Cardio Interval Training

Petra Kolber
Year Released: 2004

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance


On cardio work, I am an intermediate exerciser who is playing with advanced choreography. I use interval tapes as a way of upping the intensity my body can handle. I was sorely disappointed by this workout.

As I understand intervals, they have cardio and then bursts of higher intensity to raise the heart rate and then a return to the lower intensity to allow the heart rate to come down some. This workout alternated cardio segments with sections with weights, sections during which my heart rate plunged. Most of the cardio segments were easily followed and Petra’s cueing was very good. However, I had a very difficult time following one or two of them, especially the first kickboxing combination.

Petra leads this workout with two background exercisers and modifications are shown by one of them. The set is basic, but appealing.

Instructor Comments:
She is warm and supportive throughout the workout. She is clear in most of the workout, although one or two segments I had trouble following.

Laura S.

09/11/2004