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|The Firm Calorie Killer|
Actor: Nancy Tucker
Genres: Sports, Exercise & Fitness
The Firm: Calorie Killer 2: Cardio, Weight training and floor/hip excercises are combined to create a power burn. A 46 minute workout featuring 25 minutes of continuous cardio, 5 minutes of weight training and 5 minutes of... more »
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Keran F. from ORTONVILLE, MN
Reviewed on 8/1/2010...
This was a calorie killer! :-) Fun and old-school!
Karen N. (nurvygrl) from BROOKLYN, NY
Reviewed on 6/5/2008...
I give it five stars for being fun, fast-moving (with no time to get bored), and hard enough to break a sweat but not gruelingly so. Additionally, Nancy's a solid professional that doesn't make me feel like I'm following some kind of robot-doll hybrid.
5 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Effective, enjoyable workout combining aerobics with light t
SapphireMoon | USA | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""The Firm: Calorie Killer" is a fun and highly effective aerobic workout that incorporates light weight (in the form of a sculpting stick) and a fanny lifter (basically two blocks that can be stacked on top of the other). If you don't have the sculpting stick, a regular household broom or barbell and set of light dumbells will work. And if you don't have their fanny lifter, a high step or foot stool will also work just fine. Set to uplifting techno-trance music, the choreography isn't overly complex although it is fast-paced, with lots of sports-oriented and some athletic dance moves. Despite one participant showing modified moves, I would consider this to be an intermediate level workout.
Nancy Tucker comes across as a clear and down-to-earth instructor - she doesn't radiate a whole lot of presence though, but at least she isn't obnoxious.
The main element of frustration with this workout, is both the needed equipment and how it is used in some parts. While you can certainly substitue the above mentioned items, I think the placement of the sculpting stick on the floor for many of the moves poses a tripping hazzard. Setting up and re-adjusting the equipment (particularly if you're having to use other items) can also be a hassle if you're trying to move on quickly from one exercise to the next.
However, this is a great cardio workout overall, with a proper warm up and cool down, which I'd definitely recommend - though perhaps more to already seasoned Firmies than to absolute beginners or Firm newbies. I would definitely consider myself to be a Firm believer, as they are some of the most effective workouts on the market and will quickly get you into shape.