Walk And Kick

Leslie Sansone
Year Released: 2001

Categories: Walking Aerobics

Background on me: Beginning to intermediate exerciser, been using videos for about 4 months. I am choreography-challenged, but as I workout more I am getting better. I like walking, very mellow dancing videos (think Tamilee's Motown and RHA) and pilates. I don't like extremely dancy things, or extremly athletic things, I am kind of moderate in all my tastes. I don't mind a few flaws in a workout and can overlook most things (background, whooping, chattiness and so on).

About the video: This is a walking video with four kickboxing intervals. It is 30 minutes. There are four female background exercisers. The music is instrumental and helps a great deal to keep your pace while walking. There are no chapters on the dvd and no extra bonuses.

-Quick intro by Leslie
-Walking intervals using her four basic foundation steps: walking in place, side steps, kicks, and knee up.
-4 Kickboxing intervals include bob and weaves, corner punching, speed bags, and front and back kicks.
-Very quick stretch

Pluses: Great introduction to kickboxing moves. Easy to adjust for your level. One background exerciser works at a little higher intensity, so you can follow her if you'd like. It went by very quickly. I was shocked when she said it was half over.

Minuses: A few times the music stops in awkward places and once she is off beat, but didn't bother me too much. The spacing is off in the beginning, which kind of bothered me visually, but I am pretty easy going about these things, so I can overlook it.

Overall impression: This is a "get what you put into it video" if you are above a beginning level. I had to keep reminding myself to pick up the intensity to really get a good workout. If you just go through the motions, it will be too easy. I really like this and will definitely be adding this into my workout schedule. Leslie is a person that I can always face, no matter how much I don't want to workout.

Instructor Comments:
Cheerful, upbeat, great reminders for posture and form, like working out with a happy friend!

Krista (benemma)