I started out with Leslie's dvd's years ago. What I like about it is that she says, it doesn't matter if it's her right foot and your left foot, it's not a complicated dance type routine, and if a "move" is difficult or your feet are getting tangled up, just walk in place. She's generally pretty good at letting you know in advance that kicks are coming up, or side steps. If she's going too fast for you, just keep your feet moving at whatever pace you can, and then once you catch your breath, try to catch up to her. Doesn't really matter if she's doing 2 steps to your 1-- the point is just to do the best you can. And it WILL get easier.
There's no way to say exactly how long it would take, for it to get easier. It would all depend on your starting point, any particular physical difficulties you may have, etc. And every body (yes, I intended to make that 2 words, every BODY) is different. She has dvd's that are "beginner" versus ones that are more "intermediate". I have a couple of her dvd's that inculde what she calls "boosted" walking, they're 12 minute "miles" and are more fast-paced throughout, than her beginner dvd's. The boosted part includes some gentle jogging; but she has other gals in the dvd who just keep walking, and don't jog. Like I said, it doesn't really matter; just do the best you can.
One thing I'd suggest-- you want to be wearing some good shoes to do these dvd's. Even though you're inside, and maybe on carpet-- shoes really help with supporting your feet throughout the dvd.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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