Best Workout DVDs 2018 – A Buyer’s Guide

Best Workout DVDs 2018

When people talk about how to get in shape, many think that as long as you eat right and exercise, you should have no trouble getting results. But as we all know, getting fit can be way more complicated than that. There are many factors that go into it.

Like comfort, convenience, enjoyment..etc. If someone lacks any of these important factors, it could greatly affect their motivation to actually get in shape. That’s why it’s important to find tools that will help you find motivation to get healthier in life.

One of those ways is through workout dvds. In this article you will learn about my top 20 best workout dvds in 2018 that you can enjoy in the comfort of your very own home.

You will also learn about alternatives to workout dvds that could make your workout much more enjoyable.

Best Workout DVDs 2018 - Convenient, Intense, and Effective

#1 Jillian Michaels Bodyshred

Workout Details

Instructor: Jillian Michaels

Workout Duration: 60 Days, 30 mins/day

Package Includes: 12 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

Jillian Michaels has always been great at getting people awesome results. So there is no reason not to think that her bodyshred workout won’t do the same. With this workout, she really turns up the intensity to get your metabolism going.

She uses a HIIT type training which stands for high intensity interval training. This type of training is known for getting the heart rate up, allowing the body to burn fat at a higher rate. Which is why each workout is no more than 30 minutes long.

This is a 60 day workout program where each workout consists of four 6 minute high intensity workouts. And is structured in a way where your workouts split into days.

For example: mondays and thursdays you will be performing exercises that involve a pushing motion. On tuesday and fridays, you will be performing exercises that involve a pulling motion. Wednesday and saturday are for cardio, and sunday is a rest day.

If keeping track of this type of schedule sounds confusing, don’t worry.  You will be given a workout calendar so you know exactly which exercises will be performed each day. This will help you keep track of what to prepare for as you go through the workout.

Included in your package are 12 dvds with 10 workouts and a bodyshred rotational calendar as mentioned earlier. You also get a 60 day meal plan to make sure you are eating the right foods. There is also a fitness guide giving you an overall picture of the program.

#2 Chalene Johnson Piyo Base Kit

Workout Details

Instructor: Chalene Johnson

Workout Duration: 60 Days, 25-45 mins/day

Package Includes: 3 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

Piyo is pretty much pilates and yoga on steroids. Where you would normally be performing slow paced movements to help develop your core and flexibility, Piyo speeds everything up to get your metabolism pumping.

This is a 60 day program where each workout is anywhere from 25-45 minutes long. Your package includes 3 DVDs with a total of 10 workouts that should be performed 6 days a week. Piyo involves a lot of cardio that is considered very low impact.

Your workout comes with a calendar that shows what exercise you will be performing each day. They even include P90X3 and T25 in some of the workouts as well. This is to help bring a little bit of intensity into the Piyo workout program.

The only type of equipment that is needed for this program is a yoga mat, towel and some water. So no need to worry about having heavy equipment to complete this workout.

You will also be given a food tracker to help you keep track of your daily servings throughout the program. Based on the plan that is designed for you, you will track things like protein, veggie, and fruit intake.

This plan helps answer the question many people have when it comes to not knowing what to eat to get the best results. They pretty much tell you what your body needs to maximize the benefits of this program.

#3 Focus T25

Workout Details

Instructor: Shaun T

Workout Duration: 10 Weeks, 25 min/day

Package Includes: 9 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, resistance bands

Here’s another one of Shaun T’s amazing workouts  where he actually has hair on top of his head. Not sure what’s that all about, but I doubt that will stop him from giving you an amazing workout with Focus T25.

This workout is as its name suggests, 25 minutes of hardcore action.  This is a 10 week program, that focuses primarily on cardio to get you results. Although not as difficult as the insanity workout, but still complex enough for anyone just starting out with exercise.

But if you are someone that is looking to make a step towards the insanity workout, completing T25 is a great way to get prepared. So if you can complete this workout without issue, then you shouldn’t have much trouble moving your way up to Insanity.

This program does require light weights with one or two resistance bands. So no worries of having to be overwhelmed with a bunch of fitness equipment. All you need is your body, and enough oxygen to get you through each workout.

Before beginning the program, you are given a fitness journal to record how your workout went each day. This is a great way to record how you feel about the workout on paper, giving you a chance to come back the next day and improve upon the previous performance.

The workout program is designed for those looking to lose weight, so the meal plan may be light when it comes calories. Some have worried about not getting enough calories with the meal plan.

So make sure you monitor your energy levels when performing the exercises as low energy could be due to not getting enough calories in your diet.

#4 Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 20 min/day

Package Includes: 4 workout dvds, toning sticks

What makes fitness great is the fact that you can find fitness in almost anything you do. And one of those ways is through dancing. If you’re not familiar with the zumba brand, it is based on latin inspired dance fitness, that is geared towards burning as much calories as possible.

Not only that, but it’s a fun way for people to get in shape. One of the hardest things for people when it comes to exercise, is enjoying the actually process of it. Zumba allows for anyone that loves to dance, to get active and improve their overall health.

Unlike other zumba workout programs, total body transformation focuses more on the rhythm and will show you the moves to help get you started. You are also given toning sticks for added resistance while you move your entire body to the beat.

You can expect to work the entire body and strengthen the core which is key to proper balance. This program comes with 4 DVD sets and 20 total workouts to help get you the best results possible.

It would be great if they had a meal plan to go along with this program, but there are many ways to make sure you make healthy eating a priority. The dance moves are considered easy to follow routines.

What makes it better is that each routine follows interval training sessions to make sure you are getting the most out of your zumba workout.

#5 P90X

Workout Details

Instructor: Tony Horton

Workout Duration: 90 Days, 60 min/day

Package Includes: 12 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

One of the best workout videos which till this day stands the test of time. Led by Tony Horton who seems to never age and still has the energy to get you motivated to get results.

P90X is a 90 day program that is designed to help you burn fat and build muscle. Each workout is 60 minutes long, so you already know that you’re in for a killer workout.

This workout is pretty advanced, so you want to make sure that you have at least some experience when it comes to exercise. But if you are someone that likes a challenge, then this workout will no doubt give you that challenge and more.

Because this workout is geared towards helping you build muscle, you can expect to use quite a bit exercise equipment. This will ensure the breakdown of your muscles and through rest, allow them to heal and grow bigger.

Giving you that nice defined look that everyone strives for. Now ladies don’t let the word muscles scare you as you shouldn’t worry about getting too bulky. The female body doesn’t produce enough testosterone to get big like men do.

Now no workout program is complete without a healthy meal plan to complement such workout. P90X provides a 3 phase meal plan that increases the effectiveness of this workout program.

It’s a pretty basic meal plan that allows you to adjust certain foods the way you like it. So if you’re looking for a workout that gets results, then you can’t go wrong with this workout program. Read More

#6 Hip Hop Abs

Workout Details

Instructor: Shaun T

Workout Duration: 30 Days, 45 min/day

Package Includes: 3 dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, measurement card

For those that were waiting to see Shaun T’s dance move appear on this list, well here it is. You get to workout while listening to music that gets you motivated to get in shape. Purely a cardio workout, this total body workout will have you burning a lot of calories.

This is a 30 day program that you perform 6 days a week and 25-45 minutes each workout.  Considered a workout for beginners as well as experienced, you are given step by step instructions on how to perform each dance move.

So no need to worry about thinking too much when it comes to the workout as they eliminate that for you. All you need to do is concentrate on moving your body and having fun as you listen to the music.

You also don’t need a lot of equipment when performing this workout. Each exercise will provide the necessary resistance to help burn that fat and have you looking great. You also get bonus dvd workouts to go along with the original workout.

There is also a workout calendar that lets you know exactly what workout you need to do each day. Therefore there are no surprises when it comes to getting ready to exercise. They even allow you to score your performance for that particular workout.

Which is great because you can challenge yourself the next day to push yourself more and improve your score. This is a great way to motivate yourself as you go through the workout.

There is also a 6-Day slim down meal plan to complement your hip hop workout. Making sure you are maintaining healthy dietary habits as well as physical.

#7 Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 45 min/day

Package Includes: 7 workout dvds, toning sticks

This is a seven disc dvd set that includes seven workouts. Included in this set is a 20 minute breakdown of the most important moves. Along with the breakdown, is 45 minutes of active exercise, geared towards helping your burn a lot of calories.

The choreography is considered easy to follow, so you should have no issue in mastering the steps quickly. Even if you don’t, this gives you more time to enjoy your workout as you work towards mastering all the dance moves zumba has to offer.

Not only will you be burning a lot of calories with this workout, you will be engaging all types of muscles, primarily the core. If you’re able to stay consistent with the workout, you should be able to see results in no time.

As long as you are enjoying the amazing sounds this workout program has to offer, you will definitely maximize the total use of it.

#8 Insanity

Workout Details

Instructor: Shaun T

Workout Duration: 60 Days, 60 min/day

Package Includes: 10 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar

Known for his awesome dance moves, Shaun T is a big reason for why Insanity is considered one of the most intense workout programs out there. If you’re looking for cool dance moves with this workout, then you are definitely looking in the wrong place.

This cardio driven workout gets your whole body moving which will have you burning as many calories as possible. Which is how weight loss works. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. This is called putting the body through a caloric deficit.

This workout is a 90 day program where each workout is anywhere from 15-60 minutes long. Weights are not necessary to perform this workout, so you can expect a total body workout that will have you sweating from head to toe.

Although I am not a fan of just cardio driven workouts, due to it being able to break down muscle. Insanity does do a lot of resistance exercises like pushups, squats and more. This will help give enough resistance to help you still get that nice toned look.

A meal plan also comes with this workout which is considered balanced. So along with your awesome workout program, you are getting an effective meal plan that will help get you great results.

This workout does tend to be for advanced exercisers, so beginners may find it difficult to keep up. But if you are someone that does like a challenge, just make sure to go at your own pace, and make safety a high priority. Read More

#9 Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

Workout Details

Instructor: Jillian Michaels

Workout Duration: 90 Days, 30 min/day

Package Includes: 15 dvds, 90 Day Journal, Meal Plan, fitness guide, 7 day kickstart diet

With just 30 minutes a day, this 90 day program can transform your entire body using Jillian Michaels metabolic training system. With a calorie burn that can last up to 16 hours post workout, you will be able to efficiently burn fat even while you sleep.

This workout program uses a 3 phases system that is designed to break your body down, and then build it right back up, making it stronger.

Phase 1 is considered low-impact workout designed to help develop your core, stability and endurance.  Which is key since the core is where your development starts. So you start with the core and build your way up to more advanced exercises.

Phase 2 offers greater resistance in your workouts, giving you more dynamic and challenging movements. Combining both cardio and resistance training will help you burn fat more quickly, giving you that defined look.

Phase 3 is more high energy focused where you will be doing a lot more circuits to burn more calories. You will be bringing everything together to challenge your body in ways you’ve never dreamed of. But it will be all worth once you start seeing the results.

Included in this package is 15 DVDs, a 90 day journal, 30 day online club membership, and a 7 day kickstart diet meal plan. You also get a fitness guide that will detail everything you need to do to make sure you getting started the right way

#10 Best Resistance Bands Exercise Kit - Gwee Gym Total Body Workout

Workout Details

Instructor: Denise Hulett

Workout Duration: 15-30 min/day

Package Includes: 1 workout dvd, travel bag, healthy eating e-book

Lifting weight isn’t for everyone, so if you are someone that loves working out with resistance bands, this workout will be perfect for you. Not only is it lightweight and easy to move around, but it is a low impact exercise that is still able to get you results.

If you are someone that suffers from joint pain, resistance bands are a great tool to help you stay active with your fitness routine.

This workout comes with one workout dvd with over 50 exercises to get you in shape. You also get a travel bag with a healthy eating e-book to make sure you are putting the right nutrients in your body.

This is a workout that is considered for all fitness levels, but mainly for beginners. Those with experience can also enjoy the benefits this workout has to offer, but you may find yourself easily becoming bored.

But if you suffer from any joint pain, this is a workout that gives you everything you need to get in shape. Cardio workouts are also included with this package that works the entire body. You can also integrate this workout with your yoga exercises.

l training sessions to make sure you are getting the most out of your zumba workout.

#11 SHaun T's Rockin Body

Workout Details

Instructor: Shaun T

Workout Duration: 60 Days, 45 min/day

Package Includes: 2 workout dvds, never diet again guide, workout calendar

A big reason why many struggle with getting results is due to lack of interest. I would ask clients why they stopped going to the gym and the answer would always be, boredom. So a good way to avoid that and still get results is doing something that you love.

When you do something that you love to do, most of the times it doesn’t feel like hard work at all. So when it comes to Shaun T’s Rockin Body workout, many people like to dance, so why not incorporate that into your daily workout routine.

This is what makes this workout perfect for those that love listening to music and dancing to the beat.

You can burn up to 1500 calories with this workout. With this package, you receive 2 DVDs with 7 total workouts. Each workout is anywhere from 15-45 minutes long of very intense cardio. Although it is intense, a beginner would most definitely be handle this workout.

With your dvd’s, you are given a schedule so you know exactly which type of workout is coming up next. You can also customize it to your liking if you wish. And for maximum results, you want to follow their “Never Diet Again” guide which comes with the program.

Also, if you’re worried about being stuck with the same old boring music, you will be pleased to know that they offer all types of music. Like rock, disco, party music and much more.

#12 Cize

Workout Details

Instructor: Shaun T

Workout Duration: 4 weeks, 60 min/day

Package Includes: 3 workout dvds, meal plan, workout calendar, fitness guide

Here’s another dance workout that is designed to have you burn as many calories as possible. What makes Cize fun and exciting is how they build you up with each workout during this 4 week program.

Each move is professionally choreographed to help you master the moves as you go through this program. If you’re a beginner, this workout is perfect for you as you will be taught step by step how to perform each dance move.

They do recommend that you perform the routines in order as each moves builds on one another to help you get comfortable with the moves. And since repetition is key, there is no doubt that you will be able to master the moves in no time.

There is even a feature where instead of having Shaun T and the other dancers face you as you perform the moves, you can change the view to where their back is now facing you. So you get an exact idea of which direction they are going when performing each move.

Your package includes 3 DVDs with 6 dance courses and an ab workout. Each workout has great music to get you motivated to workout and burn all the calories you can. Lose weight and get that nice toned look you’ve always wanted.

Let’s not forget the meal plan which is crucial to getting the most out of your workout program. You are given a food tracker where you can track things like proteins, fruits and veggies that you had for the day. Thus making sure you are developing healthy habits the whole time.

#13 Brazil Butt Lift

Workout Details

Instructor: Leandro Carvalho

Workout Duration: 3 Days, 10-50 mins/day

Package Includes: 3 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

These days it’s all about the BOOTY! So if you’re looking to step your booty game up, then brazil butt lift may be the workout for you. This makes sense since brazil is known to have some of the nicests butts in the world.

Led by Leandro Carvalho, his workout system is designed to shape, lift and firm your butt that will make you look amazing in your jeans. By using his triangle training method, this will help work all three major butt muscles to get you the shape you want.

Even before beginning the workout, you are asked to find your butt type with their booty blueprint. You will also be using brazilian dance, cardio and lower body workouts to help sculpt your booty in an effective way.

This is a 30 day program that includes 3 DVDs with 7 total workouts. Each workout is anywhere between 10-50 minutes long, and is geared towards beginners. You are also given a booty makeover calendar to help you keep track of your workouts.

And as always, you want to make sure you follow what they call the “Bootyliscious Meal Plan.” This will ensure that you are feeding your body the right nutrients to accelerate your results.

#14 Body Beast

Workout Details

Instructor: Sagl Kalev

Workout Duration: 90 Days, 11-53 min/day

Package Includes: 4 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

For those that are looking to get serious gains in terms of muscles, body beast is a good program to follow. What also makes this program so unique is that you don’t need a gym to get serious gains. You can do this all in the comfort of your very own home.

Not many people know this, but one of the most effective ways to burn fat is to build muscle. A big reason for this is, your muscles need energy in order to maintain its size.

Since calories is considered energy the body needs, your body will be burning off those calories in order to give your muscles to nutrients it needs to sustain itself.

So whether you are workout out or sleeping during the night, your body is constantly burning calories as a source of energy. Thus helping you burn weight more effecienty.

Now if you can combine both cardio and resistance training, this may be the most effective way to get amazing results.

So when it comes to the body beast workout, you can expect to use some weights and supplements for added effectiveness. Now it’s not necessary to use supplements, but if you’re looking to maximize your results, then they will definitely help.

This is a 90 day program where each workout is anywhere from 11-53 minutes long. Your package includes 4 dvds with 12 workouts. You also get a meal plan where you can expect to see an increase in calories compared to your usual caloric intake.

You get a worksheet that tells you exactly what exercise you will be doing for that day. With a specific amount of reps for each day of the week.

The program also claims that they can help you gain 10 pounds of muscles within those 90 days. So if you’re serious about building lean muscle, then body beast was designed just for you.

#15 RushFit

Workout Details

Instructor: George St-Pierre

Workout Duration: 8 weeks, 60 min/day

Package Includes: 6 workout dvds, 2 training guides

If you know anything about boxing or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), then you know that these are some of the most well conditioned athletes in the world. To be able to fight for the amount of rounds at the necessary intensity level, takes a lot of strength and endurance.

So if you’re looking to get amazing results, then it only makes sense to train like a boxer or mma fighter, minus the fighting of course.

This total body workout will work every single muscle in your body. Led by George St Pierre who is a professional MMA fighter, he will provide you with all the moves necessary to get you the results you’re looking for.

Your package includes 7 high intensity workouts that come in 6 dvd sets. You also get two training guides to help you manage your nutrition which is key to getting the best results with this program.

This is a 60 day program which will be performed in 8 weeks to get you in the best shape possible. You will be working on things like, strength, endurance, flexibility, core stability, power, balance and agility.

If you are someone that doesn’t have much experience with this type of exercise, I would advise that you go at your own pace until you get more familiar with the moves. The more reps you do, the better you will get a performing each move.

This workout is one of the fastest and most efficient workouts when it comes to workout programs. Not only is it effective, but it is extremely fun. You should have no issue being entertained while you work towards shredding the bodyfat.

#16 Fe Fit Women's workout Program

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 30 min/day

Package Includes: 8 workout dvds, toning guide and user guide

For the women that struggle with finding a workout that was designed just for them, Fe Fit workout program may be just what you’re looking for. Fet Fit has 28 different workouts for all fitness levels. So no worrying about being fit enough to handle the workout.

This program was created by women, for women that understand the struggle of getting in shape. Perform workouts that are designed to attack trouble areas of the body that make it hard to feel confident when looking in the mirror.

You get so much with this program that you should have no issue getting results. The kit includes 28 workouts on 8 DVDs, a 21 day calendar, a total body toning guide and user guide.

You also get a 6 week tracking calendar for weight loss and toning and 90 day calendars that is customized for you to workout 3,4 or 5 times a week. They give you everything you need to maximize your success rate when it comes to getting in shape.

Each workout is about 30 minutes long, which is great for busy moms out there that are stretched for time. You can quickly get in a good workout and still have time to get other important things that need to get done.

#17 Slim In 6

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 6 weeks, 45 mins/day

Package Includes: 3 workout dvds, weight loss eating plan, workout calendar, resistance band

Getting in shape can be difficult if you are someone that struggles with joint pain. So finding a workout that is easy on the joints is key to getting the results you’re looking for. Slim in 6 may be the program for you that is able to cater to your fitness needs.

As the name suggests, all you need is 6 weeks of this program to shape your entire body the way you like. Using low impact cardio and light resistance, you can get the results you’re looking for, without putting too much stress on your joints.

You get 3 workouts on 3 dvds and two bonus workouts on 2 dvds. So you get a total of 5 workouts to help get you in some serious shape. The workouts are easy to follow, so regardless of your fitness level, you should be able to get through each workout.

We all know that tracking your progress is important, that ‘s why you will get a workout calendar to help you keep track of how your workouts are going each day. This is key to making sure you have an idea of how much more you need to push yourself as you go through the program.

A workout program is never complete without a meal plan. That is why included in your package is a weight loss meal plan created by registered dieticians to make sure you are properly fueling your body for maximum results.

No bulky weights are required for this program. The only thing that is necessary and is included is a resistance band. This will ensure that you are not putting too much stress on the joints, but are still getting the benefits of building nice lean muscles.

#18 Namaste Yoga

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 12 classes, 22 mins/day

Package Includes: 1 workout dvd

Yoga is one of the best exercises that you can perform that doesn’t require a gym. You can do it in the comfort of your home where you tend be the most relaxed. So anytime you can find a yoga workout dvd that can give you the peace of mind you need, it’s definitely a must try.

With namaste yoga, you get just that. Not only will it calm your mind, but strengthen you body and soul. Which is surely needed in times of stress. You learn breathing exercises that help clear your mind of all things that are negative in the world.

Regardless if you are a beginner or have experience with yoga exercises, you can get started with this program and receive all the benefits it has to offer.

Included in this workout are 13 classes that are each 22 minutes long. You will learn poses like Warrior III, Crane arm balance, and revolved triangle pose. These moves will strengthen all parts of your body especially the core.

#19 21 Day Fix

Workout Details

Instructor: Autum Calabrese

Workout Duration: 21 Days, 30 mins/day

Package Includes: 2 workout dvds, nutrition guide, workout calendar, fitness guide

When it comes to getting results, we know how important it is to be active as well as eat healthy foods. No matter how much you exercise, if you’re not  maintaining a healthy diet, you will not get the results you’re looking for.

With the 21 day fix workout program, they have found a way to not only make exercise important, but meal prepping as well. With so many people struggling to prepare a healthy meal everyday, this program gives you a guide on how to do it effectively.

Now you may be thinking that this is another diet fad, but you would be greatly mistaken. The secret to this program are their containers. Each container is color coded for different kinds of food, and measure for precise portion.

Before starting your workout, you will be asked a couple of questions about your current weight, targeted weight , and other questions. Based on your answers, you will be assigned a diet plan that lets you know what types of foods you should be eating each day.

This will ensure that you are able to reach your target weight loss goal in a healthy way. Along with your workouts, you will be maximizing your results the whole time while on this program. Unlike diets, you still get to eat the foods that are not only healthy for you, but taste good as well.

Included in your package are 7 workouts on 2 dvds. You also get 7 color coded container cups and a shakeology shaker cup. There is also a starter guide, eating plan and a 3 day quick fix program as well. Read More

#20 Tapout XT

Workout Details

Instructor: Multiple

Workout Duration: 90 Days, 45 mins/day

Package Includes: 12 workout dvds, nutrition guide, 90 day workout chart, resistance band

As a former kickboxing instructor, I know first hand how intense a workout like this can be. And although I have never participated in any MMA event, I know that there aren’t many exercises that can get you in tip top shape like this style of training can.

I mean other than boxing, the most conditioned athletes in the world are in the fighting realm. The training that is needed in order to compete in a fight for 5-12 rounds is beyond demanding. Which is what make the Tapout XT workout so interesting.

You get the training of a fighter, without the actual contact. So if you are a beginner when it comes to exercise, this workout may be a bit much for you. Not only do you have to deal with the intensity, but also the moves that are involved in performing this workout.

But if you are someone that loves a challenge, then as long as you make sure to go at your own pace, then go for it. There is also an instructional video so even if you’re not familiar with this type of workout, you can learn the moves at your own pace until you get comfortable with it.

Mastering the moves is all about repetition. The more you perform the moves, the better you will be at it.

This workout is mainly cardio so there are no equipment that is needed to perform this workout. There are 12 different workouts that come in 12 dvds. This is a 90 day program that will definitely test both your physical and mental strength. Read More

Why Exercise To Workout DVDs

Before we get to my list, let’s list some of the reason why you may be thinking about using workout dvds as a way to get in shape.

  • Not a fan of the gym
  • Personal trainers cost too much
  • Lack of time
  • Travel a lot

Regardless of your reason, you want to make sure that not only does your workout program get you results, but keep you motivated to stick with it.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing The Best Workout Program

I’m sure that was a lot to digest when it comes to choosing a workout program, but I hope you have a better idea which program will be right for you. If you are still not sure which one to choose, there are a few things you may want to consider before finding a workout you will be most comfortable with.

5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Workout Program

Accessibility – in today’s world, people are busy with a lot of things. So having access to your workouts is crucial to you being successful with your fitness goals. Which is what makes dvds so popular.

Being able to put your dvd set in your bag and bring it with you wherever you go is a big deal. But what’s becoming more popular than dvds is streaming. More and more people are streaming content like movies, tv shows, and live television.

The fitness industry has taken notice and is starting to go with the trend.

Long Term Interest – every year we make resolutions to start taking care of our health by exercising more and eating healthy. Then come March of the new year, we find ourselves abandoning our resolutions.

Too many times we are quick to lose interest of our workout program, thus continuing the cycle of poor habits. So finding a program that keeps you motivated each time you workout, is key to long term success.

Variety – you can also group this with my point of long term interest when it comes to your workout program. Having variety in your workout will help in keeping you interested in your exercise routine for the long term.

We all have different goals, whether it be weight loss, muscle building, or fat burning. Since there are no one size fit all workout programs, having variety is key to maximizing the results you are looking for.

Damaged/Lost dvds – there’s nothing worse than you getting ready to workout, only to find that you are missing one of your workout dvds. Or maybe you’re good at storing your dvds, but one of them gets damaged.

Now your workout routine is being disrupted which can cause you to fall back into bad habits. So now you have to buy a new set of dvd’s which is going to take more money from your pocket.

These are the risks involved when you rely on dvds to help get you into better shape.

Nutrition Guide – we all know that when it comes to getting fit, you have to use the 80/20 rule. 80% of getting fit comes from nutrition, and the other 20% comes from exercise. So making sure you have a healthy diet is key to getting the best results possible.

When choosing a workout program, you want to make sure they have a meal plan that is designed specifically for the workout you are performing.

If you are trying to lose weight, then it makes no sense to use a bodybuilder’s nutrition plan since it will more than likely require you to consume a lot of calories.

So you want to make sure you are choosing a workout program that has a meal plan that is designed to optimize your results.

Choosing The Best Workout DVDs In 2018

Looking at those key points I mention above, you can see that the main point i’m trying to drive home is that it’s easy to get out of your fitness routine. Whether it be due to boredom, not getting results, or in the case of this article, losing or damaging your dvd.

So it’s important to find ways to minimize the chances of that happening. Streaming your workouts is a very effective way to get everything you need when it comes to your fitness routine.

Sites like beachbody or dailyburn allow you to stream their content, allowing access to hundreds of workout programs. So no need to worry about lost dvds or having to buy a new set because you’re bored with the current workout.

Also, fitness is about having a system, and although workout dvd’s may be effective during the workout, it can be ineffective in terms of overall progression. Like what if you’ve reached your goal of weight loss, but now you want to build muscle.

You would have to purchase another set of dvds that is geared towards helping you build muscle. This for many people can be costly and inconvenient.

So these are things you should be thinking about when choosing the best workout program for your fitness goals.

Final Thoughts

Getting in shape is never easy, but you can have fun with it by doing activities that you enjoy. Also having the convenience of exercising when and where you want, makes getting in shape all the more effective.

Especially if you are someone that gets annoyed when going to the gym only to find that your machine is being occupied. This could lead to you having a very ineffective workout, which does nothing for your fitness goals.

So when deciding how you should consume your fitness content, it’s good to factor in everything that will ensure you getting the best results possible. Whether you’re streaming or using dvd’s, just make sure it is the best workout dvds in 2018 to get you results.

Please share below some of the ways you like to view your content when it comes to your exercise routine.


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