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How do I Choose the Best Aerobics DVD?

By Bethany Keene
Updated: May 17, 2024

To choose the best aerobics DVD to work out at home, begin by considering the types of aerobics you want to do, as well as the amount of time you want to spend exercising. There are many different types of aerobics DVDs, some of which are very simple and straightforward, and others which may use props or incorporate other exercise such as dancing or kickboxing into the routine. You may wish to rent an aerobics DVD before you purchase it; many are available to be rented online.

An aerobics DVD may be available in varying difficulty levels. It is best to first consider your physical fitness level so that you can choose a DVD that will be challenging, but not impossible or with the potential to cause an injury. Be sure to check with your doctor first if you are unsure whether you should be exercising. In addition, if you have any existing injuries, such as knee or back problems, be sure to consider this when choosing an aerobics DVD and choose one that is designed to be relatively low impact.

Next, consider the length of time of the aerobics program on the DVD. If you only have 20 minutes in the morning to exercise, you do not want to choose an aerobics DVD that is an hour long. Some aerobics DVDs have different programs within the same DVD, of varying length and difficulty levels. These DVDs can be a great value for the money, because you can increase the difficulty of your workouts without needing to make an additional purchase.

If you are interested in a certain type of music or dance, you may choose to purchase an aerobics DVD that offers this. Similarly, some offer other styles such as kickboxing, or incorporate items such as jump ropes, hand weights, or aerobic steps into the routines, all of which can offer very effective exercise programs. Choose an aerobics DVD that sounds appealing and fun to you.

If you are still having a difficult time making a choice, reading reviews online can be a great way to find out about a DVD. Customers frequently post reviews when they purchase aerobics DVDs, which can offer real-world examples as to how challenging the DVD is, and if it gets boring after a while. In addition, keep in mind that there are many aerobics videos that may be downloaded or watched for free online; others may even be found at your public library.

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