Step QuestMarcos Prolo
Categories: Step Aerobics
This is another review I was asked to give from an instructor's perspective. Before I do that however, can I scream with excitement that I had a blast with this workout? The video is long, and the step combinations seemed endless, but they were packed with great choreography and breakdowns. (I did take a break after combo 4 and finished up the remaining workout after a bottle of water and a "power bar" - not because I was drop dead tired, but because my mind was a whirl with all of the moves he put into the workout!) If you love new moves, put together in unusual ways that will not leave you wondering which foot you should be on, then this is the video for you.
Marcos did not use any taps in this terrific step workout. He really knows how to cue well and break down complex moves so that even beginning/intermediate students could enjoy this video. Just when you think the combo is complete, he layers it as Christi Taylor does, with new variations, reminding the viewer of different levels, if they choose not to work at the advanced state. His transitions from side to side, combo to combo and move to move are flawless. As an instructor, I wrote down the combos and practiced them with my modifications for my groups of students. I listened to how he cued and learned a few tricks. I believe instructors will find his method of breaking down very comprehensive and can learn from his manner.
The production quality is a little better than average for Sara City videos and it has a "real" (cardboard with nice graphics) cover and not a plastic case. This is a fun workout, which I believe diehard steppers should try at some point. I rarely see this on the exchange and wish more people could try it.