Do you want to take your Pilates workout out of the studio, or try it for the first time in the privacy of your own home? Then you'll need to know how to choose a Pilates DVD.

Pilates at Home

Pilates, an exercise program that increases strength, flexibility and control of the body, can be done anywhere that has a flat surface, making it the perfect at-home workout. But choosing the best Pilates DVD can be complicated! There are many choices, and navigating them can be a trial and error process if you don't do your research.

Read on to learn more about choosing a Pilates DVD!

Things You Will Need

Pilates Mat
TV and DVD Player

Step 1

Take a fair assessment of your fitness level and goals, and decide how much time you can devote to a program. Do you workout every day? Are you at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level? Do you have 10 minutes a day or an hour? It's important to have an idea of what your skill and commitment levels are to know what kind of Pilates DVD to buy.

Step 2

Try before you buy. If you have friends that already own a Pilates DVD, or you belong to a public library, ask if you can try out their selection before you purchase that Pilates DVD. The more you try, the more you know what might work for you!

Step 3

Decide what kind of workout you want. Are you a beginner or trying Pilates for the first time? Try Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners. Want to work your abs? Try Pilates: Abs Workouts.

Step 4

Once you've purchased a Pilates DVD, start a workout DVD exchange club with your friends! You can take turns trying out each of your exercise DVD collections and learn more about workouts you enjoy. Getting friends involved is a great way to stay motivated during an exercise program.

No matter what Pilates DVD, or exercise program, you select, make sure you're having fun throughout the workout. It will be much easier to stick to if you do it with a smile on your face!

Tips & Warnings

Select a trainer that is certified in Pilates instruction.

Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise regimen.

The better you eat, the better you will feel and the more energy you will be able to devote to an exercise program. Eat well.