Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|George Forman Circuit Walk|
Actor: George Foreman
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Cheery and do-able
Mugwort | Florida | 01/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
George is cheery, warm and motivating; Petra explains the moves well; the camera work is good and actually focused on the body parts you need to see in order to imitate the moves.
You don't need extra equipment. You don't need a lot of space, or even a mat.
They show two levels: basic and intermediate. You can really work your leg muscles in this one if you want to. But you don't HAVE to - you can keep it at a lower level if you prefer.
The music is more rappy (rappish?) than I prefer, but not intolerable even to this classical music lover.
I'm no health nut yet somehow, George Foreman manages to make this fun! I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Tape runs 35 minutes."
Beginner cardio with lots of squats and lunges
C. Daly | 07/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This workout is based on circuit training, which combines cardiovascular and strength training. Unfortunately, all of the strength work in this DVD consists of squats and lunges, and you do a lot of them. This makes the workout much harder than it would seem. It also makes it kind of repetitive and boring.
The workout starts out fun, as you warm up and Petra demonstrates different moves you're going to do besides marching in place. These are pretty familiar to anyone who has done Leslie Sansone's workouts: side steps, hamstring curls, knee lifts, and step heels. Petra does them in a dancy way, going along with the music. I enjoyed this part, along with the upbeat soundtrack. Then the squats and lunges started. You do 6 sets of squats and lunges in all, each set separated by walking moves. You usually do around 16 squats or lunges in each set. The first three sets are squats, the next three lunges. So in total, you're going to do around 50 squats and 50 lunges. This is quite difficult for a workout marketed to beginners. I was very sore after doing this.
The middle of the workout is quite boring, as in between the intervals of squats and lunges, you mostly march and march and march. A few other steps are thrown in, but not used for very long before you go back to a march. This made the cardio portion of the workout rather easy. Towards the end of the workout, the steps were mixed up a bit and became more fun.
Overall, this workout had potential, but I feel the excessive amount of squats and lunges made it a bit too strenuous for beginners, but the walking portions were too easy for intermediates."
Great for slow starters!
Anne Leigh | LIttleton, CO | 06/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With sustained nerve damage from 3 back surgeries, I had a hard time walking across a room let alone exercising. This video was perfect for me. I am now exercising daily, feeling great and loving life again. The walking exercises are easy to execute and presented in a way that even the dimmest wits can keep up with. The music is pretty low key and the bodies in the backgrround are every shape and size so I did't feel like the only lumpy lulu. I highly recommend this for beginners, those who don't look like Denise Austin or anyone with physical disabilities that need a little extra coaching."
So Much Fun
mommytojadon | Louisiana | 05/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of this workout before. I am trying to start getting into shape and this is the first DVD I bought. I worked out with this video for the firt time today & I can't wait to do it again! It was so much fun. It wasn't too serious they added elements of fun and laughter. I thought the DVD was good enough just to sit down and watch for entertainment. George & Petra are a hilarious team."