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on April 19, 2016
Walking is the ultimate form of low impact exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels. Dance That Walk is a 45 minute DVD from SMILE that combines favorite dance moves with easy low impact walking, turning it into a fun new WALKOUT, that will get you burning those calories, boosting your daily step count, and most importantly it's easy to follow! A fun DVD where you'll be rocking to the jive, chat cha, samba and many more. Dace That Walk is suitable for all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Ideal for active older adults and seniors, you will be walking nd dancing your way to a fitter, more fabulous You! I am a below knee amputee and although that doesn't stop me from doing anything the arthritis in my other knee keeps me from doing a lot. Dance That Walk is the perfect exercise DVD for me. Walking is low impact and easy on your joints. It's a great way to burn calories and lose extra pounds. Walking improves your circulation, dancing stimulates your mind and leaves you feeling energized. My mom who is almost 80 started doing this DVD with me and is doing a great job! If you are looking for a way to exercise that is easy on your joints I highly recommend this DVD. I received Dance That Walk DVD as part of a promotion in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I am not affiliated with Amazon or any company. I am an Amazon Prime member who does reviews as a hobby. I do not receive any compensation. If my review has helped you in anyway kindly click Yes or leave a comment. Thank-You for taking the time to read my review.
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on May 17, 2016
SMILE – Social Movement Improves Life Everyday is a wonderful concept. The SMILE team’s mission is "to make exercise fun, low impact and accessible for all.” Their other DVD is a dance workout done while seated in a chair – developed out of their experience of teaching ballroom dancing in nursing homes. I am now aware of all this and applaud it, but on my first trial of the workout, I personally found the big SMILE logo on the back wall just (annoyingly) kept making me think of a dental practice!

The white setting and bright colors reminded me of children’s TV programs, as did Gina’s incredibly cheery attitude – so if you want to do this workout with your kids, as some reviewers have done, I imagine many children will find it attractive. Sadly, I don't have kids, so I personally found it a bit “over the top.” But I do love the fact that Gina’s Mom is one of the dance demonstrators (someone my age).

Most of my workout DVDs are by Americans. I’m Australian, so it was refreshing for me to have a “local” leading the workout. American audiences might well love Gina’s voice, as we are told the Aussie accent is popular in the USA. (It’s not a “broad” accent, so I don’t think there’d be too much difficulty understanding her.)

I agree that the title is a little misleading. It’s really not a “Walking Workout” – at least not anything like Leslie Sansone’s. (I have a few of hers, and I think “Dance That Walk” is much more complex.) This is a series of dance steps, interspersed with walking on the spot. If you found the dance steps too difficult, you could walk in place and just enjoy the different paces of music for each track (and the bright, cheerful colors). If you’re not familiar with the dance steps already, it might take a few attempts to get the hang of them, as there is not really any teaching or breaking down of the steps. But that’s the benefit of a DVD – you can go over any section as often as you need. And by not breaking the steps down slowly, the great thing is that this is a non-stop workout from beginning to end. (14 tracks)

It takes me about 1 ½ hours to walk 10,000 steps. This workout goes for 45 mins, so the claim that it’s over 5,000 steps seems pretty accurate to me. And, being dance, the pace is faster than I would walk. I definitely worked up a sweat and enjoyed the variety of dances. Congratulations to Gina and her team at SMILE.
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on October 27, 2016
I have done this workout one time so far. Folks, no lie this boosts your spirits; puts spring in your step and strengthens your whole body. Easy routines. You do not have to know how to dance. While latin inspired this is not complicated and exhausting like the big Z is. This workout by Gina is in a class all its own. Gina is enjoyable to listen to; sweet without being cloying. Her steps logically lead into the next and flowing into another level of intensity. I love it and will continue to do it. I am 64 yrs old and if I can get my fat fanny off the couch, so can anyone. I am already going to buy the disco/party hits for my next order. Can't wait. BTW when I get tired, I hop on my stationary bike for a bit and just keep going. This workout is also the type of thing I use to control my symptoms of severe depression and anxiety. Good feelings stay with me for a few hours. Increase my hope big time. Yay.
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on December 6, 2016
I bought this never having done any of these DVDs before by Gina Buber. It wasn't as I expected - the description says this is an "easy, low impact and easy to follow" however, I found the steps in many of these tracks complicated and more intense than I expected from the way it's described. There are multiple steps in each track and Gina goes very fast so it's hard to keep up. I am finding it very frustrating to do and I'm sorry I bought it.
If I'd known this was so complicated with the steps I wouldn't have ordered it. The description needs to better explain what exactly the DVD is.
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on December 4, 2016
This is a fun workout but they don't explain how to do the moves before doing them so it can be confusing (e.g. she says do the charleston but not move right leg forward). If you already know the dances and the movement for each then you will be fine. If you're a person who likes to match the moves of the instructor, then I suggest watching the segments before trying to do it.
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on June 9, 2016
If you always wanted to dance but have two left feet, this is a great fun workout that uses walking and dance moves inserted in the walk. No jumping or difficult moves. The music is fun and the instructor is very likable and easy to follow.
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on May 5, 2016
This fitness DVD is perfect for anyone interested in low impact aerobics. It’s not as twisty in the hips as the senior Zumba so my back doesn’t get so sore. It has 14 song tracks with four low impact easy dance moves between continuous walking/marching. Gina Buber smiles the entire DVD and gives the workout a positive, happy feel. I love it.
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on April 28, 2018
I thought for a while before buying this because of so many mixed reviews. I also don’t want to waste my $. I’m a huge Leslie Sansone fan. I alternate between her, Denise Austin, Jessica Smith and a few oldies of Richard Simmons.

This DVD was really fun!! Gina is very encouraging!! It kept my heart rate up especially during the faster numbers. I thought it was neat to know I’ve done 5000 steps since I don’t have a Fitbit. I think it will take me a few times using it to get all the steps right. Honestly though it’s good for my brain to try something different and learn new steps. I’ve noticed that my body is getting used to Leslie Sansone’s cardio (not the toning ones) DVDs. When I do some of my other workout DVDs my heart rate is higher which can give me a more intense workout. I look forward to buying more of Gina’s DVDs in the future.
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on August 23, 2017
My husband and I are both overweight and suffer with bad knees. I purchased this DVD so that he and I could get a low impact workout in the privacy of our own home...and it's working. He and I have started 'walking" and my husband just said to me that he is feeling more energetic already. Our goal is to lose weight to take some pressure off of the knees. I also am a Type 2 diabetic and this working out helps lower my blood sugar and hopefully help with my A1c.

The music is fun and makes you want to move...move....move! I definitely recommend this DVD to anyone with limitations.

One last thing, I do like how you can adjust the steps/movements to fit your own capabilities. The video stresses "just keep moving!"
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on June 7, 2016
I participate in an aerobic class at my local senior center. Some participants comment that many low impact DVDs are boring. Some of the ladies love to dance, and they love the Smile and Sway chair dance DVD. I have tried this one at home, and I think they're going to love it. I noticed that sometimes the steps we see on the screen do not exactly match the beat of the music. Not bad, however, and I don't think it will be a deterrent.
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