Sweating with celebrities


For those of us unfortunate enough to live in parts of the world that get really, really cold in the winter, it’s not always easy to make it to the gym. That would require leaving your house more than necessary. But, luckily staying in on the 30-below-zero nights doesn’t mean you can’t get work up a sweat with a hot girl — for a workout.

One of the latest home workout options is Totally Fit, a workout DVD from Mel B. That’s right, Scary Spice. Although, there’s nothing scary about her these days, unless you’re intimidated by rock-hard abs and a British accent. A great combo, I must say.

Totally Fit has been out in the UK for a while, and will be available in stores in the U.S. on Feb. 3. In addition to beginner and advanced cardio exercises, the DVD features Mel’s “secret ab workout,” some favorite healthy recipes and other ways to tighten “tums and bums.” Did I mention the British accent?

Another recent release is in the form of a video game: “Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009” for Wii Fit. Although I was raging against my Wii Fit for aging me about 25 years for my apparent lack of balance, I’m really into the idea of being a recruit at Jillian’s boot camp. (Now, if only I could recruit her.)

The game description:

“Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009” is the first game of its type to combine a celebrity fitness trainer with the Wii and innovative Wii Balance Board accessory to offer you a fun and entertaining way to get fit. Under Jillian’s expert guidance, you can pursue a focused workout that helps you reach your fitness goals through rigorous, branching exercise routines, and multiple difficulty levels that will get you in the best shape of your life!

I was sold at “Under Jillian…”

Not into the idea of virtual fitness? Jillian also has a handful of DVDs out, The 30-Day Shred being the most recent. Of course, you could always just tune into The Biggest Loser and do what she screams at the contestants to do.

Everyone’s favorite out celebrity trainer, Jackie Warner, is another great option. Why pay $400 an hour to work out with her at Sky Sports when you can have her “one-on-one” on the Workout DVD?

Another DVD I’d like to try is Jillian’s Biggest Loser partner Bob Harper‘s Get Queer Abs Fast. Although, mine are already about as queer as they come.

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