Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds - Complete In-Home Walking System|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
WALK AWAY THE POUNDS - WITH LESLIE SANSO (DVD MOVIE)
My favorite DVD workout, bar none.
Erinn S. | MI, USA | 06/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I must say - this is my very favorite way to work out. It's not always convenient to get out and walk, it's too expensive to join a gym, and most DVDs are too hard - or too cheesy. Okay, some may say Leslie Sansone is pretty cheesy, and that may be, but at least she is in a fun, contagious way. And the workout is so easy for those who are really out of shape and need to start slow, or there are longer walks for the more advanced. I just love the simplicity and the fun of Walk Away the Pounds. I owned the DVD with the 1 & 2 mile walks, and I just bought this set for the 3 mile and the weights...
AND NOW A WORD ON THE WEIGHTS!: Trust me, they are really not as hard or awful as some of the reviews have made out. They are not the most exciting and valuable pieces of equipment in the world, but they get the job done. As long as you're expecting what you get, which is two deflated balls in a cardboard box that you fill with water, you're golden. Here is the simplest way to get these babies ready to work out: Take the stopper out of the hole, blow into the ball until it takes on a more round shape. Turn the faucet on to a very small, slow trickle. Pinch the hole to let some air out, and let it go to breathe the slow trickle in. When it stops taking water in, pinch the hole and release it slowly again. Repeat until the ball feels full and the water is starting to overflow from the ball.
It's really very simple...just a little trial and error, but I thought some could benefit from my experience."
When this wears out... I will buy it again
Hepsibeth | Maine | 02/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this DVD! I began walking one mile per night. When I felt stronger I did the 2 mile walk. A few times I've made the 3 mile walk. I love being able to go back to one mile if I'm not up to doing more. It's so simple to do you feel like a pro right away. Don't buy this DVD for the weights, they are pretty useless. Any weights will do, or no weights at all. The arm workout makes this so intense for me and I do it without the weights. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good in home walking system."
These are classic! The system that made me a Leslie Sansone
Streudel423 | 12/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, I must say, the price for the entire WATP system here on Amazon is WONDERFUL! I purchased this original system on VHS when it was released through an infomercial about eight years ago for much more. I had never heard of Leslie before purchasing WATP; however, I'm now a huge fan! I own over a dozen of her workouts now.
I think these videos have the best "group of walkers" over many of the other Walk at Home videos. It's a energetic, diverse group. One thing I love about Leslie's videos is that she has "normal" people walking with her: not everyone is a size 0 and perfectly toned. The majority of the women have curves and appear healthy, not stick thin. This factor is very encouraging to me.
I am a college student, but I have a difficult time with high impact exercise because of low arches in my feet. These videos get my heart rate up and make me sweat. I normally wear a heart rate monitor and burn 500-750 calories per workout with Leslie's videos. I've always seen awesome weight loss results. When I lost the majority of my weight several years ago, Leslie's videos were the key for me. I was amazed at how easy the choreography was, yet how great the results were. I weighed close to 165 pounds before using the WATP videos. I now range somewhere between 140-145 lbs.
I'm a regular exerciser, but when I feel I need to lose those few extra pounds that have crept up on me, Leslie's videos ALWAYS do the job. There may be no true "quick fix" to weight loss, but the WATP videos are certainly close, in my opinion!
--The Mile 1 video is very basic and extremely low impact. It introduces the four basic Walk at Home moves: walking (or marching) in place, kickbacks (hamstring curls), knee lifts, and side steps. The 1 Mile lasts approximately 20 minutes. It's great for beginners or for an extra "evening exercise" boost for the regular, intermediate exerciser. Sometimes I use a 1 mile workout later in the day, after I've done my longer workout in the morning. The mile 1 workout really doesn't make me work up a sweat but does get the edorphins flying.
--The Mile 2 video lasts approximately 30 minutes. Great for a more intense workout in a short amount of time. You'll definitely dig into fat burning with this workout.
--The Mile 3 workout is 45-50 minutes. It's a definitely a calorie burner. Leslie uses weights for a longer period in this video, as well, which really ups the intensity.
Each video features a "mile meter" at the bottom of the screen which indicates how far along you are in 1/2 mile increments.
If you choose to purchase the workout separately, there's no need to worry about purchasing the Walk Away Weighted Balls; you can simply use 1-3 pound hand weights.
This is a wonderful system for all ages and fitness stages. If you are new to Leslie's Walk at Home programs, this system is a great place to start!"
My favorite DVD
California Woman | California | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Walk Away the Pounds - Leslie Sansone
Having turned into a sofa spud over the last few years, I started with the one mile walk. It was hard! After two weeks, I graduated to the two mile walk. Finally, at week four, I completed the three mile walk, using the hand weights through part of the workout. Now, beginning week five, I can do the full three mile walk, without putting the weights aside at the start of that last mile. I have lost five pounds (I also followed Leslie's diet plan) and whoa! I have new muscles in my arms and legs. Where did those come from? Best of all, I feel a lot stronger and don't fall asleep on the sofa at 4 PM: I certainly have more energy. Guys, you can do this workout, too. There is a man in the back row, with snow on the roof, and he looks very good. I'm no spring chicken, so if I can do this workout, anyone can. My advice: start out slowly and don't be discouraged. I still have more weight to lose, but now I know I can take off those unwanted pounds."