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20 Minute Workout [VHS]

Bess Motta  |  NR |  VHS Tape
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bess Motta
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • VHS Release Date: January 10, 1990
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303620604
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,121 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Workout I'll Swear By March 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
The 20 minute workout with Bess Motta is phenomenal!
I have been doing the 20 minute workout since I was five years old, and sixteen years later this tape still challenges me and makes me sweat! This sounds cliché, but I have never found a workout (that was televised) that would give me the type of results in such a limited time. Forget the leg warmers and the big hair, if you are interested in getting fit this is the tape. Whether or not you are extremely over weight or a fitness enthusiast, the moves are designed so that you can do what you feel comfortable with.
After gaining some weight (not using the video for a while), my friends immediately noticed after a summer of using the workout how many inches I had lost.
Ron Harris has outdone himself by placing beautiful and inspiring women on a workout tape with explicit instructions and uptempo music for maximum results.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Show That Got Me Into The Best Shape of My Life! November 6, 2005
By C. Jack
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Yes, I WISH that this show series would come back on DVD. I started doing the 20 Minute Workout while I was in medical school one summer. I would have to get up for the 5:30AM show - and I tell you, NOTHING since this show has had me up ROUTINELY at 5:20AM getting aerobics, abdominal work and toning exercises. I'm NOT an aerobics junkie and I found Fonda's tapes to be boring. This show is FUN! The music is uplifting, not LOUD and keeps you going. The exercises FLOW from one to another. And the 20 Minutes flies by fast.

Using this program, I was finally able to slim my waist enough to get into a pair of Vanderbilt white cotton pant. Nothing chizeled my waist like this workout. I have found myself thinking of the music often, and know some of the routines by heart. I've misplaced this copy, which is why I'm getting another.

Do yourself a favor, BUY ALL of the 20 Minute Workout series you can. You'll love 'em.

By the way, this program can EASILY be adjusted to low impact. Get started and watch the pounds melt away.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get IntoThe Best Shape of Your Life in 20 MInutes! November 6, 2005
By C. Jack
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Buy and USE this tape once - and you'll know what the craze was all about.

The 20 Minute Workout will motivate and energize you into the best shape of your life. You'll think about doing it when you're not doing it, and you'll DO this workout.

And this workout will do wonders for you.

Hey I USED TO get up at 5:20AM DAILY for the 5:30AM show - nothing else got me into that habit. And the shape I got in - well let's say that nothing else got me to 38-26-36. Boy do I long for THOSE measurements. That's why I'm buying another copy.

If you have problems with motivation, just plug in ole Bess (yes, she's the one that got wacked on the first Terminator). The routines are EASY to learn, fun and they WORK. I was a student when this show came on and VCR's weren't around, so the closest I can get to the original series are these videos.

Do yourself a favor, get one right away...and don't lend it out. It probably won't come back.

Get ready to be in the best shape of your life...the 20 Minute Way.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST WORKOUT EVER June 7, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
I, too, was doing these exercises in junior high school. I thought the ladies were so pretty, and the exercises were fun to do! I remember staying toned while I was doing them on a daily basis. I remember calling my cousins and asking them if they saw this great new exercise show on channel 23 in the mornings before school. We all were hooked!! (4 more, and 3 more, 2 more, and 8 MORE TIMES!) This was all before I had the luxury of owning a VCR of my own, so I was at the mercy of TV land. When it went off air, I sulked for what seemed like ever!!!! But, now I have fortunately regained a copy of four of them, and I must say that I am throwing away my Pilates DVDs and my Taebo! The exercises on 20 Minute Workout are easier on the limbs, do not require ballet dancer type limber, and won't "bulk" my muscles out like Taebo. They're fun to do and you basically forget you're exercising. I'm SOOOOO glad I have 20 Minute Workout in my life again! I'll never let them go!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workout May 7, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I used to work out every morning on the TV vesion ot this tape . I lost 30 pounds in six weeks and was able to quit smoking as well . I lost track of the show when I moved and have been seaching for a tape or recording for years . Please dont tell me this is the only one that was made . I was fortunate enough to find this one at a thrift store for a dollar about a year ago but variety is the spice of life . Does anyone know were I can find more tapes at reasonable prices ?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST COMPLETE WORKOUT YOU WILL EVER FIND January 24, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I started working out to this when I was still in High School. Before starting, I was about 145 pounds size 10-12. After one summer of doing this, I went down to 115 and a size 5-6. It was by far the most enjoyable workout ever. I even got up early in the morning to do it. As I have read by most, Bess was my favorite also. I have looked for years to find these tapes. I sure wish they would bring them back. It would be a gold mine for all parties involved. I only wish I would have started looking for them sooner to obtain them all. You would have to know what an awesome workout this is, I mean it is 20 years later and I am still looking for it. I bet they never had a dissatisfied customer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was not what I had hoped it would be ...
This was not what I had hoped it would be. It was not the original that aired in the 80s
Published 1 month ago by Athena Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by maggie brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro is good
Loved working out to the ladies on the VCR. It's quite a workout and I expect the results soon. They really give me the motivation to stay at it , not just watch.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Workout Exercise Ever
Forget about the 5 CD's like P90X or Shawn T's Insanity, The 20 Minute Workout is all that you need to get in shape quick. It's fun, the music is great, and the Ladies are hot! Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Pharoah Ashanti
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the old 20 Minute Workout TV series
It's too bad these haven't been reproduced on DVD. The VHS is inconvenient to use and, of course, not as vivid as newer technology.
Serves its purpose.
Published 9 months ago by T. Isaac
4.0 out of 5 stars 20 minute workout
did the workout in my early 20's and now, it still gets to me. 20 years later. Nice tape. Need a few more to work on the abs.
Published 10 months ago by lil lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Tape was in great shape
It was just what my wife was looking for. She used it in her twenties and loved it. She is in her fifties now and says she has a little more trouble keeping up but she likes it.
Published 13 months ago by Terry L McWhorter
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
Ordered this for my wife who had this years ago and liked the workouts. Appreciate having it available and the easiness of ordering.
Published 17 months ago by Jay Parsons
4.0 out of 5 stars It works!!!
I chose this rating because the video works and there are no problems with it. The case it came in however was a bit beat up.
Yes, I would recommend this to my friends.
Published 20 months ago by Zena Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect workout!
It's an excellent workout and only 20 minutes! It really makes you sweat and you move every part of the body.
Published 22 months ago by Tama Hynson
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