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2/4/09 3:27 P

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Tai chi videos are great also as they are geared for anyone no matter what the weight, age, flexibility, etc. Also, I think the Arthritis Foundation has a web page set up for range of motion exercises for people with arthritis, I'm not sure, but they are easy exercises set up for people who have arthritis & can be used for beginners of any exercise program as well. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis & got my ROM (range of motion) exercises from my doctor many, many years ago when I was first diagnosed & I still do them today, even if they are the only ones I do on some days.

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2/3/09 10:06 P

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I agree with Leslie Sansone, she is easy to follow & she is good at telling you what is happening next. I get dvds cheap on ebay . A good place to view dvd's is http://www.collagevideo.com/.

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2/3/09 2:13 P

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I agree with the Leslie Sansone videos. They are great and low impact.

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2/2/09 9:54 A

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Leslie Sansome has a 1 mile walk that's great for beginners. I'm sure I got it at Wal-mart. I've borrowed it to a few people to try because it's not challenging enough for me, but I'd reccommend it.

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2/2/09 9:17 A

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I had netflix or blockbuster and tried a lot of video's and just returned them and got new ones until I found what I liked.

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2/2/09 6:02 A

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Okay I am over 300lbs, and I had a hard time figuring out which videos would be the best for me. So I will share the ones that I purchased (I am beginner also). Walk away the pounds, I have 2 different ones. I think any of the Walk away the pounds videos would be okay, but the first 1 that I choose, was the 5 Day Slim down one, just because it is broken down into 5 different miles all focused on one body part, except for the first and last miles, 1st mile is just a classic walk, and the 5th mile is a speed walk. The reason I got this one, is because I thought it would be one that I could use for a while. I am only doing the classic walk right now, but hope to be able to do the others in the future. I also picked up Walk Away the Pounds Express, now I got it for the future not for starting out, since I think it is a little too much for me right now. I also have the Biggest Loser Yoga one, that was recently reviewed here, it didn't get a great review but, some of the comments left on that review is what prompted me to buy it. Now,There is floor exercise on this one, so I am not sure how soon I will be able to do a lot of it, but it does look like it would be great for me (a beginner). I also have the Sweatin to the Oldies set. And I think anything done by Richard Simmons would be okay, if you can find them. So far that is all that I have been able to find that are ones that I would think I would be able to do. It is hard when you are larger find a large people friendly Exercise Video. I hope this helps you out a little.



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2/2/09 5:59 A

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ya they are great and easy

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2/2/09 1:26 A

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I second the opinion on Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds videos. They're very simple to follow and as easy as walking.

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2/1/09 10:37 P

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I used a yoga for weight loss DVD. It's by 10 minute solutions. It's no impact, but still gives a very good workout. It's also very good for helping sore/stiff joints and back problems.

I have back and knee problems so I do very low impact or no impact things.

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2/1/09 10:28 P

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Maybe look into Leslie Sansone's 2 Mile Walk video.

By the way, I'm not 300+, but my mom is 280lbs-ish and will be having a double knee replacement in May, and she has enjoyed this video and some of Sansone's other videos.

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2/1/09 10:20 P

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Hi Everyone,

I have RSimmon's Sweatin to the Oldies. If any of you have personal recommendation for any other Workout Videos, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE 300LBS OR MORE, could you please post a reply?

I will modify the portions I can't do, but if possible I would like to avoid getting up and down off the floor; and, would like to avoid knee impact (like no lunges) and knee twisting, etc. Something geared for MORBIDLY OBESE / LARGER PERSONS who are beginners, please; is there anything out there like that? I know this is the place to ask!
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