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|Kathy Smith - Matrix Method - Power Walk for Weight Loss|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
The new and innovative Matrix Method is teamed up with a hi-energy power walk routine. Using the "matrix-clock" as an aid, Kathy will direct you through this fun and challenging workout insuring accurate foot and body posi... more »
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Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV
Reviewed on 12/3/2013...
I enjoyed it, a step up from the normal walking dvds. I liked the natural backgrounds, which kept changing. I liked the emphasis on abs, and the standing exercises for that. After a temporary lull in exercising, because of sickness and vacations, it jumpstarted me back in. A little more challenging than some, but not as much as bootcamp. So has its place.
Sherry D. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 3/31/2011...
This DVD is rather challenging for a middle-age woman trying to get back into shape but I do like the routine. The background is lame and the clothes they wear a little annoying but the workout is good. You need weights (2 lb. to 5 lb.), comfortable shoes and clothing, mat and a lot of water before starting.
Missy B. (missindependent) from S WILLIAMSPRT, PA
Reviewed on 7/2/2009...
I'm glad I requested this video. It is more of a challenge than other walking DVDs. The outdoor scenery isn't for everyone though because it's a bit cheesy but I don't mind that she tried to do something different.
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Kathy - older and better (as we all want to be)
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.