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Review of UK Fitness DVDs

 

There are many home fitness / exercise DVDs on the market (Amazon lists over 5,000!), but most are flawed or simply boring and of limited lifespan. Below we've reviewed 10 of the most popular home exercise aids in Britain. The reviews are conducted by a Cambridge-trained scientist, Dr. Lauren Mackenzie, though it's more difficult to scientifically rate DVD workouts given the absence of clinical trials, unlike a diet or slimming pill, so these reviews are more subjective.

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  Table Definitions

.Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Efficiency
Service Rating =Fun

Value Rating: Includes prices of the home fitness DVDs and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.

Efficiency Rating: Our opinion of how well the home exercise DVD helps you lose weight.

Fun: This is our take on how fun a given home exercise regime is, because if it isn't fun, you're not likely to stick with it. This is the least "scientific" rating, relying mainly on reports we've gathered from the net and on our own preferences, which may differ from others.

Exercise Type: In a nutshell, how a given home exercise programme works.

Run TIme: DVD length, in minutes

Cost: Best price for the home exercise product.

Notes: Brief main comments on a given home fitness DVD. For more, read our in depth review by clicking the product logo, or click Buy Now to be transferred to the cheapest retailer we could find for immediate purchase.

 

Most Popular UK Fitness DVDs Ranked
Value,
Efficiency,
and Fun

 

 

     
(click for our review)

Ratings

Exercise Type

Run Time

Cost

Notes

Availability

Davina Super Body Workout Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Intense, military style cardio w/kick boxing 120 min. £12.98 One of the UK's bestselling DVDs, plenty of mix-and-match options

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Buy Davina Super Body Workout DVD

Billy Blanks' Tae Bo: Ultimate Collection DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Intense kick boxing workouts 400 min. £7.98 Possibly the best value for a quality full body workout around, Tae Bo is still going strong

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Buy Billy Blanks' Tae Bo: Ultimate Collection DVD

Totally Fit Mel B DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate, easy to follow cardio 85 min. £12.98 Surprisingly good high-intensity workout--great for beginners or intermediate users.

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Buy Totally Fit Mel B DVD

Yogalates for Weight Loss DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate, Pilates and Yoga hybird 71 min. £4.98 Gentle on joints, but still a great way to lose weight--a bestseller for 3 years

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Buy Yogalates for Weight Loss DVD

Strictly Come Dancing Workout DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate dance workout 85 min. £7.98 Great for Strictly fans, but moves are complicated and take some time (and room) to learn

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Buy Strictly Come Dancing Workout DVD

Clubland Work It Out DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Intense dance and kickboxing, club style 78 min. £7.99 Deanne Berry's latest gltizy, power workout, not or beginners, but the club atmosphere is great fun

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Beach Bum Workout DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate, cardio and conditioning 85 min. £7.38 Fun body sculpting preparation for hitting the beaches, plus advice

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Buy Beach Bum Workout DVD

10 Minute Solution: Blast Off Belly Fat DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate mini abs workouts 50 min. £4.98 One of the UK's most popular fitness DVDs, but workouts are simply too short

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Buy 10 Minute Solution: Blast Off Belly Fat DVD

Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Light, introductary Pilates 35 min. £2.98 Very basic but surprisingly popular--good intro for beginners only

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Buy Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies DVD

Denise Van Outen Pure Dance Workout DVD Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Moderate dance cardio 102 min. £8.98 More a dance than fitness DVD--if you can get by poor instructions to learn the steps, can be very effective

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