Doing Weight Loss Programs at Home

Don’t have a gym or fitness center close to home? Are weight loss programs not that accessible in your area? If so, then perhaps it’s time to take things into your own hands by setting up your own weight loss program from the comfort of your own home.

Conducting a weight loss program at home is a great idea, especially for those who don’t have a lot of time in their hands. And the best part is, setting up is extremely easy.

Workout Videos

If you’re not too keen with setting up a weight loss plan from scratch, then it’s best to find a good workout video to guide you with the things that you need to do. There are plenty of workout videos for sale online and on TV, so you probably wouldn't have a hard time finding them.

Here are few popular ones in the industry:

1. INSANITY: 60-Day Total Body Conditioning Workout DVD Program â€" This program is led by trainer Shaun T who aims to get you fit in 2 months. The program contains 10 workout DVDs and is meant to push you to your limits. INSANITY workouts alternates between aerobic and anaerobic intervals, and teaches you to do long bursts of exercises with little rest.

2. P90X: Tony Horton's 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness Workout DVD Program â€" Want a leaner, bulkier, and stronger body? Right this way. This fitness program features “Muscle Confusion technique accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus.” It is composed of 12 DVD workouts and comes with a three-phase nutrition plan.

3. SWAT Workout: Extreme Weight Loss and Fat Burning â€" This program lets you burn 9 times more fat, lose 2 times more weight, and increase your metabolismâ€"all while you’re working out at your own pace. The program is led by 5 Time World Champion Tom Stroup and is meant to be your own personal workout. You’re free to adjust the intensity based on your experience and fitness level.

4. Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga â€" If you’re a fan of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser”, you’ll probably like this one. Starring Bob Harper, this weight loss program applies the power of yoga to losing weight and can transform your body in 6 to 8 weeks.

There are certainly many types of home-based fitness programs out there, and determining what’s best is ultimately up to yo.When choosing the right workout video, be sure to do your research. Find out if the program is right for you and read up on reviews and testimonials.


There’s a lot of exercise equipment that’s made perfectly for a home environment so if your weight loss program calls for equipment, shouldn’t have a hard time finding some for your house. Get yourself a treadmill for cardio and some weights for lifting. You don’t have to head to your neighborhood sports store or gym store to find the equipment for you. Most of these things can be found at department stores.

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