The exercise videos listed here include strength training and toning as well as low impact aerobics. Besides serving these central purposes at all levels, they are also suitable for anyone with weak or previously injured knees or joints, as well as for the elderly or anyone who has been sedentary for extended periods of time. These are also a good start for beginners who have never worked out before.
'''About Strength & Toning Videos'''
This not only builds muscles and gives you shape and definition, but it also makes you stronger, more streamlined, and helps burn more calories even while you are not working out. Women's fear factor? Building bulk. Don't worry -- it's a myth. Women don't have enough testosterone to get bulky. However, do expect to get nice, shapely arms and legs.
* Ab Centric Workouts
* Ball Workouts -- You will work on your core strength through the use of a medicine Ball or stability Ball
* Bosu Core Synergy -- Great instructor and cueing. Good for all levels as the instructor gives a variation to most moves.
* Stretching/Flexibility -- Good for everyone to use as least once a week. It helps keep your muscles long and lean, plus it is great injury prevention.
* Athletic Stretch -- These videos are aimed at increasing flexibility using a non-yoga based workout.
* Pilates -- This is great for overall toning, improving core strength, and increasing flexibility.
* Yoga -- Not only is yoga good for your body, but it is also good for your mind. It is a great relaxation tool that you can take advantage of when you just want to move your body but not stress your joints.
'''About Low Impact Videos'''
If you have weak knees, previous injuries, are severely overweight, or are over 65, you may want to consider a low impact option depending on your current physical condition. If you haven't exercised in a while, you may want to start with this milder form of exercise until you feel that you can handle a more demanding workout. Another option would be to opt for a "beginner's" video.
* Dance -- Not recommended for those of you with two left feet. You would be better off with a basic aerobics or athletic video such as kickboxing. However, kickboxing is usually on the cardio side of things. Less sweaty options include Hip Hop, Jazzercise, Belly Dancing, and Salsa.
* Aquarobics -- If you have a pool and can take advantage of it with a personal DVD player nearby, this is a great low impact workout that makes you work against the resistance of the water.
* Seniors/Seated Workouts
* Tai Chi and Qi Gong