Full Backcover Description
This highly-contagious all-step workout will have you tapping your toes from the warm up to the cool down. It features a high-energy, rocking sounds track along with super-fun choreography that keeps the impact low, but the fun factor and intensity way high! You’ll love its dancey flow and how slightly-varied-twists on familiar choreography gives it a completely new feeling. If you’re not into dancey chorography, though, that’s not a problem! A bonus step circuit segment is included that’s all about endurance and athleticism and has nothing to do with mambos or cha chas. This is something for everyone!
As an added bonus, this joint-friendly workout burns major calories and body fat, too! What more could you ask for?
Cathe Friedrich's Low Impact Challenge
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: Lower
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: 51 min.
Street Date: 10/26/2011
Certified instructor description:
A non-stop program that smoothly intermixes on-step and off-step movements (e.g. four counts on and four counts off the bench). From the warm-up to the stretch, Cathe keeps you moving fast, having fun ... and burning fat. You get four diverse combinations. The first three are jam-packed with basic step movements; the fourth section features slightly more choreographed patterns. They're all quick-paced, but easy to follow, because Cathe cues ahead and always tells you what to do (“remember, it's the outside leg that starts”). She finishes with an intense blast that is pure athleticism — lots of kicks, repeaters and squats-off-the-board. DVD also includes a "bonus" step-aerobics/dumbbell-toning interval segment (21 minutes). Requires a step. ©2011.