Fun old school workout for Work-from-home moms

Whatever works is worth doing”, that’s my new mantra when it comes to fitness.

After trying out all those hip workouts they advertise on Oprah, and while the rains aren’t letting up long enough for a run, I realized that the old school workout, MTV Grind featuring dancer and choreographer, Tina Langdon and body builder, Eric Nies Β was the one I needed.

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And I think it’s a good workout for every Work-at-Home Moms like me! Let me tell you why:

1. It’s old school but it’s fun.

2. It burns calories and gives you a good sweat afterwards. The one that makes you feel great.

3. It doesn’t just burn your excess poundage, it gives you that much needed back stretch.

4. The steps are fairly easy to follow, demonstrated and explained clearly by the dancers.

The video that works

Here’s the thing, this video is soooo 90s.

Kids of today would probably never even heard of the dip (which was totally cool back then) and are laughing their heads off Β seeing someone do the touch step; unless they’ve gone through some formal dance training in jazz, then a lot of the extensions done in this workout video would be familiar.

But anyway, enough of the chit-chat, let’s get fit. Here’s the video.

More reasons why I love MTV Grind

I’ve been privileged to have gone through dance workshops with respected choreographers back in the days and this workout reminds me so much of my training. Warm-ups and Cool down exercises were given a lot of importance then, now, I watch dance instructors lead their classes with hardly any warm-up and cool down routines.

What I love so much about it is that not only am I sweating it out, I’m also all stretched out right after. I especially love the exercises for the back and the shoulder tension cool down exercises.

Plus I feel good every single time which I can’t say for other workout DVDs. It was especially useful for me when we were living in a tiny house in the South and I didn’t have much room to walk around. I actually got fat when we moved into our house now and took on a more serious job which is not unusual for work-at-home moms. In fact, there’s a lot of us struggling to keep healthy for our families.

But I’m not going to let my health go down in flames and I need my mood up for my husband and my children.

Exercise in itself brings our happy hormones up, but I think Β we WAHMs have a special kind of need when it comes to these things. We need workouts that does the work and make us feel good about ourselves too. I always feel that way after completing this one.

I’m in the mood for some grind right now, who’s with me?

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21 Comments

  1. yikes, this reminds me that I also downloaded a couple of dance workouts on youtube but I think I’ve tried it only once so far…but you’re right, we need to be healthy and be the best versions of ourselves for our families. it’s just so haaaarrdd… πŸ˜€

  2. LOL! I remember these old work out videos! Ako naman I follow XHit Daily on YouTube or I simply run up and down the stairs. I don’t have time to go to the gym (asa pa ako!) so I have to make do with what I have at home.

    1. oo nga, asa pa tayo,haha. you know it’s true about having stairs. I used to keep fit just going up and down the stairs, running after my kids and doing the chores. when we moved here, no stairs, tumaba talaga ko, haha

  3. I’ve tried several workouts I found in Youtube from simple aerobic routine to zumba. But it was only good for a few days. Then later I get bored with them. So now, I listen to my own body, if I feel like running, or dancing, or doing push ups I’d do exactly that. I don’t force myself into following a strict exercise routine. It works for me.

    1. I get you, I’m like that too at times, but to be honest, a lot of times, I’m just feeling too lazy. I push myself to get up and do a few jumping jacks, push ups, squats and lunges….variety does help. As long as we’re moving everyday, that’s gotta count for something, right? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for dropping in.

  4. I think I should try this. I am also a WAHM and I do all the chore in the house but still my fats just really like to be friends with me haha πŸ™‚ Thanks for this very great article πŸ™‚ God Bless!

  5. I’ve always said that the only way someone can get me to work out is to enroll me in a dance class. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, I don’t even have the time to attend one. So, I guess, I’ll just look for these videos on YouTube so I can try them here at home.

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