These days, there are a lot of people purchasing exercise videos and to say the least; there are plenty to choose from. But the question is, are there really any advantages to using exercise videos? Well, in a word, yes, there are actually a lot of advantages to using exercise videos. Let’s discuss some of those advantages.
For one thing, exercise videos are made for home workouts. Home workouts offer a lot of advantages over going to the gym. You can exercise any time during the day and there will be no time when you will have to worry about dealing with crowds. There will be no waiting for equipment. You do not have to be on time for a scheduled class. You can wear any cloths you want. You only have to buy each video one time but you can use them as much as you want while the gym has ongoing fees to pay. You also do not have the extra time spent driving to and from the gym.
Exercise videos come with a very wide selection of different kinds of workouts. There are videos for aerobic workouts, strength workouts, circuit workouts that combine the previous two, yoga, stretching, and even mental exercise like meditation. They can be found in a variety of different styles like dance aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, Pilates, and jump rope just to name a few.
You can get ones that are very easy if you are just starting out, or ones that are much more difficult as you become more advanced. You can even buy videos that are geared for specific purposes such as workouts for seniors, for children, for pregnant women, and for those with back pain.
You can get exercise videos that do not require the use of equipment, as well as ones that use such items as stability balls, rubber tubing, aerobic steps, free weights, mini- trampolines, and body bars and even home gym multi-stations. Whatever equipment you have, there will be a video you can buy to show you a routine that uses it.
These exercise videos as well as any of the equipment that may be used in them can easily be bought online as well as in any number of department stores and fitness equipment catalogs making it practically effortless to get them.
Exercise videos are a very good tool to help you get the most out of your home workouts. They give you structured routines to follow as well as giving you a variety of types and intensity levels of exercise that you can do.
The most important thing to remember however is this, simply popping an exercise video into the VCR, then sitting back on the sofa and watching it with your feet up will do nothing for your waistline. Getting up and following along on the other hand will get you on your way to the results you want to achieve.