Although not technically considered “video games” per se, we have seen a great deal of interest in workout DVD’s from our community members all across the state of Texas. There has been a recent craze associated with at-home workouts, and those in major metropolitan areas, and even small cities, suburbs and towns across the great state of Texas have been quite enamored with following along Jane Fonda style to an upbeat workout multiple days per week.
Here’s a quick history of what we’ve seen from those who are buying and selling workout DVD’s and learning how to look good from their personal virtual trainer:
- Back a few decades ago, everyone can remember the awesome outfits that Jane Fonda and her posse would wear on the workout video (yes, VHS…remember those?). The workouts were typically very high energy, with a great deal of enthusiasm from the instructor. Fonda revolutionized the way in which we think about working out, and certainly served as an inspiration to many moms out there who got trim following along with her step by step aerobic workout series.
- Fast forward to this century, we saw a great deal of interest from people all over the United States in learning how to get lean and mean by doing a workout called P90X. It was a very welcome introduction to the notion of accountability, especially given the obesity crisis in this country. P90X was designed to get the student through a 90-day phase of incredibly taxing workouts, while sticking to the plan and seeing results along the way.
- Next came the obsession with a new man on the virtual workout instructor scene, someone by the nickname Sean T. Sean and his gang of highly motivated workout buddies would show up on your screen when and if you dared to embark on the Insanity challenge. The workout was a beast of a challenge and could last anywhere from as short as 20 or 25 minutes all the way up to an hour or so, maybe more if you include the post-workout stretch routine.
- Sean T then created something that has totally transformed the way work-from-home employees get their workouts in. He realized that one of the toughest parts about working out was actually getting the energy and commitment to just get started. So he launched T25, which is focused on getting you in, out, and on to you next daily activity in only 25 minutes. Absolutely brilliant, and hard for anyone to claim that he or she doesn’t have less than 30 minutes to spare for a good old fashioned sweat.
With all of these workout regimens, we’ve seen a number of our community members keep a very neat cataloging system of workout DVD’s from over the years. Collectors are going crazy trying to find every single piece in a series, especially those in the early days with Jane Fonda and her counterparts.
In order to store all of these virtual training videos securely, one individual from a remote town in Texas recently suggested to us that the best way to stack and store all of the items he has kept and collected throughout the years for keepsakes and/or trading purposes is to place all of the virtual training assets inside an actual conex shipping container. Yes, the need for that would only surface if you literally have hundreds if not thousands of these DVD’s, but they are starting to see an increase in value, just like any other collectible with some sentimental value. Speaking of which, if anyone has any old footage of the Thigh Master infomercials, please let us know as we were pleasantly reminded of them during a recent episode of Dancing With The Stars.
Our suggestion would be to only purchase a shipping container if you have a serious need to create a housing system for your massive inventory of workout DVD’s, or any video game of course. But you might just have a need for a steel ocean container for other dry storage uses. We often see businesses and individuals buy shipping containers for sale in order to fill specific needs on construction sites, on personal property lots, in hunting territories, during inventory management activities, and as portable offices and emergency response centers. So think outside the box and consider all of your storage needs, as something might just pop up that calls for a shipping container. They can be found for relatively low prices, given the value. And you will most often find 20 foot and 40 foot long containers, but some companies do carry and sell 10 footers, and even 45 footers and 53 footers.
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