The Firm: Volume 6: Forever Firm

Jayne Poteet
Year Released: 1992

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

The class uses a barbell for the workout, but I use weights and they work fine. It's a total-body workout, including upper body, abs, lower body, and some aerobic segments. There's not much to say, really, about the instructor. Her cueing is good and so is her form.

There is a section in here that is a killer. It's the "hover squats," where you sit on your step and then lift your bottom up for several counts, holding a barbell or weights on your shoulders. I think it's meant to work your buns, but it gets my quadriceps even more. Also, the calf pumps are pretty intense, too. I don't know what it is about them -- it's not really a long segment, but you definitely feel it!

This is a great workout for shaping your lower body and, to a lesser extent, your upper body. But it's not the most fun or interesting FIRM workout ever made. I rate it as a B.

Annie S.