Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kathy Smith Timesaver - Cardio Fat Burner|
Actor: Kathy Smith
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
TIMESAVER CARDIO FAT BURNER (2006) - is a well-rounded cardio workout that can be done as two individual short workouts if you are tight on time or run the full 40 minutes for an effective total body workout. Perfect for ... more »
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Not for beginners...
kstrieg | Illinois | 08/12/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video is rated as a Beginner/Intermediate cardio workout. It includes an approximate 20 minute "Beginner" cardio session and a "bonus" second 20 minute cardio session to be done with the first session to really burn the calories.
As a beginner, I found the so-called "beginner" session to be very hard to keep up with. I have done aerobics before and am not completely out of shape and I could hardly keep up! She literally shows you the move once and then kicks into high gear. It was ridiculously fast without enough explanation of the moves. I was very disappointed.
If you're an "Intermediate" aerobics person this ones probably ok for you, if you're a beginner, save your money."
Great Workout with Annoying People
Jenny | 09/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Kathy Smith Timesaver- Cardio Fat Burner is a DVD with 2 20 minute cardio segments that you can use indivisually or all together. There is also a 7 minute stretch you can do at the end if you choose.
The first workout is set at a moderate pace it starts off as one small rountine that you add on to and by the end of the 20 minutes you have established a good sized rountine. The only problem is that the people exercising in the backround constantly cheer in a way that annoys rather than motivates. Also Kathy Smith will let one of the backround exercisers take over for a couple of minutes. The backround people are constantly changing positions so everyone can be up front and it creates confusion and fustration.
The second workout has several different moderatly paced rountines. At the end of each rountine you will have a choice to keep at the pace you're at or take it to a higher intensity for 30 seconds- 1 minute. The "cheering" had died down a bit and it is less annoying but every once in a while the camera will show a view of someone doing the workout and they will speed it up so that the picture is a blur making it a pain since sometimes they are in the middle of showing you a new move. I like this workout better but it is very exhausting.
Overall I thought that this DVD was a good workout despite the few things I've mentioned above and I would recommend it unless you are someone who gets aggrivated very easily in that case I'd suggest something else."
Not Bad, Not Good
Rita Meter Maid | Seattle, WA | 08/12/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video is broken into 2, 20 minute cardio workouts, each can be do alone or when time allows, back to back for a longer workout. The exercises are a bit more playful than a standard cardio routine but still keep you working hard. But be prepared...it will also give your mind a challenge while you struggle not to laugh at how cheesy it is.
First of all, at best the music is reminiscent of something SNL would use for creating a bad clubbing' scene and Kathy's rather large group of back up exercisers are all wearing head sets (no really). With very unnatural perma-grins plastered on their faces, Kathy's entourage add their own track of overly enthusiastic whoops, hoots and oh yeahs ad nauseam. Is there such thing as a Stepford aerobiciser?
Although the video seems to offer effective and challenging routines, the informal, dance party USA, approach ultimately overshadows Kathy's focus of providing an adequate amount of instruction for my taste. This was disappointing since some of her other videos provide such thoughtful guidance. Overall, you can get a good workout, but her approach seems a bit unprofessional."
Not her best
J. Watts | Dallas, TX | 01/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned so many Kathy Smith videos over the years. I LOVE her functionally fit peak fat burning work out and the cardio kick, but do get bored with these. I checked this one out from a local library before I spent the money and am glad that I did. I'm not the most coordinated person and this work out just confused me. I felt out of step for most of it. The moves don't seem to flow intuitively like I want in an aerobic workout. I did the full 40 minutes as I didn't feel 20 minutes was enough. The second work out was better than the 1st, but still not one of her better work outs."