Like the Step Reebok 10 Year Anniversary tape, this is filmed outside on a
deck with just Gin and a step platform, a body bar (30lb), leg weights,
Ironware hand-weights and a set of light and heavy dumbbells. There are two
videos in this "set." Tape one is titled Reebok Muscle Definition Isolation
and is about 35 minutes long. Tape two is titled Integration and is about 45
minutes long. Each of these tapes ends with the same Flexible Strength
The first video's exercises consist of a variety of moves that covers all the
major muscle groups. In general, for this first section, Gin uses a lot of
familiar moves but adds dimension to them that make them just a bit
different. For instance, to work the legs she does squats and lunges, but
the squats are made more intense by hovering within ranges that do not allow
the body to hit rest points. The lunges have you maintaining a wide stance
while holding a body bar behind you. The bar rests on the top of your butt
basically. You do a range of up and down moves, then a series of moves where
you bend your front leg only, which pretty much burns up the quad. There are
also a number of upper body moves and a series of push-ups that incorporate a
lot of holding moves that challenge all those torso stabilizers.
The second video, which has a lot of new exercise twists, involves moving
your arms or legs away from the torso while trying to maintain a balanced
position. For instance, you do a squat while holding weights in front of
you. Then you squat and while coming up raise the weights overhead. Then
you squat down, rise up and bring the weights overhead at an angle. Then you
squat, rise up bringing up one leg in a lateral raise while bringing the
weights overhead at an angle. (This sequence continues and becomes more
complex.) She also does this really tough tricep-dip sequence where you dip,
rise up, and extend a leg and raise an arm overhead. There is a sequence of
push-ups where you hover at the bottom, rise up, do a side plank hold, then
go back into a downward facing dog position.
To say the least there are a number of great exercises in this tape that are
pretty innovative and difficult. The difficulty lies in the fact that you
need to hold positions while moving weighted limbs away from the center of
your body. Gin seems to cruise through the most difficult versions, but this
only gives me a goal to get to, I did the tape twice and on the second time
dropped down the weight so I could do more of the full range of movement.
These exercises are just as effective without using as much weight or any
weight to start off with. So, if you have been exercising a while, you could
probably figure out how to modify the exercise quickly and then build up to
If you are an advanced exerciser, or an intermediate/advanced exerciser
wanting to try a new range of strength moves this tape would fit the bill.
So far the only place to find it is via Gin Miller's website
(www.ginmiller.com) unfortunately, Reebok has decided not to produce videos
for consumers at this time. If you are a Gin Miller fan, you will not be
disappointed in this workout.
Instructor: Gin Miller is one of the most "at-ease" instructors I've seen in
front of the camera. She is amazingly strong and has a great sense of
humor/comedy. (She's also willing to workout with little stuffed and live
animals too. J) Her ability to give instruction is amazing. She is one of
the best instructors to explain form and the work of the exercise.