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LIVELYLULU37 Posts: 1,573
12/29/13 3:54 A

depending on which video it is. I wear shoes with 30 day shred but no shoes with Leslie Sansone walking dvds.

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12/28/13 5:19 P

No shoes. My floors are creaky and I have people below me. Plus barefoot is my favorite way to be (I'll walk barefoot where I can and actually am able to jog a little barefoot which I can't do in shoes very well). I've never had issues with it even doing aerobics. I have pretty strong feet and ankles though.


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11/26/13 8:19 P

My feet tend to overpronate when I exercise barefoot, so unless it's yoga, I wear cross-training shoes (and don't recommend running shoes for anything other than running). And even when my workout IS yoga I have to pay extra attention to make sure my arches aren't flattening or rolling inward.

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11/25/13 6:48 P

shoes

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RACHELLE52 Posts: 289
11/25/13 4:25 P

I do both! I love Ellen Barrett because her workouts typically shoeless. I also like Pilates and Yoga because each requires being shoeless. I do a lot of exercise with shoes as well, so both but I think my preference is no shoes workouts!

DKMCFARL Posts: 117
11/24/13 8:23 P

shoes

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11/21/13 6:08 P

Thank you so much I didn't realize that about the running shoes. So I guess I am going shoe shopping. The videos are the leslie sansone walking workouts as I am just starting to get into exercising after alot of years out.

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11/21/13 2:53 P

Shoes, and a bra...at which point, I might as well just go to the gym and get a real workout.

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11/21/13 1:54 P

Shoes all the way, except for yoga

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11/21/13 1:00 P

Depends on the exercise. If I'm moving around a lot, I tend to wear shoes. But if it's something like yoga, pilates, etc. shoes feel too heavy. It also depends on how vigorous I'm going to be. If I'm doing a video just to move, I might not wear shoes. If I'm intending it to be a hard core workout, definitely shoes.

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
11/20/13 9:56 P

I made the mistake of trying on a pair of my former high priced over engineered running shoes after being minimalist and barefoot. They hurt my feet, I felt no contact with the ground and they totally destroyed my stride. Into the dumpster with them, I won't even donate them to Goodwill to make sure no one else makes the mistake of using them to run in.


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11/20/13 9:36 P

Shoes

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AM217PERRY Posts: 794
11/20/13 7:17 P

Shoes

DKMCFARL Posts: 117
11/20/13 6:47 P

shoes

ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
11/19/13 12:19 A

no shoes

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 1,754
11/18/13 10:45 P

no shoes

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,600
11/17/13 8:06 P

wear your shoes but I would get some cross trainers, running shoes offer no latreral support.

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
11/17/13 2:21 P

The more you support a muscle the weaker it becomes. The bones of the feet are supported by muscles, if those muscles are weak you develop foot problems. The current research on high priced, over engineered and over padded athletic shoes has demonstrated that the shoes are causing foot and lower extremity problems. I can give the research citations to any who want them. To strengthen your foot muscles you need to work them the same as any other muscle, in my opinion barefoot is the way to go.

Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 11/19/2013 (10:55)

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

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11/17/13 12:31 P

If it's aerobic, definitely shoes...but I have a penchant for being barefoot. Strength training is almost always barefoot for me.

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11/17/13 10:13 A

Always shoes

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,441
11/17/13 9:55 A

Unless yoga, always shoes! I've had plantar fascitis and don't take any chances. Your feet need support whether working inside or out.

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MISSRUTH Posts: 4,022
11/17/13 9:17 A

I wear shoes except for pilates (I don't do yoga, but that would be a "no shoes" too). I find it harder to do planks and regular pushups with no shoes. I do a bunch of resistance band stuff too and it's harder to hold that band under your feet with no shoes. Also (and this is a personal thing) putting on my exercise clothes and shoes makes a little something in my brain click into "workout mode", unlike working out in my pajamas and no shoes. Even if all I'm going to do is some pilates, I put on my exercise clothes to do it.

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11/17/13 1:48 A

shoes!! I do not like to be barefoot emoticon I think for aerobic type things or hand weights shoes are safer.

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11/17/13 12:23 A

Wear shoes. I have twisted my ankle without.

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11/12/13 6:54 P

yoga no shoes everything else shoes

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11/12/13 6:52 P

Shoes for impact. No shoes for yoga/pilates.

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11/11/13 11:42 P

I go barefoot. Barefoot gives me a better sense of contact with the floor and as I have mild balance problems, that sense of feeling the floor is important to me. Also, shoes seem to limit the flexible movement of my feet (e.g. pointing my toes in some ballet moves, or lifting my toes off the floor slightly when doing squats, etc.). I want the full, free movement of my feet and shoes inhibit that.

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11/11/13 10:21 P

I am a barefoot advocate, the feet have muscles which can not be developed or strengthened when wearing shoes.When it comes to jumping around I still advocate no shoes since martial arts have lots of movement and you do not wear shoes in a dojo so no shoes for Zumba. While there is a somewhat semi painful and uncomfortable time transitioning from shoes to no shoes in my opinion the quality of the improvement in the workouts is worth the effort.


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Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

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11/11/13 8:11 P

I am barefoot most of the time, but I wear sneakers for Tae Bo and BOSU training.

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11/11/13 1:37 P

It depends what I'm doing. If I'm lifting, I'll usually go barefoot (on carpet). But if I'm doing Turbo Fire/T25 or doing any kind of jumping I'll wear shoes. I tried to do T25 barefoot a few times and ended up injuring my foot so I went back to shoes.

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11/10/13 3:08 P

I wear trainers on hard floors and no shoes on carpets

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11/10/13 2:48 P

I agree with the other poster that you shouldn't wear running shoes for anything but running. I collect athletic shoes like some women acquire heels. I have running, cross trainers and minimalist. I select based on my workout.

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FITME81 Posts: 1,186
11/10/13 5:27 A

I always wear shoes

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11/10/13 5:19 A

Ilways wear tennis shoes at the gym and also wear shoes for the shred, my only workout video....... a

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11/9/13 9:34 P

I wear shoes. I have really painful feet and anything barefoot other than just walking around on the carpet hurts.

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11/9/13 6:00 P

Yes and no especially with Yoga

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11/9/13 5:58 P

It all depends on what I'm doing if I'm going to wear shoes.

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11/9/13 3:36 P

I use shoes for running, classes, and aerobic classes. As mentioned already, yoga and pilates are typically done without shoes. Well, that and swimming. (Unless you use some sort of aquatic shoe.)

I would also like to point out that running shoes should never, ever be used during a cardio style work out, like Zumba, step aerobics, boot camp, etc. Running shoes are specifically meant for the forward motion of running. They are not meant for lateral (side-to-side) movements typically done in an aerobics class. You could seriously hurt yourself. I encourage you to look into a great pair of cross trainers or studio shoes for aerobic style classes or videos.

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11/9/13 2:21 P

I've been going barefoot lately. But if I was doing something really intense, like P90, I would wear shoes.

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11/9/13 1:34 P

i started with shoes, then went no shoes, then went back to shoes. Anything that involves burpees or planks I find better with shoes. Other than that I think its dependent on the surface you're on I have a soft fluffy carpet. What kindda videos do you do?

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11/9/13 12:34 P

It depends on the video but I do most of them barefoot or in socks

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11/9/13 12:10 P

I would wear shoes appropriate to the exercise. So, a yoga or pilates video might not require shoes, but zumba or other aerobics would need athletic shoes.

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11/9/13 11:21 A

I was just wondering about doing at home exercise videos and whether it is better to do them with no shoes or to put on a pair of running shoes?

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