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These are the topics about which I most frequently get asked for recommendations.

Recommendations of One Strong Southern Girl

My Favorite Cardio Series

For flat out cardio I recommend Insanity Max:30

Insanity Max:30
You can’t beat this series for an intense workout with a great instructor in just 30 minutes (32 with the cool down).  Best part–You don’t need any equipment!* (*If you’re on a hard surface you may want a mat for some of the exercises).  Read more about every single workout in this series here.


My Favorite Monthly Fitness Apparel Subscription Program

Sweatstyle Home Page Image

Sweatstyle is my favorite Monthly Fitness Apparel Subscription Program.

It was REALLY hard to pick just one company. Sweatstyle has a unique perspective with high-quality products and good customer service.

Each of these companies has at least one outstanding quality. I’d recommend any one of them without reservations.

Wantable (best customer service and communication…kind of tied with Sweatstyle for my favorite)

Use the ‘Fitness’ tab on the top menu bar to find the Wantable Fitness Edit subscription page

Fabletics (best name recognition)

Avenue A (Cadillac of the athletic apparel subscription programs by Adidas)

*Soon I’ll post my individual reviews on Wantable, Sweatstyle, Avenue A, and Fabletics (I have a current subscription to each of these)

Update-You can read my review of the Wantable program here.


My Favorite Dumbbells

These are hands-down my favorite dumbbells.  They come  in a range of colors up to 15 lbs.  If you need more than 15 lbs. then you can try these instead.

My Favorite Cathe Friedrich Workouts

My favorite Cathe Friedrich step video is Imax 3

Imax 3

X10 is my favorite Cathe Friedrich cardio workout.

*You need some equipment to do all the routines on this video.  You’ll definitely get some sculpting, too, but this is mostly an intense cardio workout.  I burn over 700 calories doing the X77 premix!

My favorite Cathe Friedrich strength video is Muscle Max

And for a cardio+strength routine, Athletic Training is my favorite.

My Favorite Shirt 🙂

One Strong Southern Girl baseball tee

My Favorite Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar FT4 will get the job done (I love it) but I’d recommend upgrading to the new model–the Polar A300.

polar A300

My Favorite Kickbox Workout

Core De Force is my favorite kickbox workout

This is the new program by Beachbody.  If you’re looking for a fun new workout and you love the kickbox style then this is a good investment.

Core De Force snip from home page


My Favorite Running Socks

My favorite running socks are the X31 Knee High Compression Socks

X31 Compression Socks


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