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Trek Ireland - Explore the Valley of Glendalough - Treadmill Workout (2010)

Jake Mac Manus , Trek Ireland  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jake Mac Manus
  • Directors: Trek Ireland
  • Format: Widescreen, Dolby, Color, NTSC, Drama enhanced, DVD
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Trek Ireland
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004K9WZJG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,451 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Trek Ireland's Treadmill Videos of Ireland's Scenic Outdoor Walks is ideal for energising your health and exercise workouts.

Follow the hidden paths and tracks across the most scenic places in Ireland, Trek Ireland will bring you through the natural settings of forests, lakes, rivers, and hilltops...all while you workout from the comfort of your own home!

There are 4 walking routes in the Glendalough DVD which also includes an interactive guide that appears at the press of a button. You can listen to the stories of the local history of the places you are passing before continuing on along each route to its destination.

The pace along the routes are set for either walking or gentle jogging and cross level and incline gradients which makes your workouts more interactive and enjoyable.

Trek Ireland treadmill videos are ideal for all age groups and offers you an enjoyable way to travel through Ireland's hidden and magical land.

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving Trek Ireland January 11, 2012
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I am quite enjoying this video. It's almost like hiking outside, and in the gorgeous scenery of Ireland at that! All while being safe, sound and comfortable in my home...what a great concept. I hope they make more TrekIreland videos...I would LOVE to explore more of Ireland in this manner.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trek Ireland June 12, 2011
As I have walked these paths MANY times, when not disabled...I wanted a
reminder and encouragement. Both accomplished!
Not at all shaky...but good steady filming.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PRECISELY what I was looking for. March 1, 2013
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This DvD is precisely what I was looking for. Lets face it, you can only listen to the same workout mix so many times.

I have a 54" Samsung DLP tv setup right in front of my treadmill and play this DvD, as I exercise, it's about as good as being there without the incredibly long flight. :) I would highly recommend this video, and will def be on the lookout for the next in this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like traveling to Ireland January 4, 2013
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I really enjoy this DVD. It really does feel like I'm taking a hike through the forest. I can ' t wait to see more in this series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Painfully slow. January 3, 2013
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I found this video impossible to walk with because the camera moves so slowly. I like to start at 3.5 mph, but that was way too fast; the rate in the video was more like 1 mph. It felt like I was stumbling because the scenery was moving by so slowly, compared to the speed at which I was walking. I tried all the walks, and they're all painfully slow; even the one called "Miner's Road Run" seems to be the same speed as the others, with the sound of a jogger's feet hitting the path being the only difference.

I looked all over the packaging and the DVD to see if there was some option somewhere, somehow, to make it go faster, but no luck.

I noticed too there are often moments where the video does this sort of blurred transition - hard to describe - where it seems like they had to edit out a hiker or something. It broke the walking mood for me. In some places it happens every few seconds. Even the "babbling brook" warm up, where it's just a shot of a brook like you're standing still and looking at it, is pieced together like this, and it's only five minutes long. By the way, it irritated me, too, that the menu doesn't say how long each walk is, or if it's even a walk at all ("Sunrise" is also a motionless view).

Also, the "additional information" icon that pops up once in a while is gigantic and crude. When you click it, you get the guy standing still in front of a view and talking to you, so again, it breaks the whole walking mood thing. It would've been so easy to put the guidebook stuff on an alternate audio track. I did like that the audio was just the ambient sounds of the trail, not cheesy music or "encouraging words."

Overall, it seems to be nicely done, and the views are certainly lovely and restful, but the super-slow pace makes this unusable for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoying. November 26, 2012
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I love they way Trek Ireland organizes their video's, you can just let is run and enjoy your workout, or you can explore the area at almost every turn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic customer service August 10, 2012
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I purchased this DVD to use on my treadmill and was so excited to recieve it. Unfortunately something was wrong with the DVD but I contacted Jake and he sent me a new DVD at no additional charge and it worked perfectly! Not only did he send me a new DVD but he checked up on the situation to make sure I was satisfied. Jake obviously loves his work and wants to share it with anyone interested in his beautiful country. I would definately recommend the DVD's and working with Jake.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD April 7, 2012
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I really enjoyed this dvd. Nice wide open spaces and wonderful scenery. Has the added options of exploring the area with information on the way. Well done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Makes Me Dizzy!
Compared to DVDs like the ones by Virtual Active or Virtual Walks, this is so boring! And the fact that the camera bounces up and down slightly makes me dizzy too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daisy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun way to get a workout and explore Ireland
This is the first DVD Treadmill workout I've ever seen or purchased.

I like this DVD, because I was able to check out sights that having been there, didn't see... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Not A Bozo
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Disappointed
Parts of the video are filmed on a woods trail. A continuous tunnel of trees is sort of boring. OTH where the scenery is more open, the view is much more enjoyable. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars Glendalough - Lovely
I really enjoy this dvd, I like that It is interactive, I can pick a trail, listen to the history, or just walk. I am going to find more like this. Thanks.
Published 7 months ago by Christine Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars inspires me to walk!
This is wonderful, it inspires me to walk! The quietness for me can also be a time of reflection and prayer! WE visited Ireland and were in love with the country. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Virginia Gotthardt
2.0 out of 5 stars Trek Ireland
I was disappointed with the DVD. I guess I had expected something more along the lines of Virtual Active DVD's
Published 8 months ago by TM1070
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly spliced
poorly spliced and edited. jumpy and has cuts. scenes of Ireland are beautiful, but hard to watch with the unsteady camera work.
Published 16 months ago by Marilyn Gandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD!
This is a great walking DVD. You get to see the beautiful countryside of Ireland plus you have a tour guide who at various points during the DVD gives you a bit of the history of... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Larene Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Trek Ireland

This DVD is a welcomed and enjoyable addition to my otherwise boring treadmill workouts. Others have commented that the pace is too slow. Read more
Published 18 months ago by T. Acierno
2.0 out of 5 stars Trek
Too slow I was expecting it to be faster, it was too slow in the beginning which bored me from the start. The scenery was beautiful and it was informative.
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. G
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