The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I have to agree with the others that the aerobics in the video probably should not be considered to be an aerobic section. My heart rate doesn't reach the zone but they do give my muscles time to warm up (ie after doing back work the "4 limbed aerobics" warm my leg muscles up before working them). There are lots of squats and lunges so if you like that you'll love this tape. They use a barebell for rows and this is such a great way to do them, I can really feel it with the barbell. The ab work is intense but somewhat lacking for the obliques as she only does a few reps on each side, however the lower ab work with leg weights by far makes up for it. This is a great tape. Pam is a likeable instructor who quitely leads you through the workout. Her cueing and perfect form really enhance the workout.