The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

This is a good total body workout that I really like. I like the flow of exercises, the stretches, the triceps work, the inner thigh work, and simple yet effective abs work. I do not like the music, but can definitely tolerate it and at times even like it. I do not like the last aerobics segment where she does not break down the moves and although there is nothing complicated in there, it somehow took me too long to get the moves right, and once I did I still didn't like this segment too much - boring and not intense; I often substitute their cardio with jogging in place or high-impact athletic moves to make the workout more intense cardio-wise; this seems to work great. The cardio in general is not intense in this tape, but this is to be expected this is a strength tape. Overall, I like this tape and usually do it once a week.

Comments about instructor: I like Pam, she is very pleasant. Several times her cueing was off on this tape, but it is usually easy enough to pick up the moves and the flow/order of moves is pretty "natural".