15 Minutes a Day to a Leaner, Fitter You

For those of you who say you don’t have time to exercise, a 15 minute workout leaves no excuses. In the time it takes you to watch half a sitcom, drink a cup of coffee, scan your Facebook news feed, or sneak in some extra ZZZs after hitting ‘snooze,’ you could have squeezed in a heart pumping workout that makes you feel great — and makes a difference in your body! Say no to laziness and hello to a healthier lifestyle and check out these 3 schedule-friendly fitness DVDs that will put you on the path to a leaner, fitter you.

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1. Weight Watchers 15-minute Boot Camp series ($14.98)

show that working out harder for a shorter period of time is more beneficial than exercising at a moderate level for a longer duration. This Boot Camp collection is amazing because it provides strength, cardio, and balance exercises in just 15 minutes. There are four 15-minute workouts that focus on the upper body, lower body, core, and cardio, so you can do just one routine or mix and match two, three, or even all four to work your entire body. Each routine is specifically designed with starter and experienced versions of the exercises so you can work out at your own pace. Instructor Jennifer Cohen’s easy-to-follow workouts show modified and advanced moves in a fun and energetic style.

2. INSANITY Fast and Furious Workout DVD ($22.90) Fast and Furious is one of the latest INSANITY workouts from Shaun T. — you know the workouts that even athletes love to hate. If you’ve been working out for a few months and are ready for an advanced routine, this is a great one to try. Plyometrics and high intensity interval training will blast fat and burn calories in no time. And if burpees and jump tucks are your speed, you’ll love this efficient cardio and muscle toning routine.

3. Gaiam® Quick Start Yoga for Weight Loss ($14.98) Like the name suggests, this yoga DVD is perfect if you’re just starting a fitness routine, looking for more flexibility, or want to include yoga cross-training into your weekly cardio and muscle routines. The fast and easy workouts with Suzanne Deason (DVD and audio CD) help boost your energy and metabolism as well as shape lean muscle. It even includes a nutrition guide from a wellness coach. You’ll notice an increased awareness in your mind and body and cultivate the self confidence and inner resolve you need to make healthy choices every day.


Need more convincing to fit in your fitness? Sleep in your comfy workout clothes so when the alarm goes off you’re ready to hit play instead of snooze!

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Nicole Glor is a fitness expert based in NYC, author of The Slimnastics Workout, and the star of 8 fitness DVDs. You can search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter.


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Nicole Glor

Nicole Glor is a fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, a freelance fitness writer, and the star of 11 fitness DVDs/Videos/Apps. Nikki's "Slimnastics" exercises have been featured in over 100 national media outlets including the New York Times, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women's Health. Her "Improve the Move" workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Nikki is an AFAA certified NYC personal (and celebrity) trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Nikki got her start in fitness as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School. Her music playlists, video demos and DVDs can be found at www.nikkifitness.com