Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Leslie Sansone - Fat Burning Walk 2 Miles|
Actor: Leslie Sansone
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Hooray! A trainer who looks like a real person!
M. Graham | Oceanside, NY USA | 03/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I own about a dozen exercise videos, and boy is it refreshing to see a video where the instructor looks real. Sometimes I stare at my TV in disbelief at the perfect bodies of the people in these videos, and how they do endless repetitions like robots with perfect form. I find it actually DEmotivating at times. Leslie Sansone provides a nice reality check as she stresses the benefits of exercise rather than how far short of some ideal body we might be. She is warm and convincing and she cues well. Her style of simple yet effective moves suits me fine. You can vary the intensity of this workout with the addition of hand weights. She uses weighted gloves, which isn't indicated on the box, a minor complaint. Give it a try if you're in the mood for a lower-key style."
Not Leslie's Best But Good for Variety
snakes_n_dogs | 11/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like several of Leslie Sansone's walking workout videos. From best to worst, here's how I rank the 5 I own:2-MILE WALK -- 5 STARS. Her best video. Good pace, lots of variety. Not too hard for a beginner. It has a mileage gauge, which helps keep me going. (1996)MIRACLE MILE -- 4½ STARS. A 1-mile walking workout in 15 minutes, plus a cool down and stretches. Great for those days when I haven't much time but I want to get some quick exercise in. Also good on days of cramps, if tired, etc. (1996)WEIGHT LOSS WALK -- 3½ STARS. Has 3 20-minute segments of 1 mile, 1.5 miles, and 1.5 miles. Excellent for variety. Handy for those days when I want a different distance. Segments can be done alone or combined for a wide variety of distances. A mix of familiar movements and different stuff, giving nice variety. Some of the exercises are a little goofy (i.e., "box step"). I don't like the silent gaps between songs, but I do recommend this exercise video. (1993)Not recommended:
PLUS 40 WORKOUT -- 2 STARS. A 2-mile workout, not nearly as good as "2-MileWalk". Seems somewhat amateurish. Has silent gaps between songs. (1989)WALK & FIRM -- 2 STARS. Leslie with hand weights doing safe and simple exercises. Unfortunately, I really can't get into it, and I've never finished the video. (1998)Leslie's videos are hard enough but not too hard for people just getting back into exercise. When I use them daily (especially mornings) I find I'm much less hungry all day. I've lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks. I try to exercise daily but usually do so 4-6 times a week. I feel better, sleep better, and have better posture."
One of her latest, with some changes that I really like
snakes_n_dogs | California | 02/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This appears to be one of Leslie's latest videos, with a release date on the sleeve of the video as 1998, but apparently released to the public in 2000. Leslie made several changes from her previous videos that a lot of people will like, and some won't. She sticks to her 2 mile walk strategy and adds interval cross training to the mix to increase fat burning and increase toning muscles. She will have 2-3 minutes of aerobic high cardio workout and then 2-3 minutes of toning (multiple repetions) with aid of hand weights. This makes the workout less cario focused and more focued on toning. I found this workout very intense and made me break out in a sweat very quickly. There are some steps, like lunges and knee bends that those with delicate knees will want to work carefully with this video. For those who have her "In Home Walking" video, it is similar in that it uses handweights and she is alone in the studio, not surrounded by others. However, this video is twice as long and feels much more intense. For those who like the high cardio emphasis of Leslie's videos, you may not like this one too much. However, I highly recommend it for those who would like to try something a little different made by a really good instructor."
Good Beginning Workout
Virginia Lore | Seattle, WA United States | 10/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've done this tape 12 times in the last 15 days. I don't find it particularly entertaining, but I've lost four pounds in two weeks and I've gotten motivated to start looking at other forms of exercise. For someone like me--a die-hard couch potato who hasn't exercised at all in six months--this tape is great: it's simple, easy to follow, and meets its own goals. Leslie Sansone says at the beginning of the tape that she's just here to keep you moving at a brisk pace for the length of the workout and that's what she does. Nothing fancy.It isn't just marching in place, though. Aerobic intervals are interspersed with strength-training intervals (all done with 1 or 2 lb weights). The aerobics include side-steps, mini-squats, a forward-tap step and something that looks like that drill team move where the whole team carries their pom-poms by their waists and imitates prancing horses. Strength-training relies heavily on lunges and squats. It's a basic workout for beginners that still makes you sweat.The only downside to this tape is that Leslie Sansone doesn't do a careful enough job of teaching form. Though she gives lip-service to protecting your joints, if you have any real joint problems you may want to pause the tape when she introduces the lunges and squats and make sure that your form and stance match hers. As a person who is recovering from a shoulder injury, I find I have to be very careful about the upper body movements as well. Still, as Leslie says, this is a work-out that's "ready when you're ready" and worth the simplicity for its results."