Every time I am at Ross (which is waaaay to often) I check out the DVD section for workout videos. I have so many. It’s a problem really. They just gather dust. I do have some favorites, like the Prevention Personal Trainer DVD or Billy Blanks Boot Camp. The Personal Trainer DVD, and others I’ve seen, let you choose your sections before you start enabling you to mix and match routines! It makes it a lot less boring. Keep your eyes out for DVD’s that let you customize your workout.
Little did I know, however, that you can get FREE workout videos on YouTube!! I’m talking full length, high quality, workouts. If you don’t have a laptop that you can plug into your TV, try using a Roku box and the PLEX program to stream the videos directly from your computer to your TV. I love the Roku. It’s magic.
While you are scoping out free videos, why not try a new kind of workout? There are tons out there. I have been on every diet known to man, and I have tried about every workout to go along with it: Jazzercise, Sweatin’ to the Oldies, Boot-camps, Tae-Bo, Walk Away the Pounds, Belly Dancing, HipHop, and Yoga.
Since I’ve been taking classes in person, my fitness dedication has intensified and been rejuvinated. There’s something about being in a live class, getting those helpful reminders form instructors, and the encouragement from other students, that helps keep me coming back for more: 4-5 per week!
Here are some new workouts I had never heard of before and links to a full YouTube video so you can try it:
Louise Solomon, from Australia, created a system that fuses Yoga and Pilates.
PiYo Strength, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle
Chalene Johnson, of Beachbody, has three different styles of high energy workouts. I have tried PiYo and am going to try Turbo Kick soon. PiYo is another fusion of Yoga and Pilates, but faster and upbeat. Give it a whirl. Here are a few full workouts I’ve found (although the classes are usually 60 min.) of PiYo and TurboKick.
Another fusion, Piloxing unites Pilates and Boxing. I took this class and felt the burn! Below is a full workout sample (inspired by Piloxing) of what you might experience in a class. It doesn’t have music, so put on your own:
This isn’t new. I know. If you love dancing, and don’t think Zumba is fun, you haven’t found the right class. I’ll have to post about this in a separate post. In the meantime, there are tons of full Zumba workout online. Some are higher quality than others.
Those are some great places to start! Stay tuned for more fitness discoveries in upcoming posts. We will also be holding a contest to win some free classes!
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