Business Traveler (USA) - - HEALTH & WELLNESS -

Work­out videos sound like an out­dated con­cept, but there are ac­tu­ally new pro­duc­tions worth check­ing out. Al­though the bulk of re­leases are still geared to­wards women, that’s grad­u­ally chang­ing. Here’s our run­down of the lat­est op­tions, and the best choices for fre­quent trav­el­ers of all fit­ness lev­els.


www.hayemaker.com ($19.66) The for­mer WBA heavy­weight cham­pion hasn’t hired a trainer to front his first fit­ness DVD – he takes you through the moves him­self. Wisely, he steers clear of any­thing fancy, and sticks to clas­sic train­ing moves that are eas­ily demon­strated. There’s a choice of four work­outs: Shadow Box­ing, Cir­cuit Train­ing, Con­di­tion­ing, and Abs and Core. You can use the“cre­ate a work­out”fea­ture to run them in your cho­sen com­bi­na­tion – saves skip­ping back to the main menu in-be­tween sec­tions.

Ho­tel-room friendly? Yes – the work­outs are based on com­pact, low-im­pact moves that you could do with­out train­ers. Equip­ment needed None (al­though box­ing gloves might help you feel the part).

Ir­ri­ta­tion/bore­dom fac­tor These work­outs are repet­i­tive, which could get bor­ing. Time The work­outs range from 16 to 22 min­utes, but you’re urged not to skip the warm-up (11 min­utes) or cool-down (15 min­utes). Diet plan in­cluded? No. Best for Ex­er­cise and box­ing beginners, or those who want to min­i­mize knee/an­kle im­pact. Cir­cuit train­ing is pretty tough for intermediate lev­els.

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