Exercise videos are a great way to get a workout on a regular basis. The video or DVD can easily be used in the privacy of the home any time you like. This means your workout time is no longer dictated by the hours of operation at the local gym or other factors that can inhibit exercise. Of course, you do need to consider several factors before purchasing any exercise video.


Here are some examples.

  1. One of the first things that must be considered is your current state of health. In order to get a handle on this factor, schedule a full checkup with your doctor. The idea is to make sure you are in general good health and can engage in an exercise program without creating any health issues. At the same time, the results of the checkup might give you some pointers on what type of exercise you need to address specific concerns, such as that spare tire around your middle.
  2. After the checkup, the next factor to address is finding the right video for your fitness level. You may have some grand ideas about where you want to be a year from now, but today you need to focus on what type of exercise will help you get on the way. This means instead of purchasing a video that is intended for persons with a relatively high skill level, go for something that is at a beginner level. You may feel a little silly at first, but as you get into the program and master the basics, you can progress to something more ambitious with a lot of confidence.
  3. Also look for videos that include a full workout in time increments you can manage. For example, look for a video that takes you through a series of exercises that can be managed in twenty or thirty minutes. You are more likely to carve out time for your workout when the duration is relatively short, and the video will not end up setting on the shelf because you don’t have time for that hour long workout.


The whole point of an exercise video is to help you get in better shape and feel good about yourself. By making sure you are fit enough for exercise, choosing a video that is compatible with your current physical condition, and will allow you to complete a workout in a reasonable amount of time, you set the stage for success. Why waste any more time? Make your preparations and then find the exercise video that is right for you.

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