Long, long ago I reviewed Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home workout DVD series. And, I was a little harsh in my review. I still stand behind everything I said and the two-star rating, but after receiving a very kind suggestion (and plea) from Nicole, a reader who is a big Leslie fan and is ACTUALLY FEATURED IN THE DVD, I decided to give the series another go. And to be totally fair, I didn’t review just one LS DVD but two: 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk and The Big Burn. You know, best out of three.
5 Mile Fat Burning Walk
This 65-minute DVD is set up, best as I can tell, as most are in the Walk at Home series: a warm-up worked into the first mile, more miles that alternate between marching/walking in place and simple choreography like step taps, knee lifts and kicks with a “boosted walk,” which consists of light jogging and high-intensity versions of her previous moves during the final two minutes of the mile, then a quick stretch.
This one is set up similarly to the above DVD, but covers just two miles. Plus, it includes interval work (more sporadic “jogging”), and although there’s no menu to speak of, the workout is just 33 minutes, so that’s a plus. For me, this setup seemed just right. Not too long, not too short, and although Leslie does get pretty kitschy in a few parts, it’s pretty solid. After all, I’d be remiss to not note that Leslie is a totally normal-looking, in-shape lady who no doubt likes to have fun. And I like fun.
FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Long-Term Likeability: ★★
Fun Factor: ★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★
Fit Bottom line: I’m still not a huge fan of this series (although this round of reviews did earn one more star than the last), but if you’re a beginner or someone who loves to walk and is okay with a strong personality and laugh, walk yourself out. —Jenn