I noticed my cable company – Time Warner – offers FREE workouts through their On Demand program so I decided to try it out. They offer cardio, core training, aerobics, dance aerobics, etc. and you can set it for as few as 10 minutes and as long as 30. The first class is free and if you can order more for a minimal fee if you find one you really like.
If you choose this workout option, I have to warn you that it may come with an unexpected price tag. My kids all sat on the couch, critiqued my form, and shared encouraging words like, “Wow! Mom your face is bright red,” or “You’re sweating so much. Is that because you’re so old or are you just out of shape?”
I had to make a new rule that if my kids want to stay for the show, they have to pay for admission (i.e. work out with me or get lost).
It’s a great way to sneak in a workout on those days when you don’t have time to hit the gym or you don’t feel like dragging your kiddos along on a bike ride or walk. Does your cable company offer any of these FREE workouts? If not, look for an exercise channel in your cable package and record a few workouts until you find one you like.