There have been several updates to this post – all with great information about alternatives to Exercise TV – since I first wrote about the loss of our favorite network. Click here for options to Exercise TV, here for even more options, and here for the best free workouts on YouTube.
I’m with everybody else out there that’s trying to figure out what happened to Exercise TV and if there is another option for Exercise TV junkies. When I have questions I look to Facebook for answers.
Here’s What I’ve Found On Exercise TV’s Facebook Page
Exercise TV made an announcement on the Exercise TV Facebook page on 12/8/2011 at 5:27 p.m. :
“Yesterday, ExerciseTV had to shut down the web site permanently. We are truly sorry that the site will not remain until 12/15, but this was a necessary business decision. If you have any questions regarding an outstanding order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind that fulfillment on products is running about 3-4 days behind due to the overwhelming number of orders we’ve received the past few weeks. Thanks to all!”
Since December 8, Exercise TV has not responded to the numerous Facebook posts from their ‘fans’ that have expressed both surprise and disappointment to the news that the plug has been pulled on the popular program.
In the absence of Exercise TV, some of their ‘fans’ are using the Facebook page to promote their own exercise options:
• Laurel House has a link to Daily Quickies that you can check out. Not my idea of a real exercise program – no offense Quickie Chick – but I thought I would share. Someone out there might enjoy the Arm Circle Workout.
• Missy Braun from mistransformation has a DVD contest give-away on the Exercise TV Facebook site. She’s giving away a workout DVD from her personal collection to someone who comments on her blog site. Believe me. I know how hard it is to get comments on a blog, so kudos to Missy for thinking outside the box on this one.
• You’ll be happy to know that The Butt Bible is on sale for $14.99 – for a limited time only of course . You may already be too late. I tried to grab the link to help you purchase one of the last copies of The Butt Bible but I am ‘unauthorized’ and therefore blocked from the site. Sorry.
• There is a link posted that is supposed to an alternative to Exercise TV. Free workouts can be found at Bodyrock.TV via youtube. These videos have a way to go to be in the same league as Exercise TV but they do show some exercises that are semi-creative and intense. If I were allowed to offer a one word suggestion to Bodyrock TV that one word would be MUSIC. I’d like to hear something besides the heavy breathing and groaning that goes on here.
I wish I had better news. I’ll post more if I get it. I still believe there is a Fitness Rock Star out there that will pick up where Exercise TV left off. If dreams come true it will be Cathe or Chalene. I’m a believer!!