walking workout

Leslie Sansone or Jessica Smith

So, you want to try a walking workout, but where to start? Should you try Leslie Sansone? Or Jessica Smith?

I like them both although I admit that I started with Leslie. Didn’t know about Jessica then. I’ve been walking about five years now, maybe longer. Before these walking workouts, I tried many diets, exercise. I don’t like going to the gym. Nothing really worked until I discovered the walk at home program.

Leslie Sansone

Leslie has many DVDs–I’ve tried most of them. I’ll give you my own hands-on experience on specific videos in the future. For now, I’ll focus on her newest Walk 15. It’s not out on DVD yet, but you can download the video. The Walk 15 is definitely a good one for beginners. It’s very easy to follow. She, along with a few “new generation” leaders, will guide you on a 15-minute mile. Advanced walkers can easily amp up by using the arms more or adding weights. You can see for yourself:

Jessica Smith

Jessica also has many DVDs–I’ve also tried a lot of them. If I’m just starting out, I’m not sure I’d like Jessica’s workout so much. Hers is rather fast-paced. If you’re new to walking workout, you might not be able to follow. And you might be discouraged. Her programs tend to be shorter, typically 30-35 minutes. So, if you’re experienced or are a fast learner, Jessica can give you a workout in half an hour. She also has a lot of videos available online. One example:

While Leslie is strictly walking, Jessica does have other routines, like yoga, pilates, etc. I don’t do yoga or her other routines that require much balancing. So, I can’t comment on those. In the future, I’ll comment on specific videos. For now, I’ll just reiterate that I like them both. Once you’re used to walking workout, you can do both for a change of pace.


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