Friday, April 9, 2010

Denise Austin Blast Away the Pounds Indoor Walk Review

Denise Austin Blast Away the Pounds Indoor Walk
Denise Austin, 2005

This dvd has three 15 minute walking workouts on it. and a seperate strech section. You can mix and match and customize your workout-the dvd is programable. This w/o is beginner/ low intermediate. It has more variety than a typical walking workout but still very basic moves: march in place, walk forward and back, knee ups, kicks,

The set is very nice-tile floor with a yellowish wall and an outdoor mountain setting in the background. Denise works out with 4 different female background exercisers. One looks like she is doing slightly more moderate moves, but Denise doesnt point her out as a modifier.

The first section is "basic walk" and it is the easiest of the bunch. You will see your typical walking w/o moves in this section.

The second is "Interval Walk" where Denise adds in some power bursts to walking moves to get your heart rate up.

The third section is "Walk & Tone" and you use light dumbbells to get your heartrate up even more. The dumbbells she uses are so light and you dont do many reps so IMO you are not really getting a toning benefit from the dumbbells but it will get your heartrate up more than w/out them.

I like to use the segments as add-ons to tougher cardio or as a warmup or cooldown to other w/o's. Denise is not too perky or over the top but she is Denise. Her cueing is so-so (as always) but the moves are so simple it would be tough to get lost.


  1. I wondered about that too...but not enough to rent the movie!

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  3. Ok now I want to rent it LOL! I will report back why that move is named after the movie!