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Exercise on TV/Netflix/Amazon

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DelphiniumBlue Sun 26-Jun-16 12:53:56

Wanting to start exercising again, and realised I don't have a DVD player anymore to play exercise programmes!
Are there any on TV or Netflix/Amazon that I could try? I used to do Mr Motivator, thinking something along those lines, but happy to do pilates, dance, anything really.
How do you guys exercise at home?

DelphiniumBlue Sun 26-Jun-16 13:27:37


DelphiniumBlue Sun 26-Jun-16 15:35:33

No one?

scaredofthecity Sun 26-Jun-16 15:38:30

There are loads on YouTube. Can you get YouTube? Definately recommend fitness blender and the jillian Michaels ones.

ceeveebee Sun 26-Jun-16 15:48:30

I bought the 30 day shred (Jillian Michaels) on Amazon so I can watch it on our TV or on my iPad

SavoyCabbage Sun 26-Jun-16 15:54:01

I do the 30 day shred on YouTube even though I've got it on old style DVD as it is quicker to get started.

DelphiniumBlue Sun 26-Jun-16 21:20:59

Thanks for your replies. I can't get YouTube on the TV, don't have a laptop to link up .
The Amazon 30 day shred is a possibility, will give that a go.
Any other suggestions?

AndNowItsSeven Sun 26-Jun-16 21:23:16

How do you watch amazon/Netflix on your tv but not you tube?

DelphiniumBlue Mon 27-Jun-16 23:35:43

Andnowitsseven,I don't know really. We have a digibox, and get Amazon and Netflix using You view ( I think!) Are you saying I should also have a YouTube option there? Or that there's something I could do to be able to get Youtube on the TV? Cos that would be brilliant! Could have Just Dance, which I used to love!

AndNowItsSeven Mon 27-Jun-16 23:48:38

It's unusual not to have access to YouTube if you can watch Netflix but I can see you view doesn't feature you tube.
If you could stretch to £35 for an Amazon Fire stick you can watch you tube on tv or a second hand wii even cheaper.

Costaflyby11 Tue 28-Jun-16 00:03:47

I used to have bt tv and could watch Netflix and catch up tv but not YouTube, so I think it's pretty standard with certain types of tv

ceeveebee Tue 28-Jun-16 11:49:49

Yes I also have BT tv and there isn't an app/player for you tube

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 28-Jun-16 11:59:22

You could pay £30 or whatever it is for an Amazon firestick and that gets you youtube. That's what I did and I do various yoga videos and kettlebell workouts.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 28-Jun-16 12:00:45

And afaik you can't get youtube on the old wii anymore. I can't and my brother said that they weren't updsting the software on the old wii and everything like that went.

AndNowItsSeven Tue 28-Jun-16 12:19:04

Just thought you can pick up now Tv boxes up for £10 on eBay/ Facebook to use you tube on.

DelphiniumBlue Tue 28-Jun-16 18:17:27

Will look at fire stick, thanks for that info.
Is a TV box the same as a digibox?

lolalament Tue 28-Jun-16 18:23:37

Depending on what phone you have, you might be able to cast YouTube to your TV. Turn TV on, to to YouTube on your phone and see if there's a small square icon top right when viewing a video. If you click it it will say "cast to"and then a weird name - mine is roku2568004422 and I have no idea how it got the name.

There is a slight chance you might end up casting to your neighbours, so choose the video carefully.

lolalament Tue 28-Jun-16 18:24:45

The icon is square with 4 concentric semi circles on the bottom left

DelphiniumBlue Tue 28-Jun-16 22:49:02

Thanks lola, will give it a go!

EasternDailyStress Mon 04-Jul-16 21:21:17

We have a Roku box (about £35) which means you can watch Netflix, Youtube, Amazon but most importantly Google Movies. So anything you buy through Google Play you can watch on your telly. You can also cast your phone, although (for me anyway) the sync is slightly out, so not so good for exercise.

I also do "Google Rewards" which gives you Google Play credit for answering very short surveys. I've so far bought 2 lots of exercise (Davina 15 and 30 Day Shred), Line of Duty, a Hairy Bikers cookery book - and still have £13 credit left. And all for free!

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