Sometimes fitting in a tough workout can be a challenge. If you're stretched for time, consider the top-reviewed Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, the expert and user go-to DVD for getting into shape fast. Reviewers praise the excellent instruction, tough moves and, best of all, delivered results.
Stellar cuing and commentary make for a top-rated video. Before becoming a household name as a television star/personality, Jackie Warner, the owner of the Beverly Hills-based Sky Sport & Spa, made her name as a prominent celebrity fitness trainer. Perhaps one of the most consistent factors cited by reviewers across all of Warner's videos is her top-quality cuing and commentary. Where other instructors are lambasted for their commentary, reviewers adore Warner's stern but motivational comments. Here, in Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, she pushes viewers, but also provides much needed positive reinforcement, say reviewers. Her emphasis on both form and safety are a much welcomed part of this workout DVD.
A short, but excellent full-body routine: This 32-minute fitness DVD delivers a tough workout in a flash. Fitness lovers appreciate the tough workout, which combines heart-pumping cardio and compound moves that strengthen and tone the entire body. As one reviewer says, a curtsy squat will be paired with a side kick and a punch -- the full combo will work both the shoulders and glutes, while forcing core control.
A fresh, modern video requiring few at-home extras. No equipment or extra materials are included with the DVD, but light hand weights (typically 2 to 5 pounds) and a mat are the only things needed for the Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training routine. Production value, as with all of her videos, is excellent.
1. Fitness Magazine
Review Credibility: Very Good The top fitness and exercise DVDs of 2011 are selected by Karla Walsh and tested by more than 80 women. The feedback includes what equipment is needed, how many calories are burned and the highlights of the DVD. The testers call Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training the Ultimate Quickie Makeover. They find Warner motivating and say that the 30-minute routine is a true full-body workout.
Review: Top 10 Workout DVDs of 2011, Karla Walsh, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good More than 200 users provide feedback on Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training. The DVD earns a near-perfect average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Reviewers call this a "butt-kicking" routine, but note that it is not appropriate for a beginning fitness level.
Review: Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training (2010), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good ThatsFit.com editor Kristen Seymour says that Warner's no-nonsense routine is difficult and effective and selects it as one of her five best DVDs of 2010. Each workout is given a short explanation as to why it was selected as a top DVD.
Review: Best Workout DVDs of 2010, Kristen Seymour, Dec. 9, 2010
Review Credibility: Very Good Kristin Seymour conducts a review of Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training for ThatsFit.com. She concludes the DVD offers a good mix of cardio and strength training to give the viewer a full-body workout in 30 minutes. Warner's encouraging but not coddling commentary is highly touted. Seymour notes that a second routine would provide variety and be a welcome addition, but has no other criticism.
Review: Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training Review, Kristen Seymour, Oct. 18, 2010
Review Credibility: Very Good FitSugar.com editors test many new fitness DVDs and videos and provide detailed, balanced reviews. Here, reviewer Susi May says that Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training "is an efficient all body workout that fits into your living room." She notes that her usual 5-pound weights felt heavy with a program of this intensity, but seems very pleased with the DVD.
Review: Review of Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, Susi May, Dec. 3, 2010
Review Credibility: Very Good DailySpark.com, a healthy-lifestyle blog, provides several detailed reviews of popular workout DVDs and videos. Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training is hailed as a challenging addition to a regular fitness enthusiast's regimen. Warner focuses on using compound moves that help to work multiple muscle groups at once and to provide a quick but efficient workout.
Review: DVD Review: Jackie Warner's 'Xtreme Timesaver Training', Jen Mueller, Nov. 5, 2010
7. Organic Spa Magazine
Review Credibility: Fair Reviewer Nicole Dorsey-Straff selects six of her favorite workout DVDs for various categories, such as toning, weight loss, dance and Pilates. A runner up for each of these videos is also selected. The writer provides a short overview of each DVD, explaining how the workout progresses and what participants can expect. Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training earns the honor of Best Strength/Toning. Dorsey-Straff says that the tough routine paired with Warner's motivational commentary and excellent cues make this a winning workout DVD.
Review: Best DVD Workouts, Nicole Dorsey-Straff, Sept. 10, 2011