Marcus Irwin
Year Released: 2005

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

On cardio work, I am an intermediate to advanced exerciser who enjoys with complex choreography at some level. I also enjoy my "easier" workouts on those mornings I don't feel like thinking that much. After trying many different cardio workouts with varying complexity, I have found that I enjoy many different workouts, but my absolute favorites are those that many complexity lovers on VF would classify as intermediate because the instructor takes awhile to build combinations and/or explains more than the most complex instructors (like Christi, Patrick, or Andre).

Airborne is Marcus Irwin's newest hi/lo workout. The set has changed and is much lighter than the set in previous workouts. The floor and walls are white and the exercisers are dressed mostly in white. Marcus is backed up by two "backup babes" and has a lot of interaction with them throughout the workout. He is his usual personable, pleasant, funny self. This workout moves faster than his previous workouts. He still builds each combination block, layering complexity as he goes, but there is less down time, or holding patterns, between moves, so the workout flows faster. The complexity of the moves is intermediate, maybe low advanced at times. He starts with fairly simple patterns and layers on complexity as he goes.

The workout is well done and pretty typical of other Marcus Irwin workouts, except that it flows faster. Those that read the VF Forum may know that I LOVE Marcus Irwin workouts - he is probably my favorite instructor. Imagine my shock and surprise, then, to find that I did not enjoy this workout. And, I am not sure why. The paragraph above pretty much describes what the intellectual side of my brain thinks of this workout. However, I just could not bond with the workout ? I just didn't enjoy it while I was doing it. There is nothing specific I can point to as to why though. I just didn?t bond with it. Go figure.

Instructor Comments:
Marcus is his usual laid-back, humorous, motivating instructor.

Laura S.