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Kathy Kaehler Basics - Total Fitness Workout (2005)

Kathy Kaehler  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kathy Kaehler
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kathy Kaehler
  • DVD Release Date: January 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00067HP78
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,547 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Total body conditioning in 5-minutes a day! Celebrity trainer and NBC’s ‘Today Show’ fitness expert Kathy Kaehler leads you through a series of 5-minute workouts designed to tone and condition your entire body. In this "back to basics" approach to exercise, you’ll hit all three sides of The Fitness Triangle: Cardiovascular, Strength and Flexibility. Plus, you’ll increase lean muscle mass and improve your balance and posture. If you’re new to exercise or crunched for time, this 7 segment workout program is right for you. Complete the entire 35-minutes or choose a 5-minute segment each day: Warm Up, Cardio Blast, Bottoms Up, Arm Sculpting, Hot Legs, Absolutely Abs, or Stretch It Out. You too can perform the same tried and true techniques that have helped shape such famous physiques as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Aniston!

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Total Body Fitness June 8, 2005
Kathy Kaehler is a celebrity trainer who knows how to tone and condition your entire body in about 50 minutes (DVD says approx 45 minutes). She is a more serious instructor who still likes to have fun.

If you have an hour to exercise this is a good choice. She does give ideas for working out for 5 minutes a day, but I can't see this workout being effective in only 5 minutes. I'm learning you need to workout a lot more than 5 minutes a day if you want a fit body like Kathy Kaehler. Let's be realistic here. I hear that some very famous individuals, who we all know, exercise 6 times a week and for way more than 5 minutes. I've even heard of some actors trying to get in shape by working out for 2 hours a day.

Each segment doesn't have its own warm-up section, so you will more than likely end up doing at least two segments at a time, maybe the first two sections and the bonus at the end would be easy to fit into a tight schedule.

After you do this workout you will want to do the entire workout again and again. It is slightly addictive for reasons I can't quite comprehend. The set is in a living room; so maybe this makes me feel "at home." The set includes a Persian carpet, sapphire curtain, couch and table. A chair is taken from the dining room and you will need a sturdy chair. I prefer to put the chair up against a wall.

You honestly don't have time to be running about collecting the items you need. Things to collect before you start: mat, towel, chair, ball, 5-lb weights. The playing cards are optional but maybe more motivational than essential. Kathy Kaehler uses the cards while doing lunges and once while doing abs. Otherwise, you really don't need special equipment. The yoga mat seems essential when doing some yoga exercises.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start March 26, 2005
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The "Kathy Kaehler Basics Total Fitness Workout" DVD is perfect for anyone ONLY looking for a light moderate workout in 35 minutes or less that produces results. My case: returning to an exercise regime post major surgery resulting in a 9 lbs reduction in two weeks. The DVD consists of seven 5 minute workout segments (Warm up, Cardio, Glutes, Arms, Legs, Abs and Stretching). You may choose to play the entire workout or to select a segment(s). The only equipment you will need is a mat/towel, a small flexible ball, a chair and 3/5 lbs dumbbells. Bonus material is also included incorporating 3 mini fitness breaks, health tips and previews of "Kathy Kaehler's Workout Class" DVD and "Celebrity Workouts" book. Captions available.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short workout!! January 9, 2005
By vivian
I really loved this workout! Kathy works out all your muscles with simple yet effective moves. I really love that this video is only 35 mins long which is great for me because I have two toddlers which don't give me much time to myself. Despite reading somewhat negative reviews on this video, I must say that I am really glad I bought this and definitely will use it regularly. The exercises are low impact and the moves are simple and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quick and thorough workout or to someone new to workout videos...they will love it, I know I do!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Feel like a Hollywood celeb!!! June 3, 2005
I'm really glad I bought this workout dvd. It's one I've been able to stick to and I always look forward to doing the workouts. I like how you can break it up into small targeted workouts although I usually find myself doing the entire 35 minutes once I get started. I like Kathy Kaehler who comes across as warm yet very professional and motivating. I like that she looks fit rather than supermodel-y and silly as it sounds, I like the 'Friends' type set she uses. I'm a very visual person and little things like that can help me stay motivated! I did this workout 4 times a week along with power walking and a sensible low carb/calorie diet using some of the tips she gives on the dvd. I dropped 2 sizes in less than 3 weeks and love that I can fit into skinny jeans again! Definitely one of my favorites. Like having your own personal Hollywood trainer in your own home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great conditioning workout August 12, 2007
By TW
This DVD is a great conditioning workout. Many previous reviews criticize the short cardio aspect, but the streangth/conditioning aspect of the video is wonderful. It truly works every muscle and is very challenging. I would highly reccomend using this every other day in conjunction with a different high impact cardio DVD.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm no fitness buff... February 23, 2006
By Natasha
But this tape was mediocre at best. The cardio blast segment didn't make me sweat much - more like a warm up. The constant moving a chair, putting it to the side, bringing it back, getting something else - I felt it took away from the actual workout. It could have been organized better, like doing all the chair exercises then moving to the mat rather than switching it all the time.

Also, that weird violin music during the cool down segment was a turn off. It's more irritating than soothing.

I am by no means an expert - I consider myself a beginner. But I highly recommend Claudia Schiffer & Kathy Kaehler's "Perfectly Fit" VHS tapes. They are 30 minute workouts that target specific areas and they are highly effective. You will sweat and see results!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!! January 12, 2008
By Angie
I love, love, love this workout so much I'm purchasing it again after loosing it in a recent move. I've been lost without this simple and very effective routine. I lost 10 pounds by faithfully using this DVD and feel this is the easiest and most motivating workout I have ever encountered!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It okay I guess!
I really couldn't get into this dvd too much, The playing cards kind of through me off and it was a little mediocre, but for
a penny, why not! I'll utilize it periodically!
Published 17 days ago by Martina
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic X
Basic stuff, good for those mindless mornings during your start when you decide to return so some physical shape. I use it, give it as presents, recommend it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jorge Barbarosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Fitness at its Best
This work-out dvd is for those who don't have a lot of time, but still want to get that sculpted shape, increase strength, and improve their movement awareness in every day... Read more
Published on May 17, 2011 by DarZija
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product and Service
I had this DVD and gave it away, so I bought it again. Just watching it brough back a lot of memories (like being 30 pounds lighter!). Read more
Published on December 15, 2009 by NR Stark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout!
Kathy gives simple instructions and the moves are great for beginners, yet could easily be modified for a more intense workout. Read more
Published on September 14, 2008 by Alyssa
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
Even though I think this one is slightly better than the Workout Class DVD, it's still nothing to recommend. Read more
Published on September 12, 2008 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Workout Video
I have tried several work out videos, including Cindy Crawford. This video by Kathy Kaehler is the best video I've tried. Read more
Published on December 25, 2007 by Elizabeth
2.0 out of 5 stars Kathy Kaehler Total Fitness Workout
I too, was disappointed in this video. The excercies are mundane and I feel bad saying this, but I have hard time looking at her. Read more
Published on November 7, 2007 by Leyna
4.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn the "basics", this DVD will do it
I like Kathy Kaehler's very basic instructions. She gives you some information on proper form, but if you've ever done any aerobics moves before then you probably don't need more... Read more
Published on February 11, 2007 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Kathy Kaehler Basics - Total Fitness Workout
I think this is a great "basics" workout video. The segments are 5 minutes each and hit all of the trouble spots....arms, legs, abs, butt and cardio. Read more
Published on February 21, 2006 by K. Strothmann
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