Trying to get in shape is a constant battle for most people, but finding one of the best home workouts for 2012 can definitely alleviate some of that stress. There are tons of home exercise programs in 2012 that can whip you into shape, improve your motivation, and help you get the results you desire. Such programs come in a multitude of price ranges, including absolutely free. If you hate schlepping to the gym or paying for personal trainers, here is a list of the best, most effective, at home workout programs that can make exercising fun, engaging, and successful. Try one, or all of them, until you find the right fit for your needs.
Tony Horton is the energetic and charismatic leader of this high-intensity 90-day workout program that gets you into the best shape of your life. Through a series of DVD's, you'll learn exercises that focus on “confusing” your muscles, allowing you to bypass plateaus and burn fat quickly. The workouts are typically an hour in length, though they do offer an additional thirty-minute abdominal and core series that will help you develop the six-pack of your dreams. An easy-to-follow curriculum keeps things interesting, and Tony utilizes elements of many different exercise routines, including plyometrics, yoga, and kickboxing, to stave off boredom and work every muscle group. P90X is a full workout experience at home, so the program is a bit costly at $120.
BodyRock is a fairly new workout program hosted by three committed personal trainers. BodyRock TV is aimed towards people eager to get in shape, but who cannot afford gym memberships or trainers, or people believe they cannot get the same quality workout from home. Workouts are tailored to three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and feature easy-to-follow single and combination exercises that are repeated for a high intensity interval training workout. The HIIT system burns fat quickly, tones muscles, and gets you into shape in record time. The daily program generally consists of about 12 minutes of actual exercising. Equipment required for participation is minimal, and modifications for those without any tools are offered. An online message board encourages motivation and participation; best of all, the entire program is completely free.
If video games are more your style, the Wii offers a multitude of video games that are meant to work your body while giving you an enjoyable experience that does not feel like exercising. The original Wii Fit game comes with a balance board that helps the program determine your weight and skill level, and you can plug in your goals, stats, and various needs. Exercise programs include aerobics, strength training, yoga, and balance. There are additional accessories you can purchase that can extend the playing/workout experience and add variety to your daily routine. The Wii also offers other fitness games, like Zumba, Just Dance, The Biggest Loser Challenge, and many more. The Wii is the most expensive program on this list, however: the console, the Wii Fit kit with balance board, and additional games can easily cost several hundreds of dollars, but it is one of the most fun options, and it does have applications beyond fitness.