Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Aerobics Studio:Starz / Anchor Bay Format:DVD - Color - Best of DVD Release Date: 12/12/2000 Release Year: 2000 Run Time: 1hr 10min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 1 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Karen N. (nurvygrl) from BROOKLYN, NY Reviewed on 6/5/2008...
Step and Sweat may be a little tricky to learn if you're a beginner, but once you've got the moves down and remember the patterns made by the routine, it's a fun workout. When I first did this workout, it really wore me out--and I was advanced in a cardio respect at the time (maybe not in a step/dance respect). I was so impressed by Michelle Dozois in this workout that I became a fan and have looked forward to her other workouts since.
chelle1416 | USA | 01/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is excellent if you like upbeat music and a good sweat. The moves are easy to learn and follow. You will get a good work out in 30 minutes. You can do this workout high impact or low impact. It's a fun way to exercise."
FAT BLASTER is GREAT.... STEP&SWEAT not so good.
Minnesota Raven | Minnesota | 08/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I used to be a member of a gym where Kendall, the instructor for the Fat Blaster segment, worked. He was always motivating, nice to people but really not a good live instructor. He tended to do the same moves over and over and to put together routines that had tricky segways to the next move. Well I have to give him high marks for this DVD because it's energetic and fun. I think he has found his calling and there are only a couple of times where he works one side more than the other. Not enough to get worked up about. It's short, 22 minutes not counting the warmup and cool down. Towards the end he does a sort of latin routine which is not very good a maintaining a high cardio level. In effect you start to cool down before the cool down. In order to keep my heart rate up where I want it prior to the cool down I just put in some of my own moves. I would give this DVD 4 stars if he was the only one but the other one...The Step&Sweat DVD is a disaster. I think most of the moves are too silly to be of value especially those just starting out. Not enough cueing and not fun. I give it 2 stars. The instructor seems nice enough but if you don't want to trip over your own feet stick with Kendall."
Fat Blaster Is Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A. Ward | WASHINGTON, DC USA | 10/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What I have learnt from walking is that good "music" causes me to push myself further than I would regularly go because I am not thinking about the walk itself. With this in mind, I set out to find a "Step" aerobics DVD that would have the same effect on me, and this is IT. The music is excellent and funky. There is one guy playing drums and at times switching to the bongos (I think that is want you call them) live. The lighting of the set is bright and pleasing to look at. I have also learnt that these things can matter.
There are two different workouts on this DVD with two different instructors; I would like to make it clear that I am talking about "Fat Blaster." Fat Blaster has no room for boredom in it. Once you learn the steps, you will enjoy it with its motivating music (played on surround sound, it is a wonderful). The instructor is male and fun. His cueing is good, but you must listen to him. I found myself so much into the music that I forgot to listen to him and missed a few steps.
If you want a motivating Step aerobics DVD, Fat Blasters is it. This workout alone is worth the price of the DVD even though there are two workouts.
CONCENTRATE ON KENDALL
imsopostal | Roanoke, VA United States | 02/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This video is "two in one". The first part has live drums, lots of energy, good instruction, and is really a lot of fun. You don't even have to be in the mood to excercise, but if you just put the DVD in and just LISTEN to the music in the first part, it will motivate you to get moving. Then, you'll be done in no time. The second part is so boring, I don't even attempt it anymore. It reminds me of when step aerobics just started..no umph!! Just the overall look of the set was depressing also--think early 80's. Yuck. It pales miserably in comparison to Kendall's routine. His routine fuses dance and the excercise aspect together (and the nice set doesn't hurt, either). So, the four stars is basically for the first routine on the DVD. I would give the second one a big fat ZERO -- unless you like to sleep during your workout. The two really are like night and day, and I don't understand why Crunch put those two together. Overall, I'm still glad I have the video, but I wish I could have just gotten Kendall's routine for half the price I paid for the whole thing."