Great Buns and Thighs Workout

Kathy Smith
Year Released: 1993

Categories: Step Aerobics

This was my third step video, preceded only by Kathy Smith Step and Jane Fonda Step. It consists of 3 step segments which emphasize leg toning, plus warm-up and cool-down. The first is a step segment (16 minutes) with lots of lateral leg raises, rear leg raises, and tap up tap downs, etc. The second segment (10 minutes) consists of squats, dips, and leg raises, which surprisingly keep me in my training zone. The second segment really gets the legs and buns burning. The third segment (10 minutes), is lower body floor work. I have to admit I can't remember the last time I did the third segment. Being a FIRM fan, I usually don't do the "toning" work included in aerobic videos. As usual, this is followed by a good cool-down and stretch. And as usual Kathy Smith gives lots of good form pointers and adjustments for beginners. Thankfully, there are only a *few* of her "Ah-Ahs", which irritate me, but I've learned to ignore. If I want floor toning, I follow this video with FIRM Floor Legs (AKA Lower Body Sculpting), which is why I skip the third segment. I like this video if I want to get a short (25 minutes) of aerobics before doing a FIRM Parts video. If I am just doing an aerobics day, then I don't pick this video, because the aerobics are too short.

Lucy Loftin