I have heard so much about Fitness Blender in passing, but I had never checked it out…until now! Of course now I’ve been wondering why I didn’t do this sooner because it is an awesome site, and it’s free (mostly)! I am presenting you today with a basic overview of what Fitness Blender can do. Then you need to go explore for yourself.
The Fitness Blender web site offers free workout videos for all fitness levels, and I’m talking full-length videos, not just 5 or 10 minutes. So the first thing the web site will ask you is whether you’ve “got this” or you need “help” getting started. I explored both options to give you a feel for what the site offers for both.
First up, I clicked on “I’ve Got This,” which took me to the full-length workout videos. You could browse through the videos or narrow your search by keyword, workout length in minutes, calorie burn, difficulty from 1-5, body focus (upper body, lower body, total body, core), training type (cardio, balance/agility, kettlebell, pilates, strength training, barre, HIIT, warmup/cool down, low impact, plyometric, toning, yoga/flexibility/stretching), and equipment needed (aerobics bench, mat, bench, exercise band, medicine ball, physioball, slosh tube, yoga block, barbell, dumbbell, jump rope, sandbag, stationary bike, none).
I decided to browse, and chose a workout called “At Home Cardio Workout For People Who Get Bored Easily – Fun Bodyweight Cardio.” The stats for this workout were listed for me. It would be 24 minutes of cardio with low-impact options that would also tone. I wouldn’t need any equipment. The difficulty level was 4 out of 5, and I could expect to burn between 169 and 302 calories. This workout promised to have no repeat exercises, and would be a true total body workout. It would include a 5 minute warm up and 20 different cardio exercises for 45 seconds each with 15 seconds of rest. After previewing the workout, I was ready to press play!
This workout was great, and definitely lived up to its claim of never getting bored. I felt like it was just the right length for this type of workout. During the workout, there were some video features that I really liked. In the upper left corner, it shows which exercise is coming up next, so that you’re ready for going right into the transition. It also displays the time left for each move, and your calorie burn range as time passes. The instructor was easy to follow, and offered modifications to make moves easier and harder.
After completing the workout, I found some other really cool things. First, they give you a printable version for the exercises, so you could do this on your own without the video.
Printable Fat Burning Cardio Workout
1 Burpees + 2 Front Kicks
2 Side Squat Steps
3 Walkdown + Shoulder Taps
4 Curtsy squat with Side Leg Raise
5 Jackknife Get Ups
6 3 Lateral Jumps + Jumping Jack
7 Squat Jump Combo
8 Pendulum Swings + Leg Lifts
9 3 Shuffle Burpees (stay low)
10 Squat pops
11 3 Split Jumps + Squat Turns
12 Knee, Kick, Jumping Jack
13 Ski to Sumo
14 Star Jump Lunges
15 Warrior Lunges
16 Bird Dog Pulses
17 Bicycle crunch
18 Side Hip Raises
19 Side hip raises
It also give some suggestions for what else you could pair this with if you wanted a longer workout. Finally, it lists some similar videos so that if you liked this one, you can try another one like it.
- Ultimate Butt and Thigh Workout – Kelli’s Lower Body Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily
- Kelli’s Upper Body Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily – Arms, Shoulders, Upper Back
- Abs Workout for People who get Bored Easily – Core and Cardio Workout
Next I went back to the home page and clicked on “Help Me Get Started.” This took me to the workout programs page. Here, I could search for full-length workout plans by plan length in weeks, workout length in minutes, difficulty 1-5, body focus (total body, upper body, lower body, core), training type (cardio, kettlebell, toning, strength training, pilates, HIIT, low impact, yoga/stretching/flexibility), and equipment needed (dumbbell, mat, none).
I decided to check out the FB Fit 8 Week Fat Loss Program to Lose Weight, Build Lean Muscle, and Tone Up. This program would cost $14.99, so now I see how the web site makes their money. It plans out a variety of videos for you to complete on any 5 days of the week, with an optional yoga day. Workouts are around 60 minutes each, and the promise is significant body changes in 2 months. You will also get a clean eating guide of how to improve your eating habits during this time. Once you purchase this, it never expires and can be reused over and over.
My thoughts on this plan? If you are seriously unmotivated and need a lot of structure, then this might be a good thing for you to try. But I really don’t think you need to pay $15 when you could do this by yourself. You can simply use their free videos for workouts. And the eating guide is not a meal plan, so it’s not like you’re getting anything extra there either. It’s going to really depend on your fitness needs, but I say go with the free videos.
Fitness Blender has a lot to offer. I definitely recommend trying something on their site, just to shake up your routine a little.