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Old 04-24-21, 03:42 AM  
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I bought this 2-3 years ago (probably got a really good deal on it), but have never tried it because I was afraid I would hate it. I bought it because I like Kathy Smith and I'm a vidiot! Your post makes me want to pull it out and give it go now. I'm in a funky mood these days.

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I also bought it years ago because it was a good deal and it has sat, still in the shrinkwrap since.

Until the other day when I Could. Not. Do another Leslie. I actually enjoyed it. It's cheesy, yeah. But I also love YBB so cheese doesn't bother me.
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Old 04-24-21, 06:07 AM  
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I always liked Kathy Smith’s Matrix walk. I found it entertaining. All her walks that I have tried have been different and fun.

KettleWorX Resistance was one I tried in recent times. I had the feeling this series was not well thought of generally but I didn’t mind the Resistance DVD. Despite some problems I managed to work around the uneven reps by starting the second set on the opposite side and ignoring the repeat statements. Ryan had so much charm, Irish Charm? I really liked his enthusiasm and most of the exercises. I could up the weight due to the pacing. It seemed the budget hampered the series mainly because of repeat segments and I think Ryan could have had much more to offer as an instructor.
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Old 05-11-21, 05:27 PM  
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And then, there was my for Twirl as I spun around my big basement. It was like having fun in a washing machine.
Laura S, I hunted down a used copy of Twirl thanks to your comments and just did it for the first time. Your description is bang on - I couldn't have said it any better. This workout sure is a space hog, but I just loved spinning around my huge basement. Somehow I (almost) always ended up on the correct foot, thanks to Marcus' great cuing.
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Old 05-11-21, 06:31 PM  
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Try it! It is fun workout, I also like the stretch at the end.
Oh, thanks for noting the stretch. I've always like Kathy's post-workout stretches. I have not been working out much lately, as my father passed away (at 97!) on the 26th. However, I'm gearing up to begin again.

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Donna, do you like to mambo? Because Kathy’s walking workout is a mambo fest (her other walking workout is, too.). I’m happy because I do like to mambo.
I like to mambo, too! I will definitely have to give a try now. Thanks!

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Old 05-12-21, 09:57 AM  
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Some of the ones mentioned are things I have donated or sold, like Yogalosophy. I LOVE Yoga Booty Ballet but don't own it; I used to rent it from Netflix and now it's impossible to find.

I like Lisa Kay's FIRM Ab Sculpt. I can see where it would feel unchallenging, but it's good for a light day.

In general, one category I really like that others don't seem to are the pink FIRMs (Gaiam era before the Wave system). I'm about to do Alison's Cardio Overdrive today, and it's a calorie torcher. I love all of Kelsie's kickboxing-based ones, and there are some real gems that are quite challenging. Part of the issue, I think, is that they feel frenetic compared to the classics and/or aren't challenging enough, but if you ramp up your weights, do them multiple times to get the moves down, and if you get lost just keep marching until you catch up, they're really quite fun. I appreciate that most of them don't require any equipment except for weights.
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Old 05-12-21, 12:13 PM  
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Oh, thanks for noting the stretch. I've always like Kathy's post-workout stretches. I have not been working out much lately, as my father passed away (at 97!) on the 26th. However, I'm gearing up to begin again.

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Donna, I am so sorry for your loss, hugs. Sending good vibes your way. // On a side note 97! Wow, he lived a long life. My dad died very young at 47.
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Old 05-12-21, 01:01 PM  
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I'm shocked to hear there are people who like Kathy's Matrix Walk.

I'm even more shocked to hear there are people who like sun salutations!
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Old 05-13-21, 12:57 PM  
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I love Precision Sculpting with Jennifer Kries. It shows upper body exercises with light weights Pilates style. The reviews were scathing because of such light weights, but I have learned enough about the Pilates technique to make the exercises effective, and it is now one of my favorite workouts.
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Old 05-13-21, 05:10 PM  
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Laura S, I hunted down a used copy of Twirl thanks to your comments and just did it for the first time. Your description is bang on - I couldn't have said it any better. This workout sure is a space hog, but I just loved spinning around my huge basement. Somehow I (almost) always ended up on the correct foot, thanks to Marcus' great cuing.
Thanks for reporting back. His cueing always was superb and made me feel like I knew what I was doing. If you were going to try it, it's great you have a huge space.
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Old 08-09-21, 10:13 AM  
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Lightweight Indian clubs don't seem especially popular here, but I'm liking them as part of my morning warm up. Easy and low stress, you know? Somehow it's just that much easier to pick up the kettlebell next.
Which kind did you purchase and are you still using them.. And I agree, in their lack of popularity in VF and I guess that's because there is not a DVD on learning them..

Plus they are unconventional tools. India still uses for strength training.. No flows, just moving them every day.. probably helps rotator cuff strength also.

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