Low Impact Series: Slide & Glide

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2011

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Gliding Disks, Total Body Workouts

This is probably my least used of the LIS Series. I actually really love Gliding disks and cardio moves using the disks. I am not afraid to do jumping jacks, scissors, etc with the disks and find them to be very effective.

However, the cardio section on this is fairly short (under 25 minutes with warm-up) and the strength ("toning") work is not enough for me to feel to worked out. I don't mind that the cardio is shorter, but it is more moderate in intensity, and I prefer my short workouts to be more intense. There are a few intense sections in there, lots of jumping jacks and burpees with the disks, but overall, not a super intense workout.

I do feel that Cathe did a somewhat creative job of using the disks, but I think she is capable of more. I think she could have added some combos using the disks during the cardio instead of just doing more drill-like moves. I think that would have made this workout even better.

I don't dislike the workout, but the nature of it makes it harder for me to fit it in. I do feel it does a decent job of working the legs and good job of working the core. You will work your core throughout the entire workout, and it ends with a very nice core section with some interesting moves using the disks.

As with the entire LIS series, I was disappointed in the music. I really can't stand not having at least some vocals in workouts. This workout has a teeny-tiny amount of vocals in one song I think, but mostly it feels like elevator music to me.

I don't think people should be afraid to try cardio with the disks. It is a great way to get a workout without any impact, and I do hope Cathe continues to incorporate the disks into her workouts in the future.

Lisa C