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Fit Tip: Trade Fitness DVDs With a Friend

Since it's chilly outside, many of you have probably brought your workouts indoors. Hitting the gym, pool, or fitness classes are great forms of exercise, but let's face it — sometimes it's tough to muster up the energy to head out the door. That's when doing exercise DVDs at home comes in handy. There are thousands to choose from out there for every type of fitness from strength training, to dance, to yoga, to routines with hula hoops. If you've followed along with DVDs you own over and over again, you're probably bored of them. Instead of going out and buying a bunch of new DVDs, just like swapping your iPod with a friend, you can trade fitness DVDs. Lend a fellow active buddy your favorite Shiva Rea video, and she can let you borrow her Billy Banks Tae Bo series. Not only will you save money, but since your friend recommended it, you'll also know the video is actually good, so it'll also save you the frustration of buying a crappy fitness DVD.

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crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
I am not big on exercise dvds. I would much rather do my regular routine of cardio and strength training. However, I do use them when I am traveling (if there is no gym), sick if I'm able to (and if I do, just relaxing exercise like yoga) or trying to lose extra weight. For instance, right now I am losing, and am doing my regular cardio + strength, and also doing a dvd (switching it everyday usually). So far its working! Anyway, that reminds me I really need to buy that Tae Bo video - maybe I'll put it on my christmas list this year :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Good idea. just make sure you trade with a friend that will eventually give them back...
Brooke_72 Brooke_72 8 years
Good idea. I also do this with Netflix. I get to rotate my workouts and can keep the ones I really like longer.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good idea. I also like to try the instantly available DVDs on Netflix...that way, I can preview them to see if they're too easy or not my type. And it's cheaper than buying new ones, that's for sure.
SweetNGlow SweetNGlow 8 years
Good idea, except I can't part with my Yoga for Athletes DVD!
wren1 wren1 8 years
DVDs are my main way of working out and I do get bored of them after awhile. I should do this!
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