(For the Novice Stepper)
This tape was made in 1991 shortly after Step 'N
Motion I, II & III. I have never seen it advertised
or mentioned anywhere, and actually got it through the
video exchange. The lace leotards and goofy blue sky
backgrounds are back, along with the whooping and
hollering that was prevalent on most of Cathe's earlier
tapes. Unlike all of her other tapes however, this tape
is geared for the beginning stepper.
The entire tape is 60 minutes long and begins with an
easy to follow warm up with the disco version of
"Baby I Love Your Way" playing in the
background. In the step section she begins with a basic
step on the right leg, a V step on the right and then you
repeat with the left leg leading. She then moves on to
knee ups, step kicks, turn steps with lunges, side steps,
across the top, side leg lifts, straddle steps and side
lunges. She does each move slowly for several repetitions
and then picks up the pace and repeats the step long
enough so that beginners will have time to learn it and
not just get frustrated.
After the step section she does a heart rate check
and then moves into a strength section using dumbbells.
The weight work consists of the basics: overhead presses,
lat rows, tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, tricep dips,
french presses and push ups. She ends with an abdominal
workout and some basic floor stretches.
There are a few annoying things I noticed on this
tape. They use the picture in a picture camera effect
which was intended to give you a close up of the
footwork, but a lot of times shows the upper body instead
(which is not much use when trying to learn footwork).
Also the pink Step 'N Motion logo keeps popping up in the
lower right hand corner throughout the tape.
Despite this, this is a good solid tape for the
If you can find it!!