What started as a set of YouTube videos, BodyRock.tv has quickly become one of the destination sites for home gym enthusiasts. If you are looking for workouts that fit into a tight schedule, diet tips or a community of interval training enthusiasts, BodyRock is the destination for you.
What Is BodyRock?
BodyRock was originally started as a series of high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout videos on YouTube. A husband-and-wife team would upload the high intensity workouts, most about 12 minutes in length, along with step-by-step instructions on how to do the workout.
The series became so popular that BodyRock.tv, a complete home exercise website was born.
One Stop Fitness Resource
In addition to the original HIIT videos, the site includes a comprehensive menu of exercises and fitness information to help you achieve high levels of fitness right in your home. The easy-to-navigate tabs allow you to explore and find information quickly.
If all you're interested in are the workouts, you'll find a wealth of them at BodyRock.tv. In addition to the videos themselves, each workout includes an equipment recommendation, step-by-step instructions and photos of each move. Nearly all workouts are HIIT, so you can be prepared for a serious and intense workout each time, no matter how little time you have to give to the routine.
Diet and eating tips are put up regularly on the site. Exercisers are encouraged to take the diet challenge of the moment, which includes tips for healthy eating, reasons why you should include specific foods in your diet and examples of where you can find specific nutrients in foods. While not a diet site, BodyRock definitely caters to those who make total body fitness a priority.
While BodyRock does not sell or endorse equipment, they do recommend specific pieces of exercise equipment used in their videos. These include interval timers, jump ropes and sandbags; no very high-priced or cumbersome equipment here.
The BodyRockers, as they are called, are the heart and soul of the site. This community of HIIT enthusiasts contributes with posts, feedback, comments and photographs of their own. Because BodyRock is primarily a home workout experience, those who look for motivation from others will find the community they miss at the gym right on the site.
Rounding out the site's attributes is a section on life. Fashion tips, a blog of the couple's travels and other lifestyle posts go here. This makes BodyRock.tv a truly one-stop site for those like-minded individuals who want to bond with others over their fitness-centered lifestyles.
Cost and Use
While it doesn't cost you anything to view the videos, join the community and follow along, donations are accepted. Participants who enjoy the site and what they are viewing are encouraged to "buy a cup of coffee" for the site's owners, with a link to a Paypal donation site. Otherwise the site is free and offers subscription options through email and RSS feed, as well as ways to follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
If you are looking for a way to spice up your home workout routine, a community of like-minded HIIT enthusiasts or just want to find a few short workout videos to do in your spare time, BodyRock is a destination site that offers all this and more. Check it out and put their tips to good use.