The 35 Best Workout DVDs to Get You Into Tip-Top Shape

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Between working, cleaning, and caring for the kids, exercising may be low on your priority list. However, these workout DVDs make it easy for busy women looking to get toned. From yoga to strength training to 10-minute workouts, there's something for everyone to help you keep your new year's resolution in place.

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Best Workout DVDs - Yogalosophy
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Yogalosophy

$8

If you're looking to get as toned as 49-year-old Jennifer Aniston, here's the workout you've been searching for. Yogalosophy was created by the celebrity's long-standing yoga instructor, , "This workout will change your body and your mind," Aniston says on the DVD cover, as it combines resistance training and traditional yoga to build muscle and burn fat.

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Best Workout DVDs - 90-Day Challenge High Intensity Interval Training
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90-Day Challenge: High Intensity Interval Training

$35

With 24 bodyweight workouts, there's no gym or equipment necessary to see results thanks to this workout DVD. You'll start your 90 days of guided training sessions with intense anaerobic exercise, followed by a period of rest, which repeats until the three months are over. There's three levels of difficulty though, so you're guaranteed to find a routine that works well for you.

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Best Workout DVDs - Runner's World Run 360: The Total Training System for Runners with Jeremy Shore
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Runner's World Run 360: The Total Training System for Runners with Jeremy Shore

$25

Consider a New Year's resolution of cardio with this DVD designed for runners. Created by Jeremy Shore, a trainer for Reebok, this workout program is packed with strength moves, plyometrics, stretches, and recovery techniques to help you run faster, longer, and stronger than before.

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Best Workout DVDs - Cathe Friedrich's XTrain Series: Hard Strikes
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Cathe Friedrich's XTrain Series: Hard Strikes

$19

Bo is the workout of choice to get supermodels like runway-ready. This calorie-burning DVD features sequences that range from 30 minutes of kickbo to 10-minute abs to 4-minute cool-downs, all of which equate to an intense workout you can fit into your schedule.

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Best Workout DVDs - Strong by Zumba
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Strong by Zumba

$7

This is not your average dance class. Every move in this Strong by Zumba program is synced to a beat for 60 minutes of fun and sweat. Pop this on while the kids are napping to stay on track with your fitness goals, and get energized for the rest of your day.

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Best Workout DVDs - Little Black Dress: A Fun, Low-Impact Workout Program for Women over 50
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Little Black Dress: A Fun, Low-Impact Workout Program for Women over 50

This fun, low-impact program is designed for women 50 and older. Using bodyweight, light dumbbells, and even house equipment like a sturdy chair, you can slim down and get your body moving for just 8 minutes a day.

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Best Workout DVDs - Prevention's Fit after 40
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Fit After 40

$30

Created by licensed master sports nutritionist and functional fitness trainer , Fitness After 40 is an eating and training plan that includes simple 15-minute workouts, flexible meal templates, and an 8- and 12-week training plan. Bonus: there's no equipment required.

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Best Workout DVDs - The Toning Transformation
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The Toning Transformation

$30

If you want to tone your butt, belly, and thighs, try this series of 20-minute workouts. Led by personal trainer Sarah Kusch, The Toning Transformation plan allows you to work out in your home with just a few small weights and an exercise mat.

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Best Workout DVDs - Flat Belly Yoga
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Flat Belly Yoga

$20

This gym-free workout might be just what you need whenever you want a good stretch. Led by Kimberly Fowler, you'll flow through an energy-boosting workout that's designed to eliminate belly fat and result in a stronger core.

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Best Workout DVDs - The Whole Body Cure
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The Whole Body Cure

$32

The Whole Body Cure is a book and DVD combo pack focused on reversing chronic inflammation through structured eating plans and the ancient Chinese practice of qigong. Led by expert instructor Hilary Smith, R.N., this practice is all about flowing movements, breathing methods, and .

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Best Workout DVDs - Easy Yoga for Weight Loss
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Easy Yoga for Weight Loss

$30

Yoga can be intimidating, but this DVD from Prevention is an ideal . It includes stretches and detailed plans built to flatten your belly and tone your arms, butt, and thighs. It'll also boost your metabolism, and each workout only takes about 14 to 24 minutes to complete!

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Best Workout DVDs - Fit in 10: Total Body Transformation
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Fit in 10: Total Body Transformation

$28

If you want to get into shape but are pressed for time, this is the workout for your hectic lifestyle. This DVD is designed as a strength training program, and is packed with 10-minute daily workouts for busy women who still want to be fit, toned, and in shape.

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Best Workout DVDs - Body By Simone: The Signature Classes
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Body By Simone: The Signature Classes

$25

As a former professional dancer, incorporates easy-to-follow choreography into her 55-minute workout classes. Designed for all fitness levels, you only need a mat, towel, and 3- or 5-pound hand weights to achieve your feel-good goals.

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Best Workout DVDs - Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred
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Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred

$10


There's a good reason for why this DVD has become a cult favorite in the fitness and exercise world — it works. Celebrity trainer guides a full-body 20-minute workout (at three different levels for varying fitness abilities) that's meant to be repeated for 30 days — at home or in a gym — to see real results.

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Best Workout DVDs - Tracy Anderson: Cardio Dance Express
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Tracy Anderson: Cardio Dance Express

$7

Celebrity fitness instructor (clients include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Lopez) offers six 10-minute, total-body dance workouts in this DVD. The first lesson covers basic steps, while the other routines have titles like "Cardio Party" and "Sweat Fest." Don't worry if you have two left feet though, as Anderson says even novice dancers can master these moves.

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Best Workout DVDs - Denise Austin Body Makeover Mix
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Denise Austin Body Makeover Mix

$7

It's no secret we love Denise Austin, and this DVD reinforces why. Her simple instructions and cheerful attitude help each of the three 15-minute routines zip by. She focuses on one area of the body per session — upper body, lower body, or core — so you can target a trouble zone or put them all together for a great full-body workout.

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Best Workout DVDs - Dancing with the Stars: Dance Body Tone
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Dancing with the Stars: Dance Body Tone

$6

If watching Dancing With the Stars inspired you to get grooving, then you should definitely try this workout DVD for a fun way to shape up. Learning the routines with guided instruction will leave you sweating and burning calories, and you can even choose to don one of the cast's fun sequined outfits.

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Best Workout DVDs - 21 Day Fix
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21 Day Fix

$73

Celebrity trainer 's 21 Day Fix claims you can lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days, but regardless of the number on the scale, you're sure to love her seven 30-minute workouts. Plus, the videos comes with a meal plan and portion control system that makes focusing on nutrition easy.

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Best Workout DVDs - Suzanne Bowen: BarreAmped Boot Camp
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Suzanne Bowen: BarreAmped Boot Camp

$53

Suzanne Bowen built her around the idea of striving to be the best you rather than perfection. Her bootcamp workout gets you healthy and toned with arm, thigh, butt, and core work. The workouts are short and effective, so you can make fitness a part of your life rather than your entire life.

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Best Workout DVDs - Ashley Bordon: 6 Weeks to Sculpted
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Ashley Bordon: 6 Weeks to Sculpted

$30

Fitness expert and celebrity trainer has trained Hollywood stars and world-class athletes, and now she can train you from the comfort of your own home. This full-body program includes 14 different workouts for training six days a week. Grab hand weights and a foam roller and you're ready to go.

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IGNITE by SPRI 900 Calorie Burn

$6

Designed as an introduction to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), this DVD includes four 25-minute calorie-torching workouts: upper body, lower body, hard core, and head-to-toe. Pick and choose based on your schedule, or do all four at once for the ultimate sweat session.

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Element Beginner Level Yoga

$7

If one of your resolutions is to try yoga, start with this workout DVD. The Element program revolves around common Hatha postures that are the basis of most yoga practices. It will help you improve flexibility, build strength, and release stress, and there's a bonus guided to help you learn how to focus your mind.

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Best Workout DVDs - Jillian Michaels: Killer Arms and Back
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Jillian Michaels: Killer Arms and Back

$8

Another favorite from Jillian Michaels, this DVD includes three 30-minute workouts that will help you get a toned and fit upper body. Jillian offers modifications for every single move, so even if you don't already have arms of steel, you can always keep up and continue progressing.

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Best Workout DVDs - Dance It Out: All In
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Dance It Out: All In

$10

Remember Billy Blanks, the guy behind the craze? Now his son, Billy Blanks, Jr. is getting in on the family business. Along with his wife, Sharon Catherine Blanks, Billy Jr. will help you learn various types of dance styles in this fun workout DVD. The duo takes you through six 5-minute cardio routines that are inspired by dance styles from all over the world: hip-hop, Bollywood, African, disco, and country. It's designed for the whole family, so the kids can join in too!

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Best Workout DVDs -  Belly Beautiful Workout: Pre and Postnatal Pilates Barre Fusion
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Belly Beautiful Workout: Pre and Postnatal Pilates Barre Fusion

$20

Calling all new moms! Whether you're looking to stay in shape during pregnancy or get back into shape post-delivery, this workout is designed to help you feel like your best self. A blend of Pilates and barre moves, it follows the guidelines of the so that you can rest assured that you're exercising safely.

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Best Workout DVDs - 30 Minutes to Fitness: Cardio Pump with Kelly Coffey-Meyer
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30 Minutes to Fitness: Cardio Pump with Kelly Coffey-Meyer

$12

If you're one of those busy folks who thinks you simply don't have time to exercise, let this DVD prove you wrong. You'll get two 30-minute cardio-strength workouts: The first is a bo workout, and the second is focused on strength training with weights. Meant to be quick, effective, and empowering, these routines will be over before you know it!

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Best Workout DVDs - Kathy Smith: Total Body Toning
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Kathy Smith: Total Body Toning

$13

This DVD is focused on strength training, and you can choose whether you want to do an upper or lower body workout, an abs and back routine, or a quickie 10-minute total body session. But don't think you have to be super buff to jump in: This DVD is designed for people of any fitness level, and you'll need minimal equipment — only a stretch band and exercise ball — to get started.

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Best Workout DVDs - Element: Targeted Toning Yoga
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Element: Targeted Toning Yoga

$10

This DVD includes three 20-minute yoga programs that zero in on all the areas you might want to target: glutes and thighs, arms and shoulders, and abs and core. The instructor's goal? To help you create a toned body, as well as a calm, focused mind.

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Best Workout DVDs - Leslie Sansone: 5 Boosted Miles
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Leslie Sansone: 5 Boosted Miles

$10

There's no easier workout than walking, but it's true that it can get a little ho-hum after awhile. This DVD offers five different one-mile walking workouts that'll keep things interesting, along with different tricks that'll help "boost" your routine for more intensity and a higher calorie burn.

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Best Workout DVDs - The Studio by Ellen Barrett: Fat Burning Fusion
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The Studio by Ellen Barrett: Fat Burning Fusion

$10 and up


Barrett's no-frills video combines Pilates, calisthenics, and simple ballet moves. While you may not be jumping around or sweating up a storm, by the end of this routine, your body will ache all over — in a good way.

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