12-Minute Low Impact Cardio Workout

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About This Workout
Boost your metabolism and burn calories in this quick, 12-minute cardio excerpt from the three-DVD set, ''Keeping Fit: Cardio, Strength, Pilates.'' Andrea Metcalf guides you through low-impact exercises to help you maintain your figure and preserve bone and muscle health at any age.
  • Length: 12 minutes
  • Equipment: None
  • Type of Workout: Cardio (aerobic) exercise
  • Fitness Level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Impact: Low-impact
  • Safety Precautions: Wear proper footwear. Exercise at your own intensity level, using tips provided to lower your intensity if necessary. Only complete as much of the video as you can, taking a break to recover (by marching) when necessary. Never stop abruptly--if you get tired, try to stay moving, even if you're just walking in place. As you progress, try to finish the entire video or to repeat the video several times.
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Member Comments

  • No cool down ? - 11/10/2015 6:19:46 AM
  • When she said the warm-up is almost done, I was sweating. I almost gave up then, but I finished. Very surprised there was no cool down or stretching at the end though. - 11/3/2015 10:44:11 AM
  • WHY would sparkpeople allow this video since the workout leaves us at such a high heart rate? First time I've been disappointed in sparkpeople since joining in June... - 10/12/2015 7:57:02 PM
  • 2 minutes and I was out of breath. - 10/12/2015 10:44:47 AM
  • This seemed like a great video, but yeah, the ending... you'll have to plan ahead to start slowing down before SHE does. Boy, I would LOVE to know how old Andrea is. She's in really great shape. - 10/7/2015 9:19:59 PM
  • I really love this video. It is simple and short enough I can take a few minutes from my desk job to jump up and do this to get myself moving and it gets me over 1,000 active steps in a very short time.
    - 8/14/2015 9:59:13 AM
  • good but not the ending...........
    .. - 8/2/2015 9:48:34 AM
  • OMG I'm so obese, I almost died with this short workout! - 7/28/2015 10:14:55 PM
  • woo whoo I am getting strong enough to start doing the jumps! - 7/27/2015 10:16:17 PM
  • good work out.... - 7/27/2015 5:38:58 PM
  • good work out.... - 7/27/2015 5:38:58 PM
  • For those that are complaining that it just ends...just do a few more moves (mambos) to finish out that set and then come back to a march in place and slow it down and stretch then stop, or better yet use this as your first workout and have another routine or video you like ready to go and while its loading just keep at a march in place you stay warm. I do this quite often and it works great!

    RK - 7/27/2015 1:22:08 PM
  • Like the low impact f this video. I was getting into t and it ended. That's okay, I just did it again. - 7/23/2015 8:19:29 PM
  • First comment I've left on a video. Very unhappy with this one. Stops right in the middle. No warning, no cool down or stretch. I see from some other comments that it's a preview.

    That should def be noted and this video removed or redone to allow for cooldown and stretching.

    First video I've been disappointed with on Sparkpeople. - 7/5/2015 8:05:22 PM
  • I find the same problem with the stopping and buffering, but I still like to do this workout partly because I get to know the steps and I enjoy it. - 6/13/2015 4:42:11 PM