Flexible & Effective Workout!
Lee Mellott | Frederick, Maryland | 02/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy Leslie Sansone's 2 Mile Walk video so decided to try her Walk off Weight video. I love it! The workout is divided into 3 sections plus a cool down at the end. The set is a living room with comfy couch and coffee table. Not lavish but I think the intent is to show you can do this in a small amount of space in your home. Behind Leslie is a window that is fun to watch as one minute it is storming and the next its a calm sunny day! Leslie is the only exerciser in the first section. It is a nice slow 20 minute 1 mile walk perfect for a day when you are tired but want to get moving. The next 2 sections are each twenty minute 1 and 1/2 mile walks. Leslie leads several other exercisers with enthusiasm and the steps are simple to follow yet vary enough to keep the viewers attention. You can do 1 segment, 2 or all 3 depending on your mood and needs. I pop it in after dinner or lunch to get in a quick walk. The music is upbeat but not intrusive. If you are looking for a very low impact workout that offers flexiblity and you enjoy simple stepping movements I think you will enjoy this video!"
C. Bennett | New England | 12/19/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a veteran of the Walk Away The Pounds 3-mile walk, you will have no problem completing this 4-mile walk. It is a do-able supplement to the Walk Away workouts, for days when you don't want to use weights and need a little more variety. If you're getting bored with the Walk Away workouts, you may want to give this a try. However, there are a few things that really date this DVD. Be aware that this is a re-released old workout from 1992. The music is very dated, "You Better Shop Around" and a pseudo-C&C Music Factory cool down. Leslie is also continually referring to using a VCR with the workout: "Fast forward to the cool down" or "if you didn't catch this step, rewind and do it again." The clothes and hair styles also really date this DVD, from the "big sock" look to the layered leotards. There were a few inconsistencies in this workout that you just won't find in her more experienced recent releases. For example, she's not mirroring you. When she says "right, left" you see her doing HER right and HER left. It will throw off a beginning walker. Also, she refers to taking a heart rate during the warm up: "I'll remind you during the workout." She doesn't bring up heart rates again until the cool down. She also refers to a mysterious booklet, which I did not get in my DVD. The moves themselves are more complicated and higher impact that her Walk Away workout. For example, she has you doing a box step, always starting from the right. That will put a fair amount of pressure on the knee because you are not alternating your leading leg. Another example is the cool down. You do many of the stretches from a wide squat position. After finishing four miles of walking, squatting and stretching is not my idea of a cool down! While I really appreciate Leslie's Walk Away Workouts, I find this release to still need some tweaking (how about a make over?). I only use it occassionally, to throw some variety into my workouts. If you're bored, and looking for something else to try with Leslie, give this a go."
C. Bennett | 10/15/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is NOT a new video...it's 10 years old and has been re-released by her old distributor. Avoid it! Stick to the Walk Away The Pounds videos instead!"
Don't Waste Your Money or Time
C. Bennett | 09/04/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have Leslie's 2-mile and 3-mile Walks Away the Pounds DVDs. She uses the blue weighted balls. These are excellent workouts. I was extremely disappointed with her new one. First, it has a very 1980's "aerobics" feel to it. Leslie works out in a studio "home." She does NOT use weights. The music sounds like elevator variety and the "work out" is very light. Leslie employs old aerobics moves instead of her marching steps from the 2-mile and 3-mile walk. Also, she doesn't work out with the old gang from her studio that I enjoyed watching. Some the workouts are alone, and others are with a few other new people. I think Leslie should stick with the other format...that's what I was expecting. If you were expecting the same, then pass this one by. If you like cheesy, light workouts 1980s style...you can have mine."