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Old 02-11-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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good video for beginner

Anyone have a recommendation for a beginner exercise video. I mean really beginner - like something a senior could handle (I'm not a senior). I tried some of Denise Austin's tapes but even doing it at my own pace, it was a bit much. I need to build up to it.


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Old 02-11-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: good video for beginner

Have you ever heard of Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone? They are very low impact aerobic, but I find them to be very effective. I have a three mile one, but I think you can even buy a one mile one. It's not all walking in place, there is a lot of other leg movements, and she also incorporates arm movements. I find that to be the less strenuous workout video I have ever tried, but there are probably other. Good luck!

Old 02-12-2004, 08:32 AM   #3
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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.

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I was also going to recommend Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds one or two mile. They are very low impact.
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: good video for beginner

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I thought Simmons might annoy me but I do like to dance so maybe I'll check it out. I also like walking so I'll check into the other tape as well. It sounds like something I can handle.


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