Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Quick Start Walking for Weight Loss|
Actor: Debbie Rocker
Director: Phil Scarpaci
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A Workout Designed To Bring You Weight Loss! — With Debbie Rocker as your personal coach, you are now a lifetime athlete in training. Join Debbie as she enthusiastically leads you through a series of cardio movements design... more »
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Great for beginner to intermediate
K. Gillogly | Haverhill, MA | 07/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What I really like about this DVD is that it's not discouraging to someone who is a beginner or someone getting back into running after having a baby or just being away from running for a while. There are three people in the video all working at different levels so you can keep up with whomever you're most comfortable. There are no difficult aerobics moves that are hard to follow and you can go at your own pace. (I almost always "jog" more than they jog on the video and "run" more than they run to boost my own workout level a little bit.) Debbie Rocker, who is the trainer in this DVD, is far less annoying than Leslie Sansone (a well-known trainer who does a lot of walking videos). Bless Leslie's heart... She means well, but she's pretty annoying. My advice is to use this DVD as a guide and cater it to your own needs. Personally, I think it's worth owning."
A great high intensity interval workout for the intermediate
Susanna Hutcheson | Midwest U.S.A. | 04/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Debbie and two other cast members are in this video. It's shot outside in lovely scenery. It starts off far more vigorously than Leslie's (Leslie Sansone) warm-ups. The steps are high and both arms are swinging. There actually is no warm-up in the way we're used to if we workout with Leslie.
The music is great and the beat good. In some spots the music is actually a bit too loud. It drowns out her voice somewhat.
Debbie is quit motivational without being chatty. She's more like a coach than a friend. I find that refreshing.
The intensity goes up in about 4 minutes. You go into a light jog - but she shows modification. Then she goes into marching. This is true interval work -- the type we're told really burns calories. Doing Leslie's workouts doesn't move my pedometer much. But this one did. I got a total of 2609 steps, which is slightly under 1 mile. I'm sure that is low because of the lateral movements, among other things.
If you're not losing weight with Leslie, I'm pretty sure you will with Debbie. But I warn you, this is a dynamic workout -- very high energy and lots of leg movement. There is also upper body movement. No equipment is needed.
As she says, "We are all athletes, in training, for life." And you'll feel like an athlete when you do her workout. Unlike Leslie, you won't know how far you've "walked" -- but you'll know you had one rugged workout.
I found the video more marching and jogging than walking and it's far different from Leslie's workouts. If you're used to Leslie's workouts, you'll find this one a bit rough. There's bouncing around and some people might find that a bit too hard if they're not used to it. Others will love it. You might want to put your jog bra on. Well, if you're a woman.
At a bit over 19 minutes, she starts the cool-down. She brings the heart rate down a little at a time. It is a very efficient workout and there is no way it won't burn lots of calories --- even if you have to modify.
At about 22 minutes, she takes you into some stretching and the music gets somewhat lower and slower. This lasts about 3 minutes. The workout runs a total of 23.30 minutes. I feel the cool-down should be longer, considering the intensity of the workout. It's quite short with just a few stretches. A few more minutes would be a good idea. But, you can do that on your own.
There's also an audio CD for you to take on your outside walks.
If you want a high intensity, calorie-burning, well planned and well executed workout, I highly recommend you give this a go. Be sure and watch it first so you can see if there are some areas you might want to modify. One of the cast does the modifications so those who can't get on with the intensity of Debbie can follow the modifier.
I don't know why Debbie has only done two or three videos. I wish she did more. But, if you're a Leslie fan, you'll find this a pleasant change of pace once a week or so. It's far more high energy than Leslie's workouts. You'll find when you get through this one, you can tackle an additional mile of Leslie easily.
- Susanna K. Hutcheson
Quick start walking video
Elisabeth | Missouri | 06/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
I bought this based on the reviews I read here.I'm not disappointed.This is easy for me but I still feel like I've accomplished something.Not like some videos, where you get about half way through and then it's too hard because you really are a beginner.I would recommend this for anyone who likes to walk but especially if you like to exercise in the privacy of your own home."
Quick Start Walking for Weight Loss
R. Manzo | Caracas, VE | 04/13/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I would like to change this rate to 3 ***. Mostly because I really think although Debbie is marching about 75 % is better that don't do anything. For people that are beginning a program to weight loss is a first step. For that reason I have to change this rate. The only thing I consider useless is the 30 min audio cd and also is a little bit expensive I suppose for this cd."