Friday, February 24, 2017

FitFusion: Sweat it Out with Billy Blanks Review


FitFusion is an online streaming workout site that has SO MANY fab workout options from instructors we all know & love. FitFusion gives you JNL Fusion, Jillian Michaels, Mike Donavanik, Jennifer Galardi, Ilyse Baker, Andrea Orbeck, Zuska Light, Cassey Ho, and SO MANY more! They offer strength workouts, cardio, cycling, ballet, yoga, pilates, dance and MORE! Seriously this is variety wider than my own DVD collection- which you know is vast. 

FitFusion: Sweat it Out with Billy BlanksBilly Blanks

Billy leads this 29 min cardio routine with a group of exercisers, and of course including Shelley! You wont need any equipment for this routine and there is a warm up & cool down.

Exercises include: speed bag, crosses, jabs, upper cuts, bobs, shuffle jab, shuffle & punch, V step and sped bag step punch & kicks, hi low punches, round house combos, plie hold & arm circles, hip shifts, and knee pulls to target the core moving forward & back.

I rate this a solid intermediate routine that definitely had me breathing heavy; Billy keeps your feet moving for the duration. I loved the fun and fast paced kickboxing combos that were easy to follow. This routine kept my interest and time went by quickly. Of course Billy does his famous counting 1-8 on the reps. Pretty low impact but the fast pace keeps the heart pumping. This has the great upbeat energy that I love in the Tae Bo workouts. I received this workout to review.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

My NEWLY Remodeled Home Gym!

I finally finished the majority of my "gym remodel." We got a new TV downstairs and had the 42" flat screen available so I swooped it up for my gym. Mounting it on the wall means I got rid of the entertainment center, which freed up a good amount of floor space. I also ordered a framed cork board with hooks on it, to put up more race collages and hang more race medals, but it hasnt arrived yet.

I ordered some more puzzle mats - I really wanted the rubber flooring but I wasnt sure how to cut them or install so I opted for more mats. Well come to find out, they are easy to cut & lay. Doh - my friend just did their room with them and said it was a piece of cake. Oh well. The puzzle mats work well when wall to wall. Which they arent quite wall to wall yet, I have more pieces I just need to cut them.


I had originally wanted to mirror a wall but decided against that. I wasnt sure how secure they would be on the 2nd floor, and with all my jumping around. PLUS with a window on one wall, the TV on one wall, and closet on one wall - the only available wall would have been behind me so really would have defeated the purpose. BUT I got new closet doors with mirrors which is across from my TV so I can keep track of my form. The closet door option worked out well.


DH hung shelves in my closet that I put a lot of my DVDs on, since I no longer have the entertainment center. I also took out all the "junk" from the closet & put in a lot of my exercise equipment (mini trampoline, bullet ball, Wave, Zip Trainer, TransFIRMer, yoga mat, various weighted bars, etc) in the closet for easy access but its off the floor. So the perimeter of the room is pretty open now, freeing up even more space!



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Shoot: Solar Energize & Inspire Yoga with Tara Lee REVIEW


Introducing New Shoot  - if you havent heard of them, keep reading! They produce awesome fitness DVDs. Their focus is to film authentic yoga, fitness & lifestyle content for worldwide distribution.  The aim of New Shoot Pictures is to continually create the very best health, fitness and lifestyle content featuring extremely talented artists and filmed with state of the art technology.  New Shoot produces, films, edits and distributes our own original productions as well as finished programmes of other labels that are a good fit for the catalogue. Keep reading below for a detailed review of a wonderful New Shoot DVD and stay tuned on the blog for reviews of many of their awesome workouts. Their DVDs are available in US or UK versions

Tara Lee, 2017

This DVD contains 4 routines and a bonus breathing routine. Tara works out alone outdoors, in front of a pool, with a beautiful view of greenery, an ocean view, and a countryside. These routines are done in voiceover and you wont need any equipment. You can mix & match to create your own workout. 

Body Practice: (25 min) standing breath work, down dog pedals, plank, chair pose, forward bend, low lunge hip stretch, warrior 1 flow, 3 legged dog & ankle rotation, up down, down dog hip opener, side plank, side angle pose, warrior pose to triangle, wide stance forward fold with chest opener, and concludes with childs pose. 

Inspire: (11 min) seated breathing adding twists, bridge raises, bridge hold with breath work, lying crescent, sun piercing breath in one nostril and out the other using your hand to guide the breath in and out of your nose. 

Meditation: (25 min) seated breathing, childs pose to table top, kneeling breathing, seated criss cross style forward fold adding side stretches, and seated in criss cross style breath work. 

Solar Energize: (16 min) childs pose, cobra, bow pose, prone breathing, V hold, shining skull breathing, seated forward fold, locking poses to seal in the energy, lying twist, and 4 min corpse pose. 

These routines are suitable for all fitness levels The body practice is good pace, flowing routine, while the others are slow paced relaxation style with a lot of breath work. The DVD provides a ton of options and a variety of styles, making it very versatile. Tara provides great form pointers throughout. I received this DVD to review. 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TheraBand Consecutive Loop Resistance Band ~ Will Change the Way You Work With Bands!


TheraBand Brand is THE brand that comes to mind when I think of resistance bands. they offer a ton of must have fitness items! From kinesology tape, pain relief tools, resistance bands and so much more! Another thing I love is their app- just download the free app, find your TheraBand product and see tons of exercise diagrams. You can search by exercise type, product type, and more! Keep reading to learn more about one of my favorite items - their consecutive loop band. It will change the way you work out with bands! No more clutching onto your stretchy band with a death grip. No more nails digging into your palm. This band makes working out with bands SO MUCH easier!


TheraBand Consecutive Loop Resistance Band:

I LOVE this band! What a perfect concept. Instead of being a flat band it is continuous loops so it is easy to grip and grab and so much more comfortable to use than a regular band. It is available in multiple strengths so  you choose the resistance you need, grab your band & get to strengthening those muscles. 

I like the idea of working out with bands so you can really get the benefits of the positive and negative push/ pull of each exercise. BUT with normal bands I always just feel like Im either not choked up enough, the band slips, Im too choked up, I have to stop & reposition, etc. Too much hassle, so before this band, I rarely used bands. Even in videos that used bands, I used to sub dumbbells. NOT anymore! The Consecutive Loop Band makes working out with bands SO much easier. Just slip your hand in the loop and go. If the tension is not right, just move up or down a loop. You can do this easily without stopping and repositioning everything like you would with a normal band. 




It really does provide a better workout with multiple unique grip options. The band enables you to use an open and a closed hand grips. You can also just slip your hand in a loop and you dont even have to grip. Perfect for those times your grip is wearing down during a tough workout. Before this band, I rarely used bands, they are so uncomfortable to hold. My nails end up digging into my palm and my grip gets tired. Not anymore! A great band that is solidly constructed and you will get a ton of use out of! I use it for ALL my band workouts!


TheraBand is THE exercise band company- they have been around for over 40 years. They invented and pioneered the use of elastic resistance products with the original flat resistance band and corresponding system of progressive resistance. TheraBand owns the familiar yellow, red, green, blue, black, silver sequence that easily identifies exercise progression. Today, they offer even more products, including tubing, band loops, latex-free options, and now the revolutionary CLX Consecutive Loops. This leading line of progressive elastic resistance products boasts the #1 clinical market share among all practitioner types, the highest unaided brand awareness, and twice the likelihood to recommend over any other brand!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

FitFusion: MFit Mark Moon Fitness Cardio & Core Volume One Review


FitFusion is an online streaming workout site that has SO MANY fab workout options from instructors we know & love. FitFusion gives you JNL Fusion, Jillian Michaels, Mike Donavanik, Jennifer Galardi, Ilyse Baker, Andrea Orbeck, Zuska Light, Viveca Jensen, and SO MANY more! They offer strength workouts, cardio, cycling, ballet, yoga, pilates, dance and MORE! Seriously this is variety wider than my own DVD collection- which you know is vast. 

FitFusion: MFit Mark Moon Fitness Cardio & Core Volume OneMark Moon

Mark & team are Australian fitness professionals. You wont need any equipment for this 42 min cardio & floor core routine. There are 5 intervals, some are repeated but add in an extra challenge the second time through, a warm up & a cool down.

Exercises include: jogging, squat side to side, ham curls, knee plank tap out, Mt climbers, plank leg pulses, knee pushups, double ham curls, jacks, skater, double jog, side lying leg raises, crunches, side lying leg raises, scissor & double scissor step, squat & hop, low back work, low impact knee repeater, jump lunge pulses, criss cross jacks, oblique work. and bent knee leg drops.

This is an intermediate routine that is very straight forward, containing lots of tried & true cardio moves. No fancy choreo and keeps a steady state heart rate. Great for a day you dont want any fuss or muss- just want to burn those calories. I received this workout to review. 


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Healthwise Exercise 30 Day Bladder Fix: Pelvic Floor Strengthening With Suzanne Andrews


Suzanne Andrews is an Occupational Therapy Clinician by trade and she has designed medically proven exercises with the best pacing for fastest results and these workouts are now available on DVD. Suzanne has a huge heart and provides the TV series (for mid age through seniors) to PBS for free as a way to give health back to the community.  All proceeds from DVD sales go toward providing more free episodes. Her workouts range from arthritus walks, Tai Chi, bladder control, to more mainstream fitness routines. Read below for a detailed review of her 30 Day Bladder Fix DVD.


30 Day Bladder Fix: Pelvic Floor Strengthening
Suzanne Andrews, 2016

If you have an overactive bladder or trouble controlling your bladder then this DVD is for you. Suzanne allows you to discover how to stop leaks and prolapse without surgery or medication. This is your all natural pelvic floor exercise solution! DVD users have found up to 92% improvements in only 30 days! The exercisers are easy to do and Suzanne guarantees results.

Suzanne Andrews is a trusted rehab expert with a popular show on Public Television. Suzanne suffered from incontinence after having a child. But performing exercises on live TV - with the risk of having an accident on camera - led her to look for a RELIABLE solution that didn't involve pills or risky surgery.  That's when she discovered the scientifically proven Pelvic Floor exercises on this DVD.

If you suffer from urinary incontinence you know how difficult it can be. You'll be happy to know about the DVD that reveals the RIGHT exercises you should be doing for RAPID results from urinary incontinence.

If you are unsure if this DVD is for you, take this quiz. If you answer yes to any of these questions,
the 30 Day Bladder Fix DVD is for you!

  1. Leakage when you cough?
  2. Leakage when you sneeze?
  3. Frequent urge to urinate?
  4. Leaking before you make it to the bathroom?
  5. Not wanting to go out because you’re afraid there won’t be a bathroom close by?
  6. Spending money on pads and briefs?
  7. Waking up wet?
  8. Have sagging pelvic floor muscles?
  9. Thinking you just have to live with this problem?

In this DVD, you’ll learn the simple, effective exercise program you can do in the comfort of your own home to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, eliminate urinary incontinence and stop overactive bladder. If you don’t want to suffer – and you don’t want to be a slave to expensive padded briefs, embarrassing accidents and limited social outings – order this amazing DVD and start using the powerful exercises Suzanne teaches you right away.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.