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First Impressions: Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

By February 16, 2010Exercise

This has been on my list of workout DVD’s to try for months. I don’t resort to DVD’s that often but when the house is cold, it’s an off day at the gym, or your husband signed up for a medical study that measures nitrates in his blood and he’s not allowed to work out the night before testing, you find some time to try these things out. Even though he isn’t supposed to work out the night before the testing, he did the workout with me.

The 30-Day Shred is essentially a 3-2-1 rotation of cardio, weights and abs. The weights are only 5-lb. each and the workout itself is only 20 minutes. Don’t let that deceive you. This is by far the most thorough home workout DVD I’ve tried thus far. After day one on “Level 1” walking up the stairs is more of a task than usual. As I’ve only done the first day, no results to be seen yet, but it’s definitely left an impression.

I’ll post more thoughts after week 1.


  • Samantha says:

    I’m a big fan of it. I was definitely starting to see results, but I had to stop doing it because it has some moves that aren’t allowed…i.e. – crunches. Plus, I found some more suitable workout DVD’s for my “delicate condition”…lol. I think level 2 is a little easier than level 1 honestly.

  • J.D. says:

    PS for readers that don’t know, the moves that aren’t allowed are only b/c Samantha is pregnant… 🙂