Friday, March 7, 2008

Fitness Videos Done or "I am the Girl of 100 Lists"

I don't know if you read one of my earliest posts, but I mentioned that I'd once counted all the fitness videos I've ever done (in my head on an airplane headed for filming the Slim Series Express workouts). This was a year and a half ago and I ended up just under 400 (I think it was 394). I'm sure I've surpassed 400 by now (probably did a month later). I've never written them all down, but think it would be a lot of fun to do.

Have you heard the song by The Go-Go's "Girl of 100 Lists?" It's such a fun song with the chorus:

"I am the girl of 100 lists, from what shall I wear to who I have kissed.
Check items off, let nothing be missed, sing I to myself and my 100 lists"

Well, that's what I'm like. I love to make lists, I love to think of my favorites, I love to categorize my thoughts. So I'm going to attempt to list all the videos I've ever done (a few audios too), categorizing them by fitness genre, instructor or set. I've done this on paper a few times when I had more like 100 just to figure out rotations and to get a mental picture of what I had to work with. I'm not sure what my purpose will be on the blog, but perhaps to have a listing of what I've done with stars for my favorites, which may help you decide what you might like (or you can always write if you have more questions about one of them).

This will take me awhile, so you'll see it in the making for a few days (hope you don't mind). I will give 2 stars ** for my favorites. Ones that I like and have kept to do occasionally, but they're not necessarily my favorites will get one star *. The ones I've tried and later got rid of will get no stars. And the ones that stand at the top of my favorites will get 3 stars ***. I've marked it <> if I haven't tried it yet (gulp, the pressure! :))

Yoga / Stretch

Karen Voight – Streamline Fitness (also called AM/PM Streamline or Strong & Streamlined) **
Yoga Sculpt
Sleek Physique (also called Slim Physique)
Yoga Power (has yoga section from Sleek Physique)
Pure & Simple Stretch

Baron Baptiste – Unlocking Athletic Power ***
Core Power **
Soul of Strength ***
Long & Lean Yoga **
Journey Into Power 1 **
Journey Into Power 2 ***
Yoga Bootcamp Box (audio CD) ***

Yoga Journal Great Instructors*
Power & Precision Yoga *

Bryan Kest – Energize **
Tone **
Sweat **
Intensive Body Sculpting
Power Yoga for Weight Loss
Power Yoga 20 Minute Beginner
6 Minute Power Abs
Long, Slow, & Deep (audio)

Erich Schiffman – Yoga Mind & Body ***
Backyard Series – Beginning Yoga **
Backyard Series – Backbends ***
Backyard Series – Inversions *
Backyard Series – Lotus

Tilak Pyle - Altar of the Heart ***
Evening Stress Release (audio) **

Max Strom -- Strength, Grace, & Healing **
Learn to Breathe***

Steve Ross -- Inhale (shows on Oxygen Network) #1-18

Sara Ivanhoe – 20 Minute Makeover Flat Abs
20 Minute Makeover Power Beauty Sweat *
20 Minute Makeover Sculpted Buns & Thighs

20 Minute Makeover Weight Loss
Crunch Fat Burning Yoga *
Crunch Joy of Yoga
Crunch Candlelight Yoga ***
On the Ball Yoga Workout

Kurt Johnson -- American Power Yoga*

Eoin Finn -- Power Yoga for Happiness

FIRM Power Yoga -- Kristen McGee

Kathy Smith -- Wellness Mind & Body Relaxation System*

Ravi Singh / Anna Brett -- Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond
Fat Free Yoga Warrior Workout **
Yoga Bliss Hips
Navel Power
Ultimate Stretch

Evamarie Pilipuf -- Yoga in Nature *

Cyndi Lee -- OM Yoga (audio) <>

Lauren Peterson -- The Yogi Companion (audio) <>

Astrid Kastenberg -- At Home with Astrid yoga (audio)

Yoga Zone -- Conditioning & Stress Release *
Evening Stress Release *
Flexibility & Stress Release
Power Yoga for Strength & Endurance
Yoga Sculpting **
Evening Stress Release*
Music for Meditation (audio) ***
Music for Yoga Practice (audio) ***

Beth Shaw -- Power Yoga Fit

Mark Blanchard -- Progressive Power Yoga Foundation

Quick Fix Total Mix (Yoga sections -- Suzanne Donagan) ***
Quick Fix Power Yoga

Michelle Dozios 10 Minute Solution (Yoga Section) ***

Rainbeau Mars -- Pure Power
Pure Sweat

Gaiam (or Yoga Journal)-- Suzanne Deason -- Gentle Yoga for Beginners *
Yoga for Stress Release ***
Yoga for Weight Loss**

Yoga Kids ***

Patricia Walden -- P.M. Yoga **
Yoga Practice for Beginners
Yoga Practice for Flexibility
Yoga Practice for Relaxation *

Ana Forrest -- The Pleasure of Strength

Shiva Rea -- Prenatal Yoga

Cathe Friedrich -- Stretch Max *
Total Body Stretching*

Debbie Siebers -- Cool It Off *
Slim and Limber **
Cool It Off Express ***

Madeleine Lewis -- AM/PM Stretch *

Wow, if I've counted correctly, that's 100 just for yoga! I'll be posting the cardio, weight, and Pilates workouts I've done soon. TTFN!

Continuing onward.........with Pilates. I don't think I've done nearly as many as with yoga, but we will see. I'm guessing about 1/3 or 1/2.

Ana Caban -- Pilates Beginning Mat Workout (originally by Living Arts) *
Pilates Intermediate Mat Workout ***
Cardio Pilates (I like it skipping the cardio)**
Energy Boost Pilates
Pilates for Abs ***
Maintenance Pilates for Weight Loss ***
Pilates Body Band Challenge **
Pilates Body Band Kit *
PM Pilates **

Niedra Gabriel -- Fit Chic Fashion Your Body w/Pilates ***

Dana Leigh -- Power Pilates ***

Lizbeth Garcia -- On the Ball Pilates

Jennifer Kries -- Perfect Mix *

Hilary Burnett -- Mind Body Mat Pilates Basics ***
Mind Body Mat Pilates Intermediate ***
Mind Body Mat Pilates Advanced **
Zen Stretch * (*** to watch, but crazy hard)

Mari Winsor -- Advanced Body Slimming
Accelerated Body Sculpting
Bun & Thigh Sculpting
Maximum Burn Super Sculpting & Body Slimming

Lara Hudson -- 10 Minute Solution Pilates

Grace Lazenby -- All the Right Moves

Jillian Hessel -- A.M. Pilates

Kari Anderson -- Angles, Lines, & Curves *
Angles, Lines, and Curves II *

Karen Voight -- Pilates Total Body Training
Pilates Abs & Back

Kathy Smith -- Pilates for Abs
Pilates for Lower Body *

Ellen Barrett -- Pick Your Spot Pilates ***
Burn & Firm Pilates
Fat Burning Pilates
Super Slim Down Pilates Yoga Blend *

Denise Austin -- Mat Workout J.H. Pilates

Michelle Dozios -- 10 Minute Solution (Pilates section) ***
Breakthru Core Conditioning Pilates
Breakthru Pilates Plus
Prevention Flatten Your Belly w/Pilates

Quick Fix Perfect Mix (Pilates part -- Tracy York)
Quick Fix Pilates Abs (Kelly Roberts) **

Suzanne Deason -- Pilates Conditioning for Weight Loss *

Rael Isacowitz -- Rael System 17
Rael System 27*

Romana Kryzanowka -- Romana's Optimum Weight Management*
Powerhour Mat Workout *
Introduction to Pilates Mat
Mat Challenge **

Moira Stott Merrithew -- Stott Pilates Core Challenge

Brooke Siler -- Pilates Body Box (audio & cards)***
The Pilates Body (book)*** (I had to mention it because I use it for Pilates sessions too)

That's 51 -- I guess my 1/2 yoga guess was closer than a third. I haven't kept nearly as many Pilates dvds as I have Yoga though. I'm picky about my yoga, but even pickier with Pilates.

More another day............

4/1/08 -- Sorry this has taken me so long to get back to. Funny that it takes so long to write when I was able to add them all up in my head within maybe 20 minutes on the plane that day. Although airplane time is hard to measure when you have so MUCH of it :).

So now I'll count cardio/weights/circuits. I don't know if I can split them up because it will be easier to group them by instructors (who many times do all 3). Since I guessed on the Pilates, I'll make a guess on these too -- I'm thinking I've done 250? Crazy to think of that many, but if I truly got to about 400 before, that's what it should be.

Denise Austin -- Bounce Back After Baby **
Hit the Spot Fat Burning Blast ***
Hit the Spot Abs*
Hit the Spot Sizzler ***
Pilates Matwork based on J.H. Pilates
Power Kickboxing
Ultimate Fat Burner *
Power Yoga Plus

Donna Richardson -- Donna-Mite***
Step & Awesome Abs *
3 Day Rotation **
Sweating in the Spirit (1)
Brazilian Workout
Old School Dance Party

Kathy Smith -- Fat Burning Breakthrough *
Functionally Fit: Peak Fat Burning ***
Kickboxing Workout
March to Fitness **
Shaper Ball Worktout
Timesaver Cardio Fat Burner ***
Pregnancy Workout *
Step Workout

Debbie Siebers: Burn It Up ***
Shape It Up ***
Tone It Up ***
Tear It Up **
Firm It Up **
Mix It Up **
Cardio Sculpt *** :)
Cardio Core ***
6 Minute Abs **

Kari Anderson: Body Tech*
Dance Works
Hot Steps
(I do love Kari -- I just get lost w/her cardio)

Amy Bento -- Kickbox Extreme **

Cindy Crawford / Radu -- Shape Your Body **
The Next Challenge ***

Billy Blanks -- Tae Bo Original Basic **
Tae Bo II Get Ripped Basic
Tae Bo Get Ripped 8 minute **
Tae Bo II Get Ripped Advanced *
Tae Bo Gold *
Tae Bo Junior **
Tae Bo Live Advanced Live 4 **
Tae Bo Live Basics 1-8, 12 *

Chalene Johnson -- Turbo Jam Cardio Party *
Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 *
Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix *
Turbo Jam Fat Blaster *
Turbo Jam Kickin Core *
Turbo Kick (several older rounds, my favorites being 19, 21, & 22)

Tony Horton -- P90X+ Total Body Plus

Kendall Hogan -- Crunch Fat Blaster -- The Next Step

Joyce Vedral -- Fast Forward Series 1-3 *

Gay Gasper -- Step-n-Stones

Burr Leonard -- The Bar Method -- Designer Sculpting
The Bar Method -- Fat Free

Gunnar Peterson -- Core Secrets 25 Minute Full Body Workout **
Core Secrets Ab Assault *
Core Secrets Accelerated Core Training
Core Secrets Bun Battle **
Core Secrets Full Body Challenge *
Core Secrets Give Me 20

Leslie Sansone -- 1-2-3 Mile Walk

Janis Saffel -- CIA 9907 Kick-It
Ringside Kick-It
Hardcore Kickbox Circuit (w/Guiellermo Gomez) **

Guiellermo Gomez -- Kickbox Underground **

Mindy Mylrea -- CIA 2K02 Slammin Sports Cardio
CIA 2301 Awesome Strength
Sara's City Jump & Jab

Kristin Kagen -- Step This Way

Wendilee Lassiter -- One of her weight lifting dvds

Minna Lessig -- Emergency Workout
Fat Eliminator
Strength & Grace *

Madeliene Lewis -- Buns of Steel Pregnancy Workout *

Rob Glick -- CIA 2302 Amazing Step Styles ***
Hi/Lo Fusion
Cardio, Core, & Calm
Bosu Cardio Fusion

Silk Manning -- Aero Pump/Kick ***

Keli Roberts -- CIA 2303 Step It Strong **
Quick Fix Stability Ball **

Seasun Zieger -- CIA 2304 Rock Steady Step

Kimberly Spreen -- CIA 2505 Kickbox Bootcamp

Box 'n' Flow

WHFN (Women's Health & Fitness Network) Push/Pull
WHFN Fast Cheetah *

WHFN Fitprime FlexPosture (Tamela Hastie) *
WHFN Crunch Time (Tamela Hastie) *
WHFN Floor Burn (Tamela Hastie) *
WHFN Steamin Cardio (Heidi Tanner)
WHFN Strong Bear (Keli Roberts)

Tracie Long Training (TLT)
TLT Better Burn Better Buns (Tracie Long) *
TLT Endurance for Movement (Tracie Long) *
TLT Finding Your Core (Susan Harris) *
TLT Strengthen In Movement (Jen Carmen) *
TLP Core Foundations (Jeanne Ann Copleston) ***
TLP Dynamic Strength & Power (Cindy Thorp) *
TLP Functional Strength (Bonnie Geer) ***
TLP Functional Foundations - Core Cardio *
TLP Functional Foundations - Core Strength ***
TLP Nitty Gritty & the Whole Shebang *

Donna Read -- CIA 9903 Bootcamp plus Step & Stretch

Corey Everson -- Step N Time

Jane Fonda -- Complete Workout

Christi Taylor -- Step Heaven

The FIRM -- Vol. 1 Body Sculpting Basics (Susan Harris) *
Vol. 2 Low Impact Aerobics (Janet Jones-Gretzky) *
Vol. 3 Aerobic Interval Training (Sandahl Bergman)
Vol. 4 Time Crunch Workout (Susan Harris/Kai Soremekun) **
Vol. 5 Abs, Hips, & Thighs (La Reine Chabut) **
Vol. 6 Complete Aerobic Weight Training (Jayne Poteet) ***
Firm Basics: Abs, Buns & Thighs (Stacy Milner-Collins) *
Firm Basics: Fat Burning (Stacy Milner Collins & Jen Carmen) **
Firm Basics: Sculpting w/Weights (Tracie Long) ***
Cardio Burn (Tamela Hastie) **
Power Cardio (Dale Brabham) ***
Cardio Split 1 (various) ***
Cross Trainers -- Tortoise (Tracie Long) **
Cross Trainers -- Hare (Tracie Long) *
Cross Trainers -- Firm Strength (Pam Cauthen) **
Cross Trainers -- Firm Cardio (Heidi Tanner) **
Total Body Shaping Mix (various) ***
FIRM Parts 5 Day Abs *
FIRM Parts More 5 Day Abs *
FIRM Parts Boot Camp *
FIRM Parts Cardio Step Mix *
FIRM Parts Upper Body *
FIRM Parts Standing Legs ***
FIRM Parts Floor Legs *
FIRM Parts Lower Body Split
FIRM Parts Upper Body Split
FIRM Parts Tough Cardio Mix *
FIRM Parts Tough Aerobic Mix *
FIRM Parts Tough Tape (Tracie Long) ***
FIRM Parts Tough Tape II *
FIRM Parts Not So Tough Aerobic Mix ***
FIRM Parts Sculpted Buns & Thighs (Tracie Long) **
Prime Power Fat Burning (Stacy Milner Collins)
Prime Power Lower Body (Stacy Milner Collins)
Super Cardio ***
Super Sculpt
Tri-Trainers Fat Blaster (Ali Del Rio) ***
Tri-Trainers Maximum Body Sculpting (Tracie Long) ***
Tri-Trainers Better Body & Buns **
Maximum Cardio (Carissa Foster) ***
Body Sculpting System 1 (BSS1) -- Ab Sculpt (LIsa Kay)
BSS1 Body Sculpt (Jen Carmen) **
BSS1 Cardio Sculpt (Ali Del Rio) *
BSS2 Complete Aerobics & Weight Training (Emily Welsh) **
BSS2 Maximum Cardio Burn (Ali Del Rio) **
BSS2 Total Sculpt + Abs (Jen Carmen) *
BSS2 Calorie Killer (Nancy Tucker) *
BSS2 Upper Body Sculpt (Janet Brooks)
BSS3 Fat Blasting Cardio (Lisa Kay)
BSS3 Total Muscle Shaping (Stephanie Huckabee)
BSS3 Complete Body Sculpting (Christa Riley) *
BSS3 Express Total Body Shaping (Pam Cauthen Meriwether)
Firm 6 Pack -- Body Sculpt Blaster
(Nancy Tucker) *
Cardio Sculpt Blaster (Lisa Kay) *
Lower Body Sculpt (Libby Heath)
Super Body Sculpt (Stephanie Huckabee)
Super Cardio Sculpt (Nancy Tucker) *
Firm Bootcamp Maximum Calorie Burn (Allison Davis)*

FitPrime -- Core First (Carissa Foster) **
Crunch Time (Susan Harris) *
Fast Cheetah (Tracie Long)
Floor Burn (Susan Harris) *
From the Ground Up (Heidi Tanner)
G-Force (Tracie Long) ***
Steamin Cardio (Kelsie Daniels) *
Strong Bear (Tracie Long) *
Up and Down (Jeanne Ann Copleston) *
Weights First (Tracie Long) **

Cathe Friedrich -- Basic Step & Body Fusion **
Body Blast Series:
__Step Blast ***
__Step Pump & Jump ***
__Kick Punch & Crunch ***
__Legs & Glutes ***
__Super Sets ***
__Push/Pull **
Body Max **
Body Max 2 **
Intensity Series:
__Boot Camp ***
__Muscle Endurance ***
__IMAX2 ***
__Cardio & Weights ***
__Pyramid Lower Body ***
__Pyramid Upper Body
Butts & Guts *
Cardio Kicks **
Circuit Max **
Cross Train Express (CTX) Series:
__Step & Intervals ***
__Kickbox **
__10-10-10 **
__All Step **
__Power Circuit ***
__Leaner Legs *
Upper Body ***
4 Day Split Series:
__Lower Intensity Step ***
__Higher Intensity Step ***
__Cardio Kickbox + Heavy Weights **
__Bootcamp + Heavy Weights **
Hardcore Series:
__Core Max *
__Low Max **
__Muscle Max ***
__Gym Style Legs ***
__Gym Style Chest & Triceps ***
__Gym Style Biceps, Back & Shoulders ***
__High Step Challenge
__Hardcore Extreme
High Step Circuit *
High Step Training
Interval Max
Low Impact Circuit ***
Low Impact Step plus Total Body Sculpting **
Maximum Intensity Cardio *
Maximum Intensity Strength **
Power Hour ***
Power Max*
Pure Strength Strong Legs & Abs *
Pure Strength Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps **
Pure Strength Back, Biceps, Abs *
Rhythmic Step ***
Slow & Heavy Legs & Shoulders **
S&H Chest & Back **
S&H Biceps & Triceps **
Step Jam *
Step Heat *
Step Max*
Step Works **
Terminator ***

Michelle Dozios -- 7 Day Solution
Breakthru Body Blast *
Breakthru Cardio Dance *
Breakthru Cardio Step *
Prevention Walk Your Way Slim

Karen Voight -- BLT on the Ball
Cardio/Strength Circuit Training
Energy Sprint
Sleek Physique *
Streamline Fitness ***
Strong & Smooth Moves
Your Personal Best w/ Elle MacPherson ***

Trish Muse -- Body Management *

Suzanne Deason -- Living Arts Balance Ball Lower Body/Upper Body/Abs

Cardio Coach -- Sean O'Malley (audio CDs -- volumes 3-6) ***

Cardiolates (Rebounding part) -- Katherine & Kimberly Corp **

Hip Hop Abs -- Sean T
Fat Burning Cardio *
Ab Sculpt
Total Body Burn
Hips, Buns, & Thighs **
Last Minute Abs ***
Fat Burning Cardio 2 **
Total Body Burn 2
Ab Sculpt 2

I think that's it! It was a lot harder than I'd thought because when I counted in my mind, I could say "those 6 FIRMs" or "that first step workout I tried of Denise Austin's" -- having a picture in my mind, but not a name or exact title. This way I had to find each title and account for it somehow. Fun to do though. I did have to hold back and refrain from explaining why I hadn't tried very many videos from certain (very popular) instructors like Christi Taylor, Amy Bento, or Jari Love (I've only previewed hers). But I'll have to save that discussion for another day. In fact there are many that I've previewed (like P90X) and decided it wasn't for me without even trying it. Sometimes I misjudge in a preview though. When I first previewed the Slim Series, I thought the music would really bore me because it's super mellow and repetative, but I just love it. It's never been a problem for me. I'm sure I'll tell you much more as time goes on -- like what the Cardio Coach CDs are like. They're a vital addition to my video collection.

I do want to clarify before I close this post that even though I've done or tried all of these workouts, I don't still have them all. I like to trade or sell them if I don't think I'll use them much or ever again. There are a few that I hold onto for sentimental reasons. And some I keep that are more basic or lighter than what I do anymore in case I have a friend who asks me where to start. Some I keep for my kids do to (my kids loved Tae Bo Junior and March to Fitness).

Also, when I ranked them with the stars, I found that some older workouts may have been favorites for me if I'd tried them in their prime, but some were so outdated by the time I did them (or had many newer options by the same instructor) that I liked them, but never did them enough to love them.

Time to tally them up! (Drum roll.....................)

276 cardio/weights + 100 yoga/stretch + 51 Pilates = 427 . . . WOW!


  1. I have done almost all the fitprime, firm and TLT ones mentioned. I am sadly on the quest though for the TLP ones. What are your favorites out of the TLP?

  2. Hi Sarah -- My very favorite TLP is Functional Strength. It's a really balanced cardio/weights circuit workout (step, weights, core). I also love Core Foundations. It's tough and Jeanne Anne is wonderful. I didn't really like Dynamic Strength & Power -- too much impact for me. Let me know which you like! -- Renee