Full Backcover Description
Athletic Step is an advanced all-step workout that keeps you jumping and pumping with both new and energizing choreography. While there is no ‘dancy’ footwork, you will surely be challenged by the scrambling of new with familiar moves – making them feel totally different. Be prepared to power up, straddle down, jump forward, and shuffle around. There’s lots of variety for everyone!
Athletic Step is easy to learn and fun to do. At just around 47 minutes in length, you’ll often find yourself reading for this quick pick-me-up.
Cathe Friedrich's Athletic Step
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Higher
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 47 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2009
Certified instructor description:
A straight-forward step aerobic workout led by a superb instructor. Cathe's subtle blend of classic and new moves makes this program both effective and fun. You get four progressively-more-intense combos. Cathe usually starts with something familiar like a V-step or a knee lift. Once you've learned the “framework” and timing, she smoothly transitions into the more challenging patterns (e.g. a "giddy-up step” or a “plyometric three with a ricochet turn”). The choreography is creative and varied, but Cathe's cue-ahead style always makes it easy to follow. ©2009.