Too busy to join the gym? Here are some excellent exercise videos that let you squeeze your workout into your hectic schedule.
Exercise videos are much cheaper than buying a treadmill you’ll never use, and healthier than any of those dangerous weight loss programs. And if you buy more than one exercise video, you can vary your workout and exercise different muscle groups. And for many people—moms with young children, working moms, busy executives who come home way past ten—these exercise videos may be the only realistic way to get physically fit. Here are some of the best.
Fat-Burning Kickboxing Workout for Dummies
This is an excellent exercise video for beginners. The instructor, Keli Roberts, explains the steps very well, and there are even pop-up tips to help you follow the routine.
Kickboxing is a great way to kickstart (and jumpstart…and punch-start) your weight loss program. This video will burn about 700 calories, and admittedly, it helps burn off a lot of stress too. Just imagine that you’re beating up your crazy boss or unreasonable mother-in-law!
1 Minute Workout: Total Body Toning
This video is absolutely perfect for busy moms who can only exercise in short snatches of time (like when baby’s sleeping, or while the soup is simmering on the stove). Each workout lasts just 4 to 10 minutes, and since the DVD contains 115 different exercises, you’ll never get bored with your exercise routine.
People who are really serious about their weight loss program can also do a total body tone up (which lasts 48 minutes) which will burn more calories.
IntenSati Intention and Power: A High Energy Workout for Body, Mind & Soul
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and release the body’s natural happy hormones. Especially with this video. It has chants, plus yoga moves. But you still get an intense workout from the martial arts moves, and the sculpting exercises will help build your muscles. The workout will burn about 600 calories.
Fat Burning Jam
If most exercise routines bore you, then try this video, which really makes you feel like you’re just dancing. YOu’ll master the steps in about 10 minutes, so you can enjoy shakin’ your booty (and just about every part of your body) for the rest of the workout. The music is also great, incorporating both hip hop and fast jazz. You’ll burn about 300 calories.
Progressive Power Yoga: The Sedona Experience
This DVD set is more appropriate for people who have tried yoga already and are looking for something more advanced. For example, the poses like the flying crow are quite strenuous—but they will also burn more fat than any other yoga workout we’ve ever seen.
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