Life with 4 kids can be busy, and time can be something that I often feel like I am short on. Something I always make time for though is my daily workout. I crave that 30 minutes of daily active, and aim to fit in time to do my 3 online personal trainer workouts, 2 to 3  3-mile runs and a couple of my workout DVD programs each week.

More recently my favourite workout programs have been Jillian Michaels Hot Body, Healthy Mommy, and her new release, 10-Minute Body Transformation.

I keep my copy of these DVDs tucked away in my Gaiam Duffle Bag with my yoga mat, hand weights, towel and workout gear. This way I can easily grab my workout gear when I am heading out on a business trip or I can just quickly pull out what I need quickly for a sweat sesh at home. And trust me when I say, when the opportunity to arises to workout at home I need to be able to grab what I need to get it done quickly because it usually means me little one is napping.


Jillian Michaels 10-Minute Body Transformation is great for those who are often busy with the kids, life at home, work or travel. The workout DVD program comes equipped with 5 fun and effective 10 minute workouts that are all different:

  • CALISTHENICS: Total body conditioning work utilizing killer bodyweight-only exercises.
  • KICKBOX BLAST: Knock out both fat and stress with boxing and MMA-inspired combos to incinerate body fat.
  • BOOTY BOOT CAMP: A booty-sculpting power workout that will lift, shape and tone your backside.
  • PILATES POWER: Create strong and lean muscles with this core-defining Pilates workout that will shred your abs.
  • CARDIO BURN: The name says it all. This killer cardio workout scorches calories while building endurance and cardiovascular conditioning.

Quite often I will pop this DVD on over the weekends when I am craving a little me time. Some times I will sneak in 10 minutes. Other times I will stack a handful of the workouts together depending on what our schedule and day looks like.

More often than not you will likely find me doing the Kickbox Blast workout to de-stress. You know when the pressures of motherhood have worn me thin and I just need a break. And, trust me when you say you shake of a lot of stress during this 10 minute workout. Not only that you burn a lot of calories! It is designed to really boost your heart rate.

If I have more time you will find me pairing the Kickbox Blast with Calisthenics and Cardio Burn. All high-tempo, fast-paced workouts that offer variety and insane results.


When I first began using Jillian Michaels 10-Minute Body Transformation at the beginning of September, I was just beginning to easy back into my regular workout routine. I had been off my feet from the end of June through to the end of August due to a knee injury. A knee injury that had me left feeling very sorry for myself. So sorry that I let myself go. While I focused on working on my physio exercises, I found it hard to have the motivation to remain accountable.

The 10-Minute Body Transformation program offered me a slow way to re-start my regular fitness routine. Even by having to do so with modifications. The modifications didn’t make my workouts any less effective. I always found that I was able to break a good sweat regardless of how hard I went each time.

I have really focused on eating healthier and trying to be more active over the past month and a half, and I have seen amazing results. I have lost 10 pounds and a fair amount of inches. I can notice my body toning, I am feeling stronger and am beginning to feel more ok in my own skin. Nothing is worse than feeling uncomfortable and just not like you. It sucks to be the girl in front of mirror not liking the girl who is looking back her. Thankfully, I can say I am over that hump and it feels so good!


So while it can be hard to keep up a solid workout routine with 4 kids, one being 7 months old, I actively try to get in 5 workout sessions a week. Whether they be 10 minutes or 60 minutes, I figure a short workout is better than no workout at all. I always feel that much better having done it in the end, and that is where the motivation lies.

So whether you are like me and trying to fit in time for a regular workout while chasing after the kids or whether you are trying to figure out a good exercise / work / life balance, I encourage you to give Jillian Michaels 10 Minute Body Transformation a go. After all – there is only one you in life. You only get one shot! Make yourself a priority and focus on YOU… even if just for 10 minutes. Because the reality is… we all do have 10 minutes. It may not feel that way in the moment, but it’s there. You just got to allocate that time for you because you matter!


Enter to win a Gaiam Canada Jillian Michaels On-The-Go Prize (ARV $50). Prizing includes a copy of Jillian Michaels 10-minute Body Transformation DVD and Gaiam Duffle Bag.

* This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, excluding Quebec. Giveaway ends at 11:59PM ET on November 20, 2016.

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are those of my own.

(Image Source: Shutterstock | Woman Exercising at Home)

42 Comments on Stay Active & Make You a Priority with Jillian Michaels 10-Minute Body Transformation

  1. jan
    October 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that it may actually get me moving at home rather than the gym

  2. Jenna D
    October 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that it gets rid of the “no time” excuse AND that you can pick and choose what you want to stack/mix the 5 x 10 minutes workouts to keep thins fresh and get your sweat on, no matter how much time you have to spare

  3. Melinda Jana
    October 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m excited about all of it, especially the KICKBOX BLAST. I have done a few of her workouts and I liked the results

  4. Jeannie Lam
    October 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m excited about the different disciplines she covers, especially pilates power.

  5. Jocelyn Paprocki
    October 23, 2016 at 12:57 am (1 year ago)

    This is perfect as I don’t have time to go to the gym!

    • Nicole
      October 23, 2016 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

      This is exactly another reason why I love this program.

  6. Elaine G
    October 23, 2016 at 1:08 am (1 year ago)

    I like the 5 different types of workout and that they are 10 minutes long. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do. Switch them up so you don’t get bored.

  7. Tanis
    October 23, 2016 at 1:13 am (1 year ago)

    I like how they are short and with different variety of work outs.

  8. Maureen
    October 23, 2016 at 8:09 am (1 year ago)

    10 minutes and a variety of work outs! Sounds perfect for me being a busy mom of four, and the variety will keep you from getting bored!

  9. Stephanie LaPlante
    October 23, 2016 at 9:34 am (1 year ago)

    I’m excited about how short it is. Hard to find time for long ones.

  10. Victoria Ess
    October 23, 2016 at 9:39 am (1 year ago)

    I love the idea of short workouts!

  11. kathy downey
    October 23, 2016 at 9:53 am (1 year ago)

    I love that if i have a few minutes i can do it at home,short workouts work best for me!

  12. Ali P
    October 23, 2016 at 11:17 am (1 year ago)

    5 different types of workouts, and that they’re only 10 minutes!

  13. Suzanne G
    October 23, 2016 at 1:57 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the idea that they are 10 minutes in length and I can do one or two or all of them depending on the time I have that day.

  14. Carole Dube
    October 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I like the 5 different types of workout and that they are 10 minutes long. You can pick and choose or do them all!

  15. em
    October 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm (1 year ago)

    i like how they are short workout programs. i also like the Kickbox Blast

  16. M
    October 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that they are short, 10 minute workouts

  17. nicky
    October 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm (1 year ago)

    That i can do it at home, at my convenience, in little chunks or all at once when i have the time!

  18. Cheryl
    October 24, 2016 at 9:57 am (1 year ago)

    I love that it’s only 10 minutes but if I have more time there’s 5 workouts all together so I can get a longer workout if needed

  19. SweetPanda
    October 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I guess the most attractive thing to a working mom is 10 minutes, it only needs 10 minutes!!!! This is certainly will interest me to try out!

  20. Ange
    October 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm (1 year ago)

    What equipment is needed for these Jillian Michaels workouts?

  21. charityk
    October 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm (1 year ago)

    i like that it has 5 10 min. workouts

  22. Florence Cochrane
    October 25, 2016 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

    I love the workouts are only 10 minutes each. Perfect for me.

  23. Melinda
    October 25, 2016 at 10:42 am (1 year ago)

    I am excited that there is 10 minute workouts!

  24. lori butler
    October 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I am excited they are 10 minute workouts.

  25. BobbiJo Pentney
    October 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I just want to get my body back

  26. Cheryl Grandy
    October 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm (1 year ago)

    What I like most is that the workouts are short so i can fit them into my day.

  27. Nicole Jubleew
    October 28, 2016 at 12:14 am (1 year ago)

    I like that it’s only 10 minutes to help easy me into an exercise regime.

  28. Sabrina Tong
    October 29, 2016 at 12:12 am (1 year ago)

    the most exciting part is that it’s 10mins! I have a hectic lifestyle and I think I can spare 10mins a day to take better care of myself and my health 🙂

  29. Gillian Morgan
    October 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that its 10 minutes long.

  30. Elizabeth Vlug
    October 31, 2016 at 6:56 am (1 year ago)

    I love how short but effective the program is. And I love that I don’t have to get myself to a gym to work out.

  31. nicolthepickle
    October 31, 2016 at 9:18 am (1 year ago)

    I love that they’re short so I can do one early and another later.

  32. Nancy T
    October 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that they are quick workouts that target specific areas! Even I might have time between work, taking kids to school/activities, house duties etc to fit some exercise in.

  33. Sunshine G
    November 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Honestly? The fact that it’s SHORT! Time is precious these days, so if I can work out in ten minutes, even better!

  34. leana
    November 2, 2016 at 11:42 am (1 year ago)

    What excites me most about this program is that I can do it from home!

  35. Heidi c.
    November 4, 2016 at 2:02 am (1 year ago)

    I really don’t have any time at all to go to a gym, so this would help me a lot.

  36. Nicole B
    November 4, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    I love that you can do a quick workout or combine them so you can tailor the workout to how much time you have. So many times I skip workouts because I don’t have the 45 minutes

  37. Amanda Fontaine
    November 4, 2016 at 11:13 am (1 year ago)

    I love that it is short and something I can do at home as I am a Stay At Home Mom of three so going to the gym for me is not feasible.

  38. Karine
    November 5, 2016 at 4:17 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that the workouts are different and you can choose what kind of work out you want to do!

  39. Leslie Crosbie
    November 7, 2016 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

    I like Jillian Michaels, and anyone can find time to fit this workout into their day!

  40. Angela September
    November 8, 2016 at 11:52 am (1 year ago)

    I like that it’s quick AND effective!!

  41. MaryG
    November 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

    I like that all it takes is 10mins to get a workout in! Also that I can do it at home is a huge plus 🙂


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