Workout videos show someone doing the workout and instructing you at the same time.
What I hate are workout videos with voiceovers. Can’t stand them.
Also, sometimes the music doesn’t quite match the steps. Since I follow the music I find that my brain can’t handle that I’m moving just a little bit off from what my eyes are seeing and trying to interpret as “the moves.”
It’s especially frustrating because the Bollywood workouts I so love have both of these problems. I want to do them, but just can’t get the hang of it. Especially the feet. There’s so much shuffling it’s like watching a boxer shift the weight from one foot to the other. I just can’t “get” that.
But a nicely produced workout video with clear instruction and an instructor that tells me what’s going on and keeps me entertained while working out? That’s not only helpful, but an inspiration. It’s one of the reasons I love the Tracey Mallett DVDs so much. She also has a “not superwoman” in each of her videos you can follow if you aren’t up to doing the routine full-on. It’s a great workout.
Maybe this should have been in reviews – they are amazon links after all – but it’s about fitness so that’s where it’s going. Plus, these videos are a part of my regular workout routine, they weren’t sent with the intent to review.
You know, I’m going to have a hell of a collection of workout DVDs by the end of the year, I think. Not because I want to collect them, but because I really enjoy workout videos and working out in my home.
Classes are nice too, and I’m going to look and see what’s being offered at my local fitness center, but in the meantime I will sweat in my living room, enjoying every minute and feeling successful with every step!