(Mobile, AL) You see the ads for home workout videos, and the buff bodies they promise to deliver. If you've ever watched a workout video, and wondered if it works, personal trainer Cindy Ross says the answer is yes.“We have a lot of clients who say. ‘What can we do outside of our workouts?’ So home videos they are good,” said Ross. That may seem like a strange answer from a woman who makes a living getting people into the gym -- but Cindy says if you are willing to commit you will see results.
“You don’t have anybody there saying ‘Come on Cindy, do the workouts.’ You have to account for yourself,” said Ross. Cindy does warn -- some of the more advanced videos -- like popular P90X or Insanity -- may be too hard and discouraging for beginners. Also, if you are new to exercising -- that might not be the only drawback. “One of the bad things about videos is that you don’t have anyone there correcting your form. If you are first starting on your own, you could create bad habits,” said Ross.
But if you are looking to get started on your own -- a home video may be the perfect solution.