Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Classic Kathy Smith - Shed the Pounds|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Cerebellum Corporation Release Date: 11/14/2006
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It's worth it for March To Fitness alone!
Nicole T. | West Palm Beach, FL | 01/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm an 80's workout junkie. I bought this DVD because it has three workouts on it. That's a good deal! I have to admit that I haven't done the first two workouts: Starting Out and Instant Workout. I have watched through them though and they seem to be good, balanced, easy and yet challenging like most of Kathy's workouts. The first workout I tried on this DVD was March To Fitness and I liked it so much that I stuck with it. It's a lot of fun to do! It's a simple walking in place program with dance moves mixed in. It's a great cardio workout; good for burning fat! I really like Kathy as a workout instructor. She's very encouraging."
SHORT AND EFFECTIVE
Vivian | Florida, Hialeah USA | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains three differents programs aerobics and toning. They are short and effective. They keep me with energy the whole day which is important for me and my two years old son."
A great deal for the Instant Workout alone
Alex Grayson | Los Angeles, CA | 05/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a child o' the 80s, I too love collecting and finding the workouts I did back then, not all of which can be found on DVD these days. This reissue of 3 of Kathy Smith's older workouts offered me a chance to enjoy one of my favorites, The Instant Workout; which is comprised of 3, 20-minute segments that can be done separately or in any combination.
The first segment is a strength and toning section that works the legs quite well (lots of plies, squats, lunges and safe leg extensions)and includes a nice ab section with a little pushup and upper back action. It's quite thorough for being so brief. You don't need weights but you can add them to the moves if you like.
The second section is a cardio segment that's meant to be low-impact, which it is, and it's fairly dancey and while they look like utter dorks you gotta trust me, it really is fun to do. This is a case where what it looks like and what it feels like are not the same! LOL It's playful, fun, silly at times to where I giggle (in a good way) but keeps you moving for 20 minutes in an aerobic zone for a succint little training session.
Many people love the third segment the most, which is 20 minutes of pure stretching. It really is lovely, thorough and relaxing. As she advises at the beginning of that segment, it's perfect in the morning, before bed to release the stress of the day (an alternative to yoga if you like) or at the end of any workout. I agree.
Frankly, I've not even seen the other two workouts, I'm just thrilled to have this one again.
Are they cheesy? Absolutely! Does that effect the efficacy or fun of the workouts? Not one iota. In much the same way that the "20 Minute Workouts" are 80s cheese galore but nonetheless fabulous, I still really get a kick out of The Instant Workout. I think it's great to have the option to do any section solo or combined how you like depending upon time, mood, etc, and the 80s/90s aspect just makes it more fun for me. Maybe it's an ole lady thing! LOL
If you're looking for slick production value or cutting edge techno workouts keep movin...but for great kitsch and still effective workouts from an old pro, this is a damn good deal."