Daily Burn: The Future of Home Workouts?

I think this is the longest I have ever gone without posting. See what summer can do!? There are many topics piling up for me to discuss, but today’s is an interesting resource I just discovered:  Daily Burn.

Daily Burn is an online membership to home videos that can be streamed to your phone, mobile device, home computer, or television. I have not tried it, but it looks like it provides quite a bit of  variety. As a professional, workout videos are not my first choice, but there are times in my life that I have turned to them to get ideas and change-up some things in my own classes.  There have also been instances where I am recovering from the birth of child that has left my schedule so restricted that I can’t leave the house to workout when I want to.   Some of you may have found yourself in the jam of trying to get some kind of workout in when the gym is too crowded or the days are short and there isn’t enough daylight to get outside.

I have not yet reviewed the offerings as a member (summer can really put a crimp in the “to-do” list) but I am actually considering using it as a supplement for some of my personal training clients to add some workouts to the days that I don’t see them.  I could also see this type of tool as a support system for those who travel as well.  For anyone who has relied on home videos, they know they can get old and if you’re using DVDs, they can get scratched or lost (it happens!)

Daily Burn comes with a free trial, at least right now, so I am going to check it out.  As always, I will be reviewing the credentialing and experience of the instructors while I am at it. Some might wonder if this type of online business would threaten the livelihood of personal trainers or group instructors.  In my opinion, I don’t believe that it will because people who are looking for in-home options aren’t seeking the accountability or face-to-face element that hiring a personal trainer or going to a class provides.  This type of resource only truly works for those who are motivated enough to do it – they just need some direction and idea as to what to do.

I realize this type of approach to exercise may not work for everyone, but it certainly might for some.  The more and more I work with people and talk to people, they need something that is inexpensive, simple, fun, and can be done in 30 minutes or less.  Let me know if you have tried it and whether or not you like it!

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