CIA 9901: Step, Low and ToneAndre Houle
Year Released: 1999
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Step Aerobics
The step section of this workout is so much fun -- I can't believe how the time flies! The choreography is high-intermediate to advanced, but he teaches it so well that I think intermediates could enjoy this as a "stepping-stone" to learning complicated choreography. The intensity is also high-intermediate to advanced. When I did the step the first time, I thought it was more intermediate. However, upon doing it a couple more times, I found the intensity to be higher than I thought. Once you learn the moves, you can be more energetic and put more into it.
I only did the low-impact section once. It was fun, but the intensity wasn't where I wanted to be. It's more intermediate. However, I will reach for this on days when I need an extra push to get moving because it was quite fun.
The toning is done with tubes, which is not really my style.
Even though I'm not real gung-ho on the last two sections, the step section alone makes this tape worth the money for me. Grade A++++.
I have to admit, I've never been a fan of Andre Houle's. But if he keeps making more tapes like this, I might become his number one fan!