Monday, November 1, 2010

A Review: No More Trouble Zones (aka I Want To Die)

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that we both adore and loathe Jillian Michaels. Her "30 Day Shred" is our absolute go to DVD. If you've got 25 minutes, the Shred can hand you a serious workout. "No More Trouble Zones" is similar to the Shred in a couple of ways. They both kick your ass and they both are based on circuits. The main difference? Including the warm-up and cool-down, this DVD will take a whopping 55 minutes out of your day.

Yep, this is gonna hurt

No More Trouble Zones is broken down into 7 separate 6 minute intervals. They each focus on different body parts:

1. Shoulders & Legs
2. Chest & Abs
3. Biceps & Butt
4. Thighs & Triceps
5. Core
6. Upper Body & Core
7. Lower Body & Core

Do not doubt that each of these 6 minutes last long enough to make your muscles buuurrrnnn! After I did this DVD for the first time, I was sore. Sore like I haven't been in a good long time!

I don't know that exact number of calories that this workout will burn, but I am always sweaty mess by the end.

The bottom line? This is an ass-kicking workout! I would fancy myself as a fairly in shape person at this point, and it worked me good! And it has a 5 star rating on - with 381 reviews. I'm not the only one that likes this bad boy :)

Some highlights from the DVD:

How about some weights...

And a little core work...

A little kick-boxing for the "fun" of it...

And while we're at it, might as well do some more weights


  1. I just tried the Shred tonight based on your great reviews of it and WOW I am SORE. Arms and legs feel a bit like jelly. There was definitely bit in the middle where I thought I would fall over before I could do another butt kick! And that was only level 1. Once I conquer level 3 I'll have to give this one a try

  2. Woot! So happy you liked the shred sallyricks :)
    It's definitely a hard one, but you'll be busting out level 3 before you know it!