Walk Away the Pounds ExpressLeslie Sansone
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Walking Aerobics
This DVD contains two express walking programs, the 1 Mile "Easy Walk" and the 2 Mile "Brisk Walk." Both programs utilize a strechie band to work on upper body strengthening as you walk. The Easy Walk program contains about 16 minutes of walking followed by a 2 minute stretch. The walking part includes Leslie's 4 basic steps--walk (march), side step, front kick, and knee up--and spends some time at a brisker pace; the band is used for just a few exercises in the second half mile. The Brisk Walk program involves 29 minutes of walking followed by 3 minutes of stretching. You'll spend longer time at a greater intensity and do a bit more with the band, but again, the band is only used for the second half of the workout. These are nice programs that are particularly ideal for those short on time and wanting to mix in some light strength training with their cardio workouts. Also, the Easy Walk would be especially appropriate for beginners, but even more advanced exercisers will still work up a sweat by adjusting the intensity as needed.
This is my second Leslie video, and I noticed that she repeats many of the same things over and over--she's quite chatty! It doesn't really bother me, though, as the workouts are simple enough that I can mostly tune her out. She works out here with a large class, although unfortunately, you cannot see all of the particants from the main camera angle. I thought the music at the very beginning of both workous was annoying, but other than that it was fine.