Sweatin' to the Oldies

 
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Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 01/08/2008

Customer Reviews:

  • Exercising that motivates You
    This DVD was for my wife and she exercises everyday and loves Richard Simmons as he is sincere and motivates his people with his energy and makes exercising fun. If you love dancing then this is the exercise for you as it also has great songs that brings back memories of your youth.
    We are so happy that we had purchased this DVD and look forward to purchasing another.

    John & Diane Rourke...more info
  • Not much fun
    I hoped for the best but this is my least favorite dance-exercise video and wish I had not bought it. The music is redone by a band, no songs are by the original artists and even if the music was the original, the tunes chosen do not inspire exercising. As well, after each dance, the workout stops while all the dancers clap & give thanks to the band. This doesn't help.
    I realize the choice of tunes for the beginning must be meant as a warm-up, but who can get inspired to dance listening to 'On Broadway' and 'Beyond the Sea'? Granted, there is 'Great Balls of Fire' but the choices of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Peggy Sue' just don't cut it. There are far better tunes that could have been chosen & the original artists paid for the use of those tunes. Save your money, this one is a loser....more info
  • LOVE IT
    My hubby bought this for me and I LOVE IT!! I own several work out videos and have tried them all BUT this one is the most fun I have ever had working out. Now, I want the rest of the set!...more info
  • A real pleasure
    A very pleasant transaction and everything was as described. shipping was quick and all went very smoothly. I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again. ...more info
  • Fun Workout
    I am a homeschooling parent who needs to find "fun" ways to workout and exercise with my 10 year old daughter. Finding Richard Simmons was the best!! He is so upbeat, the music is contagiously fun and the moves are simple to learn. We joke that it's a "party in our livingroom". But don't get me wrong, you will work up a sweat, but at least you'll have fun doing so....more info
  • k
    i never got the video , the company cancalled me out on it....more info
  • a party workout
    I remember growing up watching my mom do this video. So, now 27, I'm trying to keep in shape. This DVD is a lot of fun and you'll find yourself singing along. A lot of the moves are common aerobic moves. I like that its mostly music with him shouting just occasionally about different moves etc.

    I consider myself at the immediate level for aerobics and am using this as an add-on to other DVDs or using my eliptical machine. Its also just fun to do on a day when you just want a light work out. And definately good for those who are just starting to get back into shape.

    Its fun and after you do it a few times, you got it down and it becomes more of an aerobic dance time that a workout....more info
  • Move It and Lose It
    That little guy can go. Listening to the music and watching the others makes you want to move it and lose it. Hurray for Richard Simmons....more info
  • Sweating with Richard, again!
    It's the same old Richard, but it's been years since I worked out to the oldies. It's great for people starting out or the elderly. You build up a sweat, but it's not overly exhausting. Most of all, it's fun....more info
  • Sweatin to the Oldies DVD
    The dvd arrived in first rate condition and with astonishing promptness. I have been using it and it is very enjoyable....more info
  • awsome
    This is just like it was when I used it the last time and it helps alot....more info
  • There's something about Richard Simmons....
    I can't explain what it is, but it takes a certain type of person to be motivational through a TV screen.

    I bought this DVD mostly for nostalgic reasons... I am 23 years old and I remember working out with my mom and her VHS tape when I was little. I didn't realize at the time how incredibly corny the video is, but strangely that is one of my favorite things about it. Everytime I work out, I notice a funny outfit or hairdo or cheesy smile on one of the cast members that just makes me laugh... that's not something that normally happens at the gym. You will even see the cast members (and Richard) laughing throughout the video... you can tell they are having fun and that makes it more fun for you.

    Though I haven't tried the sequels, Sweatin' 1 is a fairly easy (but not too easy) workout. There are a lot of arm movements... one thing that I suggest if you want to step it up is to wear wrist weights, it makes a big difference in the difficulty level.

    Overall I highly recommended this both for weight loss and a good laugh. =) ...more info
  • Never received order
    After waiting a month for the video to arrive, I received the message that it would not be shipped. I was very disappointed as I needed this video to practice for a talent show - our group at school had been using an old VCR tape. We now have a very short amount of time to make other arrangements. This was not a good Amazon experience! I also cannot a rate a product that I never received and I hope that this does not prevent my review from reaching you. Seems that I cannot submit this without a rating - so I'll choose 1 star but know that you may want to allow for this option when reviewing....more info
  • Richard Simmons Sweatin to the Oldies
    It certainly makes you sweat! I have done this for years, but I got it because it is now on DVD....more info
  • Sweatin AGAIN!
    When I received my dvd of Sweatin' to the Oldies it was like welcoming an old friend! It was in excellent condition, as promised, and I am again enjoying getting into shape! Thank you so much!...more info
  • Still love it, years later
    I first used this video on VHS after the birth of my first child, 8 years ago. Yes, the hairstyles and clothing are dated, but to me, that's part of the fun! I especially love the chick with the acid-washed, denim jumpsuit, which is actually BELTED!

    Richard's enthusiasm is contagious. He's having fun, and so are all the other people in the video. I love the fact that they are not all buff (some extremely far from it), but are still able to do the routine and enjoy themselves.

    I got the DVD for xmas, and use it on days I can't get to the gym. ...more info
  • Sweatin
    I was quite disappointed in this dvd, I thought it would be more exercising than dance, but it was the other way around. It's good if you're into the dancing part of it though....more info
  • Great workout & FUN!
    I would recommend Richard Simmons' dvd "Sweatin' to the Oldies" 100% to absolutely everyone who's looking to get healthy and lose some weight. Richard is such a character, very motivational, and he really keeps you going throughout the video. It's extremely easy to learn and really fun! And totally not intimidating because the people on the video are just your everyday "average Joe" and not supermodel-types. This is by far my favorite exercise video I've ever done and the one that keeps me coming back again and again. ...more info
  • Exercise is fun again!
    Wasn't sure I was going to like this, but I found myself enjoying the music & exercise is now FUN again! You should buy this video if you want to exercise & it seems too much of a chore...it won't be after the first couple of songs!...more info
  • A fun workout
    The DVD is a lot of fun. I had been doing some aerobics regularly and was looking for something to break up my routine. I do like that there are 'real' people dancing - they also make the occasional misstep, they are huffing right along with you, and so you feel right at home. I also like that I can fast forward past the intro and get right to the dance. I read that some of you don't like that Richard does not give many clues. The steps are easy to get into and follow, and if you mess up, no big deal, you will get right back in. This is a great workout DVD - you do get to sweat, and you don't even know you're working out!! ...more info
  • Not one I use very much
    If I feel like taking it easy I'll put in this DVD, otherwise, the routines are pretty lame-o. But great if you're more than 50 lbs. overweight since it's low impact. Simmons is self-indulgent and seems to be doing the steps as they come to him. We're not given any warning or heads up when he suddenly goes into the next bit. The live band is a distraction (as good as they are) because Simmons bounces and squeals like a school girl after every song. I just want a challenging, no-nonsense workout, please. If you're a Richard Simmons uber fan, then this one's for you! If not, I would try Hip Hop Abs by Beachbody. Now THAT's a fun energetic workout with a host who's engaging, fun, instructive and...of course, great to look at. ...more info
  • Not too little... not too much exercise
    Sweatin' to the OldiesIf you're 60+ and want to move but can't keep up with the kick-boxing group, this is the perfect exercise routine. It gets your heart rate going, moves and stretches those muscles, but isn't going to kill you in the process. If you're out to tone those abs & get a 6-pack, forget it. But if you want to stay healthy by getting the amount of exercise recommended, this is it. And the music is what makes it AAA+. Lots of good oldies to make you feel younger. Richard is a little hard to take at times... but you gotta love him!...more info
  • LOVE IT!!!
    I've had this on VHS ever since it came out 20 years ago and I LOVE IT!!! It's the BEST!!! I wanted it on DVD instead of VHS so I purchased the DVD when it came out. It arrived very quickly (within a couple of days) and I have been very pleased....more info
  • Great workout & FUN!
    I would recommend Richard Simmons' dvd "Sweatin' to the Oldies" 100% to absolutely everyone who's looking to get healthy and lose some weight. Richard is such a character, very motivational, and he really keeps you going throughout the video. It's extremely easy to learn and really fun! And totally not intimidating because the people on the video are just your everyday "average Joe" and not supermodel-types. This is by far my favorite exercise video I've ever done and the one that keeps me coming back again and again. ...more info
  • seaten to the oldies 2
    Love the video, I caught on verily easy. Richard does a great job of encouraging people! Its a great addition to my work out...more info
  • RICHARD SIMMONS GREAT WORK OUT
    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TO GET YOU OFF YOUR BACKSIDE AND TO DO A LITTLE SWEATING DO IT TO SWEATIN' THE OLDIES..WILL WORTH THE 10 BUCKS...more info
  • Upbeat and enthusiastic
    Richard is, as always, enthusiastic, upbeat, and encourgaging. It's a good workout that allows you to do as much or as little as you want. He also encourages you to start small (5 min. a day) and work you way up....more info
  • Still as good as ever!
    Hasn't lost a thing. In the world of confusing exercise programs on TV/Cable, go back to the original. Easy to follow, you don't feel foolish and the songs-you can remember the words to them....more info
  • Not as fabulous as Dance Your Pants Off
    I have been an avid Richard Simmons exerciser since I was 15 years old (Over a decade ago). I finally bought a new CD because my old Richard Simmons Dance Your Pants Off VHS wouldn't work anymore (too many uses). I am not as satisfied with this exercise tape as I am with Richard Simmon's Dance Your Pants Off, but it still gives you a good workout and still the great ole' Richard to hang out with!...more info
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies #1
    This is an incredible exercise video. I love it. I began the weight loss program and bought the DVD and 6 six weeks later, I had lost 14 pounds. The workout is fun and I am absolutely addicted. I also bought the other Sweatin' to the Oldies and now learning #2. Love them both and looking forward to learning #3 and 4. The entire program is fun, easy and inexpensive. Never has it been so easy for me to lose weight. My deepest appreciation to Richard Simmons for these videos and the weight loss program....more info
  • Bad Review for dvdlegacy
    I can not give this item a good review nor can I give the person I purchased this from (dvdlegacy) a good review. I purchased this item on February 20, 2009 and it is March 23, 2009 and I have not received this item yet. Personally, I feel that the 2/27-3/16 ship date was more than enough time to get this to me, but now its past that date and Ive tried to contact the seller twice and have not gotten a response yet. Is this good customer service?...more info
  • seaten to the oldies 2
    Love the video, I caught on verily easy. Richard does a great job of encouraging people! Its a great addition to my work out...more info
  • Richard Simmons Sweet to the Oldies
    We my wife and I are enjoying this dvd and having allot of fun. lose weight and be closer together....more info
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies
    Exercising has always seemed like work to me. With these DVD's I want to "dance"! It really makes exercising like a party. A few of my friends are trying to shed some pounds too and one or two will come over and we can laugh, sing, sweat. and laugh together!
    I really like the fact that there are all different sized people woking out. When you see how many pounds they have shed, it really makes the weight lose journey seem doable....more info
  • Sweating to the oldies
    I ordered this for a friend and she said they were for her family. I guess they were fine.

    ...more info
  • the best thing i have ever, purchased!!!!!
    this was the best, thing i have ever brought, richard still works for me. i do this video everyday i cant afford the gym fees, so i took matters into my own hand. in the futer i plan to post a video of how much weight i have lost... buy it,...more info
  • Exercise is fun again!
    Wasn't sure I was going to like this, but I found myself enjoying the music & exercise is now FUN again! You should buy this video if you want to exercise & it seems too much of a chore...it won't be after the first couple of songs!...more info
  • This was great fun!!!
    As a busy medical student who spends most of her time in the hospital it is very easy to avoid exercise... By the end of the day I am too tired, or it is too cold outside or (insert many other excuses here). When I decided earlier this year to try harder to exercise I asked myself what would help me stick to it. I knew I did not want to commit to a gym (lack of time and money), I couldn't exercise outside in the winter because frankly it really is too cold. But I could follow videos. So I started looking at some videos. And they were boring. Very, very boring.

    Until (while browsing),I saw a small segment on youtube of someone who recorded himself while exercising to 'Sweating to the Oldies'. It just looked like so much fun, and the music was great. So I decided to take a chance and to buy the video.
    I am very glad I did. I love the music! Richard Simmons is funny and exciting and I enjoy dancing with the whole group. The video has the following songs:
    1. Dancing in the Street
    2. Beyond the Sea
    3. On Broadway
    4. It's My Party
    5. Peggy Sue
    6. Great Balls of Fire,
    7. Wipe Out
    8. He's a Rebel
    9. Personality
    10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    So, overall this was the perfect video to begin exercising with. It is short, easy, and just pure fun! Richard does not breakdown the movements, but I picked it up pretty fast and didn't feel it was a problem. I loved this video so much that I am planning to buy the whole series and give this video to a friend....more info
  • The original "Sweatin' to the oldies" is still the best!!
    The original "Sweatin' to the oldies" is still the best!! You get a great workout, by the original weight loss pioneer, Richard Simmons. Nothing works you out and gives you great motivation like this workout video. I work out to this video 5 days a week, I feel great and I get to stay in shape. Thanks as usual to Richard Simmons for helping normal, average everyday people lose weight and get in shape!!!...more info
  • Fun and Memory Provoking!
    Sweatin' to the Oldies
    I have enjoyed this DVD as it is simple but surprisingly good exercise. I am not the most gracefull dancer but in the privacy of my own home I don't care. I really enjoy exercise with this DVD. Richard's excitement and enthusiasm is contagious. Newfmom...more info
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies
    Just as I remembered from when I used the VHS in 1988! I'm using Nutrisystem now--and this is my exercise!! You do sweat!!! Excellent exercise video for overweight people!!!...more info
  • working out
    this is a great way to work out...with the oldies I grew up with. makes you feel more like having fun than working out!...more info
  • Love this work out!!!
    I originally thought of Richard Simmons as the goofy guy that is alway working out, kind of reminded me of Rocky Balboa. Anyways I love this whole work out video, Its motivating, inspiring and fun... I especially love the heartfelt interview at the end. ...more info
  • love him
    I am getting a real charge and a hard work out with this. Even though I can't follow the steps exactly I am still getting a good workout....more info
  • Richard Simmons DVD
    DVD really gets you moving and is great way to exercise. I don't like getting on floor so this is ideal. Excellent for those of us getting up in the years. Richard is so corny, it is contageous and fun. Recommend highly....more info
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies
    It arrived fairly quick and I enjoy dancing to the music. I can work up a sweat which is what I was looking for. I would rather they would have added more songs to dance to instead of showcasing each person who appeared on the DVD and how much weight they lost. It would get less boring if they had two 30 minute dance workouts to switch between! ...more info
  • Much better than the older ones
    I bought this DVD because I'm disabled due to a back condition. I get very little exercise so I really needed something that was low impact, yet would get my heart rate up a little. I was very impressed with it. It's not too hard (I couldn't do his older ones now) yet it works up a sweat and gets the heart rate going. With my condition, I'm not able to do it everyday but it's still something I can do. It's not too long, keeps you moving and has a great cool down session. If you want a hard workout with lots of talking that takes at least an hour, then this isn't for you. If you need to warm up, do a low impact workout, cool down and not spend a huge amount of time on the workout, then this is perfect. There isn't a lot of bending, which I can't do. Even though I can't do it everyday, it is the only work out that I have found that I can do at all. It's also fun!...more info

 

 
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