Tighter Assets Cardio BlastTamilee Webb
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
This is a 32-minute non-dancy floor aerobics workout. Collage rates it as intermediate/advanced and I agree with their rating. I was pleasantly surprised to get such a good workout in a short amount of time. Collage rated it as high impact and I'm not sure if I agree with that rating. The combos all start out low impact, and build up in intensity, usually to a higher impact move. However, because of how she builds it's very easy to modify. There are two background exercisers with her.
One of the things I really like about this workout is that she includes a good variety of movements, forward, lateral etc. The last combo has something of a lower body focus. As far as space requirements, I can perform it in my living room. I think that unless you are very space constrained this will work (for instance I can't make Danceworks 'work').
I have the DVD, which is chaptered for each segment (warm-up, 4 combos, cooldown). Here's crude breakdown:
ad at the beginning - 1:45 (I cannot skip or ff through this on my DVD player - bummer)
intro ends - :50
warmup ends - 4:00 (I'd call this an active warm up)
aerobics ends - 30:00
cool down/stretch ends - 34:00
The DVD has a bonus buns workout. There is not a pre-mix to include it before the cool down, but I find it easy to pop out to the menu, add in the bonus workout, then pop back into the stretch segment. The buns workout is one-on-one with Tamilee, all standing work, lots of one legged work, and reminds me of Kathy Smith's FF Lower Body firming.
For context, I consider myself an int/adv exerciser (I have no trouble with Firm workouts, KV Cardio/Strength or Energy Sprint) I'm time crunched and my knees can't take frequent step workouts, so this workout fills an important niche in my workout collection.
I found her to be upbeat without being perky with a caring, professional attitude. I found most of her cueing very good.