The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

This has never been my favorite workout for two reasons: the aerobics are boring, the music is lame and, most importantly, it KILLS me! The last reason is the one that keeps me doing the workout again and again. One question though. Why before the final set of abs does Pam say to prepare for lying side adduction on the left leg right after finishing that very exercise? That must be somekind of editing error. But, ignoring the coma inducing jazz and the "I could do this in my sleep" aerobics, I rate this tape right up there with the other goodies like Firm Cardio, The Tortoise, Tough Tape, etc.

Instructor Comments:
Pam comes off as an actress. I don't believe her when she says, "what a tough sequence." Also, her thong is a bit of a distraction (I never understood that look). And what is that arm sweep thing she does at the end of the tape when she says, "wonderful workout"? Cheeeeeeeeezy.

Lena Yester