excellent workout.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello there, This is an amazing article that you have got here. The nature of work of large number of individuals who would like to engage in fitness training has cheated many and refrain them from going to the gym as much as they would want to. getting coached personally now become the new trend. Hence the need for workout DVDs.

  3. It’s a very thorough and well-designed web site with great overview. You really think- and explain in detail what the work out DVD’s is about, which different product choices your visitors can chose from, techniques, benefits, what they can improve with the training and the results of using it. But I just have difficult doing training with DVD’s. I have been in the fitness center 2 times a week now in 25 years. So, my best choice I could do at home would be Mark Lauren You are Your Own Gym.


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