The Firm: Crosstrainers - The Tortoise

Susan Harris, Tracie Long
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I like this tape a lot, although not as much as Strong Body. Someone had mentioned that it was weird how they do abs first thing, but personally I like that for a change - it wakes your stomach muscles up! It's too easy for me to do an aerobic workout and then leave when it's time for abs.

I like the ballroom dance aerobics for the most part. My favorite is when Susan Harris leads the Charleston. But I wish there weren't quite so many. My only real complaint about the tape is that you're constantly switching from weight work to dances. If they had asked me, I would have left the waltz out. That 3-count just never feels right to me.

This is a good, solid tape, though, and I like *both* instructors quite a bit.

Jennifer M. Blaske