Real Fitness: Ultimate StepKeli Roberts
Year Released: 1993
Categories: Step Aerobics
I just did this tape for the first time yesterday and I love it!! I got it off the exchange (thanks Glynis!) and after hearing all of the wonderful reviews I couldn't wait to try it. I've actually had it for about a week now, but I've just been watching it (you all know how that goes!!) Since I'm somewhat of a beg/int as far as step is concerned, I was really happy to see that I could get through all three sections without stopping too much. A few of the reviews talked about Keli's cuing as being off, but I ended up on the correct leg most of the time. The moves are fun and easy to follow and I worked up a really good sweat. I agree with everyone who said that the cooldown should be a little longer (my heart rate was still up there when it came time for abs). The ab section was great (not long but extremely intense) and I really love the end relaxation thing she does. It's such a great way to end a solid, sweaty workout. In fact I like it so much, I'm going to include it at the end of ALL my workouts from now on!! I hope this tape makes the Hall of Fame, it deserves to be there.
Keli seems like a friendly person and that quality carries over into her teaching. She makes the workout basic enough for a beginner, but adds modifications for the more advanced stepper. But basic doesn't = boring. This workout is lots of fun and one that I'll continue to use (even if only for the relaxation at the end....I love it!)