Debbie S. from GREENUP, IL Reviewed on 5/12/2010...
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This is one of my favorite Leslie Sansone DVDs.
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It's great to walk three miles in your living room!
dizi51 | Haverhill, MA | 01/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have a reasonably large library of exercise videos and must rate this as one of my favorites. The workout is a good one in that I really work up a sweat and can feel the burn, yet it is easy to follow with good cues and steps that aren't too complicated. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't just exercise my legs, but also my arms, waist, and pretty much everywhere else, too. I also like the fact that it is possible to do the exercises with or without weights and can vary the intensity by making bigger or smaller movements. I am an avid walker, but living in New England means that I can't always actually walk outside so being able to get three miles in my living room is a very good thing! The only negative is that Leslie just plain talks too much which I find annoying at times. Fortunately, though, since you don't need every ounce of gray matter to follow the movements, it is easy enough to tune her out on those mornings when I would rather just exercise and not hear Leslie's banter."
kiminnc | North Carolina | 06/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I can manage to keep up with this tape, than anyone can! Yes, the chat from Leslie and company can get pretty sappy, but the workout is VERY do-able and the time flies by. I'm about 35 pounds overweight and am age 40, so I do break a little bit of a sweat, but the workout itself is painless and kind of fun. Not only does the walking help build leg strength, but the upper body moves are also helping me to tone up my arms and back. I have some other videos, but this one is my favorite and the one I least dread. I like the fact that the walkers in the background are all shapes and ages and they even have one walker that does an "easier" version of the moves. No fancy dance steps or complicated routine here - just straight forward exercise. On the video they use "walk-away-the-lbs." weights, but I use 3 lb. hand weights and they work just fine. Couple this with an ab workout and this should be all you need to stay toned and healthy."
Effective but monotonous
C. Daly | 07/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have been doing Leslie's 2 mile, 30 minute workouts for a few months now. I decided it was time for me to take it to the next level and try this 3 mile workout, which clocks in at just under 50 minutes.
The workout is certainly effective: it gets my heart rate up and works the total body. However, when I do it, I just can't wait for it to be over. It's exactly like her WATP 1 and 2 mile set, except longer. The movements are exactly the same, and nothing new has been added. Foot work ranges from marching in place, side steps, knee lifts, kicks, and kick backs. Upper body motions are a bit more varied and include lateral raises, bicep curls, lifting hands up, spreading them out to the side, or in front of you. You do one movement for 8-16 counts, then walk, then move on to the next movement. This is a very simple system that is helpful for people who have never worked out and are intimidated by complicated choreography. However, the longer you do it, the more boring it gets. 50 minutes is just too long to be doing these same movements. You'd think that once you can get to the point that you can work out for 50 minutes straight, you could handle a bit more variety in motion. I know I can. Also, the music is bland and not very motivating. Its main function is to give you a beat to keep time to. Leslie is her usual talkative self, making cheesy jokes with her exercisers. I'm considering trying to turn off the sound and play my own cd instead, but I'm concerned about the beat not matching what they're doing on the screen. I think it's the only way I will be able to continue this workout, though, as it's so boring.
Leslie spends a great deal of time advertising her weighted balls, which are used for about 20 minutes of the workout, although she points out that the weights are not necessary, especially for someone who is in poor shape. If you want to add weights, I recommend buying some cheap 2-3 lb dumbbells, which are just as effective and much cheaper than her weighted balls."
I love Leslie!
M.C. | Spring Valley, CA United States | 04/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received this dvd in the mail this afternoon from Amazon and popped it in my player immediately. This is a great 49 minute workout. On my first try doing the workout, I could follow it! It really works your thighs and upper body. She uses 2 lb ball weights but I just used my old 3 lb hand-held dumb-bells. You have the option of not even using them if the workout is too hard for you. Leslie's basic techniques are simple to do, she cues very good, it's safe and yet it's fast-paced enough to get the heart rate up there. I have a bad back so I'm careful about the types of workouts I do (can't jog, do kickbox-aerobics, ect). This is finally a workout that really gets me sweating without moving all over the place trying to keep up. Now, I'm sure there's those aerobic fanatics who'll say this workout is boring b/c of the repetitive moves, but I'm not trying to dance here. I wanted a simple yet effective workout without injuring myself, one that I could do, one that I work up a sweat, and I finally found one on DVD! I felt this was money well spent and I'll be doing this workout 2-3 times a week."