Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Get Moving - Walking for Weight Loss|
Actor: Madeleine Lewis
Director: Ted Landon
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A cardio walking workout is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to speed metabolism and lose weight. But weather and busy schedules can make it hard to get outside or fit a cardio workout into your day. Get Moving! ... more »
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If you're new to exercising, get this video!
Cynthia E. Downes | Broken Arrow, OK, USA | 12/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two years ago, I was 52 years old, a size 22, and could barely move because of arthritis and osteoporous. My doctor recommended stretches so I bought Madeleine Lewis' AM/PM Stretch and began doing it five days per week. That worked so well, that now (at age 54) I do pilates 3 days per week, treadmill 3 days per week, cardio 2 days, and bicycle 1-2 times a week. I am now a size 12!
I just bought Get Moving! and love it! Madeleine is a super instructor and has put together another winner! It contains four segments, three workouts and one cool down stretch, each ten minutes long. I like the fact that I can choose to do all four routines for a 40 minute workout or do only a 10 minute workout with a stretch afterwards. This DVD will work for beginners as well as Intermediates.
I have added this DVD to my weekly routine for variety. If you are older like me and need someone who can move you forward gradually in your exercise program, Madeleine Lewis is the instructor to get."
Excellent varied workout
C. Daly | 06/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been doing Leslie Sansone walking DVDs for a few months now. I've begun to get bored with hers so I'm branching out to other forms of aerobic fitness. I found this DVD, which I love already.
It is 40 minutes long, divided into 4, 10 minute chapters. The first three chapters are cardio. Chapter 1 is the simplest and lowest intensity--it is the closest to Leslie's workouts. 2 and 3 are harder. Each of the three workouts is self-contained. They have a short warm-up at the beginning, and some lower body work (squats/lunges) at the end. The last 10 minute segment is a yoga-based stretch. Personally I like to do all four segments together for an excellent workout, but you can always just pick on or two if you're pressed for time. The three workouts are all different, and use different moves/combinations. So even if I do them all together, I feel like there is enough variety to keep me from getting bored. Breaking the workout up into 10 minute segments makes the time seem to fly by.
The DVD was filmed in a gorgeous outdoor garden. It features three exercisers. The instructor, Madeleine Lewis, does intermediate versions of the exercises. Another exerciser does easier versions, and a third exerciser does the most intense versions. She hops and jogs through a lot of the workout. What I like about the instructor is she isn't babbling constantly like Leslie Sansone. She talks, but spends that time cuing you on how to move your body. One warning is that the choreography is a bit more complex than Walk Away the Pounds. There is less walking and more moving around in different ways. I didn't find it difficult at all, but a total beginner might want to start with the less intense WATP DVDs."
Great video, a little more intense that "walking"
Colette | Illinois, USA | 09/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I say it's a little more intense than "walking" and it is, but isn't that the point? If you were really really in need of working your way up, you can take it easy with this tape, but they make it so much fun, you want to just join right in!
I'm 38 year old. A few months ago, after trying dietary changes for several months, I was still overweight (w/hypothyroidism) and my doctor encouraged me to "move a LOT more" to lose some weight and bring down my blood pressure. Something about this dvd made me want to try it more than Leslie Sansone, who people either love or hate apparently. So, one day I bought it on a whim.
I love this workout! I find Madelein Lewis to be motivating, and the music is very fun to work out to. Plus the setting is gorgeous, not pretentious or anything.The cuing is pretty good, although the first time through I was a little behind a few times, by the second time through it was really easy to keep up (aside from being winded). However, my husband with "two left feet" had trouble trying to keep up with it, my 10 year old (who studied ballet for a couple of years) was fine with it.
Two criticisms: There are two other models; one is supposed to do the "easier" version and the other the "most difficult" version,. However, I think the model for the "easier" verson sometimes got carried away and did the "medium" version. Also there are a few places that Lewis could have given breathing cues to enhance the exercise but didn't, although she does mention breathing once in a while. Fortunately I used to work out a lot at the gym, do yoga and take aerobic classes so I'm already familiar w/effective breathing.
I started out doing just one segment, plus the cool down as I was pretty out of shape. After a few days, I did 2 segments, and after less than a week of that, I was doing all three. I like the music a lot, and it was my only aerobic workout for almost 2 months. My m-i-l, who takes a lot of classes, tried it when visiting me, and she really enjoyed it, too. Now, sometimes I skip the squatting exercises and do a toning tape afterward."
Energizing Fitness Walk
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Madeleine Lewis presents three ten-minute segments of walking/strength training and one ten-minute segment of stretching. The walking is creative enough to keep your attention and the choreography is fairly easy to learn. The workout is designed to take you from a warm-up to a fast-paced walk to a relaxing cool-down.
The entire forty minutes works well as a complete workout where you don't need to walk or bike before beginning the exercises. This is fairly low impact and even the reverse lunges are interesting because they are not static, but free flowing and energizing.
Madeleine Lewis' professional style and motivational cueing makes this highly enjoyable. There are also three levels to choose, so you can follow Madeleine or try some of the more advanced moves like jumping instead of just walking during various segments.
You can add weights to increase the challenge while doing lower body exercises. There are a few upper body exercises, but mostly this focuses on low-impact aerobics and lower body strength training.
~The Rebecca Review