Cardio Interval TrainingPetra Kolber
Year Released: 2004
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
I must admit I didn’t finish this workout due to a severe case of boredom. This makes a great experienced beginner or intermediate workout, but it was just too non-interesting to me. There are 5 cardio/strength cycles: each starts with general cardio, followed with a 1-minute cardio interval (power blast), and then a few minutes of strength training. I like this format, but the cardio was very basic choreographically and not all that intense. The power blasts were okay – from what I saw of them, anyway. I only did the first two cycles before quitting. The strength training concentrates on one muscle group at a time, for example triceps, back, etc. Nothing real innovative here – just standard exercises. There is also a 10-minute bonus yoga workout with Baron Baptiste on the DVD. I did this as well, and it was geared toward beginners. But it makes a nice after-workout stretch. Although this review might sound negative, I really do think it’s a good workout – for the right person (not me). Beginners and intermediates would find a lot of value in it, plus Petra’s personality and ability to motivate is excellent.