9 Best Cardio Videos on How to Increase Your Metabolism

—These DVDs will have you dancing, kicking, and moving the pounds off

We all have busy schedules and obligations that take us away from meeting our fitness goals, but check out these outstanding cardio DVDs on how to increase your metabolism through workout that’s fast, fun, and sure to get you looking your best in no time.

1. Jillian Michaels Ripped In 30

Using her body-shredding 3-2-1 routine, Jillian helps you to rev things up and slim down in just 20 short minutes. You’ll do three intervals of cardio, strength training, and abs to tone up and burn calories quickly and effectively. There are 4 levels – one for each week of the Ripped in 30 challenge.

Jillian Michaels

2. Denise Austin Boot Camp – Total Body Blast

Work with Denise Austin if you want a drill sergeant to put you through your paces. This dynamic workout will have you doing punches, kicks, power drills, and other intensive moves to burn a lot of calories (about 350) in a very short period of time. It’s a 20 minute workout (well, three – cardio, stretching, and strengthening) for which you’ll need 3- and 5-pound weights.

3. Dancing With The Stars – Cardio Dance

Feel like you’re in the contest with this fun and exciting video taught by Ashly Costa, Kym Johnson, and Maksim Chmerkovsy. You’ll learn to do the cha-cha, the jive, and the paso doble while burning calories and melting fat. It’s entertainment while you exercise!

4. Jari Love’s Extremely Ripped Revved To The Max

Burn up to 1,000 calories with this workout with 70 minutes of non-stop activity. You move from strength training to cardio and back again with great intensity. You’ll need 10- and 15-pound weights and should definitely have a towel handy to keep yourself dry.

5. Amy Bento’s Hi-Lo Extreme

Perfect for advanced level aerobics exercisers, Amy Bento’s Hi-Lo Extreme gives you a non-stop workout that’s fast paced and really challenging. Start with a warm-up, then move on to floor exercises, then a cool down. The pace goes from really fast to even faster to give you the ultimate cardio workout. Choose from 9 different premixes that range from 33 minutes to 188 minutes depending on your schedule.

6. Dance Off The Inches – Sizzling Salsa

Have fun with your cardio workout by checking out this dance-focused cardio workout. There are three routines from which to choose that will have you shaking your hips and getting your heart rate up where it needs to be to burn off 180 calories. Lasts 55 minutes and is fun the whole way through.

7. Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo Flex

Everybody loves Tae-Bo for its amazing ability to get the heart pumpin’ and the calories burin’. Billy Blanks is one of the gurus in the field, and in this video, he’ll have you working on core stability combined with toning and flexibility. Sculpt those muscles while getting an excellent cardio workout.

8. Total Body Cardio Toning

From Gaiam, this Total Body Cardio Toning DVD comes to you from Tanja Djelevic, a Swedish fitness expert who likes to make sure you’re having fun while you exercise. Every single muscle will feel this workout as you get your heart pumping while targeting core strength and overall toning.

9. Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation

If you like to shake your booty, then try out this ultimate dance workout from Zumba. You’ll be following easy routines to pulsating dance rhythms in a variety of workouts that get your heart going and your fat burning. You’ll never have as much fun as this workout routine lesson on how to increase your metabolism!