Celebrity fitness DVDs aim to help you get a body like your favourite celeb. But do they actually work?
We’ve donned our gym kit and spent hours in front of the TV at home (not watching The Great British Bake Off – sob!) in order to test out the very best celebrity fitness and health regimes… just for you! Scroll through the gallery below to see our recommendations for all our favourites so that you can avoid the flops… and get fit from the comfort of your own living room!
So… rather than spending a fortune on a gym membership, try one of these in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a yoga bunny or abs cruncher, there’s something for everyone. And these celebs really know their stuff! Just wait ’till you see the results!
Start by doing one of these fun and easy fitness routines just twice a week, and you’ll soon see results! We recommend setting aside one evening a week. Then one morning at the weekend! Complement your fitness routine with a light and healthy dinner or lunch. Click here for over 100 yummy recipes all under 500 cals! And
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Scarlett’s fun-loving personality makes working out a breeze! Join her and down-to-earth personal trainer Lee for easy and accessible fitness routines. Most of the sessions consist of easy-to-follow floor work and aerobic moves. Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan, from £12 on Amazon.
You only have to look at TOWIE babe Lucy Mecklenburgh to see why her fitness program, Results With Lucy, is a total success. Going one step further than the rival celebrity DVD’s, Lucy’s fitness and health regime is accessed through your own online portal complete with diet plan, countdown calendar, fabulous fitness videos and progress checker. She’s just launched two new programs in time for summer – a 6-week or 4-week Beach Body programme depending on your fitness level. If you need plenty of positive motivation and want to be properly educated on nutrition this is the one for you. Plans available from £39.
Following the success of her first ‘7 minute fit’ DVD back in January, Davina is back with the latest instalment of her fast and effective at-home exercises. Launching exclusively to QVC from 8th July, Davina is thrilled to share her latest fitness tips with us – ‘The great thing about the seven minute system is the classes are designed so you can put them together in different combos. One DVD, hundreds of workouts!’ Thanks Davina – we can’t wait to try it out!
An oldie but a goodie, ‘Eastenders’ actress Nadia Sawalha helps you get your figure back with her fat-busting at-home workout.
If you wanted to know if this DVD actually works, just check out the cover! Doesn’t Charlotte Crosby look amazing?! A good choice if you’re motivated to work out but pressed for time – follow the routines carefully and you could lose 5 pounds in a week.
One of our favourite fit ladies, Davina McCall, has developed a brand new workout DVD that you can do in just seven minutes! The workouts are designed so you can put them together in different combos. This means no matter how little time you have to spare – there’s no excuse!
We miss Strictly on our TV screens at the weekend, but we’ll be practicing our moves until it’s back next Autumn with Ian Waite, Natalie Lowe, Mark Foster and this great fitness DVD!
Yoga expert and fitness author Barbara Currie introduces the seven secrets of yoga through a series of 10-minute workouts designed to tone and develop the bottom, thighs, abdomen, arms and bust.
Jillian Michaels, the tough personal trainer from America’s The Biggest Loser, shows you how to tone your upper legs to perfection in her Killer Buns and Thighs DVD. Perfect if you’re planning to rock bodycon style this party season!
Nell McAndrew’s Peak Energy Recharged is a classic workout packed with core fitness moves like squats and lunges. Prepare to be put through your paces – this is an intense set of workouts for those who are serious about toning up!
A great introduction to Pilates and how it can be used to focus on different areas of the body, Darcey Bussell’s Pilates for Life is an easy-to-follow, gentle workout. Don’t worry if you’ve never done Pilates before – Darcey talks you through the basics before getting onto the exercises, making this perfect for beginners.
Emmerdale’s Roxy Shahidi shows you how to lose weight in the most relaxing way possible – with yoga! Using specially selected moves that are great for toning and working off calories, this is an easy workout for anyone who wants to combine exercise with flexibility.
Jessica Smith’s Total Body Workout is great for toning on the go. With a choice of 4 toning routines, all just lasting 20 minutes, this workout will fit into your daily routine with ease. You can also mix and match routines, putting them together for a more intense workout.
Jillian Michael – 30 Day Shred is a no.1 bestseller on Amazon. Recognise Jillian? She’s a personal trainer that has appeared on The Biggest Loser USA. Rather than sign up to a TV show, she can get you fit at home. You’ll learn her 3-2-1 Interval System, which combines strength, cardio, and abs, to blast though calories. Stick with it over 30 days and you’ll see dramatic results.
Don’t have a lot of time to workout? You can’t use that as an excuse anymore! 10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training contains five workouts that last just 10 minutes each – you can do all five in a row, as they tackle different parts of the body OR you can mix and match them to fit in with your needs and schedule. HIIT is extremely effective for a fitter and firmer body.
Want something a bit more fun than regular fitness DVDs? The Power Boxing workout will definitely keep you entertained. With Marlen Esparza (USA Boxing Champion) as your host, you’ll get a complete body workout and even learn how to throw a few punches correctly.
Missing Strictly Come Dancing? Don’t worry, we’ve found your fix! Zalza: The Ultimate Dance Fitness Work Out features Flavia Cacace and Russell Grant. You’ll learn famous dances while getting fit – perfect! Get your friends and family involved with this one.
Davina McCall’s fitness offering for 2014 is Davina – Fit in 15. Whether you have 15 minutes to spare or over an hour, this DVD is broken down into 15-minute segments that focus on areas including arms, legs, core and cardio. It’s up to you to decide how many you do in one session. Don’t skip the stretches.
If you haven’t seen the TV series Geordie Shore, there’s a chance you haven’t heard Vicky Pattison’s name before. However, her fitness DVD Vicky’s 7 Day Slim is topping the charts for 2014. Having lost a whopping three stone in just five months, Vicky says her secret is doing 10 minutes of intense exercise a day, seven days a week. With some commitment on our behalf, surely we can all manage that?
Join Natalie Cassidy and her fitness trainer Nikki in The Perfect Ten. The easy to follow routines have been designed to give you results that last.
Leyla certainly made a dramatic return to Emmerdale. Where has actress Roxy Shahidi been? Making Roxy’s Yoga Conditioning Total Body Workout, especially for you. This DVD isn’t ideal for beginners but if you know the basic positions then you can develop further at your own speed. Intermediate yogis will love this workout, complete with three routines.
A follow up to 30 Second Slim, Josie Gibson’s 21 Day Fat Burn is for people who wish to increase their fitness as well as lose weight.
Tracy Anderson’s clients include Cheryl Cole, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and now… YOU. The Method for Beginners Workout will get you toned extremely quickly through 30-minute sessions. Once you’ve mastered these moves you can progress to her more intense DVDs.
Love Miranda? It’s time to try Miranda Hart’s Maracattack, which combines fun and fitness. This DVD doesn’t make any promises, but it will definitely get you moving and laughing. We recommend investing in a pair of maracas too.
Here at Woman, we’ve been championing Tabata for quite a while, so we’re really pleased to announce that you can now do it in your own home. The 4-minute workout (yes, just 4 minutes) is scientifically more effective than an hour of cardio. That’s what we call getting fit fast.