Not only does the service provide us with a lot of our entertainment, Netflix is now providing me with fitness videos.
I can’t believe I didn’t think about it before!
I was browsing the Netflix Instant Service via our Xbox when I noticed a Pilates workout tape. I thought it would be an excellent addition to my attempts to get more active with Kinect. So I put it on the Instant Queue.
The next day, I did the tape. And the day after that. The third day, I checked out one by the same instructor that was a mix of cardio and matwork Pilates. The next day, Tuesday, I took off because it became increasingly difficult to lower myself to a seated position without my hamstrings, glutes and thighs protesting. But on Wednesday, the cardio/matwork tape went back on. Thursday I did the cardio portion but decided against the matwork because I was wiped from the first portion.
Unfortunately, this weekend whizzed by without a single bead of sweat from Pilates. But I’m about to go hop on Netflix before Monday Night Magic and at least try a short video. Because yesterday, cruising Netflix’s website, I found that it has a kajillion (to use the technical term) fitness videos involving Pilates and/or cardio dance workouts.
Not only will I get in better shape, but I might actually be able to do some of Kinect’s Dance Central songs from the “Moderate” level. At the moment, I keep fouling up or my limbs turn to jelly. At the very least, I am actually beginning to see a little more waist and a tiny bit of ab definition after just the first five workouts.
Of course, there are plenty of ways to get fit frugally. One of my favorite cheap-o ideas was a magazine’s suggestion that you fill a one liter water bottle. It’s equivalent to a two-pound weight I believe. And, of course, walking is a perennial favorite. (I had Tim get me a Camelback Hydration Pack for when I start walking again.)
What’s your favorite cheap way to workout?