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

The Low Impact Step workout is a nice intro to Cathe's choreography. I'd classify it as an intermediate level cardio workout both in terms of intensity and complexity. Cathe cued well and I had no trouble at all learning the combinations. From beginning to end it clocked in just under 40 minutes.

The Total Body Sculpting workout is a half hour long and works every muscle group, using the stability ball for all exercises and dumbbells. Here?s a breakdown of the exercises:

Stability ball squats
Stability ball lunges
Stability ball back extensions & wide rows
Stability ball front raises/rear delt squeezes/lateral raises
Stability ball triceps extensions/prone double arm kick backs
Stability ball preacher curls/seated hammer curls
Stability ball out thigh raises
Stability ball frog rolls for inner thighs
Stability ball ab work

I've been using Total Body Sculpting for the past two weeks and I love it. It's thorough, concise and has absolutely no dread factor. I think it's perfect for someone like me, who is restarting after a brief hiatus from strength work. Beginners and intermediates alike will enjoy this one.

Instructor Comments:

Helen K