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Total Body Workout

(Intermediate-Step Aerobics, Toning)

This tape is divided into segments of upper-body weight lifting, lower body toning, stepping, and interval training so you can do parts or the whole thing. Good idea, but Cory is more bodybuilder than instructor; she cues poorly and at one point starts a segment in the _middle_ of a set! And if you believe she got those ripped thighs from doing five minutes of floor leg lifts, I got a Thighmaster to sell you. I can't imagine why this got such good reviews; I want my money back.
Grade: C-

Sue Bryant


I rented this video, watched it for a while, and never actually did the workout. It was the type of video I imagine most people picture when I tell them I work out to videos.

The set had a really weird look to it ... there was nothing there but wall and floor, which was all the same sort of orange color, so it gave the effect of this never-ending sort of room. The warm-up was enough to turn me off - all they did was a bunch of toe-taps and heel-taps, with different arm moves. Cory has this really weird way of counting, too. She kept going, "Two, two, three-four." What the heck is that?

The next few sections were "toning," like squats and upper body work. If I had done part of the tape, it would have been this. It looked like it could have been decent, but I prefer the Firm.

I thought I would try the step section until I saw it. Boring moves, strange cuing, that weird orange set ... actually, this is the point where I stopped the tape, rewound, and returned.

Instructor comments: I kinda felt like a guy while watching this video. I could not stop thinking about great looking Cory was! Her waist-to-shoulder proportion was perfect, as was her hair and muscular legs. You get the impression she has never led an exercise class before, though.

Jen Blaske
2-7-98 I really like the video. It was just what I was looking for. Easy to follow uncomplicated moves. I exercised to the video while pregnant and maintained a balanced weight. After having a healthy baby, I continue to exercise daily and 6 weeks later I am back into my size one jeans. I do not expecet to look just like Cory. I don't have time to spend hours at the gym working out. My goal is to be tone, healthy and to look great in my bikini. Thanks to a proper diet and daily exercise I'm happy with my body. The total body work out is just what I was looking for. Thank you Cory!

Instructor comments: I noticed that some of the counting was a bit off but, otherwise had no problems following instruction. I hate complicated hard to follow moves. The moves in the tape were simple and easy to follow.

D.J.

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