I’m a P90Xer. I bought my DVDs last summer, and I used them, but it was late in the summer and then school re-started and I got distracted. This summer I’ve been trying to get back on my health kick. It hasn’t been easy and my diet hasn’t been perfect, but I think I’ve done pretty well. I like Tony Horton, I LOVE that the people who exercise with him are people who have actually done the program and aren’t professionals. Don’t let anyone fool you, these DVDs are very DO-ABLE, you just need endurance and commitment. I think the hardest ones are actually the Plyometrics and Yoga and stuff because stretching is hard, flexibility is one of the hardest things to obtain.
I’ve also used Tracy Anderson DVD’s before. I will admit that I didn’t commit to using them everyday or at least a couple times a week, so that was my fault. They were great though, I have to say. I’d recommend them to anyone to use. I know it gets on some trainers and bodybuilders nerves that she talks about using small weights so that you don’t bulk up. But let’s face it women don’t give a shit about that. Women (and men) give a shit about what works for them and it cannot be denied that the Tracy Anderson Method works. She makes it look so easy, but I’ll let you know that it’s hard and it hurts lol but is TOTALLY DO-ABLE! What makes the workout hard is that it’s really A LOT of stretching and it’s using your own body weight as your workout tool, and once again flexibility is just so hard to obtain. I also love that she’s so short. The last time I went to the docs, I topped the height chart at 5’2″ LOL, which for me was a mile stone. You have no idea how much time I spent praying to make it to 5’4″. The nurse said I still had more time to grow. So I could make it to 5’4″, but if I don’t it’s not the end of the world, either way I’ll still be a shortie, but I’m okay with that, I love myself for who I am. But Tracy shows that you don’t have to be 6’whatever” to look hot! I will definitely be getting her new line of DVDs (as soon as I save up some money lol).
Zumba is one that I haven’t tried yet, but has worked for so many people, is kick ass and it’s fun. It’s definitely on my list to buy. When I’ve bought it and used it, I’ll give my own review. But I’m sure it’ll be a good one.
Lastly, having done the Tracy Anderson Method, I know that people say with the Tracy Anderson Method that she doesn’t give any ques as to when she’s going to change exercises in her first set of DVD’s. In her new ones, I haven’t heard those same complaints, so maybe she’s corrected that. I for one don’t care I’m okay with just going with the flow and she doesn’t go crazy fast so I wasn’t really bothered. I also LOVE that with P90X and the Tracy Anderson Method, there isn’t any of that old school 80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s, skinny woman/muscular man, in the video, hype as shit, screaming at you that “You can do it! You can do it! Only 10 more to go!” I hate that crap, there is encouragement, Tony definitely gives encouragement, he’s excited but it’s not over the top for no reason, and he and Tracy definitely underline, doing YOUR best and doing it in your own time, and it being okay if you can’t completely keep up, or do the exercises the exact way that they’re doing it.
There are a lot of good workout DVDs and plans out there, though these are my favorite, but it’s more about having endurance and commitment.
Workout equipment: I use small dumbbells and I have three different resistance bands: red, blue, and green.