Some of us simply prefer conducting our exercise routines in the comfort of our own homes, and workout videos are the holy grail of many at-home fitness enthusiasts.
Of course, some of these routines and the trainers presenting them have become legendary in their own right, and here are five of the most iconic workout videos of all time – how many have you tried?
1. Tae Bo Amped – Billy Blanks
Combining Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing and aerobics, Billy Blanks is the undisputed master of his field. Tae Bo Amped is a five-disk set, and its effective calorie-burning workouts have seen many a lounge become the starting point to enviable fitness.
2. The Complete Workout for Beginners – Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels is well known due to her involvement with reality programmes like The Biggest Loser, and Fitness magazine calls this video the most efficient back-to-basics workout out there, with circuit training and toning as its focus.
3. The Workout – Jane Fonda
At 81, Jane Fonda is a living testament and reflection of her work in the field of fitness. The highest-selling workout video of all time, The Workout combines both low-impact and high-intensity movements.
4. Sweatin’ to the Oldies – Richard Simmons
Another icon of popular fitness, Richard Simmons uses classic oldies to get you into the groove of great fitness.
5. Brazil Butt Lift
If your caboose is an area you’d like to focus on, look no further than Brazil Butt Lift. Leandro Carvalho is the butt-sculpting expert, and is often revered by supermodels, some of whom use his workouts to avoid surgery.