Cool It Off

Debbie Siebers
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Athletic Stretch

A solid, basic stretch routine that takes you from a brief dynamic warmup to standing stretches, then floor work, and back up for the final stretches. Slowly and deliberately you will do athletic-type stretches for every part of your body. There is nothing yoga-like about this workout at all - no woowoo, no particular flow or sequencing between moves - so if you're looking for a relaxing yoga-style stretch, this is not the workout for you.

Debbie Siebers leads two backgrounders (a very flexible man, an average-flexibilty woman) through the workout. There is a countdown timer. The music is pretty bad - elevator Muzak, much with a country influence - but I didn't find it distracting. There is a Music Off option. You need a mat. Debbie uses a chair for one hip stretch, but you could sit on the floor and do the move just as easily.

I found the beginning part of the workout to be a little slow, but then I relaxed and went with the instruction. I built up a light sweat in the middle of the workout and felt pleasantly warm by the end.

Instructor Comments:
Debbie is low-key in this workout. She talks a lot but there's not much nonsensical chatter; most of it is cues. She does NOT mirror-cue in this workout, so you have to decide if you want to follow what's on the screen or listen to the right/left cues and do your own thing. She has a very calming voice and a great camera presence.