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I received a text message from my brother in Haiti today asking me questions about the P90X workout DVDs. Apparently people are raving about them as well in Haiti and my brother is hoping by purchasing them, he will absolutely reach his fitness goals.
After reading this week’s newsletter from my amazing coach, Michelle Pippin , on ways to drive furious bloggers to your site, I decided that I’ve held my tongue long enough about workout DVDs. My opinion is WORKOUT DVDs DO NOT WORK. Now before you get mad at me, especially if you are a BeachBody Coach, keep reading and you will see the logic behind this offensive statement for some. Workout DVDs do not work because
- most people who buy them don’t use them. They end up collecting dust along with the arsenal of gadgets they already bought from infomercials,
- some of those workouts are best suited for people who are already active. The lay person tends to give up after the first week,
- most people buy them hoping to look like the person on television,
- infomercials are like any movie, everything is staged to get you to BUY BUY BUY. Everything is carefully analyzed: the location for the video shoot, what every one in the video should wear, who is featured to share testimonials.
Those points mentioned are not even the main reasons why I believe workout DVDs do not work. Workout DVDs do not work because without proper nutrition, they are as useless and a waste of money as paying a gym membership every month without going to the gym. There is a reason most of those DVDs that come in series, come with a meal plan. What do most people do when they buy those DVDs? They get right into the workout, and continue to eat the same way they were before buying the DVD. Remember the saying
Nutrition is 80% of your success, exercising is only 20%
This remains true yesterday, and today. You will never outrun a bad diet. The workout DVDs alone will not produce the results that you are expecting without proper nutrition. P90X + pizza does not equal six pack.
So if you are not ready to commit to a program in its entirety by spending the first month, money and energy on the 80% meaning NUTRITION, save your money and don’t buy a workout DVD because it will not work.
Now your turn, what do you think of workout DVDs?
Until next time, spread the love…