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|Christi Taylor Mission Possible Step Aerobic Workout|
Actor: Christi Taylor
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A step and multi-impact aerobic workout for beginners from fitness superstar Christi Taylor. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to soar through this exciting new workout with Christi and her special agents! T... more »
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Excellent introduction to Christi....
Teedums | White Bear Lake, MN | 09/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This workout to me is a party in a box, to seasoned Christi fans that might sound totally lame but I have a ball with this workout. Christi Taylor is known for her dancy, spinny and twirly choreography which is not for clutzes like me. She has quite a variety of step and hi-lo aerobics videos for those who crave complex moves, but this is her first video directed to those new to her work or beginner/intermediate steppers in general. There is a 20 minute step segment and 20 minute hi-lo segment. Both are a lot of fun, and somedays when I am only up to 20 minutes of cardio, I will pop this in my player and end up doing all of it because it's so much fun.
Okay, enough of the lovefest and on to the workout, you begin with a brief warmup consisting of grapevines, step taps, heel digs and plenty of squats & calf lifts to warm up your legs. Then it's on to the step section, Christi teaches 4 combinations, one at a time and will run through them several times. This may not appeal to all as some may think it's repetitive, and maybe it is but it doesn't bother me. The moves in this segment are simple but not too basic, keeping things interesting. You will see basic steps, arabesques, rocking horses, lunges, scoops on and off the step, knee lifts, up-tap side, mambos or pivots, L-steps, V-steps, corner knees, repeaters, turn steps and turn shuffles. There are also simple assorted arm movements that go with each step.
If you feel like more the hi-lo segment is next which is as just as fun. Again there are four combinations which Christi will teach one at a time, then run through them all several times. The moves that are seen here are step touches, single & double hamstring curls, hip shakes, grapevines, scoops, mambos, side taps, walk up knee ups, pony snaps, double knees, more mambos, step taps, tap down/back, shuffle ball change, and heel taps again all with assorted arm movements for each.
After all that fun, it's time for the cooldown. Pretty simple, just some step touches, marches and grapevines along with some stretches.
I am really glad that Christi made this video, it is one of my favorite aerobic videos, Christi is a great instructor, she cues very well and is a great choreographer. Unfortunately most of her other videos are too complex for me but I have this one to enjoy and I do. Christi also selects great music, the music in this video is among the best that I have heard in any of my workout videos. She also includes a feature called MoveMaster, which goes over all the steps. A nice feature to include.
Overall, I give this one 5 stars. Highly recommended for beginner/intermediates looking for a fun step/hi-lo workout."
osu cowboy fan | 01/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The workout was ok. This is the first Christi Taylor workout I have done so I am not used to her particular style. I would not recommend this dvd for beginners since they do not explain the moves during the workout, it gets a bit confusing. They do have a separate segment that explains each move, which is good but it would be helpful to have some more explanation during the workout."
Great DVD for beginners and intermediate
Trish | CA | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this DVD.
It starts with a 8 minute warm-up on the floor. Next is a 20 minute step routine with not too difficult choreography. It's not easy and I did sweat after 3 or 4 minutes. After this is a Hi/Lo 20 session on the floor. Again, the choreography is not difficult, but you will sweat. The cuing is fantastic and the music is interesing (not crazy about the Shut-Up song, but that's at the end). You'll end with a fun on the floor cool down.
As always, I appreciate Christi's cueing, routines, and length of aerobic session. A+"
Love Christi Taylor
B. Sinclair | Chattanooga, TN | 01/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again - another great Christi workout. This one was extremely easy to master. I went through the entire workout the first time and was pretty much able to follow all of Christi's instruction. The choreography is pretty simple, but the workout is as intense as you want it to be. For those of you who have been discouraged by her more complicated workouts - give this one a try. I think you will be happy with it."