The Firm Parts: Tough Aerobic Mix II (aka Not-so-Tough Aerobic Mix)

Susan Harris, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Sandahl Bergman, LaReine Chabut, Jayne Poteet
Year Released: 1996

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

This is the video that made me love the Firm and start doing their tapes regularly. It provides an excellent start for a newcomer to the Firm tapes: the moves are low impact, with the emphasis on aerobics (no "toning only" segments). Compiled from FIRM volumes 1-6, you'll begin with a simple, easy to follow warm-up, then go into some basic step moves with weights, as well as lunges, cha-chas, etc. - easy to follow, with great instruction, and much of it done while using weights. It ends with a great stretch routine, like all FIRM tapes.

Don't let the title fool you - this isn't a piece of cake video! If you've never done the FIRM before, it will really give you a great workout, and you'll sweat like crazy; if you have done the FIRM, it still provides a really good workout for days when you don't want as strenuous a workout as some of the tapes, but you want an effective one.

Approx. 42 minutes long, including the stretch.

Sally Waters