The Firm: Crosstrainers - The Tortoise

Susan Harris, Tracie Long
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I'm a big fan of The Firm, and I was very sadly disappointed with Tortoise.

The video begins with a very brief stretch, then goes to a brief ab segment, then to the warmup. I just don't get it. The barbell and dumbell segments seem effective enough, I guess, but this video just isn't fun! I kept hoping it would be over soon.

Unlike Strong Body and Strong Heart (which I love) that have just three short aerobic segments, this video is constantly switching back and forth from weight work to step aerobics. I always fast forward through the aerobic segments of these videos due to lack of time, but I did take a look. The ballroom music started to put me to sleep, so I didn't spend much time there.

I was so looking forward to another great Firm workout, but this video just didn't deliver. I know most of the other reviewers love this tape, but it's just not for me.

Joni O