Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV Reviewed on 10/11/2011...
There are aspects of the dvd that I like. I like the easy walk, when you want to do something, but not a whole lot, days when your not feeling so good, but still want to do something. I like the fat blasting walk, but do not like the walk that uses weights while walking. It's hard to maintain proper alignment while walking and lifting weights, easier to cause injury. The stretch was good, too. So I'm exercising with a novice, and this is a good tape for that. It has its place.
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Sherry D. from OCEANSIDE, CA Reviewed on 6/26/2011...
This DVD is perfect for me. It has 3 segments each building, so if you want to do less, you can do 1 segment, and if your up to the more it's doable. The only thing I didn't like about this is her fake smile! It's a little much! But other than that, it's a great workout and I'm glad I got this DVD.
Christa H. from HIAWASSEE, GA Reviewed on 10/28/2008...
This is a great video. I have tried several other indoor walk videos and this one is by far the best. You can make selections to customize a workout that's best for you. I would definitely recommend this to both the novice and the intermediate indoor walker. If this is your first time trying out the indoor walk exercises, this video would be great for you as it allows you to work your way up to more complicated exercises. I can't say enough wonderful things about this workout!
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Energizing Customized Walk Workouts
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Circulation is what heals your body. ~Denise Austin
This walking program is divided into four sections. You can easily customize the walks so this works for anyone from beginner to advanced. If you want to take it easy and walk for 15 minutes, you can choose Easy Walk and then cool down with the 10-minute Stretch. For a super-energizing walk, play all four sections at once.
1. Easy Walk
Denise Austin has created three 1-mile programs to energize your body and clear the mind. The brisk pace and the addition of weights in the third segment guarantees a fat burning workout. By raising your arms above your head in the first Easy Walk, you increase the intensity.
The first section begins with walking in place. Then you work your way into walking back and forth, side to side and taking side steps. This section puts you on the fast track to lifting, toning and shaping your entire body.
2. Fat Blasting Interval Walk
This is a total body workout because in the second section Denise introduces you to interval training, which makes the walking even more fun.
3. Power Walk and Tone
This is perhaps the most fun I've had walking at home and the addition of weights in the third section makes this an especially effective aerobics routine.
The creative stretching routine with a chair completes the workout and by this time your mood has been brightened and your mind is clear. I felt especially energetic and renewed after this amazingly fun workout. The spacious setting, customizable workout and fun routines makes this one of my favorite walking workouts.
~The Rebecca Review "
I'm pleased with the Indoor Walk DVD
Dorrie Wheeler | 01/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are just starting your work out regime or are looking for something a little more low impact Denise Austin Blast Away The Pounds Indoor Walk may be something you might want to look into. The DVD includes 3 complete 1 mile programs. This DVD includes something for everyone.
If you are just starting a work out program and aren't ready for something real high energy you might want to check out the Easy Walk. This segment is especially configured for people who don't exercise regularly. This is a fifteen minute walk.
The Fat Blasting Interval Walk is a fifteen minute cardio walk. This is a faster, more high energy walk exercise. This is a metabolism boosting exercise and it is the equivalent of one mile.
The Power Walk and Tone walk is a very intense walk for the people who enjoy power walking. This segment combines walking and body sculpting techniques. This also is a fifteen minute walk.
What is great about this DVD is that everyone can use this DVD and start at their own pace. If you are new to working out you can set your goals to one day complete one of the more advanced walks on the DVD. I have older family members who were able to complete one portion of this work out over the holidays. So if you are a power walker or just getting started this is a nice indoor workout."
Fantastic low impact walking workout to get rid of all your
Raina Singh | Auckland, New Zealand | 01/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly, let me get this out of the way. Denise is still Denise. She is still bubbly and has not toned down her 'effervescent mannerisms', so if this is what bothers you most about Denise, then shoo. Navigate away from this page right now. Don't go looking at the Denise Austin workouts if you don't like her. She is not going to go through a personality change for any of her workouts, and this one is not an exception.
Right, now that's cleared up, here's what you get on this DVD.
1. 15 min mile - Easy Walk 2. 15 min mile - Fat Blasting Interval Walk 3. 15 min mile - Power and Tone Walk 4. 10 min Stretch
EASY WALK - This is fantastic for those just starting out exercise, or for those who have injuries. At the moment I am using this workout because I have very bad soreness in my lower body and cannot a high impact workout, but I am pleased to say that with a bit of effort on my part (in other words, responding when Denise says, "Pump it out!"), I do get a thin film of sweat over my hands and some parts of my face. Denise uses leg lifts and side steps to keep the workout interesting - it is not just marching in place for 15 minutes - she even does some tweaks to simulate uphill and downhill climbs.
FAT BLASTING INTERVAL WALK - This walk alternates short bursts of intesnity with regular walking segments. She'll have you doing your regular marches, sidesteps, leg lifts, knee lifts and arm movements for a short while, and then she'll add a high(er) impact - burst of intensity. In cases where the transition between the walking and intensity intervals is very large, one of the exercises performs a low impact modification which you can follow if you have week knees or are building your fitness level (or heck, even if you're just feeling a bit lazy one day). There are no weights used in this routine, but if you want to increase the intensity, it might be a good idea to add ankle or hand weights if you like.
POWER AND TONE WALK - This is my favourite walk, as it uses hand weights to make the routine efficient and effective. Of course you can choose not to use weights if it is difficult on your joints to do so, but for my liking it is the toning combined with the cardio that give this routine its own special flavour.
STRETCH - If you have the "Shrink Your Female Fat Zones" book, or are currently subscribed to Denise's "Fit Forever" online plan, you will recognise a lot of these stretches. Denise takes you through stretches for the calves, hamstrings, the achilles, the hips, triceps, inner & outer thighs, quadriceps, and probably a few others in there that I can't remember at this moment. While I do not believe that this stretches you out as thoroughly as the Standing Segment on "Tamilee Webb's Total Body Stretch", it does a good job of stretching the areas of the body that you worked during the walks.
The DVD is beautifully produced; filmed on set rather than on location. The walk takes place in what looks to be a ceramic courtyard with archways looking out onto a red sandy desert (well, more like looking out onto a big picture of a red sandy desert). The timing in the first workout is excellent, though in the second and third workouts it can get a bit off-beat here and there, but the advantage with walking over aerobics is that it doesn't really matter too much.
I have no excuse for exercise now, I can do these when I am injured and when I am pressed for time. That, and when I hop back on the treadmill for a longer walk, or if I am going on an outdoor walk, I can use some of the toning arm movements that I have picked up from this workout to keep things interesting and boost heartrate and increase my calorie burning potential.
I would, however, be very interested in any feedback from someone who can compare this with Leslie Sansone's 'Walk Away The Pounds' series. I cannot compare this with any of Leslie's workouts simply because I have never done them - and I have achieved great results with Denise and find her very motivating, which influenced this purchase more than looking for a perfect indoor walk DVD. Even then, I find myself incredibly pleased with this buy.
Even the avid workout-hater will like this!
Heather | Virginia | 01/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To put it bluntly, I hate working out. I've never had luck with workout dvds/videos in the past, and my workouts have consistented of mainly taking walks in my neighborhood. Other dvds I've found difficult to copy and follow, and unpleasant to do. But not this one!
I actually enjoyed this workout. I felt the "burn", and I can do this on a regular basis without getting bored or sick of it, because it's not unpleasant to do. That includes the walks and the stretching. It's very clear and easy to follow, so no frusteration there. This is one of the few workouts I've ever done where I actually felt good DURING the workout, not just after the workout!
Even the most die-hard workout and excersize haters, and even the most inexperienced beginners, can do this and stick with it. I highly recommend trying this to anyone who's failed with other workout videos in the past."
Loved this workout!
S. E. Musgrave | 02/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Denise Austin has never been my favorite, mostly because of her nonstop chatter. However, this is a great workout! I love walking workouts and have always been a Leslie Sansone fan, but I get a little bored with her same-step workouts. This workout is totally different. There are three one-mile segments. The first is an Easy Walk which I really enjoyed. The second in a faster-paced cardio walk and the third is a walk and tone and she uses weights. This workout uses lots of different moves than any of the Leslie workouts and the time went by so fast it doesn't even feel like you are working out. You definitely will sweat, though. I highly recommend this dvd for anyone wanting a nice walking workout."