Top 10 BEST Workout DVDs of All Time


I own a lot of workout DVDs. A lot. Really a lot. More than a 100. You might say I just at-home workouts. As a busy work at home, homeschooling wife and mom I don't think I'd get a workout in if it wasn't for fitness DVDs. I've done them for years and years. I would humbly call myself a bit of an at-home-workout aficionado. Maybe more than a bit... 

People often ask me which exercise DVDs are the best. Well, it took me a while, but I went through my entire collection and picked out the ones I love most. The ones I would recommend to a friend. 

I've compiled a list of the best of the best in exercise DVDsThese are workouts I use again and again no matter how old they are. My go-to workouts, my favorite workouts, my love-to-hate-kick-my-butt-workouts. The ones I would happily recommend to friends.

In no particular order, the top 10 best workout DVDs of all-time (OK, I know DVDs haven't been around that long, but you get it...)


1. Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism



This is an amazing cardio DVD. It's definitely tough, but in a good way.
I love it and even though I've had it for years, I
never get bored with it. It's my all-time favorite cardio only DVD.


2. Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss with Suzanne Deason



I have loved this so long I originally
had the VHS! It's still my favorite yoga DVD. Great all-around yoga DVD for any level.

3. Leslie Sansone Just Walk 5 Mega Miles



I love Leslie Sansone. Her DVDs are
amazing options for beginners, people with
exercise limitations, or anyone wanting
to sneak in some extra cardio that's not hardcore-crazy.
This is my favorite because it's so versatile,
but all of her DVDs are great and I whole-heartedly recommend every single one.

4. Jackie Warner Power Circuit Training



This is an amazing total-body strength training workout. I pull this DVD out ALL. THE. TIME. Years after I bought it. Highly recommend.



This was the first Amy Dixon workout I'd tried. Now it's still a favorite. LOVE. Really great HIIT workout with several intensity levels shown.

6. Kelly Coffey-Meyer Plateau Buster



Kelly Coffey-Meyer is a more recent discovery for me, but I'm so glad I found her workouts! I just can't get enough. This is my favorite of hers. It's weights, it's cardio, it's awesome.

7. Bob Harper The Skinny Rules Workout Rule #1 Cardio



I have a confession: I was never really into Bob Harper workouts. I don't know why, I just never owned any I suppose. Then I got this one and now I want them ALL! It's an amazing crossfit-esque sweatfest. It kicks my butt every time.

8. Chalene Johnson ChaLEAN Extreme



Honestly, you can't go wrong with anything from
Chalene Johnson, but I love this set. Madly. 
Now, I've had a lot of people
grumble to me about this set. I don't really get why, but
here's my advice with it:
When she says lift heavy she means lift heavy. Within your ability
of course, but don't wimp out. Also, do the diet plan (I easily
tweaked it Paleo). The workout alone will not get the results
most are looking for (just like any workout plan you must also
change your food). Last, I add extra cardio. There's a bonus
Turbo Jam workout included that I added in on top of the
workout calendar that comes with the set.
OK, all that said, it's an amazing set and I LOVE it.
Did I say that already?

9. Cathe Friedrich X-TRAIN



I love all things Cathe, but XTRAIN brings it all together. It's by far my favorite thing from Cathe Friedrich. High recommend this set for anyone intermediate to advanced.

10. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution



You knew this was coming, right? I blogged this thing into the dust a few years ago, but I'll still shout it from the mountain top: I LOVE Body Revolution. I had great results with this set and I really enjoyed it. It's probably my favorite.


BONUS: Best Prenatal and Postnatal DVD-Element Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga



This was my absolute favorite DVD to do when I was pregnant and immediately post-baby. Love it.


There you have it. The best workout DVDs of all time. I absolutely use, love, and recommend every DVD on this list!

What is your favorite workout DVD of all time?