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Fitness Friday || I’m Challenging #Cathe To Motivate Me for 90 Days

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It’s no secret that my workout room is my favorite room in the house and I love a challenge. I recently talked about not being motivated to cross/strength train and only wanting to run. I tried a new DVD series. After the initial novelty of trying something new the motivation was gone. I tried an all-time favorite series and that didn’t help. You’ve heard the saying that timing is everything? I received the Cathe Xtrain DVD series to review and after a week of reading the manual, previewing the DVDs and trying a few of the workouts I could not have been more pleased and, yes, finally motivated to to do more than just run!

Cathe Xtrain DVD Series

According to cathe dot com,

XTrain is the ultimate total body fitness conditioning program that has been designed to crush calories, incinerate fat and work and tone your muscles like never before. XTrain comes with four different workout programs ranging from 30 to 90 days, but XTrain has also been uniquely designed by Cathe to fit almost anyone’s hectic schedule. With over 140 Premix workouts  there are hundreds of ways the XTrain program can be done no more excuses!

So what do you get when you combine kick butt cardio workouts with the most effective undulating toning workouts, great music, tons of premixes, detailed chapter menus and beautiful filming? A system that stands in a league of its own The XTrain series!

The XTrain Series Comes With

  • 9 or 10 (deluxe set) calorie crushing workouts
  • 142  Premix Workouts
  • The most detailed Chapter Menus in the industry
  • 2 Bonus Core Workouts
  • 5 Bonus  One Hundred Rep Challenges
  • Bonus Rear Delts Workout
  • Bonus  Barre Workout
  • Free STS Full Color User’s Guide packed with four rotations and detailed XTrain workout details. (*must purchase either the XTrain 9 or 10 pack DVD series for free User’s Guide. Download customers will receive a free digital version of the User’s Guide)
  • Vocals Only option on every DVD
  • Free XTrain Online Tools & Workout Cards

My Experience

  • It helps with staying motivated to have strength exercises and cardio workouts I’ve never tried before.
  • Great music which is optional with each workout. I love having the option of vocals only.
  • The videos are energetic and the time goes by quickly.
  • Cathe’s instructions are easy to follow for each move.
  • The flexibility of the series makes it easy for busy schedules.

Cathe DVD Series

  • The option of completing the One Rep Max Test is great for knowing what weight to start with to get results and measuring progress.
  • The support for success! The Workout Manager is a great way to keep track of your workouts and progress and the You Tube video demonstrations help with the exercises I was unfamiliar with for completing the One Rep Max Test.

What’s Next?

Before Monday, I will set my goals, finish setting up my Workout Manager, take pre-photos and measurements and finalize a workout plan for the first week.

Cathe XTrain DVD Series

It’s time to XTrain!

Disclosure: Fitfluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.


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    1. I’m excited to start this week! Mon is a rest day after back to back runs on the weekend but I was tempted to skip the rest just so I can start Cathe. Not a good idea so tomorrow will be day 1.

    1. Hi Jody. The manual that comes with the series talks about Cathe’s workouts “before Zumba, Tae Bo, spinning….”

    1. Thanks! I don’t know what I’m more excited about. The new workouts or feeling motivated to cross train again!

  1. This is a great post for me too! I am looking for ways to keep the motivation and the progress happening. I might try this. I love the idea of great music too!

    1. Thanks Alysia! I don’t know what I’m more excited about. The new workouts or feeling motivated to cross train again 🙂

  2. Like you I also have in the past struggled with motivation to cross train, its so much easier for me to just stick with what I love (running). But this last year having came across a few injuries that could have likely been prevented if I had done both additional cross training and added much more stretching to my workout routines. This year I am all about injury prevention and doing everything correctly, so I love to hear new ideas like this on cross training! Everyone’s got to find a few things they love that can help motivate!! Thanks!

    1. I was injury free last year and most of the year before and I honestly believe one of the biggest reasons was consistent cross training. You’ll find something that motivates you to stick with it. And more than likely it will make you a better runner 🙂 (Yes, it all comes back to running!)

  3. Seriously, Cathe is amazing. I did her full STS series more than once. I love that she puts together something like this where you can use it as a full rotation or just as wish of course. If you join her site, she does also post monthly workouts often using some of these series.

    1. I joined cathe dot com but I still have to look around to see what is available that I will use. I didn’t know about the workouts. Thanks!

  4. This workout series intrigues me and I might need to look into getting it! I love switching up my workouts! These look like some awesome-ly tough ones, too 🙂

    1. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the few workouts I’ve tried. I can’t wait to start the 90 days!

  5. I’m really excited to try more of Cathe’s workouts… she is tough! But I love her approach- not too pushy. She makes it all look so easy. Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks Laura. I love what I’ve tried so far but between you and me I kind of like the pushy in your face training approach 🙂

  6. I really like trying new workouts A lot of mine have been coming from Youtube videos lately 🙂 Sometimes, I just don’t have the hours to go to the gym! That looks like a lot of fun though. I might have to try it out 🙂

    1. Thanks Emily. Not being able to get to the gym due to time is the biggest reason I set up a home gym. Now it’s my favorite room in the house 🙂

  7. Sounds like a great program. I really like that you can have vocals only to use your own music. I have some DVDs that let you turn off the vocals and keep the music but not the other way around.

    1. I’ve never turned off the vocals with any of my DVDs but I like having the option.

  8. Very cool! I’ve heard many great things about her videos! Glad you like it!

    1. I can’t wait to start! I’m not sure what I’m more excited about. Feeling motivated again or the new workouts 🙂

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