The Firm: Maximum Cardio
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: Mixed
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.
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: Carissa Foster (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 45 min.
Street Date: 2012
Maximum Cardio is a total body workout designed by founder of the Firm Anna Benson.
Carissa Foster uses light dumbbells, short step & medicine ball to get maximum fat loss with a giant cardio set (28 minutes). A total body heavy weight set (11 minutes) follows with heavy weights and tall step to tone all major muscle groups. Lying side & supine core (3 minutes) preceeds a final stretch (3 minutes).
Medicine Ball (2 to 5 lbs), Dumbbells (5 to 20 lbs), Short Cardio & tall Sculpt steps (8-14"), Barbell (optional)