Richard Simmons: Sweat and Shout
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like this DVD, but would recommend it to people looking for something a little less rigorous. Although he's got you moving for the full 60 minutes (it's filmed as one continous session, which I like) he switches from move to move so quickly that it's hard to follow the first few times. In fact, you spend the first few viewings watching him so closely that you don't really build up that much of a sweat. Then after you've mastered the moves the tape becomes significantly less challenging. I would have appreaciated a seperate section that teaches the moves and then a clearly marked indicator telling you which level of aerobic exercise you were undertaking with each song. However, he's so energetic and encouraging that this dvd purchase doesn't feel like a mistake, and you can always take his moves and modify his routine to make it more demanding."
A great workout video
lovelucy | Northeast | 11/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this workout easier to transition into than say, Richard Simmon's salsa workout which has tougher moves to figure out.
With this video, once you figure it out, which shouldn't take long, they are very basic moves, it is a great workout.
I read that someone didn't find it challenging enough. Well, if you really put yourself out there, and pretend you are dancing on a dance floor, you will get a good workout.
The actual workout time is 49 minutes, with a warm up and cool down after wards. You also see at the end the dancers weight loss listings. I myself, after 45 days of using this tape everyday, lost 11 pounds, so I am very happy and have 10 pounds left to go and I'll be happy!