Lately in 21DHL I’ve been sharing a fitness tidbit I uncovered a few weeks ago.
Running used to be my main fitness regime. I’ve a park next to my house where I jog, usually in the evenings, sometimes in the early mornings. Next to running, was swimming (there’s a pool next to my house). These were convenient sports – I could do them whenever I want by myself. Team sports are fun, but it’s inconvenient to plan since they are subjected to others’ schedules. (I don’t like going to the gym either – the nearest gym is quite far anyway)
However, lately it’s been raining a lot in Singapore (global warming?). Sometimes it’d rain just when I’m all ready to go for a jog or a swim. Because of that, my exercise plans would be thwarted. It was quite frustrating. There would be days upon days where it would keep raining, and each time for several hours.
Finally I decided that subjecting my fitness plans to the weather was not a solution. For all it’s worth, it could go on raining like this for the next few decades! I’m not going to put my exercise on hold for that. I brainstormed for a solution – What’s an exercise I can do whenever and wherever I want, that’d let me workout my full body at the same time? If I can do the exercise at home, that’s even better!
No sooner did I get an answer – home aerobics! Aerobics whenever and wherever you want, in the comfort of your home. I went to Youtube to search for aerobic videos – and viola – found some gems which I’m sharing below. Seriously, now there’s no excuse not to exercise anymore! What’s more, the sessions are made extra fun by the great energy of the lead trainer and his team. I’m starting to develop a bond with the trainers after working out with them in the past few weeks. (Update – I found out the lead trainer’s name is Gilad Janklowicz and he has his own fitness TV shows and workout videos. More details at his site: Gilad’s Bodies in Motion. The ladies you usually see right next to him are Sue and Maya.)
Below are my favorite sessions. Enjoy guys!
* For those who don’t know, you can download Youtube videos to your computer via KeepVid. This way you can play them wherever you want.
** The aerobic sessions are about 20 minutes each. Since Youtube limits videos to 10 minutes, each session has been cut into 2 videos. Simply load them into a player like VLC (thanks Matt!) and save them as a playlist. This way, they’ll run seamlessly and you can concentrate on getting a great workout!
*** All sessions follow the same general format – warm-up, workout on the upper body, hips, thighs, buttocks, abdominals, then finally cool-down.
**** If you want a long workout, like 30 or 40 minutes, simply replay the vids. It’s so simple! I only wish I discovered them sooner. Now there’s no need for you to pay money for aerobic classes anymore – unless of course, you prefer to workout in a big class. I like the simplicity and convenience of at-home aerobics.
Aerobic Session #1
Aerobic Session #2
Aerobic Session #3
(I just did this session just now!)
Aerobic Session #4
More great aerobic videos here. You can tell which aerobic videos go together by the trainers’ clothings (gotta love their clothes and the matching colors right down to the belt! LOL Occasionally there’s a cameo appearance by a parakeet).
Now that I’m done with the post, I’m going to workout for another session! Enjoy and let’s sweat it all out!