Three Workout Videos That Kicked My Butt

One of the awesome friends I saw last weekend at the IDEA World Fitness Convention was my friend Leslie.

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Leslie recently gave me the chance to try out a new service she works with, called AcaciaTV. It took me a while to learn how to pronounce it (“a-kay-sha”), but I won’t soon forget it, because it’s very cool. You can try it too – keep reading for a coupon code!

AcaciaTV is a streaming video service that puts over 100 workout videos at your fingertips. You pay a fee ($6.99 a month, but cheaper if you buy multiple months), and have access to all these videos, any time you want, to do at your own convenience.

I’m not a huge workout video kind of guy, but I jump at the chance to try new things, and there are lots of new things for me to try on AcaciaTV. Since I’m in the middle of a month-long strength challenge, I decided to try some strength-related videos, and they were tough.

Video #1 was the R.I.P.P.E.D Total Body Challenge, led by Terry and Tina Shorter, which thoroughly wiped me out. It’s a crazy mix of cardio, strength, intervals, and other things, and even though it was 48 minutes, it seemed like it just kept going and going and going and going…

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Click on any of the pictures to read the video descriptions.

One reason why it seemed never-ending was because the workout continued after the cool-down – there was a bonus core and abs section at the very end!

Video #2, which I did five days later, was called Weight Loss Cardio Kick, because I like kickboxing, even though I’ve only done it a couple times before.

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This lady – whose name oddly isn’t in the AcaciaTV description – is British, and she means business. I sweated up a storm, and even though kickboxing was a main focus, there was still a lot of stuff done with hand weights, so I was glad I had my Bowflex SelectTechs handy.

Video #3, Interval Strength Workout, was short – only 20 minutes – but Gerren Liles packs a lot in – 20 exercises, done at intervals of 30 seconds each. He was efficient in teaching the exercises, so there hardly any lag time, and it worked all my muscles.

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The nice thing about AcaciaTV is they have something for everyone, so if these videos aren’t for you, you can find something else that is. They sort their videos by category, and there’s over 20 categories, ranging from yoga to dance to beginners to barre to shiva rea, and I don’t even know what that is.

Wanna work out with Kristi Yamaguchi? Her video is on there. Love “The Facts of Life”? You can do Lisa Whelchel’s “Everyday Workout for the Everyday Woman.” There’s even a exercise video called “Dance of the Kama Sutra” for you dirty birdies.

I don’t have a way to link up my computer to my TV, so I did the videos by watching my laptop, which I put on a chair which was on top of my table.

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You too can stream AcaciaTV from their website, or on Roku, or on your Samsung Smart TV. I had a super smooth streaming experience – no hiccups – and loved that there weren’t ads or pop-ups.

Wanna give AcaciaTV a try? You get a free 10-day trial with any membership, and to sweeten the deal, use the coupon code AcaciaFitBloggin at check-out and you’ll get 20% off your order. That means you can purchase a month for less than $6. Click here to go to the AcaciaTV website.

I got special permission to share that coupon code with you, so use it! AcaciaTV was a sponsor at FitBloggin, the blog conference I went to last month, and they gave all attendees a cute little spherical lip balm that I use all the time.

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I’m especially thankful I had AcaciaTV this week. My car was in the shop for a couple days, and AcaciaTV gave me the chance to do something new when I was stuck at home and couldn’t get to the gym.

Keep it up, David!

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3 Responses to Three Workout Videos That Kicked My Butt

  1. Melissa says:

    If you’re interested, the woman who does the Cardio Kick workout is Violet Zaki. She has a companion Cardio Sculpt workout as well that utilizes weights even more.

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