The XTREME Workout DVD Review

It's that time of year again when we load up on the carbs and start the winter bulk in time for Christmas but for some people they still want to get fit before Christmas, not just when everyone else is hashtagging #newyear #newme...
If you don't want to leave your home then I have the answer a FITNESS DVD by Xtreme.

My fitness

Since meeting the boyfriend over 2 years ago I have really got into the gym again I did go at university and try a couple of dvds but never had the passion for fitness until now. I am determined to get a body like Michelle Keegan! At the moment I am trying out Greg O'Gallagher and Dell Farell "The Goddess Toning Program" while training at Xtreme Gym in Stratford upon Avon to get fit in time for my holiday to the Caribbean next year.

About Xtreme Gym & Boot Camps 

Xtreme gym was the first one to open in Stratford upon avon and lucky for me it's near where I live. The gym is run by Zoe Evans and James Evans, who was a recruit in the Royal Marines Reserves and is now a qualified level 5 personal trainer. The gym itself has all the equipment you could possibly need including a unique military training area and a studio for classes.

Not only do they have their own gym but they run Europe's toughest military style fitness boot camps in the Midlands. I do not have first hand experience of what the boot camps are like but if you want a new and exciting way to exercise and get fit then this is it.

The Xtreme Bootcamp DVD

This is the first dvd from Xtreme and promises serious results in a few weeks and having tried it I have to agree! I found it challenging but the more you do it the more you can achieve! James Evans talks you through each workout, motivating you and giving you tips along the way. There are a wide variety of exercises split into five sections - 20 seconds on 10 seconds off and you have to complete them twice.

1. The warm up

Before exercising it is very important you warm up your body to bring the heart rate up slowly and stretching lightly to avoid pulling any muscles when completing the rest of the dvd. James concentrates on star jumps, press ups, sit ups, arm rotations, heel raises and rotating knees. Plus to get your pulse racing there are also knee raises, jogging on the spot, squat jumps and push ups. I found the warm up very easy to follow and it definitely got me working up a sweat.

Fitness warm up

2. Legs

Training legs will get your leg muscles toned and defined but it can be one of the worst things to train if you don't do it often because you can sometimes struggle to walk the next day! James splits legs into 7 different exercises and adds in a few that I had never heard of myself:
Squat jump 
Knee raises
Squat thrust
Jumping lunges
Knee Tuck Jumps
Mountain climbers 

The ones I found the most intense were the knee tuck jumps which is to jump as high as you can and bring your knees towards your chest and then burpees which is a squat thrust ending in a standing position.

3. Upper and Lower Body Workout

All the exercises in the third part of the dvd will seriously work your arms, shoulders, abs and thighs and you will really start to feel the burn. The two exercises I had never done before were the floor scrapers which is where you move side to side and the spider man which is where you do push ups but move your knees to your elbows.

Push ups (If you can't do a full one do a half one)
V ups
Blue toes (A variation of downward facing dog - a yoga move)
Floor Scrapers 
The Plank
Spider man 

4. Finisher

To finish the workout it gets even more intense with 3 sets of one exercise and 3 of another straight after each other. These are a combination of exercises that you will have already completed in the other stages including squats and press ups.

Press ups with a jump
3 squat jumps and 3 push ups
3 sit ups & jump
3 blue toes and squat thrusts
10 second knee raises and star jumps

5. Cool down

After completing all the stages of the workout it is time to stretch which is very important as it helps your heart rate and breathing to come back to normality which aids recovery.

The dvd will be released on 28th November but you can get it for a cheaper price of £7 here if you pre order. (RRP £11.99)

*This dvd was gifted to me by Xtreme gym but all views are my own

How will you be getting fit for 2017?

Liz x


  1. Interesting post, I should do this too!! ;)

  2. Such a great post! I'm really into it right now, should definitely try it!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  3. woww..very useful..
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  4. Looks like it's a DVD that will push you really hard, but get the results you want. I've gone off of fitness DVDs after knackering my knees doing the 30 day shred. I ended up having to get shock wave therapy on them to get rid of the inflammation, so I just stick to walking now :D.

    The Life of Dee

  5. Looks intense - great that you're still doing this in the run up to the festive season. I need a good kick up the bum to get started

  6. Amazing post dear. I love fitness and hard training for many years ago and I can say that I can not live without fitness, gym and work out. They give me happiness, healthy life and a lots of fun too. Yes, I became addicted. Good luck for you dear and hope you get into your goal. Thanks for sharing.

    Kintan XO,

  7. I've never really used fitness dvd's as I haven't understood why they do exist, I like to go out for a run & enjoy the nature haha :D well, everyone has their own interests.
    This sounded interesting though & it's perfect for ones who like to workout at home :)

    ~ Jasmin N

  8. This sounds intense, but great. I haven't had a dvd player in years but Im sure its available somewhere online or iTunes as well. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh wow This looks hardcore ! !!
    I need to start the fitness now instead of waiting until the new term when I've eaten too many potatoes!! Ree Love30