Xtrain Workout DVDs by Cathe

Good afternoon! I hope you’re all having a great Saturday!

Today’s workout was something a little bit different!

Recently, I received the Xtrain workout DVDs by Cathe Friedrich to try out. Workout DVDs are great because they don’t require a membership and can be done in the privacy of your own home.

The concept behind the Xtrain program is something different – Xtrain is a total body fitness program based on undulating periodization ( just a fancy term meaning we constantly mix things up to maximize your results.

And Cathe’s program is designed to fit anyone’s busy schedule and there are hundreds of ways to do the program – each of the Xtrain cardio workouts comes with several options to do a short single muscle group strength training workout at the end of your cardio workout. This is a great option for people who want to get their cardio and strength training done in the same workout.

The DVD set comes with a nine DVDs and a user’s manual which explains the program and the concept behind it, proper diet, and the equipment needed. It’s a very detailed user’s manual which is a nice addition to the DVD set.

The Xtrain 30-90 day programs comes with nine DVDs:

  • Disc 1: Chest, back, and shoulders
  • Disc 2: Bi’s and Tri’s
  • Disc 3: Burn Sets
  • Disc 4: Super Cuts
  • Disc 5: Legs
  • Disc 6: Cardio Leg Blast
  • Disc 7: All Out Low Impact HIIT
  • Disc 8: Hard Strikes
  • Disc 9: Tabatacise

I love that these DVDs provide a full body workout along with some HIIT and Tabata workouts! I got out my fitness equipment and got to work!

I spend a lot of time in the gym, so doing these DVDs was a great way to change things up and challenge my body. I also loved that the workouts were easy to follow and Cathe did a great job explaining everything as she went along.

Even Danny and Jaden got in on the action.

We did the Tabatacise DVD. I liked it because you were able to pick what level of exercise that you wanted to do.

Tabata is a great workout – it’s a short but intense type of training that helps improve your aerobic capacity. 20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest, done for a certain amount of time.

Overall, I really liked the Xtrain DVDs and could see myself using them on a regular basis. I love that although it’s a program, there are so many ways to adjust it to your personal lifestyle.

I also love that it combines cardio and strength training so that your able to get a full workout.


I’ve decided to do a plank a day challenge for March. I missed yesterday, so I am starting today, March 2nd. I plan to do a plank everyday of March and hopefully will get progressively longer each day.

I would love if you guys joined in on the plank a day challenge! Comment and let me know what your time is!

March 2nd Plank:

Heather: 2m 30s

Danny 1m 35s

It’s a good thing that I worked out a lot today because I had to stop at the Girl Scout cookie stand on my way into the grocery store. How can you pass up Girl Scout cookies?!

I bought a box of my favorite – thin mints, and I picked up a new flavor, thank u berry munch. They have cranberries and white chocolate chips. Don’t worry, I plan on bringing them with tonight when we get together with my family so that I don’t eat them all myself. :)

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

Have a great rest of your weekend!


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

11 Responses to Xtrain Workout DVDs by Cathe

  1. I’m a private music teacher, and a lot of my girl students are GS’s, so needless to say, I accumulated around 7 or 8 boxes of cookies this week! I got a lot of Thin Mints for the hubby, and Trefoils for myself. I might have to join your Plank a Day challenge! Always searching for something to change up my workouts. Thanks!

  2. Samoas are my favorite! I’d love to get my hand on one cookie but can not be trusted with one box…ha ha!

  3. I lead my daughter’s girl scout troop, thanks for supporting the girls! Trefoils in lemon ice cream is my favorite ever!! I want to do this plank challenge, but I HATE planks, why is this??? I will do it, starting today too….. okay shew 1:10…baby steps :)

  4. Samoas!!! Best GS cookie ever! :) Love that Jaden and Danny got in on the DVD workout–that’s great!

  5. yoohoo you beat Danny..what do I need to do to join? Does it need to be that form? or can I cheat on my knees? ;)

  6. Your arms are looking ripped. Nice work, girl!!!

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