Tuesday, May 27, 2014

30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels

The cool days of spring are gone (not to mention those piles of snow) and it finally feels like summer! Which can only mean one thing: swim suit season. Both a beloved and dreaded time when getting the “beach bod” back into shape becomes top priority. But with our busy lives, where do we find time for lengthy workouts at the gym? Well never fear, Jillian Michaels is here!

Known for being a tough (sometimes scary) trainer on The Biggest Loser, Michaels has made her workout routines easily accessible and easy to achieve in her workout video, The 30 Day Shred! This DVD features three leveled 20-minute workout routines that only require a little floor space and some hand weights. However, don’t be fooled by the short workout time or the minimal requirements; this workout is fierce!

Level one day one I couldn't even finish the 20 minute routine. I progressively improved (although there were still some moves that I had to use the simplified methods) and was almost 100% comfortable with the routine just in time to start level two… which left me in the dust once again! The workouts are tough but you can feel the effects right away. Jillian gives constant encouragement and advice for moves throughout the routines, and if that’s not what motivates you (or if you get tired of listening to her), there’s an option to mute her and still keep the background music pumping!

All in all this DVD provides a fast, effective, in-home routine that can easily be fit into almost any busy schedule. If you’re looking for an easier start to your workout routine, try Jillian Michaels for Beginners. Or if you’re looking for the next level in fitness, try Ripped in 30. These fitness DVDs and many more are available through the Virginia Beach Public Library.

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