I have a special guest post today from the founder of P3 Fitness and Mighty Mommies in Los Angeles. Autumn offers some advice on quick and affordable workouts you can do at home. Visit her at P3Fitness for more suggestions on finding time and inspiration to meet your health and fitness goals.
DVD Workout That Really Works
In today’s economy many people are having to give up the “perk” of a gym membership which begs the question “What do I do now to stay in shape?” A great way to stay fit without breaking the bankis to buy fitness DVDs that you can do at home. They usually run between $ 15.99-19.99 and obviously that is a one time expense that you can keep benefiting from. There is a catch though, finding the right workout DVD for you. There are millions out there and how do you really know if it is going to be any good? I mean lets face it we have all gone out and purchased a workout video that we thought was going to “change our bodies” only to find out it wasn’t much of a workout and now its tucked away in the back of some closet. So I am hear to help you weed through the good, the bad and the boring when it comes to workout videos. My first recommendation is a video from Jillian Michaels…the exceptionally challenging trainer from the Biggest Loser. The last three seasons Jillian’s contestant has won and lets not forget they were all females, clearly this trainer knows what she is doing!
To jump start your metabolism try www.exercisetv.tv) This is a KILLER workout designed to keep your heart pumping and you sweating. My favorite thing about it is that it requires NO equipment. It’s just you, your TV and Jillian. You will jump, squat, kick and crunch your way to a healthier you! The DVD consists of a warm-up, cardio circuits and a cool down. Be advised this DVD is not for the weak at heart. Jillian gives modifications but it is still an hour of heart pumping cardio. If you still want to give it a try start off by only doing the first 20-30 min of the workout and build your way up.DVD (on sale for $10.45 at
- Flip through the On Demand section on your cable. You can find free workouts under sports that range in style from Dance Party to Pilates. There are options for cardio, strength training and stretching and you can usually find segments as short as 15 minutes and as long as 60 minutes.
- Start a video exchange with your friends. This will save you money and you’ll have a personal review from a trusted source.
- Rent a few videos from your local library. If you like them, you can always order a copy and if you don’t…at least you didn’t waste your money.
What are your favorite fitness DVDs?