How do people become the “extras” on exercise videos? Is it a volunteer type of program, do they get paid for their sweat and tears? When you look at the physical results people can achieve by undergoing such programs, it really could go either way. I assume they are getting paid, but who knows, maybe some people really love the idea of trying a new exercise program and would enjoy volunteering.
When you look at some routines like the P90X workout program though, there must be some kind of screening process. That program is intense and people who complete P90X seem to undergo almost a complete transformation process. A person of average fitness ability can complete it, but the people who developed P90X are probably incredibly familiar with the intensity level of that workout and probably had some sort of method for choosing their exercise extras.
It would be kind of fun to be an extra for something like the P90X workout program. Since no one has ever done it before, you know you’re breaking ground and probably going to benefit from it as well. There is a definite sense of adventure in that. Very appealing, but probably not in the near future. For now, the exercise videos will have to do.