Full Fitness Fusion (and a Giveaway!)


My official motto of the new year has been, simply put, “move more.” I’ve got progress I want to make, strengthening I need to do and all the time in the world to do it. That last part is totally not true, which is why I loved the workout DVD I just tried: Full Fitness Fusion: The 30 Minute Solution. Ivy Ingram Larson packs a punch — sometimes literally — in this body sculpting routine that’ll work you from head to toe.

What I loved about the routine is that it combines hints of Pilates with truly functional strength moves that will help you strengthen the areas you need to most, namely the core. Getting your midsection stronger is great for more than just looking fab; most importantly, it’ll help you out in all areas of your life like bending over to pick up toys all day and carrying loads of laundry around the house. In the DVD, Ivy moves you from one move to the next quickly so there is no downtime and your heart rate gets elevated.

Many of the moves are multitaskers, too, so you’ll be doing upper- and lower-body work simultaneously. You need dumbbells and a kettlebell, but if you don’t have a kettlebell there are modifications and you can still get an effective workout. The cool down is nice, too — yoga stretches and warrior poses along with back twists that give kiddos a chance to crawl all over you.

FBM Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★★★★★
Long-Term Likeability:★★★★
Music: ★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★
Overall: ★★★★

Fit Bottom Line: This DVD will have you moving quickly from one move to the next for a total body and cardio workout!

Want to try it? Give me a shout below with how you’re doing on your new years resolutions and consider yourself entered. The winner will be notified by email in about a week. U.S. residents only, please. —Erin

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  1. My New Year’s resolution is to start cooking more and to cook healthier foods, and so far I’m doing well!

  2. My New Year’s resolution is to be kinder to myself and to my body. I think this workout would really help me with that!

  3. My resolution was to eat healthier and start taking vitamins. So far I’ve been doing fairly well with it.

  4. My resolution is to eat better and move more. Part of this resolution is to not beat myself up during the process.

  5. This year I want to go to the gym more consistently. I just added childcare to my membership so now I have way more flexibility in when I can go!

  6. So far I have been too sick to exercise (dang pnuemonia) but I have been making better eating choices by increasing my vegetables and lowering my sugar intake.

  7. I don’t really do resolutions, I prefer to have intentions. So this year I am intending to be nicer to my mind, body and soul. I want more positive self talk and less negative. I want to treat my body like the temple it is. Reducing the unhealthy foods and increasing the healthy foods.

  8. My New Year’s resolution is doing the Whole 30 for the month of January, and then clean eating afterwards. It’s helping me get into the mindset of planning, preparing and giving my body a little reset to get out of the bad habits I got into over the holidays.

  9. Ugh totally slacking on my resolution to get in shape but the year’s still young! This would be great!!

  10. Haven’t quite begun quitting smoking – I still keep finding packs I’ve stockpiled.. and don’t wanna waste money, but after that, I’m so done.

  11. Well I’m doing well on my fitness New Year’s resolution because I’m accountable to check into a group every day! Today was Day 1, Week 2 of our kettlebell squat challenge with Lauren Brooks (#21DaysofSquats). I did my 20 continuous kettlebell squats with a 12 kg bell. You increase by 5 daily and hopefully I can increase my kettlebell weight the final week. Very motivating to see how others are doing. I still love my DVDs though.

  12. So far so good. I’m cleaning up my diet and working on increasing my running endurance (from not running at all before last summer).

  13. I don’t have a “resolution,” but I recently said that I want to have deeper relationships with those around me.

  14. I think I am doing well with my New Year’s Resolutions considering all the craziness the first week of Janurary – going back to work, planning a bridal shower, and family visiting!

  15. I just started working on my 2016 goals and am doing well so far. I have worked out three times and have started logging my food again.