Exercise videos offer a vast variety of instructors, intensity levels, and types of workouts. Videos can be purchased for cardio/aerobic training, strength training, circuit training (cardio and strength combined), interval training, yoga and stretching, and more. Some are developed to address specific populations, situations, or conditions, such as seniors, pregnancy, children, pool workouts, and relief of back pain. Videos can be found for a variety of workout methods, including step aerobics, hi-lo aerobics, yoga, pilates, kickboxing, latin dancing, jumprope, spinning, and ballet. Video complexity can range from very choreographed dancing to very simple marches.
Many videos use no equipment at all while others may make use of aerobic steps, stability balls, free weights, tubing, medicine balls, body bars, mini-trampolines, and more.
Working out at home offers many advantages over using a gym. You can workout any time of day without having to wait for equipment or a scheduled class. You have a virtually unlimited number of video instructors from which to choose. You save time by not having to drive to the gym. You can wear whatever clothes you want! Your equipment and videos will be yours to use for as long as you want versus a gym membership which is expensive and requires an ongoing payment.
Videos and equipment can be easily purchased in a number of stores and also online. Internet search engines can help you find the best price. Many video instructors have their own websites. Online communities such as forums and video reviews sites can help you choose the instructors and specific tapes that will help you to meet your fitness goals.
I have worked out to videos at home for about 12 years and simply want to let others know how great it is!