The Firm: Cardio Burn

Tamela Hastie
Year Released: 1999

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

I saw that there were some negative reviews of this video, so I hesitated to try it out, but I'm glad I did. Wow! I am a low advanced exerciser and have been doing Maximum Cardio for a while. I expected something similar, but I thought Cardio Burn was very different and lots of fun! I would say this is a notch tougher than Maximum Cardio because of the high impact segments. As others have mentioned, there is an abundance of plyometric jumps in this one, so it's not for everyday. The ab segment also seemed tougher than the one in Maximum Cardio, but it's not too long. Tamela Hastie is very friendly and encouraging. This video has all the great variety of all FIRM videos with more of a traditional aerobic feel and a much less cheesiness. Thumbs up!

Caroline Kim