Best Workout DVDs for Getting Into Shape

The Toning Transformation :

If you want to tone your butt, belly, and thighs, try this series of 20-minute workouts. Led by fitness expert and personal trainer, Sarah Kusch, The Toning Transformation plan allows you to work out in your home with just a few small weights and an exercise mat.

Flat Belly Yoga :

This gym-free workout might be just what you need. The Flat Belly Yoga DVD is led by Kimberly Fowler who will guide you through a energy-boosting workout designed to eliminate belly fat for a flat and fit stomach.

The Whole Body Cure :

The Whole Body Cure is a book and DVD combo pack focused on reversing chronic inflammation through structured eating plans and the ancient Chinese practice of qigong. Led by expert qigong instructor Hilary Smith, RN, CFT, this practice is all about flowing movements, breathing methods, and meditation.

Easy Yoga for Weight Loss :

Yoga can be intimidating — but this DVD from Prevention is an ideal intro for beginners. It includes stretches and detailed plans built to flatten your belly, tone your arms, butt, and thighs, and boost your metabolism. Plus, each workout will only take about 14 to 24 minutes to complete!

Total Body Transformation :

If you want to get into shape, but are pressed for time, this is the workout for your lifestyle. This DVD is designed as a strength training program and is packed with 10-minute daily workouts for busy women who still want to be fit, toned, and in shape.

The Signature Classes :

As a former professional dancer, Simone De La Rue incorporates easy-to-follow choreography into her 55-minute workout classes. Designed for all fitness levels, you only need a mat, towel, and 3- or 5-pound hand weights to get moving and achieve your best body yet.

30 Day Shred :

There's good reason this DVD has become a cult favorite in the fitness and exercise world; Jillian guides a full-body 20-minute workout (in three different levels for varying fitness abilities) that's meant to be repeated each day for 30 days to see real results.

Cardio Dance Express :

Celebrity fitness instructor Tracy Anderson (clients include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Lopez) offers six 10-minute, total-body dance workouts in this DVD. The first lesson covers basic steps, while the other workouts have titles like "Cardio Party" and "Sweat Fest." Don't worry if you have two left feet: Even novice dancers can master these moves.

Denise Austin Body Makeover Mix :

It's no secret we love Denise Austin here at Woman's Day, and this DVD reinforces why. Her simple instructions and cheerful attitude help each of the three 15-minute routines zip by. She focuses on one area of the body per session — upper body, lower body or ab & core conditioning — so I can target a trouble zone (ahem, thighs) or get a great full-body workout.

Dance Body Tone :

If watching Dancing With the Stars inspired you to get grooving, you should definitely try this DVD for a guided shape-up. Although I suggest shutting your curtains and banishing anyone else from the house while you shake it, learning the routines kept me focused and by the end, I was sweating and laughing (at myself). Skimpy sequined outfits and B-list celebs not required.