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Four Top Fitness Videos for Beginners

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Are you too busy to enroll in a fitness program, or find that gym memberships are too costly and inconvenient? For beginners, there are numerous reasons for not joining a gym and getting fit. Fortunately, however, exercising in the home can be done at little cost, little inconvenience and on your schedule according to USA Weekend’s rating of four top fitness videos for beginners.

The advantages for beginners to take up exercising through fitness videos are numerous: You don’t have to pay for a long-term membership to save money; you can exercise inside of the privacy of your home; you don't have to fight off pesky trainers in a fitness center who badger you to hire them as your personal instructor; or, have to rush in order to get home in enough time to pick up your child at school and cook your family’s dinner.

In a recent issue of USA Weekend, writer Holly Bristol reveals four top fitness videos for beginners that you can use right now and exercise whenever you want. The four videos range from classic moves to hip hop body blasts that are sure to cover the exercise tastes of the individual as well as offer a repertoire of exercises that will stave off boredom.

The following is a summary of the fitness videos, their cost and where they can be purchased:

Fitness Video #1—Rise and Shine: Wake Up Exercises to do Every Morning.
This fitness video has seven 3-minute stretching routines that increases flexibility and is suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Cost: $14.95 at amazon.com.

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Fitness Video #2—Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners.
This fitness video offers beginners an introduction to two styles of Yoga with an included yoga exercise strap. One style is a slower paced Hatha yoga that focuses on holding stretches for greater flexibility. The second style is a faster-paced flowing vinyasa style yoga that is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Cost: $21.98 at amazon.com.

Fitness Video #3—Dance Off the Inches: Hip Hop Body Blast!
This fitness video offers three fun and body-slimming 12-minute dance routines with a step guide to help beginners with two left feet discover their moves. Cost: $14.98 at amazon.com.

Fitness Video #4—Slim in Six.
This fitness video offers a few more extras than the other three. Included in the package with a DVD demonstrating three workouts is a motivational calendar and a tool to help you measure your inches lost. The instructional workouts cover cardio and light resistance programs as well as a bonus flexibility routine. Cost: $60 at beachbody.com.

If you are limited by a medical condition that makes exercising and fitness difficult, even with the least taxing of the suggested four top fitness videos for beginners, take a look at a form of yoga called “Iyengar Yoga” that is recommended for breast cancer survivors who suffer from persistent fatigue. In addition, a recent study shows that stepping in place during TV commercials is also an effective fitness exercise for burning calories in the home.

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Reference: USA Weekend Jan. 20-22, 2012

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