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Free Workouts

Updated on January 2, 2014

I am a master of devising excuses not to workout. One of my old standby excuses was that I didn't have money for gym membership. I own a few workout DVDs, but I have used them so often that I can do them with my eyes closed. It's tough enough for me to get motivated to workout. Boredom doesn't help. I started looking for alternatives to my dusty DVDs, and I found some great workouts. The best part is that they are fun, free workouts!

Free Kickboxing Workouts

My favorite free workouts are the kickboxing ones that I found on Xfinity (Comcast) On Demand. If you have Xfinity On Demand, you can find the free workouts by choosing Sports & Fitness in the On Demand menu. On the next screen, select Fitness Workouts. There, you'll find a variety of types of workouts including kickboxing. My favorite On Demand kickboxing workouts are led by Jill Coleman.

People who know me are often surprised that I love the kickboxing workouts. I'm a laidback, quiet person who would rather be hurt than hurt someone else. But for me, it's not about learning to fight. The movements and routines are fun and don't put stress on my joints. Sometimes, I mute the television and put music on while I workout with Jill Coleman.

I feel the need to be more active in frequent spurts throughout the day since I work from home at my computer most of the time. The short workouts are a great break from sitting at my computer, but I do more than one of those workouts on days when I want a longer workout.

Exercise TV

Some people may remember that Comcast used to offer free workout clips from Exercise TV including some by Jillian Michaels. Though these are no longer part of the workouts offered by Xfinity, people can watch some Exercise TV videos for free on Hulu. Some of the videos are only short clips showing one or two moves in detail. However, there are some regular length aerobics routines available through Exercise TV on Hulu.

Exercise Videos on YouTube

I'm always a little hesitant to trust an unknown source on YouTube. Anyone with a means to record a video clip can say they are an expert and post videos on YouTube. Even though I'm very selective when it comes to YouTube videos, there are many quality workouts on YouTube. Some of the best videos are on the BeFit channel. Lionsgate BeFit has videos by some trusted names in fitness training like Denise Austin and Jillian Michaels.

There's an App for That

I don't have a mobile device that supports Google Play apps such as an Android phone, but I'd love to try this workout app called Daily Workouts FREE. The programs contains 50 exercises and randomly generates a workout by combining these exercises. The routines were created by a certified personal trainer. Though I haven't tried it yet, I have found that the same app is available for my Kindle through Amazon.com.

Get Moving!

Excuses are definitely a thing of the past. With multiple ways to access free workouts, almost everyone has literally hundreds of free workouts at their fingertips.

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