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Please can someone recommend an exercise DVD?

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oooggs Sun 02-Jan-05 19:13:26

I am not very fit (asthmatic) but need to do something at home (when DS in bed)as DH works shifts. I do lots of walking, but need something else. Not a great deal of space but something which will tone me up.

Any great ideas, I have had a look and not sure which are good.

Thank you

Titania Sun 02-Jan-05 19:17:49

Zoe Luckers little black dress workout.......5 different things in one...great!!!

hollybet Sun 02-Jan-05 19:50:03

I was going to post this very thing - i have the Cindy Crawford and want to buy another couple - Jane Fonda seems an oldie but a goodie and at the moment it's only £1.99 on Ebay. Any other suggestions?

ps who is Zoe Lucker?

oooggs Sun 02-Jan-05 19:55:33

I think she was in footballers wives.

Titania Sun 02-Jan-05 19:56:34

yes she was in footballers wives.

Frizbe Sun 02-Jan-05 19:56:40

Deborah Mackins, Getting Back! (and continuing to stay that way!)

NotQuiteCockney Sun 02-Jan-05 20:10:35

I like the Tae Bo DVDs. Fairly lively workout, but if you stick to the basic ones, rather than advanced, it can be a good starter.

I feel pretty silly doing them, but I've not managed to injure myself doing them, so far, and DS1 enjoys watching me do them.

ciderbabe Sun 02-Jan-05 20:25:15

I saw an advert for an Abi Titmus exersize video last night, it looked really good

MrsBigDrumsADrumming Sun 02-Jan-05 20:27:26

if you're not all that fit I'd recomend either pilates or alexander technique or something like that as it will build your core strength and only requires a minimum of space.

Also used to do the Tae Bo excercise much to dh's amusement.

Just got myself a DVD 'walk yourself to fitness' to get started again after cs 2. I'll let you know how I got on.

Mosschops30 Sun 02-Jan-05 20:29:32

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pootlepod Sun 02-Jan-05 21:02:02

I find Rosemary Conley is good. A personal preference, I know, but I prefer to do a video made by someone who has done exercising as a career, rather than a spin off from being a celebrity. Some of her dvd's have a 10 minute section, ideal for building up slowly, day by day.

BubblesDeVere Sun 02-Jan-05 21:10:28

I second Zoe Lucker and also i am a big fan also of Lorraine Kelly, I love doing her videos and I am on the lookout for them on dvd now.

BubblesDeVere Sun 02-Jan-05 21:13:33

This dvd is supposed to be brilliant, it has been given 10/10 in alot of reviews, and, if I remember rightly she lost alot of weight whilst doing this.

Walk Off The Pounds

MrsBigD Mon 03-Jan-05 18:40:54

bubbles... that's the one I got just couldn't recall the title
Also got myself another DVD today... doesn't need much space and it's called: Total Fitness in 12 minutes a day Got one for me and the mens one for dh... so off we go trying to shed the pounds

BubblesDeVere Mon 03-Jan-05 19:04:27

Mrs Big D, what are the dvd's you got for exercise in 12 minutes a day? they are ideal if you are pushed for time.

MrsBigD Mon 03-Jan-05 19:38:54

bubbles have a look at this: Total Fitness ... I wish I had done my research first LOL I paid 16.99!

oooggs Mon 03-Jan-05 22:19:40

Mrs Big D - is it any good? What's your opinion on it?

ChicPea Mon 03-Jan-05 22:29:24

Callanetics, very old, is extremely effective. Suitable for asthmatics as not aerobic. Will notice the difference within 4 weeks, if not sooner, if done daily. Am thinking of starting this myself again.

MrsBigD Tue 04-Jan-05 10:33:29

oh yes... callanetics, very good, though I did find some of the exercises a bit weird... one of the non-favourites was... hold on to something in front of you, legs open and standing on tippy toes, then slowly moving pelvis forward and backwards whilst slowly lowering bottom. i found that put a strain on my knees. But some exercises were VERY effective, though I never got to develop the 'perfect peach bum' as she put it in the video - mine's more of a cantalupe

ooogs - will do the dvd today and will let you know

MrsBigD Tue 04-Jan-05 18:11:24

I just had a look at my new 'Total Fitness in 12 mins a day'
It's a fairly simple routine that gradually gets more intense. There are 3 charts with quite a few levels to allow for increased fitness/stamina. What you get is 1DVD explaining how it works and showing you how to do the exercise properly and 1DVD which gives you the beat to do the exercise in with a picture showing which exercise you're supposed to do

I did Level 1 on Chart 1 and it's a breeze, so will do that for the next 3-4 days then step it up to level 2 on Chart 1

oooggs Wed 05-Jan-05 07:47:54

Mrs Big D - sounds good. I think I may give this one a go!!!!!!

Jbck Wed 05-Jan-05 15:43:38

I was coming on to post this question, I fancy the Lorraine Kelly one but this 12 minutes a day one sounds good. do you need a lot of space Mrs BigD? I've got a great Jane fonda one for when I was fitter had loads of time & room but now I'm lokking for something quick, easier & won't having me knocking toddlers over cos I've taken up the whole room. Boogie Beebies just isn't shifting these Xmas pounds

woodpops Wed 05-Jan-05 15:49:06

Sounds like you need the fun song factory video Jbck. I brought it for the kids and when I 1st put it found one finger, one thumb, one nodd of the head, stand up, sit down a killer!!!! LOL

Jbck Wed 05-Jan-05 16:04:11

Woodpops sounds a bit too advanced I might have to eat some chocolate to recover after that kind of workout lol

woodpops Wed 05-Jan-05 16:37:16

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