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Most Fun Workout Videos

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author image Lora Mays
Lora Mays is a RRCA-certified running coach. She has been running for more than 15 years and coaching since 2010. She has published articles on Plum Deluxe and in "Variance Magazine," among other publications. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional strategic communications from the University of Minnesota.
Most Fun Workout Videos
The most fun workout videos help you get fit, keep you motivated and offer a new challenge. Photo Credit Comstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

It's no secret that having fun while you are working out makes you more likely to stick with your exercise program. Integrating workout videos into your exercise routine can help increase the fun factor. At the same time, they are convenient and allow you to exercise at home whenever it works for you. Looking for several elements can help you find the most fun workout videos for your fitness level and to match your interests.

Find What Fits You

Most Fun Workout Videos
While popular, yoga may not be the best workout fit for everyone. Photo Credit Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images

Dance, yoga and boxing are only a few of the options that are available as workout videos. The most fun workout videos fit what you are looking for in a workout and what movements you enjoy doing. While one person may think that hip hop dance moves are the best way to exercise, the next person may prefer yoga. Think through what movements you enjoy. Based on this, look for a workout video that fits this. The most fun workout videos for you will tap into your passions, giving you an enjoyable exercise to get moving.

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Consider Your Time

In addition to different types of workouts, videos offer different regimens. Some of these require a bigger time investment than others. If you are not able to commit to a workout for at least one hour a day, several times a week, take that into consideration before you invest in a workout regimen that has this requirement, as it will be a major drag on the fun factor for your workout. Think about how much time you can dedicate to working out each day and choose a video based on that.

Challenge Yourself

Being challenged piques your interest. The most fun workout videos are those that are able to challenge both your body and your mind. Making sure that your workout is challenging will make it more effective and help you amplify results. The most fun workout videos do this by integrating some easier moves, but giving you modifications to help you challenge yourself and keep you interested. In doing so, you can test your boundaries and build up your self-confidence in the process.

Focus on Variety

The most fun workout videos have a variety of exercises incorporated within. A study published in the January 2013 issue of the "Journal of Strength Conditioning and Research" found that a variety of workouts can help people stay motivated and adhere to their exercise regimens. With this in mind, look for workout videos that focus on addressing a variety of muscle groups, such as your legs, arms and core. In addition, evaluate the different types of workouts that are incorporated within the video. The best workout videos will have several different workout choices so that you won't get bored with your workout routine.

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