Low Impact, High Intensity

Charlene Prickett

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

I stumbled across a copy of this video at the library and decided to give it a shot.

This video is everything the title implies as it is what I would qualify as a 'sweater', without the jumping up and down.

Ms. Prickett leads the 45 minute aerobics in a carefully cued manner with aerobic segments mixed with small recovery segments. Take good use of the recovery segments because you will most definitely need them after about 15 minutes. You will be doing standard steps like grapevines, squats, skating moves, mambos and cha-chas. The tape on first look appears to be easy, but I am an advanced exerciser and found it to be quite challenging. Ms. Prickett will give modifiers as well for those who are at a different level of fitness. This tape was filmed in a mountain area and it makes a nice back drop. After the aerobics, there is a cool down and stretch segment, no abs though. This tape serves as a good introduction to Ms. Pricketts style of teaching for those who are not familiar with her.

Instructor Comments:
Ms. Prickett is very chatty, but informative. Seems to have a nice relationship with her work-out partners. She is one of the rare fitness instructors who are at an advanced age who is willing to impart the wealth of information she has acquired. Very refreshing.

Sydney Haughton