5 Best At-Home Workout DVDs

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You can come up with dozens of excuses not to work out. 

It's too cold or too hot. You're too busy. Whatever the reason, there's one way to squeeze in a workout no matter how much you want to convince yourself you can't: exercise at home.

Working out at home doesn't need to tedious or boring. There are a number of at-home fitness DVDs on the market that will keep you motivated and interested for the duration of the workout.

Throw on some running shoes, grab a yoga mat or hand weights, and settle in front of the TV to work up a sweat.

Beach Babe DVD by Tone It Up

Katrina and Karena of Tone It Up are used to being on the screen—their business and friendship was the subject of the Bravo show Toned Up—and their first Beach Babe DVD was so popular that they made a second edition.

The workouts in these DVDs are perfect for any fitness level because there are modifications for every move. Beach lovers will appreciate the surf- and hula-inspired moves for some added fun.

P90X

You have probably heard of P90X; if you have yet to try this popular workout, now's the time. Created by Tony Horton, The P90X system, created by Tony Horton, is known for the transformation that often results from following the program.

For 30 minutes a day you can perform a variety of the 12 high-intensity workouts in the comfort of your own home. For those who want even more, there is a nutrition plan to follow for added benefit.

Pure Barre Studio Series

Barre workouts have become a huge fitness craze. If you don't have the cash for classes or a location near you, the Pure Barre Studio Series of DVDs allows you to join in on the fun at home.

The DVD works like the class. Targeted moves are performed for each muscle set followed by stretching to help develop long, lean muscles. If you are looking for a workout that won't make you bulky, Pure Barre is a great option.

Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

Jillian Michaels is famous for her no-nonsense approach to fitness. You're sure to work up a sweat following her DVD. Beginners have the option of trying out her Beginner Shred DVD and then work up to the 30-Day Shred. With three, 20-minute circuit training workouts, this DVD is designed for those who are strapped for time.

Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition: Bootcamp

For those who prefer a bootcamp-style workout, this DVD from Chris Powell is a good option. Lovers of ABC's Extreme Makeover Weight-Loss Edition (now titled Extreme Weight Loss) will get a chance to work out with Chris and former participants on the show without having to travel.

The workouts progress as you 'level up,' offering a challenge no matter what stage of fitness you are in. Workouts can be combined for added difficulty. If you're looking to lose weight, this DVD workout can help you through your journey.

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Ashley Lauretta

Ashley Lauretta (formerly Erickson) is a national writer and fitness enthusiast based in Austin, Texas. Her writing appears in Women's Running, Women's Adventure, Competitor and more. Ashley is a proud alumna of the University of California, San Diego. Find her online at ashleylauretta.com and @ashley_lauretta.

Ashley Lauretta (formerly Erickson) is a national writer and fitness enthusiast based in Austin, Texas. Her writing appears in Women's Running, Women's Adventure, Competitor and more. Ashley is a proud alumna of the University of California, San Diego. Find her online at ashleylauretta.com and @ashley_lauretta.

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