Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Amy Bento Advanced Step Challenge 2|
Actor: Amy Bento
Director: Amy Bento
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Amy and the crew are back with more athletic style stepping. If you need a challenge, or are a modifier who still wants a tough workout, then Advanced Step Challenge 2 was made for you! Interesting yet easy-to-follow advan... more »
Definitely a CHALLENGE!
A. F. SLATER | Birmingham, AL | 01/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that this was initially overwhelming; I had A LOT of stops and starts during my first attempts. However, it has quickly become my favorite cardio workout! I like the fact that I was CHALLENGED mentally as well as physically, going beyond traditional step routines. (I feel like I've run for miles after completing this video.) The preview section helped some, but you simply have to watch the video carefully and move with the music. (However, this is definitely not for the novice exerciser.) Since I've been stepping for a while, I did not try Amy's original step challenge (this is my first of her videos), but I will be looking for more of her workouts."
We Need Detailed Cueing, Amy!
dusty | Ohio | 04/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The challenge in this workout doesn't come from intensity or high impact, instead it is caused by the complex choreography that is not cued with enough detail. For example, Amy gives some of the combinations names and then calls them out during the workout. If it was cued step by step instead, it would make it so much easier and make it a 5-star workout. The tutorial helps a little but it takes a lot of repetition to get it down during the workout for this same reason. After about 4 to 5 tries I can do combo 1 - 3, 4 is still a challenge and 5 I have to skip. There are some premixes with weights from the Slo-Mo video that are really great, making this DVD very versatile. I'm not giving up to learn all of it, because it is a fun workout, but it takes determination to get there. If you're not an advanced, experienced stepper, don't try it."
Steps too idioycratic to Amy fans
linda grossberg | 03/02/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The steps are too intricate to pick up even from the lessons section. I never had a Bento DVD before, but I have been stepping for over 10 years in many different studios and with many instructors. Amy is too self involved with creating her own cute and intricate steps to appeal to a broader public who just want a good workout. Also she does not advance call the steps well. Warning- don't buy this unless you are already familiar with Amy's cutesy steps- may of which are not really demandng - just confusing."
My Introduction to Amy Bento; My Favorite Step Video
A. F. SLATER | Birmingham, AL | 04/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I began using this workout in January 2008; it is awesome. Amy's choreography is unsurpassed; it is never boring or prosaic. I'll admit I was a little overwhelmed when I first attempted it (I previewed it several times before trying), but the payoff was worth it. I keep this one in rotation at least two to three times a month. This is definitely an advanced workout, not for anyone who's just into the same up and down motions of traditional stepping. This is for those of us who really like and appreciate a challenge and are ready to groove :-). Amy is simply the best!!"