G-Force Cardio StepRob Glick, Patrick Goudeau, Darrin Grove
Year Released: 2000
Categories: Step Aerobics
G Force gets better and better, and Cardio Step is my new favorite. The set is one from CIA videos, a real improvement over the dark warehouse from Step Challenge.
The whole theme of the tape is layering. They teach a move, then make it more and more complex, and they use a lot of turns.
Rob teaches the warmup and cooldown, which are both totally choreographed. Patrick teaches the first step segment, then Darin, then Rob. Not surprisingly, Patrick's segment is the danciest. He has a great move that you jump/squat to the side then box step and cha-cha - fun! Darin does a great job as well, including a great scissor move - and Rob's final segment has a fun and different mambo and box step on the step.
The 55 minutes flew by. By Rob's final segment, the group was laughing and joking, and I felt like I was part of the party.
Two little criticisms - I would have liked a bit more stretching in the warmup, and kind of an awkward move at the very end of Rob's step segment. But these are pretty minor.
In sum and in fairness, G Force has not quite reached the god-like status as Christi, but Cardio Step is a real step in that direction, especially compared with G Force's previous efforts. Most importantly, it's a great workout and a lot of fun. I give it an A!
These guys are great! Patrick is the danciest, Darin is more athletic, and Rob is somewhere in between. This is part of their fourth series together, and they seem to work better on this one than ever before - they seem more relaxed and in tune with each other, and having a good time.