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How Often Do You Use Fitness DVDs?

I own tons of workout videos, because as a mother of two, getting to the gym or to a class doesn't always happen. I can pop in a video after the girls are in bed or during a rare double nap time. I know some DVDs can be pretty boring or cheesy, but they're better than nothing. I probably use a video twice a month.

What about you? Are you into using fitness DVDs? How often do you use them?

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aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
The yoga class at my gym was a disappointment so I try to do yoga at home at least twice a week with a DVD.
ovenmitt ovenmitt 9 years
i've been working out for eight weeks and am almost ready to bring myself into a gym to workout with other people. in the mean time i use bollywood, winsor pilates back, nyc ballet, yoga booty ballet, and leslie sansone. my netflix queue is FULL of more to try. the convenience, the selection, and my short attention span fit perfectly into a dvd mentality.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I love my exercise videos! I run, but I can't afford to join a gym, so on days when I'm not scheduled to be outside, or as a supplement to my running, I do videos. I like the structure and straightforward instructions. (Fun story: My husband would watch me do videos all the time and he'd say, "Oh, come on, how bad could it be?" I put in Firm Vol. 1: Body Sculpting Basics, which I'd been doing a couple of times a week, and said, "Here, then, try this one." He was on the floor in TEARS by the halfway point.)
melda melda 9 years
eh sorry this double post is happening a lot to me today! well i think Denis Austin talks way too\ much its annoying .. i love Karen she is the best
melda melda 9 years
yes i use them a lot because here in our city i cannot find good personal trainers, my workout DVDs are not new, i have Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson's and Karen voight's DVD also i have two dance aerobic DVD i use them frequently
melda melda 9 years
yes i use themm alot because here in our city i cannot find good personal trainers, my workout dvds are not new, i have cindy crawford and elle mcpherson and karen voight's dvd also i have two dance aerobic dvd i use them frequently
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
Um..maybe for a day or two after I buy them...
Peony Peony 9 years
my fave is excercise tv on demand, it has videos for all different areas of the body in different lengths and you don't have to pay for them (comes with cable). i do many of the ab ones after coming home from the gym because i hate doing ab work at the gym.
lil-l lil-l 9 years
I don't know what I would do without them! I use them all the time and have different videos. So, if I feel like doing something different to change up my routine, I always have something to change it to!
yes-jess yes-jess 9 years
I usually play Dance Dance Revolution. I have a LOT of games. I live in Houston where you often hear of young hispanic women *cough* like me *cough* mysteriously disappearing so I'm way too terrified to try doing anything outside. I've been tempted to use the track at the high school across the street but I'm not ready yet. I also have a pilates DVD that I use once a week.
Galeana Galeana 9 years
I quit using exercise video's and went outside instead. It's better for my mental health.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
In high school, I used to use a Denise Austin video - Denise Austin Hips, Thighs, & Buttocks, to be exact :) - that I (ahem) stole from the family I babysat for. That worked well, because I was motivated to do it, plus I had a VCR in my room so no one could watch me. Last summer I bought a few DVDs, but I was frustrated by how slow the process was, and I would do them with my (skinny) sister so I wasnt so self-conscious doing them at home. That said, I have a bit of a crush on Ellen Barrett, whose Fat Burning Pilates (Crunch) was really fun to do.
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
Fitness Dvd's are the way to go for me. They're so convenient. I usually alternate. I use either Taebo amped or Gilad's body toning dvd's. I'm actually going to do some Taebo in a few minutes. :)
ER1008 ER1008 9 years
I've used them in the past just fine, but my current apartment is on the second floor with noisy wooden floors and I don't think the people downstairs would appreciate off to the gym I go.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I have all kinds of fitness DVDs ranging from yoga to Pilates to Bollywood workout. If I'm in one of my "I've got to lose weight" periods, I do my Tai Bo everyday.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I used to do the 20 minutes Winsor Pilates, but I stopped using the DVD cuz I memorized the routine, so I do it at the gym.
hottpink hottpink 9 years
I need to start using them. My schedule has been getting busier and busier and my 5 night a week workouts are not going to make it anymore. any good suggestions for an all-over cardio and sculpt dvd???
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
haven't used one in a couple months. i was working on the Girls Next door workout DVD and um... Envy girls. And then there was this hula one that really really burned my thighs... since i have no motivation to go to the gym as of now, maybe i should get bak to my dvds.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
love 'em! i hate the gym and can't really workout outside, so these are the best way to do what i want, when i want, and not have to worry about anyone seeing me all red-faced and sweaty. i think i have somewhere around 25-30. i'm kind of addicted.
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I like an exercise video in the morning when I know I don't have time to workout after work. The beachbody ones are good and ondemand is my new favorite.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I love dvds. These days I really don't have the time or the money to go to classes. There are so many dvds out there that you can really expand and vary your workout. You can do it at home with the kids in the next room and dinner on the stove - its a great time saver. I live in a big city so we have a really large public library which is a great resource. I can try out 100's of different dvds to find the ones I like.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 9 years
I can't afford classes, so I use DVD's during the week and hike on the weekends.
Athena1 Athena1 9 years
I really can't afford classes so I use yoga and pilates DVDs a few times a week, mostly yoga for after my runs.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Never, but I MIGHT start using some just for streching because mmmm streching feels soooo good :ponder:
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