The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

This is fun. Pam seems like a person you'd really like and have fun with if you knew her in person. She smiles a lot without looking like she's faking it. Her cueing and form are very good.

The video consists of weight work with some aerobics (floor) mixed in. The aerobics choreography is very good. Most of the weight work is for upper body. Toward the end, you do some inner-thigh work with ankle weights (killer!), but there's none of the traditional "get on all fours and do hamstring curls" stuff. There are some squats and leg presses in the standing portion, but those don't really do a whole lot for me anymore.

So, when you're looking for an upper-body aerobic workout, this is a good choice. I give it an "A".

Annie S.