Experts say simple walking how-tos can be just as beneficial as more strenuous exercise DVDs like Billy Blanks Tae Bo Amped, and are a good option for those who are just beginning to get fit again or who are recovering from various injuries. Walking is the basis for Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds series; the 3 Mile Advanced Walk exercise video offers a 45-minute, three-mile workout that combines walking with simple moves like low-impact side steps and knee lifts. This DVD is aimed at beginners or those who prefer something less intense.
There are over 40 reviews for this fitness video from owners, but some are for the original set Walk Away the Pounds. The owner-written reviews are from Amazon.com, Epinions.com, CollageVideo.com, VideoFitness.com and FitnessInfomercialReview.com. Redbook publishes the only professional review we found.
This video gets good to excellent ratings from 28 owners. All agree that this is an easy-to-follow routine that is also fast-paced and energetic. Users feel they get an excellent but simple workout. Minor quibbles are about the music and the length of the routines. In general, however, all agree that this is a good DVD for beginners.
Review: Leslie Sansone: Walk Away the Pounds Express - Advanced Walk, 3 Miles, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2011
2. Collage Video.com
The video gets an overall perfect score from 20 users. People think this is a great workout and that Leslie is a wonderful instructor. She offers support and modifications of the basic moves, and makes the workout easy to follow. One complaint is that you don't get toned with this video.
Review: Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds, Contributors to CollageVideo.com, As of June 2011
One user gives Walk Away the Pounds a perfect score, saying it's a good workout for anyone regardless of age, size and physical condition. The user feels this is an easy-to-follow routine that can be performed by individuals who are really out of shape.
Review: Leslie Sansone - Walk Away the Pounds Express: 3 Mile Advanced Walk, Contributors to Epinions.com, As of June 2011
4. Video Fitness.com
The original three-video set is reviewed here, and there are several reviews dating back to 2001. Users generally praise the Leslie Sansone videos for their ease of use and basic workout with simple moves for beginners. Unfortunately, reviews are very dated and there are no reviews that were written after 2004.
Review: Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds Program, Contributors to VideoFitness.com, 2004