OK YouTube users, if you haven’t heard of it already, it’s time you do. BeFit is YouTube’s newest destination for fitness content from
Lionsgate. What is it? It’s a website filled with free workout videos for anyone and everyone, and one of the best parts about it is many of them are lead by some of the top trainers in the fitness industry such as Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin and Jane Fonda.
Another great thing about BeFit is the wide range of different videos. Maybe you like to focus on specific workouts like Pilates, yoga, and abdominals, or maybe you just want to dance and have a good time while burning calories. Either way, they’ve got it all. Each day a new workout is featured on the homepage and you can currently find about 189 different videos uploaded onto the site.
Right now the highlight of the site is their new 90-day workout program with the purpose of quick results. There’s a playlist of different workout videos for each day of the program. You can expect to perform workouts involvoing strength, cardio, flexibility, yoga, and high intensity drills. You’ll be instructed by two hosts, fitness trainers Samantha Clayton and Garret Amerine. (more…)
I bought my first exercise video in 2002. It was a Pilates video and I quickly got to work on the daily routine. After about a week, I couldn’t stand hearing the instructor attempt to be a comedian anymore. I needed her guidance, but not her anecdotes. After my son was born I got a new video. The modern cover was deceiving. The video was out dated and I couldn’t follow the steps because I was too busy laughing at the full body leotards all the big haired women were sporting.
At home exercise can be extremely effective. There are several great videos available, but how do you know if it’s the right one for you? The blurbs on the back covers tend to leave too many questions. The best way to choose is to actually try it out before you buy it- and now you can.
Collage Video coins themselves as being the “exercise video specialists since 1987.” This company started by printing a catalog of exercise video reviews. 25 years later, they’ve moved to a web site but still offer a great service to those looking to get fit. Every video found on their site has been reviewed by an ACE-certified trainer and a “regular person.” After the team has deemed the video effective, they place it on their site by category and give it a rating.
The best appeal of Collage Video is that they offer a sample clip for the interested shopper. This way, the customer can try out the workout, hear the instructor, and get a general feel for the workout.