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10 Minutes To A More Toned Body

Updated on June 25, 2015

Working out is tough. For some people it is a motivation issue, but for others, it is simply an issue of trying to find enough time to fit it into their busy schedules.

As a stay home Mom of two little ones, there are times that I am lucky if I can go to the bathroom or shower, let alone complete an entire workout. On days when I am really in a time crunch, I do "Hit The Spot Pilates" by Denise Austin.

Denise Austin has many different workout videos for sale, but it's my opinion that this one is the best! It consists of 7 different workouts; core, abs, waistline, hips, buns, thighs, and total body. Six of the workouts are only 10 minutes long and the seventh one is only 15 minutes. Who can't spare just 10 minutes a day??

One of my favorite features is you are able to customize your own workout with your DVD remote. You can choose to put some of the workouts together to create 20, 30, 40, or even 75 minute workouts, or you can just do one of them to keep it really short.

On days when I do not get a chance to workout, I will often just do one 10 minute segment before bed. The categories are short enough that I don't even break a sweat enough to need to rinse off after (another bonus!), but the moves are complex enough that I feel them working. Another added benefit is, because of the style of movement, the DVD has also improved my sleep when I do it in the evenings.

If you are pressed for time, or just looking to change up your workout routine a bit, I highly suggest you check out Denise Austin and her "Hit The Spot Pilates" DVD. For just 10 minutes a day, you will have little to regret!!!


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      dearmommy 5 years ago

      I guess this is assuming that a person eats a balanced diet and has a relatively active lifestyle too. This workout definitely wouldn't do it alone, it's just a nice way to do something if you have little time.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Simple ways To A More Toned Body sounds too easy. The workouts must be worhtwhile

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      dearmommy 5 years ago

      It's a great DVD. There are so many days that I only get 10 minutes. And I feel better that at least I am doing something!!!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks. I go to jazzercise but for the reasons you mentioned I need something I can fit into short time bursts too. I'll check this out.