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CIA (Creative Instructors Aerobics) 1005

Lynne Brick, Suzy Stone, Anne Criner, Greg Twombly

Greg starts out with 20 minutes of hi/lo which was mostly low, so you really don't need a warm-up. As usual, Greg never fails to satisfy my thirst for fun (boy, did I say that?). Lynne Brick, who I really like from other videos, does 20 minutes of hi/lo which got better as it went along. Next, Suzy Stone did a 20 minute very high impact segment that I will definitely add on to something else - and guess who is the background exerciser? The one and only Cathe Friedrich - her very first video appearance. I couldn't believe it! The last segment is a 20 minute stretch by Anne Criner - if you like long stretch workouts, it is good, but I am too hyper and can't relax for that long, so my eyes will never look at that segment again. Just to see Cathe, this is a steal.

maryann parker

Like CIA 1002, this has four independent segments each with warm-up and cool-down. In each, the instructor introduces her or his approach and goals.

Greg Twombly is a wonderful teacher--although the constant calling on the "girls" with him is a wee bit...

I found Lynne Brick clear and knowledgeable, but I am not a fan. Lots of marching, which is used both as a bridge and as a move, and much of the variation comes from changing floor direction and from arm movement.

Suzy Stone gives an easy to follow hi-impact, which, having been through Nancy DeMattei and now Cathe, ten years later, isn't as tough as it may have been in 1989. The best part is the anonymous participant--Cathe Friedrich. She appears to be weightless, jumps, bounces, kicks, always with grace, ease, and apparently without interference from gravity.

If you're a Lynne Brick fan, want more of Greg's excellent teaching, or if you want to document Cathe F's professional progress, you would enjoy this tape.

Beth Simon

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