Here are 10 excellent resources to help you accomplish your walking goals:
The originator of walk-at-home DVDs, this collection from Leslie Sansone is a must for anyone looking for a way to walk off the pounds from the comfort of your living room. The four-disk set ranges from a 1-mile workout that takes you through the basics to a high-intensity 4-mile challenge and a 60-minute workout that works every major muscle group.
Consisting of two different shorter walks that can easily be combined into one long workout, this streamable program by fitness expert Jessica Smith is fun and focused. In addition to the two 30-minute high-energy power walks, you’ll also get a dedicated warmup and cooldown stretching routine that helps form good habits and prevent injuries. Consider this an excellent alternative for those days when you are without a treadmill and can’t get outdoors.
Touted as an aerobics class for your treadmill, this cardio-walking routine by Lynn Carter is a good way to mix things up and keep from getting bored. Carter combines aerobic moves, intervals, hill climbing and a little jogging. After the cardio session, there’s a full-body workout routine to keep you lean and toned.
If you’re looking for something fun and a little more upbeat, this DVD features a 45-minute Latin fiesta and disco fever walking workout. While there is some rhythmic dancing involved, the learning curve is minimal, making it easy to focus on having a good time while the music moves you toward your 10,000-step goal for the day.
With four different walks hosted by your favorite trainers from the popular TV show, this DVD is motivating and goal-oriented. Workouts include everything from easy bodyweight exercises to weight and cardio sessions to improve power and strength. You can track your progress and work your way to achieve marathon-walking goals.
If you’re tired of watching movies or TV shows on the treadmill, this scenic indoor walking DVD virtually transports you to beautiful locations around the world. Gorges, mountain passes and river valleys are a few of the peaceful, natural surroundings you can choose from while you burn calories.
This DVD which features 5-mile-long segments lasting 15 minutes each makes it easy to customize your workout. The wide variety of workouts range from the power-posture walk to the brain booster, meant to recharge and clear your mind. Two additional workouts that focus on preventing lower-extremity injuries are extremely useful for all walkers regardless of age or fitness level.
These circuit-style walking workouts build functional strength and endurance to boost your metabolism and burn more calories. They are divided into upper-body, lower-body and total-body workouts so you can pick and choose what you want to focus on. Note: This workout calls for two sets of dumbbells.
Trying pole walking can be intimidating, but this instructional DVD from Exerstrider does a great job of going into the details of the technique so you won’t have to go through any growing pains to achieve a great full-body workout.