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.
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
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.