Greg Twombly, Franny Benedetto, P.J. O'Clair, Sherrie Donahue
The only word for this 2-hour video is excellent!
It starts with Greg Twombly with a warmup and
high/low. The music is energetic and fun, and
so are the combos.
Then comes Franny with more high/low. I almost
didn't recognize her the first time -- she has
black hair! Her hair might have changed, but
her fantastic teaching style and choreography
have not. This is my favorite section. Lots
of high-impact with fun moves.
Third is P.J. O'Clair. She teaches step. It
starts off a little low-key, but after an hour
of Greg and Franny, I need a break. She gradually
increases the intensity, and pretty soon you're
back in full gear. P.J.'s cueing is excellent,
and she's easy to follow. She does mess up a
few times, but it's not enough to frustrate you
Finally is Sherrie Donahue with street/hip-hop/
funk aerobics. I don't do this section, so I
won't review it. But it does look fun for those
who aren't as funk-impaired as I am. (Good music,
In this video, each instructor does 3 or 4
separate combos. You don't build one big
routine from beginning to end. I found myself
wanting to go back and "do it from the top,"
though, because I was having so much fun. But
on the other hand, this could be a plus, because
if there's a routine you don't like, you know
it will end soon.
The only criticism I have of this video is
that there is no cooldown or stretch. You
will definitely need one! Because of that
being left out, I have to rank it as an A-
instead of an A.
Instructor comments: All the instructors are fun and very likeable.
Franny and P.J. are especially good at cueing
and making the routines easy to follow (but