Whether you're into stretching, dancing or martial arts, there's a low-impact DVD workout for you. Gentle on your joints without sacrificing a good old adrenaline rush, the best part is you don't have to worry about your outfit or making it to gym class on time.
For fluid movements that don't overwhelm your body, dance is the way to go. Get ready to samba, salsa, and swing your way to your ideal weight with cardio exercise routines adapted from the ABC hit show, Dancing with the Stars. Step-by-step instructions won't intimidate beginners, and the best part is you don't need a dance partner to get your groove on.$14.98, abctvstore.com
Based on a rare form of kung fu called Shoú Shú, this DVD offers kickboxing minus its trademark jarring and bouncing moves, making it easy on your back and joints. Still, you get an intense, fat-burning workout that develops leg, butt and core strength. $24.95, shengchifoundation.org
Who knew a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga could be so energizing? You'll need a chair to act as a barre, a pair of dumbbells and a resistance band to take advantage of all sections of the DVD. If long and lean is what you're after, this one's for you. $22.97, shop.cathe.com
Anyone who can walk will have no excuse to skip this workout! All you need is a small amount of space to brisk walk 2 miles in 30 minutes, all done in the comfort of your living room. If you're in the mood for a challenge, carry light dumbbells while you're at it. $14.95, store.walkathome.com
This workout is based on The Esmonde Technique, a fitness program created by former ballerina and fitness TV show host Miranda Esmonde-White. It aims to break the misconception that exercise has to be painful for it to be effective. Through unique flowing movements that strengthen and tone, it's designed to enable people to be fully active without straining their bodies.$34.95, essentrics.com