CIA 7001: Double Trouble

Sherry Catlin
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

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I have to totally disagree with Germaine about the video. It is the worst CIA tape I have ever done - not one segment out of four was salvagable. Junior's hi/lo was so unenjoyable, with marches in place till the cows come home. Never ending, marching, marching, marching, while he was showing the moves, which were very simple. I just had to jog and do my own jacks to get through this portion and try the step. Sherry's step was nothing special - she seemed very stiff and had no personality. There were some plyometrics, but the cueing was poor. Cardio Combat was just as bad with all that "keeping the feet on the ground" while doing arm movements. It was slower than a cool down. I fast forwarded to the toning which had only arm work with tubing - I did this section but followed it with Cory's arm tape. The box says there is an ab section but I didn't see it. Two thumbs down!!

maryann parker


This is a very good workout. The cueing is poor, but once you learn the tape, you can really have some great fun. This was my 2nd CIA that I acquired (the 1st was a big flop), so I didn't have high hopes for this one. I viewed it , and saw that it was dancy(Which I hate), but went ahead and tried it. WOW! The hi/lo is complex and flows from move to move very nicely. The step portion has I few cool moves I haven't seen before and keeps the pace cooking. The cardio combat is martial art moves put together in a aerobic format - so you're not actually learning self-defense; Anf it's really fun. It also has a body sculpting segment - but I don't do that section, so I can't tell you what it's like. All in all, this is goona be a tape which will never make the video exchange.

Instructor Comments:
Sherry Catlin almost talks in a monotone, certainly not perky (but not "cold" either.) Junior has a spanish accent that can be hard to understand and he has poor cueing.