Video Fitness

Get Down the Pounds

This is a three video set for the beginning to intermediate exerciser. The videos include: Dance Your Pants Off, Toning Uptown and Toning Downtown.

I live to dance and with Get down the Pounds you will do mostly that. I feel at the weight I am the movement is doing good. My alternative was sitting on the couch watching the video. I love the 80's music and if you do to then this is the dance video for you.

Sherry Franzell

The "dance your pants off" aerobic tape is very different. You can tell it is geared toward all types of people (from obese to physically fit). You get a good workout but you don't have all the jumping and jarring that typical aerobics can have. He starts you out slow, warms you up, stretches and works up to the heavy workout. By the end of the tape I am soaking wet but I feel exhilerated, not exhausted. I get more done on the days that I do this tape. It is a jumpstart.

The toning videos (one for upper body and one for the lower body are also unique. He uses these elastic toning rings, you get the resistence without the weight. It is easy on the joints and muscles. I have never had much definition in my arms or my legs and just after 5 weeks I can tell a difference. I alternate the aerobic tape one day and the toning videos the next. I look forward to the toning because I like what I am seeing and I can target specific muscle groups that really need the work.

I would recommend these tapes to anyone, regardless of size - even if you have never exercised before. They do work!!!

Debbie Ivey

This is a set of three videos. The aerobic video "Dance Your Pants Off" is good for people who like dancing. It's very long and the workout lasts about 50 minutes. The other two videos are toning exercises for the upper body and then the lower body--"Tonin' Uptown" and "Tonin' Downtown". They are good for beginners. The set comes with two toning resistance rings equaling 6 and 8 lb. I got this series when I first started working out. The toning rings really do work for people who have never exercised and are just starting out. I used the series for about a week and then moved on to free weights and other aerobics videos. I realized I'm not into the dance scene and prefer a different type of aerobic style. The videos are well made, high quality. The participants in the videos range from overweight people to a couple of slim dancers, and even a few middle-aged people and one elderly lady. I personally didn't care for Richard's approach to fitness, but it's an excellent series for Richard Simmons fans.

Paula Menke

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