Fitness Fridays: Fitness podcasts

Don’t have the time or money to go to the gym?  Enjoy doing fitness DVDs?

I have a few different fitness DVDs (and VHS’); everything from yoga to dance to pilates.  Workout videos are an easy way to get a good workout for an affordable price and in the comfort of your own home.  Now if you are like me and get bored of the same thing over and over again but don’t want to fork out the money to have a huge library of fitness DVDs there is a simple solution: Fitness podcasts.

Want more options than Sweating to the Oldies?

If you search on the iTunes store under video podcasts for fitness-themed videos a whole whack of them come up.  Yoga fan?  There’s a podcast for that.  Same with pilates.  And, it doesn’t just stop at exercise.  You can download anything from healthy eating tips to recipes and more.

My favourite podcast channel is eFit30, which has videos on everything from high-cardio workouts to yoga to pilates.  Each video is around 30 minutes so it’s the perfect length when you don’t have a lot of time and still want to fit a workout in. Another podcast channel to check out is Diet.com, which features exercise videos, tips, recipes, healthy eating, and more.

Now since you are streaming these videos to an electronic device, the screen can be quite small.  You can either use your computer, iPhone (which is just way to small in my opinion), iPad (which I often use), or my favourite option, an Apple TV (which you can watch directly from the device or stream it using AirPlay).

Having a ton of fitness DVDs can get quite expensive and watching podcasts, I find, provides me with more options so I can switch it up everyday and really get a full body workout.  I teach a high-intensity strength-training fitness class anywhere from two to four days a week, and honestly, after doing a pilates workout I am feeling muscles that I didn’t even know existed.

Have you tried any fitness podcasts?  What are your favourites?

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