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Workout of the Week: Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt DVD

Is your workout routine getting dull? We know the feeling! In this new feature, we try out different exercises and give you the scoop.

Workout: Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt with Kelly Rowland DVD

Cost: $19.95 at

What You’ll Need: Yoga mat and dumbbells

Fun Factor: 4.5 out of 5

The Real Deal: This workout kicked my butt…in a good way! I consider myself pretty in shape, but Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt is no joke. Celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins is like a mini drill sergeant. Seriously. She may be tiny, but she. is. FIERCE!

I haven’t done the original Sexy Abs DVD, but apparently this new DVD featuring Kelly Rowland is a 100 times more advanced. Luckily, there was another trainer in the video named Tanya who did the beginner-level modifications. There is no shame in my game. You best believe I was following my homegirl Tanya throughout the majority of the DVD. And I didn’t feel that badly about it because there were portions where Kelly was doing the beginner steps, too!

Whereas the first DVD focuses mainly on the abs, Cardio Sculpt is a full-body workout. There are 12 chapters, each ranging from 5 to 7 minutes in length. You begin with a warm-up (which feels like a workout in and of itself) and then progress to chapters targeted toward certain body parts, such as Beautiful Back, Booty Patrol and Amazing Arms & Legs. My favorite chapters were Bye Bye Love Handles, Ab Smash and Lengthen & Meditation. I could meditate all day. Ommm!

If you’re short on time (or just don’t feel like doing the entire DVD), you can simply jump to your favorite chapters, which I find helpful. Because, really, who doesn’t have time for a quick five-minute workout in the morning? There are NO excuses with this workout!

Check out the video below and tell us if you’d try the Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt DVD!  If you do, find us on Twitter or hit us on Instagram with the hashtag: #WOW for Workout of the Week.