You can work out at home with exercise
videos and control all aspects of your workout like
what you do, when you do it, how you do it and whom
you do it with.
You can choose any type of workout you're in the mood
for losing weight : aerobics, strength training and
If you change your mind after 5 minutes, you can pop
out the tape and start a new one. You don't have to
coordinate your workout schedule with an aerobics instructor
or personal trainer. Your home gym provides a private
workout where you can be part of a large aerobics or
step class without anyone noticing that you have two
left feet or can't keep up. Your relaxed dress code
allows you to feel at ease in those funky sweats you
like to wear. Building a library of videos means you
can crosstrain by varying the type, length and intensity
of your workouts. Variety eliminates boredom and prevents
injuries. You can add, drop, or repeat exercises, or
do two or more workouts back to back with a click of
your remote control.
- Exercise Videos are inexpensive. You DON'T have
to pay hundreds of dollars per year like you do for
joining a for a health club.
- Variety. There are many excellent videos on the
market, so there's something to suit everyone's style
and fitness level.
- Excellent instruction. Many (though not all) video
instructors are terrific teachers with years of experience.
Advanced exercisers might even find more challenging
routines on video than at their local club.
- Weather or Darkness won't preempt your workout.
- Privacy. Overweight or out of shape exercisers (and
some skinny, fit ones, too) may feel self-conscious
at a gym.
- Convenience. Sometimes it's just easier to pop a
tape in the VCR than to drive to a gym. Many of us
would never exercise regularly if we had to get in
a car and fight traffic to do it.
- You can rewind. If you have two left feet, a screaming
child in the room, or really like part of a routine,
you can always rewind the tape. Just remember to keep
moving while rewinding to keep your heart rate up.