Energize workouts with exercise videos
Have you ever used an exercise video to help with workouts? I have been active my entire life, but I must admit that it wasn’t until recently that I had the experience of working out to a video. I was surprised by how much fun it was.
If you are someone who has a hard time getting to the gym, or if you just enjoy the freedom of being able to work out in your own home, on your own schedule (and with no one watching), then this might be a great option for you.
There are many types of exercise videos available that range from simple walking routines to extreme workouts. Because there are so many options, it can be hard to choose one that is right for your level of fitness and your interests.
Before you spend any money, do some research. In addition to Amazon, which I like to visit for the customer reviews, there are other online sites that review exercise videos. Here are just a few:
If you don’t have a computer or you are on a tight budget, consider a trip to your local library. Both the Sterling and Rock Falls public libraries have exercise videos that you can check out. This is a great way to try a wide variety of videos.
Another option is to share videos with friends. And, speaking of friends, when I used the exercise videos for the first time, I was with a group of women. Some of them had used videos before, but others had not. We had a great time working out together, and those with experience could help to guide the “newbies”. Instead of your regular coffee club, why not start an exercise club with friends or neighbors so you can get together, be active, and encourage each other?
Those with cable or satellite television can also find regular exercise programs to watch and work out with. These shows are usually on early in the morning, so they don’t allow the same flexibility as a video.
Some of these shows may not be appropriate for beginners, so use caution.
If you are new to exercise, are over 50 years old, or have a diagnosed heart condition, please check with your doctor to make sure that it is safe for you to exercise before using any of these videos.