Body Blast: Step Jump and Pump

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Step Aerobics

Others have broken this workout down (and there’s a lot of detailed information plus a preview clip on Cathe’s site). I just want to share my opinion that this is a delightful workout. I have always been lukewarm on circuit workouts, but this DVD has changed that. Cathe uses the music so well, the choreography is delightful, and I don’t feel rushed between weight and cardio sections as I do in her other circuit workouts. There is enough weight work that I feel like it “counts” for a strength day, but it is also an intense cardio workout. If you want more of a weight focus, this video can be used along with one or two intense weight tapes in a week. It can also be part of a fun circuit rotation along with Cathe’s Boot Camp and High Step Training, for instance.

This is really Cathe at her best. If you like Cathe, you must try this one – even if you’re not sold on circuit workouts! If you’re new to Cathe (but not new to exercising), this would be a fun one to start with. The DVD is great because it gives premix options that combine the segments of this workout in different ways. (It also has options that combine this workout with Step Blast, a fun all-step workout.)