Workout Review: Get Fit with Rick

In my quest to find some entertaining alternatives to the treadmill on indoor-walking days, I found myself on YouTube, exploring the Walk at Home video options.  I’ve already offered my take on Leslie Sansone from the Walk at Home channel—but I didn’t stop with just one video.

After checking out Leslie’s low-key 5k walk, I decided to try out a different channel, and I found Get Fit with Rick, hosted by Rick Bhullar, a former professional dancer living in Dubai.  As with the Walk at Home channel, Get Fit with Rick offers a variety of different workouts—along with some non-walking videos—but his focus on the number of steps instead of time or distance.  You can choose anything from a quick 1000 steps to a full 10000 steps.  I decided to start with a quick and easy 2000-step workout.

Unfortunately, I was having some issues with the sound on YouTube, but I was still able to keep up with Rick and his steps (well…mostly).  The video was upbeat, with a running step count at the side of the screen and a good rock soundtrack.  This one was generic, though he also offers walks to everything from hits of the ‘80s to Bruno Mars. 

The host himself is an upbeat, high-energy kind of guy—without crossing the line to obnoxious—which I found made the workout fun and motivational.  As a former professional dancer, though, he does tend to take the workout into slightly more complicated step combinations—which, I’ll admit, sometimes lost me.  In an attempt to take away some of the confusion, there’s a picture-in-picture feature, showing which step combination is coming next—but, well, if you’re as lacking in the coordination area, like I am (and there’s a very solid reason why you don’t attend group fitness classes), it may not help all that much.

Still, for a quick indoor walking workout, Rick has some fun, upbeat options.  His personality and music choices keep it interesting.  And though some people might struggle to keep up with some of his choreography—which is slightly more complicated than Leslie Sansone’s—it’s still an enjoyable workout that will put a smile on your face.  It’s one that I’ll definitely try again on rainy and snowy indoor workout days—and busy days when I still feel like I need to fit in some steps.  But I will definitely be sure to do so when no one is around to watch me mess up the more complicated moves.

– Upbeat instructor
– Great soundtrack
– Running step counter, so you can keep track of your steps
– Side video to warn you about upcoming step combinations

– More complicated step combinations

For all of Rick’s videos, check out his YouTube channel.


Kristin has been hitting the trail (or the treadmill) for a walk almost every day for the past several years, and she recently completed her first half marathon. She loves sunny fall days, cushy walking shoes, and coconut caramel iced coffee from Dunkin.

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