Walk And KickLeslie Sansone
Year Released: 2001
Categories: Walking Aerobics
This tape is part of Leslie’s newer Walk Away The Pounds add-on kits. Unlike Yoga Walk or the Sun/Moon set, it does not segregate the new gimmick (kickboxing) by tagging it on to the end of the tape. Rather, the basic kickboxing moves are integrated into the workout via intervals: about four minutes of walking, then about four minutes of kickboxing, then walking, then kickboxing etc. for about half an hour. The kickboxing is basic stuff, usually one move at a time and performed at a manageable, controlled pace.
By all objective criteria, I should love this workout. The moves are basic and safe, yet you can still get the heartrate up if you put yourself into it. The kickboxing intervals break up the walking and add variety and interest. The time SHOULD zip by. And yet...I really have to be in the mood to do this tape, and by the halfway point, I am usually watching the clock in spite of my best intentions.
Overall, I give it average marks. I am not sure why it makes me feel so ‘eh’ but it happens to the best of us: a sound, competent, objectively suitable tape that just doesn’t have that extra zip to you.