Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kathy Smith Matrix Method - Power Walk for Weight Loss|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
No Description Available. Genre: Exercise/Fitness Rating: NR Release Date: 18-SEP-2007 Media Type: DVD
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DJ | USA | 12/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed the "matrix" moves in this workout - you walk moving your right leg to 12:00 and back, then 2:00 and back, then 3:00 and back, then 4:00 and back - then the same with the left leg. This reminded me of Latin dance, especially the merengue. She also uses weights and different arm movement to sculpt the upper body while walking. I am a big fan of Leslie Sansone, and this was a much more energetic and fun take on the walking craze. On the other hand, Kathy seems to be trying to capture the younger crowd as she has dumped her usual exercise partners for two guys and two gals who can't be more then 23, and has opted for some weird pulsing camera cuts. Thankfully, this does not distract from getting an excellent walking workout. Kathy looks GREAT for her age (she looks great, period), but gets a little befuddled during the workout, like she doesn't remember what "time" we are placing the foot, or if we are on the right or left - but these are just verbal errors, nothing to interfere with the workout - in fact, it's sorta nice to see her showing her age a little! :-) She even says that if we are finished, we can "fast forward" - then she says, "not fast forward, those were the old days!" All in all, I am VERY HAPPY with this DVD, which is broken down into one 30-minute walk, one 10-minute walk, one 10-minute core area, and on stretch. Kathy, you still rock!"
Chichimo | CT, United States | 05/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've got Kathy's Project You DVD's and like them. So when I saw she had a new Matrix series including the Walking DVD, I was psyched. I just don't like the whole set up - the superimposing back and forth is a little much. I hate the fact that you can't always see all the background walkers due to the phoney set pieces. Kathy is also a bit annoying in this one - when she makes that yelling sound like a crazed banshee - it makes me cringe. Kathy you look great, you're a fitness diva - why on earth did you have to make this video with these corny background changes? And don't even get me started on the background walkers - how old are they anyway??? Do you really expect me to believe these guys actually do your workout dvd's? P.S. their form is also AWFUL. I give this three stars because of the 10 minute fast walk and ab section at the end. Otherwise,not my favorite."
A Very Vigorous Walk
Ms, MB | DC Area , USA | 01/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tried this one for the first time today. I was expecting regular walking with side steps, kick backs etc, a la leslie Sansone--NOooo not this one--The main walking segment consists of jogging like movements with weighted arm swings/movements. It was fun and fast and the scenery was beautiful, At times Kathy had a little trouble keeping time but other than that this is an advanced walking workout. The standing abs section was innovative and doable. The other 10 minute walking session did not use weights but it was intense. The exercisors were pretty young things--I found them to be motivating and their youth did not detract from the workout in any way. I would definitely do this one again. It was fun and I felt like I burned more calories with this faster pace than with Leslie. 3 pound weights are enough resistance with all of the overhead moves.
TNTSafari | Virginia, USA | 03/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this workout. I like the matrix aspect a lot because it really works your legs in all directions in addition to providing a great all-over cardio workout. And I love working on my abs while standing up rather than laying down & doing crunches. And that core training really works; you can feel your abs working as you pull & twist etc. Sometimes the arm movements they do with some of the leg movements throw me off a bit, but like Kathy says, if it doesn't feel right, then make up your own movements to do with them. Also, it's great that it breaks the workout into sections, so depending on how much time you have, you can do one of the two ten minute segments (or both), or you can just do the 30 minute segment, or you can do them altogether + the cool down (for a total of 60 minutes). Plus, there's a cute Asian guy doing the program for me to look at while I'm exercising. :)"