Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Walk Away the Pounds 2-Pack Super Fat Burning Get Up and Get Started High Calorie Burn|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 04/09/2002
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Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV
Reviewed on 1/24/2012...
I really like it. Just used the 3 mile walk last night, held 5 lb. weights instead of the weighted balls, and I was pushing to finish the moves. A definite workout, and happy to add to my dvd collection. The 1 & 2 miles have their place, too, for starting out or easier days.
Easy to do, Low Impact, Awesome Results!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These workouts are awesome! You can't go wrong with them. They are easy to follow; no sudden moves, and you don't have to be super coordinated to do them. I never liked to do aerobics because I couldn't keep up, and I couldn't follow along. These workouts are simple but VERY effective!! There are four simple steps to each of the three workouts you get; kicks (not Taebo-type), side steps, knee lifts and kick backs. You don't need a huge living room, you are just marching in place with a little bit of traveling forward and back but if you don't have the room, you can continue to march in place. There are three different workouts; 1 mile, 2 miles, and 3 miles. She incorporates upper body work as well with her 2 pound balls. I use 5 pound dumbbells and it's challenging but not enough to make me quit midway. I always break a sweat about 10 minutes into any of the workouts. You don't have to use weights at all, though. There are a group of people who work out with Leslie and usually one of them is modifying for you. (they aren't all super skinny either, which is nice to see). Leslie is very explanatory while working out and you aren't caught off guard with sudden moves. She talks a bit much and her laugh gets annoying; she is very high energy. The people she works out with talk a lot too but it's ok; I'd rather see them be real than to see a bunch of robots working out. The faces they make when they don't realize they are on camera are hilarious!
With regard to her talking about "God" during her workouts is not offensive. She doesn't say the word "God". She says the word Heaven maybe twice, and she says to "count your blessings." Which I don't find offensive. She doesn't go on and on about religion.
You can do the 2 mile walk in 30 minutes and the 3 mile walk in 49 minutes, I believe. I started with the two miles and did that for a few days before moving on to the 3 mile. Now I alternate according to the amount of time I have. YOu can make the 2 mile just as intense as the 3 mile walk if you add more weights or squat when you are doing the side steps.
It has been highly effective for me. I started dieting on the first of October, doing just ab workouts. I did that until the 19th of October when I incorporated cardio, some light weight training and also some bun/thigh work. I have lost 13 pounds total and 2 pants sizes; going from a 14 to a size 10 in less than a month and a half! I have seen quicker results doing these workouts than I did walking around the block, which gets rather boring after awhile. I love that I can workout anytime I want and I don't have any excuses not to. Rain or shine, I can workout! I highly recommend these workouts! I am more motivated, more energized and happier than I have ever been with ANY other workout!"
I love this Video !!!!!
JADE | New York | 05/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've tried many work out tapes but the problem was that many require alot of space, alot of time, very physical movements and after a while didn't hold my attention. I was skeptical at first about just walking to work out, but it is more than just walking. It's a combo of easy/natural leg work (kicking), arm work, light weights, and brisk walking. The system I ordered which has 1,2& 3 mile walk is perfect! I have a choice of what intensity I want to work out based on how fit I feel & how much time I have on my hands. I started out with the 1 mile, which is a nice short 20mins workout. This is also perfect for those days I feel lazy & just want to do something short or those days where I don't have a lot of time & want to do something quick for the day. The movements are easy (kicks,knee lifts, hand swings, etc.)to follow (I can follow the video on my computer & watch TV at the same time)and the people they use on the video are diverse & fun to work out with. It is a perky crowd & I enjoy the light bantering Leslie has with them.
I'm also happy there are no floor exercises which require space & is just a pain to do sometimes. I was looking for a non-jarring workout to use while I was pregnant and this system was perfect. You can adjust your movements with the video from a full range motion (high kicks, small kicks, use weights or no weights, etc.)or to tiny motions to fit your own physical needs. I am very happy with the video and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something simple & fun to use everyday. I just bought the DVD & then bought my own hand weights."
Better than potato chips!
Alixandra Hice | Saint Augustine, FL | 03/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I may be a "newbie" to Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds workouts, but I am already one of her biggest fans and a true advocate of her low-impact walk aerobic system.You will read lots of opinions in the following reviews, but here are the facts:* WATP is a balanced exercise program promoting fitness for individuals of all ages and physical descriptions. Regardless of whether you are young, old, overweight, out of shape, have physical limitations or are in prime condition - these workouts have something to offer! Expect a few minutes of warm-up time followed by exercises of graduating speed and intensity, a cool-down period and a few quick stretches to wrap it all up. * These WATP workouts are equivalent to walking 1, 2 or 3 miles at a brisk pace. Each includes simple steps (marching in place, side-steps, knee-lifts and kick-backs), upper body work (reaching, stretching, pull-downs and clapping) and an opportunity to incorporate light weight training along with the cardio. (Personal note: I prefer using dumbells rather than the Walk Away Weighted Balls simply because you can buy them anywhere, they are easier to hold and don't get slippery in my hands when I sweat - plus, I can vary the amount of weight I want to use on a daily basis.)* These workouts can be easily personalized and modified to suit your own fitness level while giving you the motivation to increase your strength, endurance and stamina. You just cannot do it wrong no matter what.* YOU WILL LOSE POUNDS AND INCHES! Be consistent and you won't believe how quickly your body begins slimming down and toning up! In only 6 weeks I have shed 22 pounds by eating sensibly and working out with Leslie every day.* Leslie is cheerful and motivates you all the way through the workout. Some sourpusses don't like that much, but I don't consider it a flaw. Instead, I am impressed that she is able to lead the workout and verbally coach through the duration without getting winded. Some of her chatter IS repetative, but that has no affect on the quality of the workout.* You never fully "outgrow" these workouts because you can always up the challenge by increasing the weight of your dumbells, adding ankle and wrist weights, or just pushing yourself to workout longer or at a higher intensity. Combining workouts is another way to challenge yourself further. I like doing the WATP 3-Mile Super Fat Blaster followed by the WATP Express 4-Mile Super Challenge. * WATP workouts may not be challenging enough for power athletes, but for the majority of us who want fitness results without wasting our time and money on intimidating, painful and ultimately impossible workouts - WATP is the ONLY way to go.God bless you Leslie and keep your lovable chatty workouts coming!"