The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

Even though there are many newer Firm tapes (and I have all of them), I seem to keep on reaching for this one, time and again. Lots of reviews have been written on this video, but I just wanted to write one in 2001, because this tape is timeless. I was trying to think of a body part that wasn't well-worked afterward, and I honestly couldn't think of any. This workout thoroughly works the legs, buttocks, calves, biceps, triceps, abdominals, chest, back and shoulders. I found myself sweating and breathing hard, especially after the leg presses and dips, which are consecutive. Even though the cardio is not much more than some dancey-type steps and some plyo jumps, I liked the transition time and thought it was fun. Pam Cauthen is a good instructor, straightforward and a good fitness role model (great definition). The thong was dated, but looked good on her anyway.