I used to do 30 day shred, have tried Jazzercise, Zumba, pilates and yoga. The shred is too intense for me - I had back surgery a few years ago, and although I feel strong, my lower back is still a weak point. Jazzercise tends to have too much jumping up and down....
I think I can keep up with yoga and some pilates moves, but a full pilates workout is too much. I like yoga for strength and flexibility, but I want to do some cardio too (I tried hot yoga for that and got really sick/dehydrated despite drinking four bottles of water during the workout and a few earlier during the day)
I did C25K last summer and got up to week 5 or 6 before my back rebelled.
Last year I joined a gym and swam three times a week. That was awesome, but my schedule is different this year and it's hard for me to get there.
Can you recommend some exercises or work-out routines that I could do at home that would be easy on my back but still burn some calories?