Stephanie Huckabee
Year Released: 2009

Categories: Abs/Core , Athletic Stretch , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Lower Body Strength , Upper Body Strength

This set includes 5 separate DVDs, which come with a purple (intermediate) band, a food plan, and a nice storage case. The workouts include a cardio workout, shoulder/leg workout, back/biceps/thighs workout, a chest/triceps/butt workout, and a core/stretch workout. Breakdowns of some of the workouts are here, so I won't go into the moves: http://forum.videofitness.com/showthread.php?t=143086&highlight=breakdowns

Intensity: as-is, with the band provided, I'd say it's high beginner/low intermediate. My favorite way to use these DVDs though is with weights, and I think you can get a nice intermediate workout that way. Also, if you use a heavy band with handles you can bump up the intensity.

Music: it's decent, not great and not awful, but peppy enough.

Instructor: I think Stephanie is very encouraging and she cues well on the resistance workouts. On the cardio, she doesn't cue as much and her cues aren't always descriptive. She assumes you have been doing exercise DVDs and understand the basics.

You can chapter past the warmup, which makes it easier to double these workouts up. They also work nicely as add-ons, or to combine with other cardio. I do Cathe and other intense workouts, but I think these are worth having and making work for you. I like the combinations of exercises, and she changes rep speeds a lot, making the workouts more varied. There are a fair amount of combination and isolation moves.

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