The Firm: Body Sculpting System 2 (BSS2)

Allie Del Rio, Jen Carman, Emily Welsh
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Step Aerobics , Total Body Workouts

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This set comes with the improved Fanny Lifter, an 8 pound weighted bar-the Sculpting Stick, and 4 dvds. The set is bright and wide open. The side walls and floor are white with a pastelly purple and tan glass in the background. Their are always 5 exercisers and one of them shows beginner modifications.

The Fanny Lifter is a box that can be used as a 6 or 8 inch aerobic step or combined in the 14 inch position as a muscle shaping step. The sculpting stick can be used in entirety or you can use just the center 4 lb section. Or you can use the 2 lb "twigs" from the ends as light dumbbells.

My main complaint about this set is the overuse of the stick. Its just too light for most everything except a warmup. They also use it as a dowell but if you are trying to lift heavy you want to use 2 dumbbells, not 1 and with the stick in your other hand. But you can easily heavy up and ignore the stick.

The dvds are: Complete Aerobics & Weight Training (Emily), Maximum Cardio Burn (Allie), and Total Sculpt Plus Abs (Jen). They all include ab work-which was different from BSSI and a welcome change. They are each about 60 minutes. CAWT is a fun AWT workout, TS+abs is a total body sculpting workout, and MCB is a fun mostly cardio workout; there is a standing leg tune and ab work at the end. Those are the only non-cardio segments in the dvd.

I would rate this set intermediate but like most Firms easy to modify up or down to suit your needs.