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Everything you need, and cheaper than Project HOPE
on March 26, 2013
NOTE: You might want to add this to your order also (if still available): RICHARD SIMMONS SLIMAWAY EVERYDAY FOODMOVER JOURNAL BINDER **BRAND NEW** BONUS: 12 FREE RECIPE CARDS WITH PURCHASE!! The binder makes a wonderful addition.
After seeing Richard Simmons' newest infomercial, Project HOPE, a couple weeks ago, I came to Amazon to see if I could purchase it here instead (no you can't, at least not yet!). Project HOPE is $60 for the basic kit and $100 for the kit with the dumbbells, plus shipping of almost $13 for either.
For less than $12, this is a bargain. Of course, these aren't the same DVD's you'd receive with Project HOPE, but there's nothing wrong with these older DVDs.
One of the DVDs, Straight from the Heart, is not a workout. It's a 25 minute long motivational DVD.
The Tonin' to the Oldies DVD (from 2009) is to be used with the included toning cords. It's 34 minutes long and has these songs:
1. Twist and Shout
2. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
4. Stop in the Name of Love
5. Moon River
The Sweatin' to the Oldies 5 DVD is 55 minutes long, also from 2009. It has these songs:
1. Soul Man
2. I Want You Back
3. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
6. Where The Boys Are
7. Hit the Road Jack
8. These Boots are Made for Walkin'
9. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
10. What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love
I read another review that the doors don't stay up on the Food Mover. You have to click them into place at the uppermost point. They stay up after you give it an extra-hard push to CLICK them.
I checked the stats to see if there was a difference in the electronic Food Mover which comes in Project HOPE, and the older Food Mover sold in this package. The food stats are identical, Richard never changed them over the years. (I ended up returning Project HOPE).
The toning cords are so-so. They have padded handles on one end, straps to put your feet into on the other. That funny latex rubber smell that makes me cough.
You can make fun of Richard and his circa-1980's shorts all you want, but his method of weight loss is tried and true: portion control and exercise that's fun. He never hawked whatever the latest fad diet was, throughout all these years.