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LOW IMPACT STEP (from the Total Cardio Step series): This 40-minute low-impact step workout is sure to burn fat and calories — all while having fun. The choreography is broken down so that it is easy to learn, yet challenging enough to keep you from getting bored. You’ll alternate easy to learn step aerobics with low-impact cardio blasts designed to keep your heart rate elevated while shaping your thighs and buns. For best results do this workout three times a week. Let’s Get Fit!
TOTAL BODY SCULPTING (from the Total Muscle Sculpting series): This 27-minute total-body sculpting workout is time efficient, effective, and completely balanced. It will shape, define, and strengthen your muscles — all while giving you the health benefits of maintaining strong bones. It is very easy to follow and requires very little equipment. Just a stability ball and a set of handweights. Do this workout two times a week and you will feel the difference immediately (and see the difference shortly thereafter). Grab your ball, weights, and let’s go!
DVD has chapters and premixed alternate workouts.
Cathe Friedrich's Low Impact Step
Cathe Dot Com
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.
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: 67 min.
Street Date: 09/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
A solid step-aerobics workout and a well-structured stability-ball toning program. Like all Cathe's programs, it's exceptionally well-cued and sometimes challenging. But this is specially designed for less advanced exercisers (e.g. Cathe slows down to fully describe a move or limits the number of muscle-fatiguing “pulses” within the toning). The cardio features faster/slower intervals and has lots of interesting-but-doable combos (e.g. “around the world,” “rocking horse”). It's mostly low impact, but does have some higher-impact “bursts.” The toning uses the ball in nearly every routine; the ball increases the range of motion and improves body positioning (e.g. hamstring curls with your feet on the ball). Requires 2 to 10 lb. dumbbells and a stability ball. ©2005