Kathy Smith: Matrix Method - Power Walk for Weight Loss
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Instuctor: I think an instructor can vary via the routine. I totally panned another one of Kathy's dvds because she was hard to follow and the cueing was bad. Not so in this one. This is really the first dvd I've seen that truly stretches as a 5 star dvd for both a beginner to an advanced fitness person using the same moves...because the calorie burn is high (I'll go into that in a minute), it keeps your interest, but the moves and cueing aren't so complicated that you need a dance degree to follow them...you will pick them up without having to use your "rewind" button to do so. so both a beginner and advanced will enjoy it and get a great return.
caloric burn: And isn't this what matters most? I wear a bodybugg to measure my daily caloric burn...and I only mention this becaiuse what I say is not based upon perceived exertion but measured exertion...I burned a high number of calories during this workout...it gets an A plus on what it's meant to do, yet it does so without FEELING difficult. Big plus. Burned more than during many of my other cardio dvds.
Moves: You'll burn the calories by simple steps and arm movements but not lots of squats and things that may hurt the joints or knees of a beginner. (squat moves aren't a problem for me but I know they are for some and, in all honesty, it's nice to have a routine that doesn't focus totally on those since so many already do. It's different and works you out without stressing out joints, much like an elliptical does!Read more ›
Now as far as creativity goes this is off the charts. I mean scenes change with rapid frequency so you are never bored. Some of the sets look a little small for five people. Now and then the people exercising are not fully seen as they are behind a set piece. It looks like part of this was filmed outside and part in a studio. But it is all made to look like it is outdoors in the desert.
This has four main segments which can be done all together although I don't suggest you do it that way. Maybe take one day and do the 29 minute workout, do the 13 minute walking workout another day and do core exercises on a separate day too. I say this because some of the moves are repeated in each workout. You may however want to do the stretching exercises each time you workout.
What I liked was that the music is by Daveed. I thought: "Wait I've heard this music before someplace." The music is not overbearing like most dance music. It is very motivating but not irritating at all.
I'd suggest you rent this before you buy it as it is the most unique workout I've ever tried. Would I do it again? Sure Kathy is the cutest and I have yet to do a workout by her that I didn't at least like. She infuses this workout with her super fun personality.
~The Rebecca Review
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Excuse the delay in review.I have received and thank you for a good item.I want intend to buy something from you again.Published on November 1, 2011 by Dachs
This workout is just dumb. The cuing is awful and the set is worse. The only reason I bought it was because it was cheap, but it is seriously so ridiculous that I couldn't even... Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Happy mom!
I am so grateful that I remembered the good reviews when I saw this in Marshall's and picked it up. This is an upbeat, energetic 30-minute walking workout with the option to add... Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by R. Esposito
THis video was too hard to keep up with guide. It is not your ordinary "walking" video. It is too hard for beginners.Published on September 13, 2010 by Michelle Polk
Ahhhhhhhhhh! Can't stand looking at her, and it seems like she isn't really with the other people. Horrible layout and just couldn't get used to it. Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by E.M.K.
I got this to switch it up from Leslie Sansone (who I think is great)...but was a little disappointed, not the worst but a little bored with it....I'll stick to Leslie Sansone....Published on June 21, 2010 by L. Perez
This is one of the strangest exercise DVDs I have every owned, and I own a lot of videos and DVDs. The bizarre camera work and background/green screen stuff is very distracting. Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by Amazon Customer