CIA 5004: Step, Hi/Lo, SlideChristi Taylor, Deborah Silvers, Terri Klinghoffer, Debbie David
Year Released: 1994
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Sliding, Step Aerobics
I just love this video! Partly because the section with Christy is a complete workout (unusual with CIA) with warm-up, step & floor aerobics, cooldown & stretch.
Christy just shines! The 1st work out is about 20 min of step & 20 min of Hi/Lo. I have so much fun when I do this work out & time just flies by. She keeps the arm movements simple, but fun, so you are not constantly trying to combined unnatural arm movements with complex choreography and the cueing is great.
My only wish is that she had ended the work out with a less dancy cool down & a longer stretch, but other than that, it's a great workout!
I was under the mis-conception that I couldn't do dancy videos. But what I have learned is that it just took me awhile to be able to work up to the complex movements (it didn't come naturally for me).
I was at first turned off by the slide instructors. They have really big hair & their accents sound really strange to my Midwestern ear. But I gave them a chance & I am glad I did. The slide workout is really intense, at times I found my heart rate getting up past 85% of max. I am working to hard to notice how the instructors talk! The instructors each teach about 15 min of slide. The first section has simpler arm movements than the 2nd.
I can really feel my thighs the day after doing this workout, especially inner. Much more fun than leg lifts plus you get a great cardio workout. I am glad I gave this section a shot.
I haven't ever done the last section so I won't comments on it.
A+ for Christi Taylor
B+ for the slide (it will never be as much fun as the part with Chirsty and slide can be kind of boring).
What can I say? Christy is the best in my book.