Ten beginner fitness DVDs to jump start the New Year

If your New Year's resolution is to get fit, popular health and fitness website The Fit Bottom Girls has sifted through hundreds of fitness DVDs to offer up their top ten at-home workouts to help you achieve your goals.

On January 1, the website posted their top picks for beginners - DVDs that provide plenty of modifications, precise instruction, and, according to the reviewers, are fun to do.

1. The Biggest Loser: Power Walk: Fans of the hit US television series The Biggest Loser are familiar with fitness trainer Bob Harper, who leads beginners in a low-impact, one-mile walking workout.

2. The Spark: Fit, Firm & Fired Up in 10 Minutes a Day: Squeeze in a quick workout with one of seven different 10-minute programs.

3. Cardio for Beginners with Petra Kolber: This 65-minute cardio DVD , led by fitness expert and motivational speaker Kolber, offers mix-and-match athletic and dance cardio sections.

4. Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves: Hardbody actress Tomei and fitness trainer Key Son lead you through a 60-minute workout of dance, Pilates, and core moves, broken down into manageable 20-minute, 15-minute, and 10-minute segments.

5. Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover: Known best as Oprah's trainer, Greene offers top-notch strength-training coaching for beginners in eight short workouts that build on each other for an eight-week program.

6. Kim Lyons' Start Fitness Now: "Simply put, this is one of the best beginner fitness DVDs we've ever reviewed," writes Fit Bottom Girls. The trainer on the hit show The Biggest Loser puts you through the paces with a simple choreographed workout requiring a set of dumbbells.

7. EA SPORTS Active: The workout for gamers, this video game comes with a resistance band, heart rate monitor, motion sensors embedded in leg and arm straps, and access to an online portal that allows users to share progress with others.

8. Element: AM and PM Yoga for Beginners: Start and end your day with a smooth-flowing series of classic yoga poses filmed in a flower-filled, oceanside setting to get you feeling Zen and flexible.

9. Bollywood Booty: In the mood for something different? Instructor Hemalyaa Behl gets you moving in this "light-hearted" Bollywood-inspired, 50-minute workout.

10. Yoga Booty Ballet: Light & Easy: This oldie but goodie mixes yoga with strength training and dance moves.

Access the full article: http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2011/01/the-10-best-beginner-workout-dvds%E2%80%94ever/

Looking for an intermediate workout? Get the top ten picks: http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2011/01/the-10-best-intermediate-workout-dvds%E2%80%94ever/

Watch a sample of Bollywood Booty here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOy2VoQQzsM

 

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