Not quite sure what exercise video to get but don’t want to go out and buy one at random? No sweat! Just visit your local library! Most libraries have exercise videos – VHS and DVDs. You can sample what interests you for free. And if you discover one you really like and will use frequently, well, now you know which one to buy!
I made a visit to my local library this weekend and picked out an exercise DVD called 10 Minutes Solutions – Carb Burner. It includes 5 different 10-minute workouts from which you can choose, or you could do them all. Now, I doubt that I would buy this particular DVD at the store without knowing much about it, but given the chance to try it for free – sure! And it provided a very good overall workout, I might add (just slow in some parts, so I kept marching in place during the lulls). Also, the copyright read 2005, so I was spared visions of bright leotards and big hair dating circa 1985!
My library carries quite a few yoga and Pilates videos, a handful of cardio DVDs, and workouts specific for pregnant women. I plan on sampling more in the future. Now why didn’t I think of this before?!
Keep in mind that the library’s exercise videos may not be most current, but you should still be able to find a decent variety. What matters is that you find one that you will enjoy and do – frequently!
Any other ideas on working out to exercise videos for free? Do you borrow from a friend? Search on YouTube?