No More Trouble Zones Review


Apologies for this post appearing on Mon and not Sun I was away for the weekend and auto schedyled it but picked the wrong date doh 🙂

So today I want to give you an overview of Jillian Michaels No more Trouble Zones Dvd. It’s not one of the newest ones (released in 2009 if memory serves me right) but it still gives you plenty of  a good workout.

According to Amazon this DVD is :

” Get into the zone with TV’s kick-butt trainer, Jillian Michaels, and tackle stubborn problem areas with her surefire circuit training formula that combines upper- and lower-body sculpting moves to obliterate fat even faster. Say goodbye to saddlebags, muffin tops and wobbly arms with this heart-pounding, 40-minute circuit workout that targets trouble zones like never before. By keeping you constantly challenged, Jillian will transform your body from flab to firm in no time! Warm up and cool down before and after this grueling workout.”

Unlike her most other DVDs there are no different levels per say as it’s just one workout, but that by no means makes it easy and you could still progress by increasing the weights, speed of movement etc. There are 6 different circuits (about 7 mins long each) where you do 5 different exercises per circuit for 30 seconds. These include compind movements and core exercises. Unlike other DVDs of Jillian there is no cardio portion per say though your heart rate will be elevated with all the strenght training.

Good points:

  • It’s Jillian Michaels so as always very motivationg, clear instructions
  • You don’t need tonns of equipment you can make do with a fitness mat (or a blanket if you don’t have one) and some weights (or big bottle of waters, books etc for resistance)
  • Every part of the body is covered during the 40 mins
  • There are modifications available if you have problems with any of the moves
  • Whole thing (including warm up and cool down) won’t take you over 50 mins mark
  • if you have done any of Jillian’s DVDs before some of the moves will be familiar and the circuit format will be familiar too to some degree
  • You only do each more for 30 secs and who can’t cope with whateer for 30 secs right?

Not so good points:

  • The moves may be too familiar for some
  • It’s slightly longer than levels of her other DVDs (but sooo worth it)
  • Some may not appreciate Jillian’s motivational  style

In conclusion I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone who likes to get their butt kicked by Jillian. It does make  a nice change from 30 Day Shred and othere multilevel workouts on offer and will leave you with a lovely feeling of good pain in your body.

Have you tried No more trouble zones before?