I used to obsess over what, if any, workout DVDs I should buy. I hated the thought of buying a bad DVD. And then, I realized that every town in the U.S. has a handy way to try out new workouts: the public library.

I’ve tried yoga DVDs, Self DVDs, etc. Some have been great and I’ve gone on to purchase them, some of them have been…well, extremely odd. Recently, I tried Crunch’s Yoga-Pilates “super slim down” DVD with Ellen Barret. I really like it, as I’m still recovering from some foot problems. It’s a nice combination of yoga and pilates.