Walking workout videos come in a couple of flavors. There are some that teach you how to walk, with good form, on the treadmill or outdoors. Other videos use walking combined with other moves for an indoor cardio workout. In general these provide low-impact workouts good for beginners and for times when you can't walk outdoors, and to spice up your treadmill time.
Walk Away the Pounds is highly recommended by walkers in our Walking Forum. This set includes three videos - choose VHS or DVD. It also includes an eating program with 21 days of menu cards, a Walk Express Guide with calendar, and a "stretchie" so you can tone and stretch.
Leslie Sansone leads you through 30 minutes of cardio workout using walking and low-impact aerobics. Videofitness.com rated this as a favorite. Beginners could follow it easily and stop at the 1 mile mark, while more advanced walkers got their heart rates up for a good workout. Comes in VHS or DVD.
Recommended for beginners and as a tape to do indoors every day of the week. A 30-minute workout that uses simple, low-impact marching steps. Kathy introduces the viewer to interval training. Viewers like this as a non-intimidating video with a warm and friendly instructor.
This set includes the Walk Away Belt which you can use to add resistance trainig while you walk at a brisk walking pace, or you can follow the tape and just use your own body's resistance. Three walking videos, guides, and the belt.
From Prevention Magazine, available as a DVD or VHS. It promises to help viewers increase energy and lose weight through an easy to follow a workout based on a "walking" step. Veteran fitness instructor Michelle Dozois leads viewers through this innovative workout that can be adapted to any fitness level.
Pump up your treadmill workout. These two videos or DVDs take you through a full body workout on your treadmill. Each includes beginner and advanced moves - follow the instructor of your choice.
Videos and book set that teaches racewalking technique, from Jeff Salvage. The set includes basic technique and drills and exercises to improve your walking performance. If you can't get live coaching in racewalking, this is a good introduction to what the technique should be.
Jeff Salvage shows you how to walk efficiently for fun, fitness, or competition. This two-volume set includes walking techniques, plus stretches and flexibility drills.
ESPN'S "Getting Fit" Host Denise Austin covers the benefits of walking in this 42-minute video. Denise shows you proper form and basic walking principles, with a strengthening and stretching segment to wind down after your walk.
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