While celebrity workout videos abound, a select few combine upbeat enthusiasm with aerobic exercise and strength training -- two types of exercise that doctors recommend to help you stay fit, toned and healthy. Fitness experts offer a number of helpful workouts and some celebrities from the sports and entertainment worlds have videos with all the right moves.
Denise Austin's Body Makeover Mix
According to the Woman's Day website, Denise Austin's Body Makeover Mix ranks high among celebrity fitness videos. A fitness guru for more than 25 years, Denise Austin has sold more than 20 million exercise videos. She hs authored more than 10 books on fitness and stars in the longest-running fitness show on television. Austin's video offers three 15-minute body-toning workouts that target upper body, lower body and abdominals. Austin's cheery attitude and easy-to-follow instructions make this an appropriate option for beginners.
Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred
Another Woman's Day pick, Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred helps you lose weight and get in shape at home. Michaels, best known for her work on the television show "The Biggest Loser", shows you how to lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days in this 60-minute video. The video features three levels, of increasing intensity, of the same 20-minute full-body workout. This same workout is meant to be done for a full 30 days. The workout routine combines cardio and strength training, with a focus on abs.
Dancing With The Stars: Dance Body Tone
Featuring the celebrities of the TV show "Dancing With The Stars", Kym Johnson, Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer, this video combines three routines -- a lively Latin combo, a tango, and a funk-based freestyle -- set to a fast pace to help sculpt your body, while offering an aerobic workout set to music. If quick dance moves energize you, this video is worth checking out.
Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training
Woman's Day recommends Jackie Warner's no-nonsense approach in Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training. Warner is the host of the fitness show "Work Out" on Bravo, and brings intensity to her high-energy video. With four different 15-minute workouts and one 40-minute total body circuit, you can choose a specific area to target, or get an all-over workout. Although each individual segment is only 15 minutes long, these exercises are intermediate to advanced.
Walking With George Foreman
For a relatively easy workout, USA Today writer Whitney Matheson liked boxer George Foreman's 81-minute video that utilizes various forms of walking in place. While instructor Petra Kolber leads the exercises, Foreman coaches and encourages while exercising along with you. If you're a beginner, Walking with George might be what you need to get you moving.