My husband and I are a bit ridiculous when it comes to movie rentals. We really enjoy watching movies and since it’s one of our biggest pastimes and something we immensely enjoy doing together, we’ve both gotten memberships to online DVD rental services. Both of them are pretty well known services.
And both are chock full or workout DVD’s good and bad as well. Have you ever bought a fitness DVD that you got home, tried out and absolutely hated? How angry were you that you already opened it and were likely now stuck with an exercise DVD that would probably just sit on your shelf and collect dust?
Well, I was tired of that happening. And Lord knows there are plenty of workout DVD’s sitting on my shelves that have not been used in the years since they were purchased. So I decided to start renting the videos before I bought them.
If I rented them, tried them out and could see myself doing them without hating every minute of it, or I wasn’t totally annoyed by the instructor or the background music, or even the exercises themselves, I would then go out and buy them. I would likely buy them from Amazon.com because they usually have the most competitive prices on DVD’s and blu rays that I’ve found.
Or you may get lucky and get them on sale or have a great coupon for a brick and mortar store too, who knows. At any rate, before wasting any more of your money on these types of DVD’s, if you have a membership with Blockbuster or Netflix, they have quite a few workout DVD’s in their rental libraries.
Plus they often have user reviews so you can see what others thought about the workout before you even rent it. Sometimes just the reviews are enough to convince me to not even rent the video. This way, you can have DVD’s around that will make you actually want to work out.
I especially love the condensed, hard workouts that use plyometrics and other hard moves to elevate heart rate quickly and get you more of a workout in less time.