Low Impact Step plus Total Body Sculpting DVD

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2005

Categories: Balance/Medicine/Mini/Stability Ball, Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Step Aerobics , Total Body Workouts

Low Impact Step is 37 minutes including a 5 minute warmup and a short cooldown/stretch. The set seemed brighter than it did in the Hardcores, the music was loud enough though not particularly memorable. Cathe's cuing is much better than it has been in other recent releases. I enjoy complex choreography; complexity was not very difficult but not beginner. She does a pendulum across the step and a drop squat into a pendulum; these might be a little tricky for beginners. This would be a good bridge to her more complex step workouts. There were a couple of intensity blasts thrown in between the step combos. My fitness level is intermediate and I felt like I got a decent workout. It is easier than Low Max in terms of both choreography and intensity.

Total Body Sculpting: Strength work is not my favorite and I felt like I got a pretty good total body strength workout in under 30 minutes. I enjoy using my stability ball and I'm glad that I have another strength workout that incorporates the ball. I recently traded for the Core Secrets 25 minute total body workout and I like it but I enjoyed Cathe's even more. It is very easy to modify up; e.g. next time I will use a medicine ball while doing squats, lunges and abs. I am really happy to have this in my lineup; it's hard to find good short total body workouts.

I am very happy with this purchase. The premixes on the step and strength dvd include a long circuit workout which I am anxious to try. I consider this one a great value and I think I will use it a lot more than my other Cathes because I'm just not in good enough shape and not motivated enough to do the killer Cathe workouts these days. I think if you are a lover of intense/advanced Cathe, you might be disappointed in these though.

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