Working out is daunting enough without having to put oneself on display at the gym or studio. There are a number of ways to get that yoga or Pilates session in without having to be put into an uncomfortable situation. Below are some ideas to help ease the anxiety.
Research a favorite instructor and see if they have their own personal DVD. Many of the more well-known fitness trainers have a number of different workouts available for the beginner as well as the advanced yoga or Pilates enthusiast. Check out something by Denise Austin or Kathy Smith, both of whom have had a long career in the industry. Each have DVDs that showcase yoga or Pilates workouts one can do in comfort and privacy. Be sure to invest in the proper equipment to use for those in-home yoga or Pilates sessions.
Advances in technology have made online workouts abundant and available at just the tip of the finger. While surfing the web can be done from the latest cell phone, yoga or Pilates classes via the internet are best viewed from a laptop or tablet big enough to see the different poses. For those who are also tech savvy, attaching the computer to the big screen television also works! There are a variety of online studios offering website access for one-on-one training either for free or a nominal monthly charge. Worried about spending a lot of money and night liking what is offered? Then take a look at those sites that have either free instructional online videos or a coupon code for a free trial.
If these ideas don’t hold any interest, then try some personal one-on-one instruction with a personal trainer. While this option tends to be a bit more expensive, it is still better than being in a crowded studio or classroom. Being with a teacher in a private session gives one the opportunity to vocally express goals and needs. They can offer individualized training, give pointers for correct form and provide instant motivation.
Whether using a DVD, online video or a private trainer, practicing yoga or Pilates requires commitment and consistency. Workouts don’t have to be a chore. They should be fun, enjoyable and in some cases, relaxing and something in which to look forward. Also, remember that it is important to always check with a physician before starting a new workout routine.
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