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|George Forman Walk And Box|
Actor: George Foreman
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Missy B. (missindependent) from S WILLIAMSPRT, PA
Reviewed on 6/26/2009...
This is fine for a beginner and I think a guy would be comfortable doing it because George is in it. The trainer really does the "meat" of the workout though. George is really just "eye candy." This video is just too easy for me now.
FUN workout appropriate for a variety of fitness levels!
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second video I've tried from the Walk It Off with George series; again, I found working out with George to be both fun AND a great workout! Walk and Box offers a basic walking workout but adds interest with a few boxing moves--mostly boxer shuffles and basic punches--as well as "boxing blasts," which are four 1-minute higher intensity bursts interspersed throughout the workout.
Although George is a prominent feature during the video, the workout is actually led by veteran instructor Petra Kolber, with George making occasional motivational comments throughout. Petra begins with a basic aerobic warm-up that is approximately 6 minutes long; however, I found that the warm-up quickly raised my heart rate into the fat-burning zone. The main body of the workout consists of very simple steps such as the basic walk (marching in place), side steps, boxer shuffles, and the "Foreman shuffle" (marching forward and back with a tap). Petra relies on George to introduce the punches--jab, hook, and uppercut--and then she incorporates a "fitness" version of each. During the higher intensity drills, Petra gives you various options, including a fast walk/shuffle, jogging, or mock jumping rope. The workout ends with a 4 minute cool-down which consists of two minutes of slowing the heart rate followed by two minutes of stretching.
I am an intermediate exerciser, so this workout was a bit on the easy side for me, but I had no problems modifying the intensity to meet my needs (eg, adding weighted gloves, making the movements bigger and more bouncy, incorporating knee lifts, etc.) and thus keeping my heart rated elevated throughout the entire workout. As compared to Leslie Sansone's walking workouts, I find the Walk It Off with George series to be more fun: the music is more upbeat, George is a big goofball, and he and Petra have a great rapport. Overall, this was a very enjoyable workout that I know I will use often--highly recommended!"
Juli Wyant | East Coast | 02/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Walk and Box is an enjoyable workout that can be modified for every fitness level. It gives an all over workout without being high impact, and also incorporates intervals to help boost fitness level. The intervals are 1 minute periods of running in place, or jumping rope in place and really get your pulse rate up. You can go all out, or keep the workout at a lower fitness level -- Foreman stresses for everyone to do what they can do.
I love this workout because it's fun and also because it's a great workout for my legs, waist and butt. There aren't any fancy moves to confuse the less coordinated. Anyone can do this workout. Just have fun!"
A Solid, Fun Workout
Lon S. Roberts | Atlanta, GA | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great workout. George Foreman doesn't actually lead the workout but he's always up front and a lot of fun. Big George is motivational and he shows off some of his power punches. As a boxing fan this is a workout that is both good for you and fun to do. Any workout that's fun to do is worth 5 stars in my book. This is a great and well structured workout."