G-Force Ultimate Step

Rob Glick, Patrick Goudeau, Darrin Grove
Year Released: 1997

Categories: Step Aerobics

I bought this tape to add to my advanced collection of Step aerobics tapes. I love Cathe Friedrich tapes and thought this would add a little variety - plus the opportunity to watch three good looking guys teaching aerobics. Since there were no reviews on this site, I decided that since it is a “staff favorite” in the Collage catalog, it couldn’t be that bad. Well, it is. The biggest criticism I have of this tape is that it is repetitive. The tape consists of a warm up, 40 minutes of aerobics and a cool down. The warm up consists of one combination done over and over and over and over. The aerobics section consists of three different combinations. It seems to take forever for them to teach the first combination. By the time it is taught, I am tired of it. But they are not through at that point: once the basic combination is taught, it is varied (power moves added) and repeated over and over and over and over. I didn’t particularly care for the first segment. I always seemed to end up in the wrong spot or on the wrong leg. To be honest, after the first segment, I was so bored, I turned the tape off and gave up. In order to submit a fair review, I watched the rest of the tape (to see if it gets any more exciting - it doesn’t).

I think there is a big difference between taking a live aerobics class and doing a video. The G-Force guys are probably good at giving live classes because they are spontaneous (playing air guitar, making little comments back and forth, etc.) and take a lot of time to teach the steps. This really isn’t appropriate for a video. Since a tape is done numerous times, it is really not necessary to go into such detail in teaching steps. I can imagine these three guys would get very annoying if I bothered to do this video regularly.

Camille Guiar