Biggest Loser: Power Walk DVD
Kick-start weight loss at home with the help of trainer Bob Harper and "fan favorite" contestants Tara Costa and Sione Fa from NBC's "The Biggest Loser." Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to burn calories. Now get moving with four one- mile indoor walks that increase ...in intensity. Start with Walk 1, a low-impact walking workout, and progress to Walk 4 with added weight and cardio power. Plus, get your chance to achieve your marathon goal like the contestants on the show. Use the progress tracker and your one-mile walking workouts will add up to 26 miles in just three weeks. Start this low-impact fitness program and cross the finish line as a leaner, healthier you!
There are 4 16-minute walks on this DVD, and a short, standard cooldown session. The DVD comes with a tracking card where you can record your workouts and how many miles you have walked so far.
Walk 1: Bob - The standard basic steps, no sweating. Feels like an easy aerobics session.
Walk 2: Sione - Walk with weights, some upper body workout involved.
Walk 3: Bob - Higher cardio workout with jumping jacks and skater movements.
Walk 4: Tara - Light upper body workout with a medicine ball.
Cooldown: Tara and Sione - Leg and arm stretching.
I tried all 4 walks and the cooldown on my first try, overall I found it quite enjoyable, with low impact for the knees. This is really a beginner DVD, but it is easy to bring it to an intermediate level by adding jumps and crouches with the steps, moving your arms around at the same time, and using heavier weights or even weights you can attach to your legs or wrists. My favourite sessions were Walk 2 and 3, because of the upper body workout, and the high cardio with Bob.
If you do not own a medicine ball you can use a heavier weight instead which you can hold with both hands. If you do not own weights, you can still go through the workouts, as they show how to do the moves without them, but I recommend having a pair to have a much better, useful workout.
I wear a BodyMedia FIT (aka the BodyBugg) and it recorded a total of ~6,500 steps for all 4 walks, and a calorie spend of ~425 calories (if you do the "intermediate" level moves).