When it’s raining, cold, and just hard to get yourself to go outdoors, you can always pop in a fitness DVD to keep you motivated and on track!
Workout DVDs are great because it’s like taking a class from a top instructor or trainer in the business without leaving your home. Even though I’ve been teaching classes for the past 20 years, I still love trying new workouts. I buy new DVDs all the time from either Amazon or Collage Video.
Here’s three different ones I pulled from my fitness library that I actually did this past week.
There are over 20 routines, so you are bound to find a couple favorites. Barbara has a very calming voice and helps you find your breath awareness. The practices that focus on neck and shoulder pain and insomnia are my personal favorites.
This is more of a contemporary style Pilates workout. You can choose one ten minute workout or do all five for total body conditioning. I do really like this workout and her teaching style. If you are tired of doing pilates exercises the same way, she breathes new life into these traditional exercises. I will say, she does mess up on a couple exercises in the arm workout saying you work different muscles than you actually work, but I’ll let that slide because the exercises are still effective. Sorry Suzanne, had to say it.
If you need an advanced cardio session and have a little bit of room, you should try Amy Bento’s Hi/Low Xtreme.
It’s such a great workout, but you do have to have a bit of coordination. She has a modifier to show less intense options during the interval challenges. Amy is such a fabulous instructor, but warning you – she is tough!
Stay active and have fun doing it!