The Firm: Cardio BurnTamela Hastie
Year Released: 1999
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
I just did this video for the first time this morning, so I thought I'd submit a review. I really enjoyed this video and had a lot of fun. When I got done, I just had that feeling of "wow, I liked that workout". It really reminding me of some of the classic workouts with more aerobics and less intense weight training, ala, Vol 2 and 3. I liked the hi-impact aerobics, which oddly, I wasn't too impressed with in Core Cardio 1. I think it's the way it's all sequenced, that it flowed. Right after a plyo series, you'd move into some 4-limbed aerobics and my HR could recover. I had my HRM on, and got 35 minutes in my training zone, which I thought was good for the length of tape. I did not use as heavy weights for the lunges, dips,and squats that I would for heavy work, because I just wanted to feel the moves, not train heavy for this workout (Did PS Legs yesterday).
Anyway, maybe it was the novelty of having ONE instructor the whole time, but I thought it flowed really well, and the music was great. I felt refreshed afterward, but not wiped out as other FIRMS can leave me, since the weight work is minimal (probably why it's a FIRM CARDIO tape...).
I thought Tamilee did a great job, and was happy and pleasant. Her comments about "this is fun" were not as frequent as they seem to be in Core Cardio 1 because of the spacing, so they didn't bother me.