Re: good video for beginner
Hello, You might want to check out the Richard Simmons videos. The first Richard Simmon's tape, "Sweatin' to the Oldies," is excellent for beginners. My mother-in-law loves it. It starts off nice and easy and slow. You can do the first few songs then build up the to the rest of the tape. He also has special tapes specifically for Senior Citizens. I think he calls them the "Silver Foxes," but just look up his name in one of those online book/videos stores and you'll find it. They are also fun and have a party atmosphere. The exercises are more like dancing. The latin one, "Mucho Sudar," would be a little too much for a beginner...It's really fast paced. "Sweatin to the Oldies II" is also good; but requires 2 (12oz.) soda bottles, a kitchen chair for balance, and an exercise mat.
Yes, Denise Austin and Cindy Crawford are more for the younger set or for people who are already somewhat in shape. I'd stear clear of those ones if I were you.