There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

106 of 109 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2007
My sister bought this for our 80 year Mom since her doctor said that she has to start moving.... I did it with her and I love it!!! I grabbed a couple of hand weights and away we went.

I love it so much that I bought a copy for myself and I am only 45 yrs old and have been working with trainer for 6 months now. It is the perfect "couch potato" workout and I will do it while I am watching the news at night in addition to my other workout routines...
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
91 of 94 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2007
I feel that it has a well rounded set of stretches and exercises with a nice relaxing cooldown. All are performed from a seated position, which is what I was looking for.

Like another reviewer,I purchased this video for a parent. I did the video first to make sure it would be safe for her. Based on the cover,I was afraid that Sunshine might be a hyperperky, high-pitched cheerleader. She is not. Although she does perform every exercise without losing the smile that you see on the cover, she passively narrates the video and I find her voice quite soothing. There are visual cues to remind you to Breathe and a little sun displays when you are on the last exercise of a set (OK, admittedly a little hokey but I think it's useful for elderly or hearing impaired).

She does not offer modifications of any of the exercises (so the exerciser needs to be able to do this themselves), but she chooses simple, relatively easy exercises, so I think it was a good decision. For the purpose of this video I think offering modifications might make it choppy and potentially confusing for the target audience (older and/or rehab patients).

Slight criticism is that when she does the torso twists, I wish she would pause in the center (right, center, left, center) instead of going directly right and left but that is a modification I will discuss with my Mom.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
69 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2007
My 95 year old grandmother LOVES this video. She looks forward to it every morning. Her strength is improving every day. This video is definatly improving her quality of life.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2008
This video has about 20 minutes of exercise with warm up and cool down. It has some fair stretches. It has good foot and ankle range of motion and mild strengthening. The end of the tape is about a 10 minute relaxation. My 74 year old mother found it pretty easy. No weights. Sunshine does not do the narration. The narration sounds like an older lady and is nice and slow. She has a narrated demonstration before each exercise. 10 repetitions per set. She warns you when you are on the last set and gives you a visual clue in a sun picture.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2010
This reviewer would like to review the exercises on the video, rather than the appearance of Sunshine. I threw this video in for a group of elderly men and women, of varying ages and abilities. For safety, I only like to use sitting exercises, as the group exercising could have falls or injuries trying to do standing exercises, or alternating from standing to sitting. I always remind them they can do more or less repetitions based on their abilities. Sunshine's movements were nice and slow for the elderly crowd, yet still doing the job of improving range of motion which definitely diminishes with age, and lack of use of the limbs. The group exercising to this video also felt it provided enough challenge to their exercise program.
Sunshine does mention to breath quite often in the video, which I caught myself needing from time to time. I also noticed the elderly group responding to her reminders to breath.
I had no problems with the sound quality of the video, and did not see any participants having any problem with the sound or video quality.
This is a simple video, with Sunshine sitting in a chair by the beach. The view doesnt change, nor does her smile. In my opinion, this is a good video to have as part of a collection. Another good exercise video I would recommend, is- Rise Up With Rosie: Joyfulness in Motion. This video is more fun than Sunshine, but may be harder to find.
All in all, this video offers good range of motion and strength improvement, with easy to follow exercises. She stays sitting the entire time, for those who want a true "exercise while you sit" video.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2007
My ever-critical 85 year old mother, who can only shuffle around instead of walking due to feet problems, is delighted with this particular tape. She can sit and do the exercises and it has been a god-send for her. I strongly recommend it to anyone with limited mobility. My mother doesn't get delighted over anything! I am getting another copy for when she visits my sister.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2007
Found this to be a comprehensive relatively easy workout. Definitely one of the better ones on the market for seniors and rehabbers.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2010
I got a few exercise DVDs for my parents. Excellent exercises that improve the range of motion and not so hard they can't do it. This is certainly 0ne of the better ones in the market.

The exercises are very simple yet effective. The routine is not very long. The teacher clearly shows and explains the exercises and does them at a nice slow pace and my parents follow along easily. There is a nice soothing relaxation at the end of routine which has positive affirmations and is very good.

Recommended to anyone who wants an easy sitting exercises routine that works.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2010
I got this and the easy light weights exercise dvds for my Mom, She Loves them. The exercises are very well explained and demonstrated before the trainer starts doing them, and done at a nice pace and she follows along easily. Mom exercises with this DVD one day and with the Lightweights DVD the next day alternating between them. She has gained more strength and balance in just the few weeks since she started doing these exercises.The Sunny Beach setting is beautiful and the music is nice.
There is a beautiful peaceful relaxation at the end of the program with nature, flowers, swans, dolphins. This is one of the better exercise dvd in the market for seniors. Recomended.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2007
The people that I work with have thoughly enjoyed the Elderly Easy Sitting Exercise DVD's. I recommend this DVD to anyone that likes to exercise using the chair.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.