Low Impact Series: Turbo BarreCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2011
Barre is my first love, but I occasionally like to use heavier weights (mainly for upper body), or I want more of an athletic feel to my workout. TurboBarre is the best of both worlds! No picky or precise tucking, pulsing or positioning...just simple, straight-forward barre-INSPIRED moves (made even better by the addition of a lengthy arm segment!) Do I think this is a good introduction to barre...well, it depends on what you're looking for. If you want authentic Lotte Berk Method, then NO, this is NOT what you want. However, if you generally do weights and are looking for something *different*, this may be just what you're looking for.
This is a LOOOONG dvd, but so well-chaptered that you can easily make a workout to suit the length you want (I did a well-rounded 40 min. TurboBarre workout just this morning). I find this workout challenging (sometimes downright HARD) and Cathe doesn't provide many (if any) modifications. I wish the gliding disc could've been used in this workout, since it was in this Low Impact series so often. I think it would've been great during some of the mat/strength work!
Cathe has workout dvds down to a "t"...great production quality, chaptering, excellent cueing and great backgrounders/set. They are so visually pleasing!