Low Impact, High IntensityCharlene Prickett
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
This video is fun and gives you a good, long workout. It's a great tape for anyone who feels choreographically challenged--I was able to get the entire routine the first time through. And it's wonderful to find a workout that is truly low impact but not at a beginning intensity level. Charlene and her crew are working out outdoors in the Rockies--it's a beautiful setting. They look like they're having a lot of fun, despite the fact that it's 6 degrees Centigrade--that's cold! And explains why they're wearing jackets during the warm up! This was my first time with a Charlene Prickett video and I was very pleasantly surprised. After reading a lot of reviews of her tapes I was expecting to be turned off by what has been described as her constant chatter, but it didn't bother me at all. In fact, I actually liked it--she gives you some good information as well as conveying a lot of friendliness and warmth. I have only two small complaints about the video: the cooldown was pretty boring--endless mambos!; and the ending credits started rolling before the final stretch was finished. All in all, though, I give this video high marks.
Charlene is inspiring in that she appears to be in her 50s, but is in awesome condition. She's very friendly and warm, if a bit folksy. That might not appeal to everyone, but I liked her.