Year Released: 1999
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
First, let me say that I have done the hi/lo section, but never the mat work. Second, let me say I LOVE this workout. It makes me feel happy and coordinated and graceful, not things I always am. In “real life”, I’m a klutz. This is one of the first tapes that made me believe I could do more complex choreography. It's a good bridge between simple/athletic tapes and super complex instructors like Christi and Andre.
In the hi/lo section, Kari builds three dance combinations. After each one is built, she puts the sections together. So, after the second section, you put together the first two sections. After the third, you do all three sections together. For people who do not like TIFTing, this workout may not be for you. I agree with the previous reviewer who said it feels dancier when you put it together than when you are learning the sections.
I would peg the complexity of the choreography at an intermediate level. The impact is mixed. I have arthritis and have no problem doing it, but can handle lateral impact (jumping sideways). She gives pointers to people who are working out on carpet, pointing out where to not put your heels down in certain moves, etc.
I really like the music, although it is instrumental. I find it motivational and it matches the moves well. It does take some space, several feet side to side AND front to back. It takes me about 35-40 minutes.
Kari makes me believe that I can DANCE! She is warm and supportive. She also is great about giving form pointers and explaining how to do moves.