Scenic Trex Beachside Jungle DVD - Virtual Walking, Cycling, Treadmill Workout
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One thing I especially liked about this DVD is that there is a 5 minute warm up section where you're on this beautiful jungle clearing overlooking the ocean with large rock outcroppings in the distance and the sun rising. It almost looks like a still scene except for the clouds slowly moving and a bird flying by every now and then. It's a good time to do a few stretches before beginning your walk.
The next part is the beachside jungle which is 37 minutes long. There you'll walk on a path among the palms and lush tropical plants. The birds and sound of the distant ocean are the only sounds you'll hear (unless you want to turn down the sound and use your mp3 player instead) as you walk along, looking at the scenery. The next part is the beach with it's high rocks along the shore and palapas overlooking the ocean. This part is 12 minutes long. You'll be walking at the ocean's edge with water lapping at your feet. This is a beautiful way to wake up in the morning!
The last part is a sunset and cool down which is 20 minutes long. As you watch the sun setting you might enjoy a few yoga poses or maybe a more leisurely walk after your workout.
I think these "virtual treadmill" or "virtual walk" DVD's are a wonderful way to make walking indoors as interesting as walking outside. For me, it makes the time go quickly and puts me in a great frame of mine to begin my day.
I was delighted with it!
I hit the 'Play All' rather than choosing a specific segment. So we started out with a gorgeous still setting, with the sound of the ocean, which invigorated me as I got myself settled in on my treadmill. I was puzzled for a moment and thought that's all there was to it, so I stopped it and checked. Sure enough, that was just the warm-up.
Next, we come out of a little wooden gate onto a jungle path, surrounded with palm trees and other greenery. The sound was pleasant and non-intrusive. In fact, the sound of my treadmill was the only thing that annoyed me and I usually don't like the cheesy kind of sound on most 'scenery' videos.
So we travel on down that path, always choosing to go left when the path goes 2 directions. There are times when we go over small bridges and catch a glimpse of the water below.
Eventually I wondered if we would EVER get to the ocean, but we did. What a gorgeous view. I felt as if I were walking barefoot in the sand, with the waves coming in over my feet, sometimes having to walk around pieces of wood, etc., that had floated in from the sea. I felt as if I were really there.
I'm very pleased with this. It has a place by my bike-o-vision DVDs. I like to go to a different location to 'walk' or cycle or travel on my elliptical machine <grin> every day. It is such an incentive to get in there and spend that time which may also keep me healthy.
I recommend this DVD IF you are a person who loves nature.
As far as the workout goes, this is definitely not a fast paced workout if that's what you are looking for. But, you go along at a nice steady pace. I'm using mine on my indoor trampoline and I do pretty much a slow jog through the whole DVD, which seems to keep right up with the pace of the video. I found it really motivating to actually feel like I'm going somewhere, and will go the whole distance and length of the DVD (approx. 45 minutes) which is much longer than I've ever gone while watching the news or something else I get bored with.
The Trek you go on in this DVD starts on a path - just like a walking path you'd see in your neighborhood - in the jungle and you walk for about 35 minutes until you get to a big gate that leads to the beach. While you are in the jungle, you walk around curves, up and down hills, through a little bit of rain, along cliffs, under trees, etc. The beach walk is shorter and is kind of a cool down from the walk. You just walk along the beach, going past some chairs and cabanas and through a couple rocky areas. The scenery always changes - just like a real walk. At the end of my workout, I feel good about having walked so long, but I also feel kind of relaxed because of the nature scenes and sounds. I highly recommend this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So dreamy & lush. Reminds me of home. Thank you for a great product.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
No. It says for cycling as well. That would only work if I were pushing the bike. Movement too slow for biking. This was a waste for me. Can I return? Good for walking onlyPublished 7 months ago by tammy rutt
This tape was okay. I mean it's a trek thru the jungle and along the beach. Lots of greenery, you won't see any jungle animals, the guy with the camera looks straight ahead and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Candylady987
Would absolutely purchase again! Highly recommended. We are very happy with our purchase. The product is high quality and the customer service was as well. AAA+++ Thank you... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ashley dickinson
Walked fast paced with Jungle route and used beach scenes for cool down which are very refreshing.Published 9 months ago by Mona
diverse scenery was great but could have used it faster while on the Tony Little gliderPublished 10 months ago by Sandra Jackson
It was very nice as advertised..... however, I guess if I was shooting a scenic trek I would pan the camera around just like you would look around as you are taking a scenic hike. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LaRae Riggs
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