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

  • Great workout thanks - 5/18/2015 10:31:27 PM
  • Great workout but it should be noted it is a preview. Stopped us right in the middle & we had to slow our heart rate down ourselves. - 4/7/2015 9:08:13 AM
  • I agree with earlier posters that this should be noted as a "preview" and that it abruptly ends in the cardio high point with no cool down.

    SparkPeople usually plays it safe and smart and this doesn't fit that criteria.

    - 4/6/2015 3:03:04 PM
  • OMGsh! Totally love this workout! I am a stay at home Mom and it is too cold to walk with my boys, this is added to my daily routine now! - 3/30/2015 7:44:00 AM
  • like the video but a little fast for seniors with artritis and issues such as that. or folks who can't stand for long time. but good workout ideas I enjoyed it a lot the music was great good beat for exercising. just have issues with doing this standing for so long is difficult for me . - 3/26/2015 11:23:00 AM
  • nice and short to help get the body moving have a good day! - 3/13/2015 6:33:25 AM
  • Love this short but cardio workout - 3/5/2015 5:02:07 PM
  • Good video. I modified because I am a senior and have a few muscles issues. I was looking for an alternative to "Walk Away the Pounds" (I get bored easily.
    A little fast for most beginners and seniors but would still recommend with the caution to modify if necessary. - 2/26/2015 11:39:34 AM
  • This workout was great. It does end abruptly but I wouldn't want it any shorter! - 2/5/2015 6:52:06 PM
  • I was starting to really get into the workout and was fun when it came to a complete end when my heart rate was just at a high point. Really either should let you know its only a preview or finish with a cool down. - 2/5/2015 8:04:55 AM
  • Very nice exercise for 50+ !! - 2/4/2015 7:41:20 PM
  • Wasn't really happy with the sudden abandonment while my heart rate up.
    I really loved the video. I was already thinking about buying something to find a way to play cds....I have a chromebook only for internet.
    Then bam its over and you get a sales pitch? Wheres the love???
    I quickly fell out of love with her.
    Heart patients redeveloping their nerve to exercise...that's my group... don't need the isometric surprise stop. - 1/31/2015 1:23:45 PM
  • good workout and gets me motivated to get back working out in the morning and evening thanks - 1/28/2015 11:32:22 PM
  • good work out since my surgery getting back to working out little by little thanks for the work out - 1/20/2015 11:29:07 PM
  • second time doing this particular video. Kept up much better and I really love it. - 1/12/2015 2:14:48 PM