Fitness has changed so much over the past forty years. It used to be you could turn on the television and see people in leg warmers standing on different pedestals showing various levels of intensity while smiling and making it all look very pleasant. Now, you have programs that mimic boot camp settings and employ harsher tactics to drive into more physical prowess. Even the exercise videos have changed drastically. When you compare Jane Fonda with the P90X workout program, it’s like a night a day difference in demeanor, attitude and approach.
Granted, I bet people have had a lot more success with the P90X program in a matter of a few months than people had with the nicer exercise video demeanor. If you are serious about losing weight, P90X is a good way to go. However, the whole boot camp approach that is becoming more common is not for the faint hearted individual. These definitely take some grit and resolve in order to complete and see it through to the finish. Though the style has changed a lot, the goal is still the same, getting fit. Whichever method you prefer, it takes commitment to consistently complete any fitness program and that is really admirable.