Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for Indoor Walking [A-Z Blog Challenge]

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Indoor Walking
At the beginning of my fitness journey, I was extremely self conscious about working out in front of people.  It's not that I don't play well with others, it's just that I want to do the workouts "right" (whatever that means), plus, I didn't really look the part--I probably still don't, but now I don't care.  I tried some of the workout videos from my local library, but none of them quite fit the bill.  Then, my sister Clara introduced me to Leslie Sansone's indoor walking DVD's.  I tried the video and the simplicity and fun of it had me hooked. 
From her bioLeslie Sansone has always been concerned with fitness. Seeing people struggle and fail on fad diets and exercise regimens, Leslie was determined to make exercise accessible to all. Part of her formula included taking the intimidation away from exercise. That’s where the idea for In-Home Walking™ came in. If she could remove all of the factors that usually turn people off from maintaining a regular exercise program–expensive gym memberships, other gym-goers, strenuous exercise that leads to burnout, fancy work-out clothes, expensive exercise equipment–she knew that she could develop a program that people could stick with.
So, what's the big deal?  The big deal is the these videos keep the excuse factor down.  Denial and excuses are the modus operandi for us addicts.  If it's raining, too cold, too hot, or too...whatever, I can pop the DVD in and get a really good workout without leaving home.
Read a couple of the reviews I've written about her videos here and here.
Here's a sample of one of my favorite one of her videos

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  1. I have a few of her tapes. I like them because they're easy enough, but I find they get really boring after a while. :)

    1. I just wished that after I've learned the routine, I could turn her down and the music up. :)