The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

Lets see - what exactly is it about this video that I don't like?

First of all - it isn't the instructor. Pam is a pretty good instructor, can't complain there

It isn't the workout itself. I have and love "Tough Tape 2" and "Tough Cardio Mix" - both of which use parts from Firm Strength. I really enjoy those parts as they are worked into those videos

So what is it?

First of all, I prefer my cardio to be cardio and my strength to be strength. Don't let the name fool you, you get both cardio and strength in this workout. Some people may enjoy mixing between the two, personally, I do not

Second is the length. Its an hour, which isn't bad, but it feels long. I can't describe why, but this video just feels like it drags

Third, the parts that are exclusive to Firm Strength (ie are not in TT2 or Tough Cardio)to me, are not worth getting the video on its own. On a different note, I have Firm:Better Body and Buns, parts of which are used in TT2, and I LOVE that video.

As you can see these are emotional reactions to this video. I don't have concrete reasons not to like it. But I don't like it, and I don't think I'm alone as I notice it showing up on the exchange a lot.

Instructor Comments:

Deanne (DD1)