Here's my replacement.
I understand the theory behind changing up our fitness routine (challenging our body, combating boredom etc.)
I agree that changing "time or manner of the routine" is what we should strive for.
I just have to remember to temper my enthusiasm with caution when trying something totally different.
I hurt my knee with the quick movement changes when I tried Zumba.
I pulled a hamstring when I overstretched in yoga.
(fingertips on floor? Heck, I can put my PALMS on the floor! Yeah, ONCE)
Seriously! I discovered that whatever I try, I better do it alone. That way, when Jillian yells at me from the DVD that "anyone can do jumping jacks" I yell back "NOT ME!"
That's one movement that hurts my knees and I substitute side steps instead.
My exercise of choice for over 30 years is running or walking outdoors - miles and miles. I became a "foul weather" gym member. I only showed up to use the treadmill when it was too cold, hot, wet or windy to exercise outside. I rationalized the membership fee that it was a donation to a worthy community organization (The 'Y') and DH did swim there during the seasons when the lake was too cold.
When DH stopped swimming after his brain surgery, I decided to find an alternative.
I researched treadmill brands/models, tried out a few and then read a SP staff blog about the one they bought for their office gym. That's what I bought. So far, so good. I really like it. In fact, I'm going to get some miles done right now. It's a lot more convenient than the 20 mile round trip to the gym.
Have a sparkly day, everyone!