Body Blast: Step Jump and Pump

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2003

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

I just finished reading all the glowing reviews on this workout and I'm going to have to be the dissenter here as I really didn't like it. The reason? It jumps around too much. First you do a step workout which, I guess could be viewed as a warm up because it really didn't get my heart rate up at all. Then she goes right into hi/low. Nothing exciting at all. Didn't like the music, didn't like the steps and between a few of these hi/low "sessions" she does weights. I guess the first thing I was thinking was, "that's it for step?" She starts off with it and then the entire rest of the workout is hi/low except for the last one which is "low". Had she done a step, a high low, another step, another hi and then a low, I may have liked it better. The weights she does in between are nothing new either. It's the usual fare. Not overly impressed with this one all in all. Maybe that'll change after a while, but my impression after doing it twice is that this won't be one of my favorites.

Instructor Comments:
Cathe's her usual self here. Smiling and happy and seems to love what she's doing!

Denise Berger