1. POISE FITNESS: CORE TRAINING
BEST FOR: Beating Belly Bulge
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 180
WHY WE LOVE IT: This DVD tones your tummy with dance, Pilates and martial arts moves.
TESTER SAYS: “I worked ab muscles I didn't know I had!”
(41 minutes; $14.99, razordigitalent.com)
2. JEANETTE JEENKINS: 21 DAY TOTAL BODY CIRCUIT WORKOUT
BEST FOR: Strength Training 101
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 350
WHAY YOU NEED: 5 to 10 pound dumbbells
WHY WE LOVE IT: Well-rounded circuits tone every muscle, while the playlist keeps your energy up.
TESTER SAYS: “I can bump up the difficulty as I get stronger.”
(60 minutes; $14.98, amazon.com)
3. 10 MINUTE SOLUTION: TONE TROUBLE ZONES!
BEST FOR: A Quickie Workout
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 55 per series
COMES WITH: Resistance Band
WHY WE LOVE IT: Five strength workouts target everything from shoulders to butt.
TESTER SAYS: “The band was so easy to use.”
(50 minutes; $16.98, anchorbayentertainment.com)
4. BELL EXPRESS 15 CARDIO FITNESS KIT
BEST FOR: Head-to-Toe Results
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 140
COMES WITH: Stability Ball, jump rope
WHY WE LOVE IT: This pulse-pounding workout trains you alongside athlete/model Gabby Reese.
TESTER SAYS: “The routine was short but intense.”
(24 minutes; $29.99, gotogabby.com)
5. TRACIE LONG TRAINING:
BETTER BURN...BETTER BUNS
BEST FOR: Lower-Body Tone-Up
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 325<
WHAT YOU NEED: 2 to 6 pound medicine ball
WHY WE LOVE IT: Sculpts your butt, legs and more with moves that go beyond lunges and squats.
TESTER SAYS: “The trainer had energy without being hyper.”
(55 minutes; $14.99, bmsdigital.com)
6. STOTT PILATES INTENSE SCULPTING CHALLENGE
BEST FOR: Beating Pilates Boredom
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 110
WHAT YOU NEED: Resistance Band
WHY WE LOVE IT: Offers big payoffs by pairing traditional Pilates moves with a muscle-toning band.
TESTER SAYS: “You go right from one tough move to another.”
(25 minutes; $14.95, www.stottpilates.com)
7. DANCE OFF THE INCHES: HIP HOP PARTY
BEST FOR: Spicing Up Your Routine
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 230
WHY WE LOVE IT: The high-energy dances give you a cardio and core-strengthening workout.
TESTER SAYS: “The steps were easy and fun.”
(44 minutes; $14.98, anchorbayentertainment.com)
8. BILLY BLANKS TAE BO AMPED
BEST FOR: Blasting Mega Calories
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 290 to 530
COMES WITH: Weighted Bar
WHY WE LOVE IT: Our favourite kickboxing pro adds a three-pound bar to this set of five DVDs.
TESTER SAYS: “I felt a burn by the end of the warm-up.”
(31 to 55 minutes; $39.95, taebo.com)
9. GET RIPPED & CHISELED WITH JARI LOVE
BEST FOR: Advanced Exercisers
CALORIES BURNED: 450
WHAT YOU NEED: 10 pound dumbbells
WHY WE LOVE IT: With barely any rest and tons of reps, your heart rate is soaring the entire time.
TESTER SAYS: “I worked harder than I could on my own.”
(60 minutes; $14.99, razordigitalent.com)
10. YOGAFIT ULTRA
BEST FOR: Instant Calm
ESTIMATED CALORIES BURNED: 240
WHY WE LOVE IT: This video’s got everything from Vinyasa flow sequences to complex poses.
TESTER SAYS: “I've taken yoga before, and this video felt fresh.”
(90 minutes; $19.95, yogafit.com)