The Firm: Volume 4: Time-Crunch Workout

Susan Harris, Kai Soremekun
Year Released: 1990

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I hate to exercise! I don't believe you have to spend 45-60 minutes working out and this tape proves it. This was my first exercise video and I've used the same tape for at least five years, using it twice weekly minimum. If you only buy one exercise tape, this is it. A great total body workout. The first time I tried it, I got winded just doing the warm up (!), but if you stick with it, you will be rewarded in four weeks. If you're out of shape, start without weights; if you get tired before the end, catch your breath, let the tape continue, and jump in again when you can. That way you won't get discouraged and over time your progress will be obvious.

If I can't even manage this short workout, I will break it into two parts to do on consecutive days: the first part is the aerobic-step-weights and the second part is the abs.

Even though my fitness video collection has grown, this is still my favorite and I recommend it to "first timers." Just by increasing the weights, you can use this tape forever. It's amazing that it hasn't worn out after hundreds of hours of play and rewinding. The Firm quality throughout.

Instructor Comments:
Both very precise in giving instructions