Free Walking to Lose Weight Exercise Video

by Annie on April 7, 2010 · 11 comments

in Exercise & Injuries

Whenever I think about walking to lose weight, I think of Leslie Sansone.  She is the queen of walking exercise videos.  Some people find her chattiness annoying, but I find it amusing.  I often recommend her 1 mile or 2 mile exercise dvds to sedentary beginners.

Walk to Lose Weight Exercise Video

Well, you do not have to take my word for it, here are links to some of her walking exercise video that you can try out for yourself.  Please note that as with any home exercise equipment, you must actually do the workout in order to benefit from it.  I haven’t figured out how to use osmosis to soak up the benefits of exercise by watching the exercise video without breaking into a sweat.

1 Mile Walk, Part 1 – 14 minutes long,   2nd Mile Walk, Part 2 - 15 minutes long. The two parts add up to 2 miles.

1 Mile Express – 15 minutes long

You can find the video in the right hand column.  You might need to work up to a 15 minute mile.

2 Mile Walk – 32 minutes

10 seconds of ads prior to exercise video starts playing

3 Mile Walk – 46 minutes

Leslie Sansone’s actual exercise dvds are pretty similar but feature more people in them (you know the typical – one male, one senior citizen, a young mom, etc).  So you get the group exercise feel while doing home exercise by yourself.

Interested in advanced walking exercise videos?

I recommend Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home 5-Mile Walk exercise DVD. For about $12 you get five walking exercise routines. The five exercise routines are the following:

  • 5 mile challenge, approximately 70 min. long
  • 5 mile advance, approximately 70 min. long
  • 3 mile with hand weights, approximately 38 min. long
  • 3 mile with the walking belt, approximately 38 min. long
  • 3 mile with a band, approximately 38 min. long

If you do not have any of the equipment used in the advance walking exercise video, you can always use soup cans or water bottles as a substitution until you want to invest in additional exercise equipment. I basically use hand weights and the band. The walking belt is a little bit gimmicky and can only be used with Leslie Sansone’s exercise DVDs. I prefer to invest in exercise equipment that I can use with multiple exercise DVDs.

Walking exercise routine

If I was a sedentary beginner using the above exercise videos to lose weight, I would probably set up a one month exercise routine to build up to the 3 Mile walk.

Week 1 – MWF use 1 Mile walk (this is just to get your body use to walking)

Week 2 – MWF use 1 Mile walk, TTh 2 Mile walk (the three 1 mile days are your recovery from the 2 miles day)

Week 3 – MWF use 2 Mile walk, TTh use 1 Mile walk

Week 4 – MWF use 2 Mile walk, TTH use 3 mile walk

Week 5 – MWF use 3 Mile walk, TTH use 2 mile walk

Sometimes you might need to repeat a particular week twice in order to adjust your body to the increase in exercise.

Thoughts on walking to lose weight

Most people get injured when they start an exercise routine by going too far and too fast.  Just because you are “only walking” does not mean that you do not have to build up to it gradually.  Sedentary individuals only walk about 1.5 -2 miles a day, for 5-10 minutes at most in a leisurely pace.  When you are walking for weight loss, you are breaking moving at a brisk pace and burning calories.  So take small steps and work up to the 3 mile walk.

To get the best results, try to walk every day.  If you skip a day, do not walk twice as fast or twice as long in order to “catch up.”  But be careful of walking injuries.

Let me know if you see any results from the 5 week routine. I am keeping my fingers crossed that walking becomes a part of your quest for a healthy lifestyle.

Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.

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Stephanie April 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

I actually do the 2 mile video every day because I get up before dawn to get ready for work (I just can’t walk outside that early in the morning or in the dead of winter). On crappy weather weekends, I’ll double up and do 4 (sometimes 5 if I’m really motivated). I’ve found that these videos have kept me in just as good of shape as walking outside, and I can get my walking in in half an hour, so it’s perfect. I really recommend these videos.

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asithi May 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Stephanie – Thanks for the great endorsement. I am glad this post help with your exercise goals.

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Faye September 18, 2010 at 9:10 am

These videos by Leslie Sansome are wonderful. I had walked 2 to 4 miles a day outside for many, many years. It has been so extremely hot this summer it wasn’t possible. After walking with these aerobic walking videos I prefer to do these. You get a much better work out than just outside walking. Thank you for having these available and I surely hope they will continue to be available. My computer room is the only place I have enough room to exercise. A big thank you again.

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asithi September 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Faye – you welcome. I love Leslie too. They are “go to” exercise dvds when I am trying to get back to exercising after falling off the bandwagon for a while. I am hoping these walking exercise videos will be a big help in getting me back into shape after the baby is born early next year.

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Katelyn January 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

I just wanted to let you know that when I tried to access the videos today none of them worked. It kept asking me for a user name and password.

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asithi January 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

Katelyn – thanks for letting me know. It looks like exercise tv is not letting people access their videos for free any more. I’ve replaced the links with other free walking videos I found.

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Jan April 5, 2013 at 8:58 am

I enjoy Leslie Sansone Workout Videos and have Decided that on the days that I don’t have Zumba that I am going to do one of her videos.It won’t matter what the weather is like since I’ll be indoors.It has Been raining a lot lately where I live which makes it hard to plan to get out and take a walk which is nice to do when you have nice Weather.

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