What a great blog post! Just had to share.
I am a big fan of the Beachbody systems (P90X, INSANITY, Yoga Booty Ballet). Just like anything, you have to actually follow the system. Seen lots of folks fail at these systems because they didn’t really buy in and do them as they were prescribed.
Gaiam has some really wonderful dvd’s out there. Their Pilates Mat workouts got me my body back after my second child.
Workouts from books is old school but awesome. I did yoga in high school from this horrible book that looked like a middle school health text. The pictures in it could have been of Debbie Gibson. Then when I got married, my father in law turned me on to Hittleman’s Introduction to Yoga. Amazing book. One of the best yoga programs I’ve ever seen. It’s out of print but you can find it readily online.