6 Best Workout Videos From Netflix


Netflix packageWhether you're a marathon runner or a Pilates princess -- with Netflix, working (out) from home is getting a bit easier.

And it will only cost you $8.99.

Now you and your kids can both get a bit of enjoyment out of last year's Christmas present. Use TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles like your PlayStation 3, Wii console or Xbox 360 (and for just $8.99 a month) to stream unlimited "Watch Instantly" movies from Netflix on your TV.

Without further ado, here are 6 great DVDS that'll get you up and active, without catching a cold or pinching your pennies.

For a Tighter Midsection: Trainer's Edge: Killer Abs and Back


Section: Abs Glutes & More 

Equipment necessary: Jump rope, set of 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells, body bar 

Time allotment: 41 minutes 

Why we dig it: Variety variety variety! This Trainer's Edge DVD has a straightforward approach that is sure to get you working up a sweat. From the fast-paced boxing sequences with trainer Michael Olajide to the abdominal twists and jump rope sets, you'll be feeling the burn from your abs down to your calves.


For a Workout in a Hurry: Crunch: Boot Camp Training

Section: Cardio & Aerobics

Equipment necessary: 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells

Time allotment: 30 minutes

Why we dig it: Well-choreographed, challenging DVD with great cues. In just 30 minutes you can go from basic squats and pushups to overhead presses and total-body toning. Instructor Sue Hitzman has excellent technique that is both easy to follow and encouraging to keep up with.


For a Fun Workout With Dance: 10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Dance Mix

 Section: Dance Workouts

Equipment necessary: None

Time allotment: 50 minutes

Why we dig it: The DVD, split between 30 minutes of aerobic dance and 20 minutes of toning, is a boogie session worth buying. Separated into five segments, feel the burn with the "Butt & Thigh Blaster" or get sexy with "The Simple Slimmer."


For a Bikini Body: Self: Bikini Ready, Fast!

 Section: General Strength & Flexibility

Equipment necessary: Set of 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells

Time allotment: 30 minutes

Why we dig it: Ellen Barrett's likability. With a bright approach (and a beach backdrop), Barrett brings you along for a dumbbell-based upper-body focused program that culminates with informational segments on healthy eating an exercise.  


For Relaxing, Soothing Stretches: Crunch: Candlelight Yoga

 Section: Yoga 

Equipment necessary: Yoga mat (swap for a bath towel if you don't have one)

Time allotment: 43 minutes

Why we dig it: Looking for a way to kick back after a long day with the kids? Release tension, relax, burn some calories and stretch with this Crunch DVD. Best for a light workout day, instructor Sara Ivanhoe uses soothing nature sounds (who doesn't enjoy a good babbling brook?) and a serene set to set the mood.


For Pilates Lovers: Progressive Pilates: 4 10-Minute Target-Tone Workouts

 Section: Pilates & Fitness Ball

Equipment necessary: Set of 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells

Time allotment: 50 minutes

Why we dig it: Looking to tone up one area, and save the rest for later? Choose abs, buns, thighs or arms for area-specific toning while strengthening your core. My suggestion? Add this DVD to one of the site's "Cardio & Aerobic" suggestions for a fully toned at-home aerobic sesh.

What's your favorite at-home workout DVD? Do you use Netflix?

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scien... science_spot

Thank you!  It never occurred to me to use Netflix!  I just added a few to my instant queue

truth... truthrowan

yay! they have pregnant Yoga. I hadn't even thought of this either

PonyC... PonyChaser

I love using Netflix to figure out if the DVD I'm considering is worth it.  My "Exercise DVD Graveyard" will grow no larger, thanks to the ability to preview the videos before I buy them.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

I use the Pick you Level Weight Loss Pilates from Instant Queue... I LOVE IT!

tazdvl tazdvl

Never thought to use Netflix.

Carey... Carey2006

I don't have Netflix nor am I motivated enough to do workout DVDs...LOL

Pnukey Pnukey

I use Netflix, but never thought about work out videos through them. Hmmmm.

nonmember avatar joy

All the work out video's on my netflix say Not Available......???

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