Real Fitness: Ultimate Step

Keli Roberts
Year Released: 1993

Categories: Step Aerobics

This was my first step video -- in fact, it was the video that came with the step I bought. Being an inexperienced exercise video consumer, I really lucked out with this one. It's an excellent tape, and I highly recommend it. This is a challenging, interesting workout, but the choreography is simple enough that you'll master it after only a few run-throughs. There are three progressively difficult aerobics sections that really make you sweat! Keli's cueing is probably the best I've ever seen -- this woman makes no mistakes. As a result, this tape is really easy to follow. I find Keli's demeanor to be really pleasant and professional. She seems to provide just the right amount of directions and encouragement for my taste. She strikes a happy medium between the grating little-girl voice of Denise Austin and the somber quality of the "serious" Gin Miller. Both the set and the music are also pleasant. I've had this video for two years now and have yet to get sick of it. It's a full hour of relentless, fat-burning aerobics with fun choreography, and an intense abs section at the end. As far as step videos go, I think it's one of the best.