Bob Harper Total Body Transformation DVD Giveaway!

FRIDAY! May weekends to me are the best because they have the promise of the warm weather and summer that is coming soon!

These summer weekends have always been my favorite because they used to signal end of school year and more time I could spend with Danny. We had a long distance relationship for years (from summer 2004 to May 2008) and the summer would be when I would travel more and go down to Philadelphia or the Jersey shore and hang out with him since I could take long weekends. Now looking back I’m not sure how we did it. It certainly was the opposite of easy, but it was worth it. It was perfect that we got engaged on Memorial Day and married Labor Day the following year because those were always special weekends for us.

Well, now that my fitness post has been sabotaged by my sappy pregnancy hormones…I’ll move on. I’m just excited to head down to the beach tomorrow…

Tuesday night I went to the Bob Harper Skinny Rules book launch. Now, usually going into the city at 5 o’clock isn’t my most favorite thing to do. However, I’m trying to take advantage of fun events because I know in 6 months I’ll be home for a couple of weeks/months before I really am feeling adventurous again. (Side note: I know life isn’t going to stop when baby arrives, but it’ll be safe to say I’ll be enjoying some home time.) With that and the fact I love Bob Harper, I decided to go to the event.

We got to chat with Bob for a couple of minutes and he shared that he loves healthy living bloggers. He was also pretty excited by some of the major weight loss stories in the group. For a ridiculously complete recap check out Meredith’s post. She did the event justice! When we left we got a nice bag with a signed Skinny Rules book inside, Bob’s Total Body Transformation DVD, a candle, some bath salts and a hat. Obviously I’m super excited to read the book, but I was also psyched to try out the DVD. I have many of Bob’s DVDs and I love them all, so I was sure I’d love this one too.

Bob Harper Skinny Rules

Bob Harper

The DVD boats that it will give you a “threshold-shattering workout that annihilates fat and replaces it with lean, solid, power-packed muscle.” It is supposed to be a intense conditioning, high level training DVD that incorporates internals, pylometrics, strenth and endurance. It also has 2 workouts on it, 1 being 60 minutes and the 2nd being 10 minutes for a short on time workout.


I did the 60 minute workout and was fully prepared to modify whatever I needed to for my pregnant self. I actually really loved this DVD (no surprise). I used between 3 and 8 pound weights, rested when I needed to and modified moves accordingly (think push up on knees, side plank with knee down, etc).  It IS an intense workout that doesn’t stop the entire time. Bob takes you through intense high interval moves like squat jumps, jump lunges, sprinting in place and more. But he also alternates those moves with weight bearing exercises that will keep your heart rate up, but not bumping out of your chest! (note: I did not let my heart bump out of my chest!)

There are not many modifications in the DVD because it’s supposed to be intense. Bob does tell you if the weight gets very heavy to put it down or choose a lighter weight and he does, in fact, give lighter weights to 2 of the fitness models in the DVD. I think most people can figure out how to modify if needed, like I did (i.e. just do regular lunges, not jump lunges)  but if you are a true beginner, I would start with a different DVD. My one CON in the video is I felt like when the people in the video got tired, their form really suffered. I would have rather seen them do push-ups on their knees then see poor form. Maybe that’s just me though?

It’s no secret I LOVE at home DVDs. They give you an awesome workout option when you can’t get to the gym. I can see myself using this many times in the future….like maybe even today.

So what do I have for you? Well, since Danny came to the event with me, we just happened to get 2 DVD’s! (and 2 books, but I gave that to my mom…sorry! :) )

Bob Harper Total Body Transformation DVD giveaway!

How to enter:

Mandatory: Leave a comment saying what your current favorite workout DVD or workout is.

Extra Entries: (You MUST leave seperate entry for each for it to count!)

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I’ll pick the winner via random number generator next Friday, May 25th.

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Happy Weekend!


  1. Liz Conroy says

    I don’t own any workout DVDs (yet!) but my favorite class to take at the gym is “Body Beat Down”. It sounds scary, but it’s mostly circuit weight training. It was really intense at first, but I feel stronger than ever! Proudest moment: being able to complete non-modified push-ups :)

  2. says

    me? I JUST WANT HIS BOOK :-)
    I wish I did dvds.
    I plan to do dvds.
    I never do the dvds and shall let a more deserving person win.


  3. Maren says

    hahaha darn pregnancy hormones! I’m super emotional NOT pregnant…so I can only imagine what I’ll be like when I am! 😉 I love Chris Freytag’s 10 pound slimdown videos. They are quick and effective! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Stacey says

    I’ve done a few workout DVDs over the years (mostly in college), but my favorite is probably Insanity. My husband needed a kick in the butt so we started this program. I was already in pretty good shape, but it still is doing it’s job. It’s hitting me in all the areas I really wanted to tighten up and it’s nice to have a scheduled workout every night.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. says

    It’s sweet that these summer weekends make you happy in that way. My boyfriend and I were long-distance for a while, so I get it.

    Good review of the DVD! I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I look forward to trying it myself. (PS. don’t count this comment as an entry!) I agree that I’d rather see the fitness models do a modified version than show poor form. Thanks for linking to my recap! I had a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon :)

  6. says

    Either Bob or Jillian lead my fave DVDs… I love the first 2 Biggest Loser workout DVDs, 30 Day Shred, and Last Chance Workout… would love to try Bob’s new ones. Thanks for the chance.

  7. Jessica Bradshaw says

    This was a nice gesture. I would love have a copy of this DVD for myself. I hope it comes handy for me.

    Thanks for sharing.


  8. says

    awesome giveaway! i love super hard workouts :) my fave dvd is jillian michaels ripped in 30….in the gym, i love doing crossfits or just HIIT workouts..anything that makes me sore :)

  9. Shannon says

    I love running! I lost my weight and got healthy using the Biggest Loser dvds as well as Jillian Michaels. I want to get back into dvd workouts.again and add them back into my workout schedule on non-running days. Oh, and I love Bob. :)

  10. Amy Olivares says

    Right now I’m loving Jillian’s Ripped in 30. I’m on level 3 and starting level 4 on Tuesday. I love Bob and have never done any of his workouts. I too am an at home DVD workout video junkie and Bob is next on my list of DVDs to try.

  11. joanna says

    added on pinterest :)
    em and i are so jealous you got to meet him. esp with those sexy glasses he’s totally rockin.

  12. Mitchell Walker says

    I wanna get bob harper’s total body transformation DVD. Also i wish to get all the DVD’s of bob harper. I want to make fit my body to follow his DVD’s.

  13. Heather R says

    I really like a quick workout with Blogilates on youtube but also love Jari Love for some weight training.

  14. Katherine says

    My current favorite workout DVD is Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred! I usually do this 3-4 days a week and my arms, shoulders, and back are so much more toned!

  15. says

    I’d say Jillian Micheals 30 day shred …but thrn I’d also have to say thst lately my working out has lapsed and I could really use a kick up the keister to get motivated again.(or possibly a new workout dvd 😉

  16. says

    Hello! My favorite workout at the moment is from the Tone It Up girls, I got their Beach Babe DVD and have been loving it. There are 7 different workouts that work every part of the body. These girls are so down to earth and just plain goofy sometimes but it makes them seem more real.

  17. bethany says

    My current favorite DVD is Bob Harper’s Inside Out Pure Burn! It is awesome! I love his workouts and would love to try this one!

  18. Mandy says

    I have to start out by saying that I may be the biggest bob harper fan out there! I have actually kept an empty oatmeal box because Bob was on it and I didn’t want to throw him away… haha you are soo lucky you got to go to his book event! I hope one day I can meet him. I don’t have any of his Dvd’s but I did go to the store to get his yoga one but they were all sold out. So I guess that one would be my favorite even though I don’t have it! Thank you :)

  19. Cajya Darling says

    Right now I’m really into crossfit workouts. They are really challenging me!