Are men’s vs. women’s workouts just a marketing myth?

Yoga and barre classes are marketed towards women, while weight lifting and boot camps target men. Should you choose a workout based on gender?

By Briana Rognlin for 

Workout DVDs like RUSHFIT and P90X give a great workout that’s convenient and, compared to the cost of personal trainers and boutique fitness classes, relatively affordable. So why aren’t more women doing them?

Probably because most of them are marketed towards men—even the ones that are technically “unisex.”

Women’s workout DVDs tend to emphasize yoga, ballet and dance, and other light-weight stretching and cardio—all of which are great workouts, but involve far less intense resistance training than some of the more “masculine” workouts on the market. So should women be afraid to test workouts beyond yoga and pilates?

The trainers we spoke to said to said we should choose workouts based on goals, not gender.

Keep reading for advice from Peak Performance’s Dan Trink and fitness expert Lacey Stone… 

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