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5 of the Best Workout DVDs Available

Updated on September 11, 2015

When it comes to choosing the best workout DVDs, does one person’s opinion really matter? Probably not when you consider that when trying to improve fitness and achieve genuine healthy weight loss, so many different methods have worked for so many different people. What about the opinion of 1000+ people though? Well now we may be getting somewhere. If hundreds or even thousands of people say that a particular DVD is one of the best workout DVDs out there then we have to take those opinions seriously.

With this in mind let’s consider 5 of Amazon’s bestselling workout DVDs to see how many people rate them highly and whether one of them may be the right one for you.

Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred

With 4941 customer reviews leading to an average 4.5 out of 5 star rating, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is the number 1 best-selling workout DVD on Amazon right now.

Jillian says that her 20 minute workout routine will lead to 20 pound in weight loss over just a 30 day period and if this is true then it is no wonder that it is so highly rated. With 5 star comments such as ‘This workout was a turning point in my life!’ and ‘She delivers the results she promises if you keep up your end of the bargain’ you begin to get a feel as to why this workout DVD is considered to be one of the best on the market.

Shaun T's FOCUS T25 Base Kit - DVD Workout

Shaun T’s workouts are renowned for their intensity and this DVD workout kit really lives up. The theory behind Shaun’s workout routine is that 25 minutes of intense activity can be just as effective or even more effective at burning fat as 60 minutes of less strenuous activity can be. The FOCUS T25 base kit includes 11 workout routines over 9 DVDs, A Quick-Start Guide, A Nutrition Guide, Workout Calendars and a B-LINES Resistance Band. So you’re getting a lot more than you would get with a standard workout DVD.

As far as review stats go, the FOCUS T25 Base Kit DVD Workout has been reviewed over 1000 times on Amazon and these reviews have again led to a star rating over 4.5 out of 5 stars, not bad for a kit that sits at the slightly more expensive price point, so there must be some genuine worth here.

Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD Set

There’s no denying it, Zumba has taken over the fitness world! So it isn’t surprising to find a Zumba workout DVD set in our Best Workout DVDs list. With over 1000 reviews giving it an overall 4 star review score on Amazon the Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD Set is definitely one to take a look at.

With easy-to-follow steps for over 30 different rhythms including the merengue (anyone else thinking of Dirty Dancing right now?), the salsa, the calypso, the cumbia, catchy hip-hop beats and even belly dancing, you are sure to have fun with this top selling Zumba workout DVD set.

Hip Hop Abs DVD Workout

Talking about Hip Hop beats, forget the crunches and sit-up’s, Hip Hop Abs is all about Dancing!

Our good friend Shaun T is on our list again with his Hip Hop Abs Workout DVD set. This DVD set has a 4 star rating from over 1,215 reviews and again we have some shining recommendations with one buyer who gave it 5 stars saying:

‘I absolutely love Hip Hop Abs!!! If you're debating whether to buy it do yourself a favor. I am on week 10 and have lost 20lbs so far and 6 inches from my waist. My body is more lean and for the first time in my life I can see abs. All in all the workouts are fun and will yield results if you stick with it.’

Shaun T's Rockin' Body DVD Workout

Given that the final entry our Best Workout DVDs list also comes from Shaun T I should mention here that a lot of Amazon customers seem to be warning that you should purchase these products directly from Amazon and not from the Beach Body Website, something to bear in mind.

Anyway, on with the show!

If you’re into fitness then you have probably seen the recent adverts for Shaun T's Rockin' Body DVD Workout. It’s the latest in this popular series and if we can learn anything from this list it is that Shaun T has built up quite a monopoly in the workout DVD market over the past couple of years. It is really difficult to do this if your products don’t offer any genuine benefit though, so he must be doing something right.

As it’s a slightly newer product this DVD workout set only has 692 reviews on Amazon so far but it is judged to be a 4 star product which is pretty good and some of the reviews are again glowing.

Shaun T claims that you can burn up to 1,500 calories a day with Rockin' Body. It won’t be easy but at least it will be fun!


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