Instructor: CB Yelverton
Comments about instructor: Very knowledgeable. Has a
master's degree. She shows you the proper way to perform
the exercises and reminds you to checkyour form
throughout the tape. Very encouraging.
The tape is interval training. I had never done this
beforeand found it to be a wonderful full-body workout
that taxedme a little. Since I have been working out for
a while thiswas a nice change. The tape works your whole
body and offersmultiple levels of participation so you
can go at your ownpace. There is just elevator music but
it does set thetempo. The tape is produced by Kathy Lee
Gifford but sheis just the hostess and one of the
participants. She isalso encouraging.
This is a good introduction to circuit training for
beginner exercisers. CB Yelverton leads an all female
group consisting of Kathie Lee Gifford, her sister and
some friends. The group exchanges some light hearted
banter throughout the routine.
There are progressively harder aerobic segments
alternating with toning segments. The aerobics are low
impact and easy to follow. The moves are very basic and
repetitive. The upper body segments use 3 pound weights
and include: lateral raises, bicep curls, overhead
presses and tricep work. For the lower body there are
several variations of squats and lunges. Following a
brief cooldown, there is ab work and a stretch.
Novices can opt to follow a designated beginner. CB
also encourages you to "make the program work for
you" i.e. by not using weights or prancing in place
if the aerobics become too difficult. There are no pulse
checks, but you are reminded to use the talk test.
The last segment is Kathie Lee giving tips for
incorporating exercise throughout your day. This is taped
in Kathie's home with members of her family. I would say
the target audience is women in their 30's and 40's, new
or returning to exercise. If you are in this category, a
fan of Kathie Lee's and want to try circuit training,
this would be a good choice for you!
Instructor comments: CB is a very calm, clear
instructor. She gives a lot of attention to correct form
and safety. When this was taped, she was 46 years old and
about to become a grandmother. She looks great!!