TURN ON THE TV
Workout videos sound like an outdated concept, but there are actually new productions worth checking out.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.
DAVID HAYE’S BOX AND TONE
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.