8 Tips To Make DVD Workouts Work for You

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Not sure if you want to brave the gym yet, or ever? With a wide variety of workouts now available on DVD, you can save time and money by getting fit and burning calories in the privacy of your own home.

Before you get started, check out these useful tips:

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1. Shop around. Before trying a workout video or DVD, read the description to make sure it’s the appropriate fitness level and length for you, and that you already have or don’t mind buying any necessary equipment. If you want to “try before you buy,” check your local library or video store to see if they carry exercise videos. You can find dumbbells, aerobic steps, and other workout equipment in most sporting goods stores.

2. Clear the area. Make sure you have enough space (you might have to move some furniture) to move around without kicking anything. Be extra careful if you’re trying out a video for the first time — you need to have enough room for any unfamiliar moves.

3. Be prepared. Get your water bottle, tissues, and any workout equipment you need assembled before you start the workout, so you don’t have to stop and get something.