The Firm: Volume 4: Time-Crunch Workout

Susan Harris, Kai Soremekun
Year Released: 1990

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I rented this from the video store and have done it twice. For an early Firm video, it's not too bad. (I've recently given away my copies of Vols 2 and 3.) It's not quite as cheesy and jumpy as Vol 2, and the instructors don't bug me like in Vol 3. I think Kai is chronologically the first "normal" Firm instructor - ie, the first one who doesn't act like she's hoping to get a movie contract after doing the video. And Susan Harris is so beautiful I just love to watch her!

This was certainly a tough workout for being short, especially when I use 15 pounds for lunges, etc. I'm not sure if I like the weights-while-doing-step-segments, just because I feel a little too much like I'm swinging the weights and I'm afraid it may not be completely safe. Also, as someone mentioned, Kai's cueing during this section is kind of confusing. These are my only real complaints about this video. Perhaps if I see it at Media Play or something and am feeling spontaneous I'll buy it, just to have on days when I need a change from SH and SB.

Jen Blaske