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Video Fitness is a thriving online community whose members are dedicated to helping each other make the most of a home exercise program. Members accomplish this by writing reviews of the exercise videos that they use regularly, and by sharing advice and opinions in the Reader Forum.

We do not sell videos, so our community members can be totally honest about whether a fitness video lives up to its claims and to the reviewers' expectations. If you're looking for a place to buy the videos you read about here, see our Sources section, which includes consumers' comments about their experiences with particular vendors.

Video Fitness is a community unlike most you'll find on the Internet. Some of our community members have been coming here for years. Dozens have met in person on VF road trips or at local VF get-togethers, and many close friendships have formed around this common interest in fitness videos. As a result, the Reader Forum at Video Fitness will seem less impersonal than other fitness boards you'll find on the Internet. Most regular posters use their real names, and are often very candid about their lives and the challenges they face to working out regularly.

Video Fitness initially grew and developed with the help of advanced level home exercisers--women who had been using fitness videos regularly for years. As a result, the reviews (especially earlier ones) and the Forum postings can seem skewed toward the advanced perspective. However, the women who post about their rigorous workouts were once beginners, too. They didn't start out by lifting 50 lb. barbells or completing 2 hour marathon video workouts. They worked up to it gradually as their fitness level increased. If they can do it, so can you!

Another thing you'll notice is that we don't talk about diet much at Video Fitness. Yes, diet is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle, but every health and fitness site, as well as every women-oriented site on the Web, seems to focus on diet. Most Video Fitness readers enjoy having a haven from diet talk--a place they can go to focus exclusively on exercise and personal goal-setting.

So...What can VF do for you?

You can use VF as a:

source of consumer information: visitors rely on VF as a place to turn for honest, thorough video reviews and fitness information. You'll also read about fitness bargains and experiences with video vendors.

virtual health club: those who work out at home may miss out on the social opportunities of a club atmosphere. VF allows you to meet and mingle with others who share an interest in getting fitter, both online in our Reader Forum and offline at VF network events and Road Trips. For many, the social contacts are critical to staying motivated, though others prefer to remain anonymous.

motivation: In addition to the success stories that are a permanent part of Video Fitness, there is plenty of motivation and inspiration to be had if you read the VF Reader Forum regularly. Reading about others' challenging workouts may inspire you to challenge yourself. On the other hand, if you falter in your committment to exercise, the VF community is there to help you get back on track, because we've all been there, too.

We're glad you're here and we hope you'll stick around!

Wendy Niemi Kremer
Editor/Producer, Video Fitness

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