CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Videos instead of a gym?

While recuperating from an injury, I'm discovering video workouts as a great alternative to the gym -- I'm getting more variety, I can pick and choose the trainers I like, and I can schedule my workout whenever it suits me. If you use videos, how do you use them? Are they the mainstay of your workout routine? Are you able to consistently motivate yourself to do them month after month? I'm considering dropping my gym membership and collecting a library of videos and wondering if I'll be able to motivate myself without others around. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Mon. Nov 13, 9:49am

Add comment  
Well I have a few Pilates DVD that I use. I also invested in an elliptical machine for my home. For me personally the extra drive time to get to a gym made it difficult to find time to workout. Working from home is great for me and I have no problem with motivation. I think it's all about knowing yourself.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 10:44 AM

Add comment
same for me. if i am at home, there are few reasonable arguments i can present to myself to justify not working out with a video or on my eleiptical machine. but when i used to go to the gym, inclement weather, lots of traffic, local school/firehouse/church functions which create slow driving patterns-these all could turn into viable excuses for not going on those days when i felt least motivated. working out at home also entices me to keep my living space neater, so i have maximum room for my workouts.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 10:51 AM

Add comment
I've done both - I belonged to a gym for about 3 years going 5 days a week. Now I workout from home 5 days a week using my treadmill (2 days a week) and videos (3 days a week). There are pros and cons to both, and for both you have to motivate yourself to actually do it.

Videos are great because there is a huge variety of exercises you can do - I have videos for kickboxing, pilates, and weight lifting. You can do a lot of different types or just one that you like, and you don't have to fit your schedule around the class schedule at your gym.

Here is a link to a website where you can check out lots of exercise videos You can actually watch sample clips of the videos, and the reviews are pretty good. (I've used this site to find a video I wanted to try, and then went to froogle.com to find the website that had it for the cheapest.)

Good luck to you!

Link

Monday, November 13, 2006, 11:13 AM

Add comment
don't forget about your local public library when it comes to videos. it's a great, free way to experiment with different types of workouts and various types of trainers.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 11:15 AM

Add comment
I liked "the Firm" an abs video. It's only about 30 mins. It has 3 workouts on it beginner, intermediate and advanced. When I get the drive, I can do the beginner workout every day for a week and i can tell the difference. Unfortunately, every time I get on the floor to do situps, I get attacked by a dog and a 3 yr old.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 12:07 PM

Add comment
TO 12:07

i can totally relate to the floor-interference issue!! my two dogs used to get all up in a frenzy when i would do my leg workouts, too! what a bit of comic relief when exercising!

Monday, November 13, 2006, 12:10 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!