Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Leslie Sansone - Walk Away the Pounds |
Get Up and Get Started 1 Mile / High Calorie Burn 2 Miles
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 04/09/2002
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Great Workout For Getting Started With Fitness
C. Bennett | New England | 12/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Leslie Sansone won herself a whole new audience with the Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. These workouts are a wonderful way to get fit for people of all ages and fitness levels. This DVD features the 1-mile walk and the 2-mile walk. This DVD is the perfect introduction to Leslie's walking workouts. The moves are very simple:
- knee lifts
- kick backs
- side steps
- and of course, walkingThe 1-mile walk runs 20 minutes. The 2-mile walk runs 31 minutes. If you're just getting started, these workouts will fit into anyone's schedule! Once you've mastered the basic steps, she helps to create more intensity by stepping out further, squatting into the moves, and using light weights. While she promotes the "Walk Away Weights" in the DVD, light hand weights (2 - 3 pounds) can be substituted, just be sure to watch your form.A helpful meter appears along the way, to show you just far you've walked. Leslie's warm demeanor and encouragement really keep you motivated to make it to that 1 mile or 2 mile marker. The other outstanding motivator in these workouts is her walking group: real people! Deb is in her 50's, Randy is an older man, a new mother, and women in their 20's and 30's round out the walkers. The workout can be customized to fit your lifestyle, and that is one of it's greatest features. When you're looking to work harder, squat down, push yourself, and use the weights. On days that you're just not feeling 100%, skip the weights and still get a great cardio workout. If you enjoy working out at home, this is a must-have workout. Thank you Leslie!"
Great for people with limited physical ability.
Sara Westhead | Southampton, Bermuda | 07/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have Fibromyalgia, and was looking for a low-impact exercise programme to follow that wouldn't require days to recover from. I've not really followed the 2-mile programme, but the 1-mile is short and relatively easy. There's not a ton of bouncing, unless you want to, and you can get as intense as you want. Also, those participating in the video demonstrate three different levels throughout, so you can follow which ever one is more comfortable. The set is also a great value, as you have two programmes for the cost of one."
PERFECT for Beginners
BellaBella | United States | 05/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are two complete workouts on this DVD. "Get Up and Get Started" is a one mile walk that lasts about twenty minutes. The moves are easy and fun to do and half way through the workout you can use optional weights for toning. The second workout is a two mile walk called "High Calorie Burn" which lasts approximately 30 minutes. This one is more intensive than the first and once again incorporates two pound optional hand weights. The great thing about both workouts is that they are not in the least bit difficult or intimidating for a beginner. Leslie is a very good instructor and makes the exercises easy to follow. My only complaint would have to be with the rather annoying comments made by the people exercising with her on the video. Other than that, Walk Away the Pounds is excellent, and you will see results."
I think there's a special place in Heaven for people like Le
Music Lover | California, USA | 09/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This workout is not for your die-hard cardio buff. This DVD is for someone like me who could probably count on 2 hands how many times they exercised in their adult life. I was heavy and my health was quite poor. My cardiovascular health was especially bad.
I received this DVD in July of this year, and it has made such a difference. This first time I tried the 1-mile, I was so out of shape that I wasn't sure I would make it through the warm-up! However, Leslie is gentle and slowly works you towards more intensity throughout the workout. When the 1-mile walk was over, my joints felt loose, my muscles felt warm, and I enjoyed the stretching like it was a special treat - a reward for my hard work.
Leslie's movements are simple - no knee-twisting movements involved. There's very little chance for injury. She adds upper-body movement for an increase in workout intensity.
I have combined Leslie's workouts with the Weight Watchers program. The weeks that I do WATP at least 3 times I see a much faster weight loss. Over the last 3 months, I have lost 21 pounds and watched my blood pressure drop from 140/95 (on blood pressure medication!) to 105/70 (medication free!).
She is a genuine person during the workout and very encouraging. I don't get bored doing this DVD. I know there are only 5 basic moves and some arm movements and she does a pretty good job of mixing it up. The basic moves are:walking in place, side steps, kicks, knee lifts, and kick-backs with variations on upper arm work too. During the 1-mile walk, she lets you know every time you've completed another 1/4 mile. On the 2-mile walk, she lets you know when you've completed every 1/2 mile which is very encouraging.
This DVD in particular is great because it contains two workouts - the 1-mile walk and the 2-mile walk. 1 mile is a great place to start. 2 mile is quite a workout. When you get more fit, you can combine both workouts or add weights to the workout. She also shows you several levels of intensity so you can tailor it to your needs and maximize your calorie burn without injuring yourself. I think it's great bang for the buck because this workout DVD can follow you through several levels of fitness depending on how you want to mix and match the workouts and weights.
It seems like only a short while ago when I didn't think I'd get through the 1-mile walk. Tonight I combined them into a 3-mile walk and I feel great!
I am seeing hope for my life and my health. Through some hard work, I've been able to start shedding the weight and get healthier, and I think the motivation and exercise I get from this WATP DVD is making such a difference.
I really, truly think there is a special place in Heaven for people like Leslie. I am so grateful for such a good program. It's really what I needed."