Aussie Fit Fat BurnerDonna O’Dwyer
Year Released: 1996
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
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Instructor Donna O’Dwyer leads this hi/lo aerobic workout, which lasts about 40 minutes (including warm-up and cooling down).
The workout starts with an energetic warm-up. The steps used throughout are easy and non-dancey: grapevines, heel digs, jumping jacks, etc. Although the moves themselves are easy to learn, she goes quite fast sometimes and I got a bit lost a couple of times, but I’m starting to remember the routine now (after doing the tape three or four times - I’m one of those choreography/coordination-challenged people). One person performs low-impact moves. To cool down, she has you do “funky” moves (shimmying the shoulders, gyrating the hips). It’s okay, but not my favourite cooldown. The workout finishes with a short but relaxing stretch.
I’d say this is at intermediate level (high intermediate if you do all the high-impact moves). It’s an energizing, fun aerobic workout.
Donna cues well, and several times she reminds you to pace yourself, watch your breathing and posture, and drink plenty of water. She whoops quite a lot, especially at the beginning of the workout, which some people might find annoying.