If you’re anything like most people, you probably think you could lose a few pounds, or maybe exercise a little more. Who didn’t want to feel better and look better? I know I do.
However, in today’s economy a gym membership probably seems like just another expense, and an inconvenient one at that. Who wants to get dressed in gym clothes and lug themselves all the way to the gym after a long day of work? I know I don’t.
So why should I? There are plenty of ways to get exercise from the comfort of home. Exercise videos are a great way to get started. I have a collection of DVDs ranging from martial arts, to yoga and zumba, and more. And even better, most of these videos require little to no prior experience or special equipment to get started. All you really need to start on your journey to a fitter, healthier you is a DVD you enjoy and the willingness to try.
The hard part is keeping up the motivation to exercise on a regular basis. I encourage myself by trying new routines on a regular basis. Luckily, Amazon makes this easy. Work out DVDs are inexpensive, and I can even order them via streaming if I don’t have the patience to wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail. By trying new routines I keep myself from getting bored. A lot of DVDs also include multiple levels of difficulty in one class, so if you like a particular class or trainer but feel like the first level is now too easy, you can easily move up to the next level of difficulty without having to shell out any more of your hard earned cash. If you feel broke, don’t worry, we’ve all been there (at least us 99 percenters). An old college roommate just sent a message last week about some serious damage to his home, and had to drop several grand on a massive roof repair job, so maybe now you feel luckier than him. But being strapped for cash is tough, so saving some dough is definitely something to keep in mind when you’re deciding on which DVDs you’re going to purchase.
If work out DVDs aren’t your style, you may also want to consider sports specific DVDs. Three are entire DVD sets dedicated, for example, to improving your golf game. If you’re an avid martial artist, there are classes from beginner to advanced in a wide array of martial arts styles. Even if you’re just trying to improve your flexibility, there is a class for that.
I hope that this article has helped to open your eyes to the world of work out and sports DVDs. Whether you’re looking for a beginner level basic work out, or are trying to makes improvements in specific areas there’s a DVD out there for you.
If you really want to make strides toward improving yourself and your health, the possibilities really are endless. It’s so easy to get started, and doesn’t have to be expensive or require any special clothes or equipment- all you really need is you and the willingness to stick to it. Truly, if I can do it anyone can.