Without a doubt, the most successful and popular home workout program that you must purchase and follow closely in order to get results is the P90X workout designed by a guy named Tony Horton. It's a 7 day routine with workouts each day that range from 60 to 90 minutes in length. The concept of the entire program entails something that is called muscle confusion in which numerous different workouts are done each day and never repeated so that the entire body becomes very strong all over, rather then in just a few specific areas. It's often tough to stick to this routine for that amount of time but the popularity and success of the P90X program is proof that it works for just about everyone who has stuck with it. There is also a quicker program which is known as the 10 minute trainer, also developed by Tony Horton. It allows incredibly busy people the chance to exercise effectively.
Yoga is perhaps the oldest home workout program if you really think about it, as all you need is a mat and an open space so that you can stretch and do the moves that yoga requires you to do. It is a traditional stretching workout which has been around for over the past thousand years and will create inner and outer strength if you truly learn how to do it properly. The best way to get into yoga, which is the hardest step in the whole process, is to go to a few yoga classes and purchase a few books, as well as a yoga mat. Once you feel comfortable doing yoga on your own, take about thirty minutes a day and follow a routine as laid out in a book so that you know what you are doing and that you are doing it right.
Another incredibly popular at-home workout program is the core performance series developed by Mark Verstegen who is behind the elite workout center for athletes in Arizona. This series shares the secrets that he preaches at his workout facility to million dollar athletes in books and DVDs so that you can easily do simple things without equipment at home to put yourself in better shape. There is the basic core performance program, core performance essentials for very busy people and core performance endurance, which is a fitness and nutritional workout for people who want to lose weight and get in better shape at the same time.