Looking to lose some weight for a big event that is coming up in your life? Maybe you want to look better in your bikini or you want to slim into that suit that’s been in your closet for years. Maybe you just want to feel healthier and you know that you need to exercise more.
Gone are the days of putting on an aerobics VHS and dancing around the living room, nowadays you can buy a complete workout program that will tone and strengthen every part of your body. But which one is best? We have reviewed 15 of these workout programs so that you can get the lowdown before you buy!
Top 15 Most Popular Workout Programs of All Time
1. Tracey Anderson: The Method for Beginners
Tracey Anderson is a personal trainer to some of the biggest celebrities on the planet. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Victoria Beckham, Tracey Anderson has made them sweat!
Her beginner’s workout program is a great way to get used to her method which uses whole-body movements to help you build up a sweat and strengthen parts of your body you forgot you had!
Designed to tone and elongate your muscles, this workout is great for those wanting to drop a dress size or two.
2. Tracey Anderson: The Pregnancy Project
Ok so this one might not suit everyone, for obvious reasons, but this workout program is brilliant for those wanting to stay healthy in their pregnancy. Containing 9 different workouts, you can still exercise every month of your pregnancy and not worry that you might be doing damage to your body.
What’s better is that helps to strengthen parts of your body needed for labor so that you can be fitter and ready for it! A healthy Mom is a great start for a healthy baby, so we recommend this workout program for all expectant mothers.
3. BeachBody Yoga Retreat Workout Program
Workouts don’t have to be all jumping jacks and burpees. Some workout programs such as the BeachBody Yoga Retreat Workout Program will help to tone your body and calm your mind at the same time.
Whether you are a complete beginner at yoga or are a seasoned pro, this workout routine will help you to develop your skills, give your body an all-over toning and will focus on main parts of the body such as legs and core. Overall this yoga workout will suit all abilities and all ages.
4. BeachBody CIZE Workout Program
Another fantastic offering from BeachBody, the CIZE workout is designed by the fantastic Shaun T (we’ll cover some more of his workouts further down the list) to workout and dance at the same time.
These professionally choreographed workouts combine dance moves with high-intensity workouts to burn the maximum number of calories. With 6 different course levels and a diet plan, you will see results with this workout program in no time!
5. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Jillian Michaels is one of the best-known names in-home workout programs. People up and down the country have been using her workouts at home for the last decade or so and most people start with the 30-day shred. Not for the fainthearted, Jillian Michaels changes up the routines by splitting them into different sections; cardio, strength, and core.
Just as soon as you think you can’t do any more burpees, she lets you have a rest with your weights. Then just as soon as you think your arms are going to fall off, she lets you rest by working your core. It’s a really effective method and one that you will love.
6. Jillian Michaels Lift and Shred
Once you have finished Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, you can get working on lift and shredding! This workout spends less time on cardio and more time on weights.
The idea is that weight training burns fat and helps to create a lean body when combined with stretching and toning exercises. This is exactly what you will find in the Jillian Michaels Lift and Shred workout. All you will need is a set of dumbbells (8-15lbs depending on your preference).
7. Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
Don’t fancy lifting weights? Then the ripped in 30 will be more suited to you. Still using the classic Jillian Michaels 3 minutes of cardio, 2 minutes of strength and 1 minute of the core, these exercises are more intense than those in the 30-day shred and are therefore more effective.
Best used AFTER the 30-day shred, this workout is available as DVD and also streamed through your preferred streaming service.
8. BeachBody Insanity
A well-known workout program, the BeachBody Insanity workout program is a must for anyone that is serious about wanting to change their body shape. The seriously hard workouts are only 20 minutes long, but they will leave you aching and sweating like you’ve been at it for hours.
Working every single muscle in your body, often at the same time, this workout program also comes with a diet plan so you can work on your healthy eating as well as working on your healthy body. Available as a DVD collection and in a downloadable format as well.
9. BeachBody Insanity MAX:30
If you liked Insanity and you want to take it to the next level, then Insanity MAX:30 has to be the next step. With longer workouts (these ones are 30 minutes, hence the MAX:30), you are going to work up even more of a sweat and see the benefits quicker!
This workout program comes with a calendar, 10 DVDs, a nutrition guide and a special abs workout. Overall this workout program is intense, but it’s worth it!
10. Mark Lauren You Are Your Own Gym
If you don’t have a lot of space to work out and don’t want to spend a small fortune on workout equipment, then the Mark Lauren workout will be right up your street. Using just your body weight, Mark Lauren guides you through moves that will work every muscle in your body.
Helping you to tone and strengthen your body while losing weight in this 90-day workout program, Mark Lauren is the absolute image of physical fitness and will show you how to become healthier and stronger too.
11. Chalene Johnson PiYo Workout Program
If you are serious about losing weight and building a lean body, then the PiYo workout program is a safe bet. This workout program combines Pilates and Yoga together as well as incorporating some cardio for maximum calorie burn.
The Pilates will elongate and strengthen your muscles while the Yoga elements will help to tone you all over. Finally, the cardio burns any excess fat that you need to get rid of. These workouts vary in time from 25 – 45 minutes and the aim is that you workout 6 days a week for 60 days.
It does sound like a full-on schedule but the results you see in just 2 months will stay with you for a lifetime. Overall a great way to mix up your workout schedule.
12. BeachBody Shaun T T25
Another great workout from Shaun T and the crew at BeachBody, the T25 workout program has been designed to get an hours’ worth of workout results in just 25 minutes.
Combining two (and sometimes three) moves at one time, this speedy workout will have you sweating buckets, but it will be worth it!
The workouts themselves can be watched on the 9 DVDs that come in the pack or you can download them and watch them as you progress.
The nutrition plan helps you stay on the right calorie track and the workout calendar will help keep you motivated and organized as you tick off each workout daily. Overall a great workout for those wanting to get great results from home.
13. RIPT90 FIT
Specifically designed with men in mind, this workout plan gives you a 90-day program of high-intensity workouts, weightlifting exercises and cores strengthening workouts. These 30-minute workouts are as effective as an entire hour worth of exercising and are really intense.
Combine this with the meal plan and you will see the benefits in no time. Jody Hendrix pushes you harder as the 90 days progresses and only the best make it through to the end!
14. Intervalo 30 Day Workout
Focusing on the female body, this workout program uses HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) to burn fat and build muscle.
These workouts are easy to fit into your routine and with only 30 days of training, will get you a dress size down within a month. Using a variety of fitness equipment and bodyweight exercises, this workout will help you to feel good and see a difference in just 30 days.
15. Body Groove Workout Program
For everyone out there who HATES working out but wants to lose weight, we hear you! Thankfully the Body Groove workout is a fun way to dance off those calories and tone your body.
Using choreographed dance routines, you will be having a great time while burning calories and changing your body shape. The upbeat music keeps you motivated and the enjoyment you get from dancing will have to turn it on day after day.
These workout programs are ideal for anyone wanting to get fit but remember to always check with your doctor before undertaking any strenuous activities that may hinder your health.
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