Fitness DVDs Reviewed by Experts and Consumers - Website Has Best of Both Worlds

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Your Exercise DVDs ( is a new website created especially to help people choose the exercise and yoga DVDs that are right for them. It contains expert reviews of hundreds of workouts, and readers are invited to add their own reviews and ratings.

If you want to know whether a fitness DVD is right for you, who do you trust more - an expert's informed opinion or the firsthand experience of your friends? With (, you get both - expert assessments of exercise and yoga DVDs, and reader ratings and reviews.

Website editor Janiss Garza points out that this is the ideal combination when you're shopping for an exercise DVD. "You want to know how long the workouts are, how difficult they are, and the kind of equipment you'll need," she points out. "The expert reviews tell you that, and tell you who will benefit the most from the DVD. The reader ratings and reviews come from everyday people sharing their own opinions and experiences with the workouts."

The experts assess the DVDs by doing them themselves, and will sometimes even add their own personal views after their critique - Ms. Garza's review of Carmen Electra's "Fit to Strip" ( is an example.

Ms. Garza came up with the idea for because as editor-in-chief of All Spirit Fitness (, she noticed that the DVD reviews were the most highly trafficked pages. She decided to make them even more accessible by giving them their own site, and increase their value by adding the reader ratings and reviews.

"A review site is all about offering the best information in the most useable fashion," she points out. "We designed to have intuitive navigation and categories that make the reviews and articles easy to find. If you decide you want a particular DVD, one click starts the buying process." features reviews of all styles of exercise DVDs - cardio, toning, Pilates, yoga and a mind-body section that includes unique workouts that don't quite fit into the other categories. There is also a category for workout systems such as Billy Blank's Bootcamp workouts and The Firm. also includes helpful articles on home exercise to help its readers get the most out of their DVD workouts. Even though the site is still new, has over 250 DVD reviews. More are being added every week.

"This is an incredibly content rich site," says Ms. Garza. "People need good information about home exercise so that they get the most benefit from what they do. The whole purpose of is to help people know what they're getting when they buy exercise and yoga DVDs. When they make informed purchases, they're more likely to stick to the workouts."

Companies who are interested in having their fitness DVDs reviewed on should contact Janiss Garza for details.

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