Workout DVDs, Programs & Books

   Whether you're looking to lose weight, get fit, push yourself or compete, changing your workout is crucial to avoiding plateaus - which is when, despite all your efforts, your body stops changing - as well as boredom. It also provides the opportunity to try new things, and from such freedom, you will find something you love doing.
   I change my workout every month, and have done for years. And I always blog it.
   Here, you'll find every workout I've tried, be it a DVD, streamed program/free video or a magazine class - I've never set foot in a gym, so you can trust that everything you'll find here is living room-friendly! I've also included each year's new year's resolution - one of them might surprise you.

   I always write an intro post first, at the start of each month, outlining expectations and anything I've heard about the workout - but no personal experience yet. I never play the DVD until I'm ready to use it! Then comes a 2-week update which clears up my misconceptions, then a 4-week update which rounds off how I found the workout, then, last but not least, a full review of the workout DVD, book, website, program - whatever medium it was in.
   I've tried dance, HIIT, yoga, Pilates, kettlebells, martial arts, and even a few things that don't really fit into any single one of these categories. Have a look for yourself - I am confident you'll find something to catch your eye!

The vast majority of these workouts were purchased or chosen by myself.
Workouts indicated with a * were provided by the creators for free for use and review on A Blackbird's Epiphany.
All opinions are certainly my own. I will never falsify a review - that doesn't help the company, myself, nor you.


2018
January: Killer Body
February: BarreAmped Bounce
March & April: FitFlow
Workout Shake Up - A Change to the System
April & May: 10-Week Resistance Self-Compiled Program
June Hiatus: Core de Force
July - September: 13-Week Resistance, Self-Compiled Program v2

2017
The Resolution - Learn To Back Off
January: #Fabletics21 Meditation
January: 10 Minute Body
February: Kettlercise Ignite
March: Kelta Fit *
April: Killer Buns & Thighs (and sprained ankles)
May: Flow Movement; Floor Flow
June: Piit28 1.0 
July: African Dance/Pilates HIIT Fusion
August: 30 Day Shred (3 year revisit)
September: Just Jhoom! Bollywood Dance Workout *
October: No More Trouble Zones
November: FitFlow Max
December: Killer Body

2016
The Resolution - Keep Up 2015's
January: POUND
February: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
March: Darebee.com Nerd Fitness
April: Kettlercise Lean In 14
May & June: Darebee Hero's Journey 60-Day Fitness Quest
July: BarreAmped
August: Kettlercise For Women - Volume 2
September: BarreAmped Cardio Burn *
October: Piit28  1.0
November/December: Killer Body v2

2015
The Resolution - Change Workout Monthly
January: Jillian Michaels' Kickbox Fast Fix
February: HIIT + Kickbox Fast Fix & Booty Barre + Yoga Meltdown
March: Jillian Michaels' Hard Body & Yoga Inferno
April: Jillian Michaels' Shred It With Weights & Buti Yoga
May: Jillian Michaels' Ripped In 30
June: Kukuwa Dance Workout
July: Jillian Michaels' Extreme Shed & Shred
August: Kettlercise For Women - Volume 1
September: Kettlercise For Women - Repeat
October: Ripped In 30 - Repeat
November: Jillian Michaels' Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
December: Jillian Michaels' Killer Body

2014
The Resolution - Try Something New
January: Ilumi Food
February: Raspberry Ketone
March: Hooping
April: 30 Day Shred
May: Irish Dancing
June: Iai Battōjutsu
July: Yoga Meltdown
August: Kickbox Fusion
September: Shaolin Warrior Workout
October: HIIT & Pilates combo
November: Kettlebells & Insanity
December: Dumbbells & P90X/2
 
ABE Exercise and Workouts:
Work Your Wild Side - Animal-Inspired Workout


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