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Daisynyc
01-21-2004, 01:29 PM
Hi - I am interested in buying a few of these. I am at a moderate intensity level for my work-outs, but not quite ready for something strenuous, like the Firm videos. Any suggestions welcome.


peach_linen
01-21-2004, 01:33 PM
Daisy, I have the WATP for Abs that comes with the Walk-Away Belt. It has a 1- 2- and 3-mile workout. The 2- and 3-mile workouts I would probably label at moderate/intermediate, but then, I'm not sure what those levels would be, exactly. To *me* they are moderate to intermediate! ;)

But, no matter how the workouts are, I always find that I can do any of the tapes and either kick them up a bit by increasing the intensity of the movements or ease them by decreasing the intensity. I can work up as big a sweat doing a really intense 1-mile workout as I can doing a moderate 2- or 3-mile workout. I've found that it really is up to YOU to set the intensity level.

I think that's why I like them so much! I'd be really interested in hearing how they work for you if you do get them!

DaisyMaisy
01-21-2004, 10:09 PM
I like the ones with the water weight balls. I did not like the ab belt, it kept rubbing against my back. I am planning on getting the ones with the stretchy soon! I also have some of the tapes that do not require any extra things like the weights, belt, etc. I like WATP videos!! DM


Formia
01-24-2004, 07:57 PM
I only have the original WATP tapes (1, 2 and 3 miles). The 3 mile is my favorite because I actually break a sweat. The others feel great though, for when I don't have enough time for the 3 mile one.

I'll have to try the abs one. :)

FrouFrou
01-25-2004, 03:37 PM
Hi ladies~

I have the 2 & 3-mile videos. Haven't been able to find the 1 & 4 except all together and don't care to buy it since I already have the 2 & 3. But I LOVE both. On the days I don't feel up to the 3 mile I do the 2 mile just to get some kind of exercise in. But I also don't do them all the time as I have a treadmill and walk on it. Of course weather permitting I prefer to be outdoors. :)

loralee
01-26-2004, 11:34 PM
The great thing about having the 2 and 3 mile tapes are you can do which ever one you have time for.

bandit2
01-28-2004, 04:30 PM
I started with the 2 mile with the balls (used weights instead) - good workout.
Now have the 3 mile advanced (with the stretchy belt) - really great workout, even without the belt. More intense than the 2 mile but I can still keep up.
I really like these tapes. I have joined Curves & still do the tapes if I can't get to curves.

Katfuzz
01-30-2004, 12:04 AM
I have the WATP for Abs. I love it!!! Planning on buying more of these DVDs, great workout. Easy to follow because you don't have to learn complicated dance type steps.

SandiLu
01-30-2004, 12:50 PM
I use the 2 Mile and 3 Mile(with the balls) . I don't have the balls, I just use a set of 2# soft ankle weights and hold them instead. It works just fine. I really like WATP because I'm not very coordinated (Okay, I have 2 left feet!) and they are not too "dancy" for me. Plus, they are so easy to learn that you don't even really need to listen to Leslie's instructions after the first time. I just mute my DVD player and put on my own music to do the walk and that way I can get some variety every time.

loralee
01-30-2004, 10:16 PM
I just bought the 4mile express super challenge. I love this tape. I did it the last two days after work. What a great stress reliever. It takes about an hour though. It cost me 9.99 at Target. You do not need any extra equipment.

KAR73
01-30-2004, 10:38 PM
I have WATP for the Abs, WATP Express, Super Challenge and Walk Strong. I really enjoy all of them. I even have some of the ladies in my TOPS group doing the WTAP tapes at our meetings. I take it once a month and there is a handful of ladies who stay to walk. Leslie is so motivating and she gives you really engery boosting talks. I hope this helps in your decision Daisy. You will enjoy any WATP tapes!

Bedford19
02-02-2004, 08:00 AM
Hi all, I am fairly new to the 3FC site, but I saw this thread and I had to post. I bought the DVD set with all three, 1,2,3 mile walks and so far I have only had enough energy to do the 1 mile. I have a bit more trouble than most because i had a hip injury and any exercises are harder for me. But I am determined to give it a try. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I am breaking it down to smaller goals, 20 lbs at a time. I love the 1 mile walk. I feel energized and full of energy after completing it. I am looking forward to working my way up to the 2 mile. ;)

TwoPillows
02-02-2004, 09:55 AM
I have the weighted ball set and the stretchy set on DVD. I go back and forth, in general though, I very much like the 3 mile balls workout and the 2 mile stretchy workout. I want to buy the 4 mile eventually, but I am not quite there yet.

What I like about WATP is that it really pushes me but it is never so hard that I get shaky or really out of breath. She also does a nice job of pacing, warm-up, brisk exercise, strength or resistance work, slower tempo, cool down, stretching. You get through the tough part relatively early, then when you are most tempted to quit you think gosh only one mile left and its mostly cool down work. I also like that I don't leave my target heart rate zone. I don't feel wiped out by it. Eventually, it may not be enough though. I look at it as a tool. Someday I will need a harder cardio workout, but for now, I look forward to WATP, I like being able to finish it.

Katfuzz
02-03-2004, 11:32 PM
I bought the strechy workout set last Friday. I love that also. I don't think she could make a bad exercise DVD.

Then Monday I went back and bought the 4 mile Super Challenge. It is a challenge, but well worth it. I plan on trying to use that one at least once a week.

I've been enjoying mixing them up....abs, strechy...2 mile, 3 mile, 4 mile. Oh I also forgot that I have her toning one: "Firm Walk" Great toning execises. Now I just need to find the one where you use the ball. :)

suemazrn
02-05-2004, 10:16 PM
I have the 1, 2 and 3 mile tapes with the weighted balls. The 1 mile is a good intro but definitely a beginner tape. The 2 mile is about 30 minutes and a good work-out when you don't have much time. The 3 mile is more of an intermediate work-out and takes about 45 minutes. I think these are great tapes. They are easy to follow and you definitely can work up a sweat, at least with the 2 and 3 mile tapes. HTHS!

grandma57
02-16-2004, 08:16 PM
I use the 2 Mile and 3 Mile(with the balls) . I don't have the balls, I just use a set of 2# soft ankle weights and hold them instead. It works just fine. I really like WATP because I'm not very coordinated (Okay, I have 2 left feet!) and they are not too "dancy" for me. Plus, they are so easy to learn that you don't even really need to listen to Leslie's instructions after the first time. I just mute my DVD player and put on my own music to do the walk and that way I can get some variety every time.

good idea thanks Jean

cherylco
02-22-2004, 10:04 AM
I had a couple strokes about 5 years ago (I was only 32) and my balance is not great and my left side is still not 100%. There is no way I can handle confusing aerobic routines at this point.

I was doing treadmill and stair machines at the gym. Cost :$35 bucks a month. I was lucky to make 3 days a week.
I bought the WATP DVD set with all three, 1,2,3 mile walks. No weights. Cost: $16.99 at BJ's.
I did the one mile every day except weekends. Did this for a month. I've moved up to the 2 mile. Been doing that for about a month now also. I still have not used weights but I will soon. I would rather get get a good brisk 2 mile walk in every day then anything I could do at the gym possibly 3 days a week.
If you are someone who thinks they have no time to work out, try the 1 mile every day for a month. Soon you will want to do more! And it might not seem like a lot but one mile a day is better then nothing.

Plus I have lost inches! My pants are a lot looser.

lynnie24
02-22-2004, 02:27 PM
I have the WATPExpress 1 mile or the 2 mile on DVD. I love it and I use handweights instead of the stretch

ras8779
03-02-2004, 06:07 PM
It would be hard for me to pick one of Leslie's workouts but I would say I love her first series the WATP with the weighted balls. These really are fun and seem to fly by. I also like her Express series as well. These are the only workouts that I've stuck with. Everything else I end up getting bored with it and it collects dust. I'm not sure why I like Leslie's workouts so much but all I know is that I do them and that's a good thing :) !

Jennifer 3FC
03-06-2004, 09:07 PM
I had the set with the ab belt, but I didn't really like it because it kept coming apart, or it would ride up to my ribs. Also there is the self esteem factor of having the belt tied on the outside of a loose t-shirt - I resembled a sweaty hefty bag. I recently bought the 4 mile Express video and I LOVE IT. It's just what I need for a solid workout. I'm going to buy ankle weights soon to add on to it. I was walking 4 miles in 75 minutes on the treadmill before I did this, and this 60 minute video was a little easier than that.

I highly recommend WATP videos for anybody, she has something for almost any fitness level.

KimmyKat63
03-25-2004, 10:58 PM
I have almost all of Leslie's videos and I'd say that your best bet is the Walk Away the Pounds for Abs. I do really like the original WATP with the weighted balls, but I think the Abs set is more strenous. Have fun!