Hips, tighs and Abs
Burnett | Australia | 03/22/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It is ok I think but too many tools are needed to do it properly. I travel a lot and can't take things with me all around, so don't use it much but if you have all the tools at home it is effective. The abs section is at the end and very short too, mostlly focused on hips and tighs."
Needs too much extra equipment; bad music.
Lisa M. Mims | Austin, TX United States | 10/11/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I first put this in my DVD player, I had to fast forward through several minutes of Firm ads. Then, I realized that I needed a Firm step and a weighted bar. (You could use a Pilates box, or a high step bench, and dumbbells, so I think the need for equipment is not insurmountable, if you have some other exercise equipment around.) Then, the first opening shots started, and I had the immediate negative reaction I have to standard aerobics filming techniques, "Oh no. This is going to be hard to watch."
I was wrong, though. The lighting is bright enough, and there was some set design in terms of moving green lights behind abstract panels. The instructor seems like your typical 'strong Southern woman', which, if you like that sort of thing, is a real plus. Having gotten past my initial negative first impression, I settled in to work out.
Then the music started. Bad, bad, bad. It reminded me of the Soviet-era synthesizer music I brought home from pre-Wall-falling Romania during a Youth Orchestra tour in 1985. (Apologies to the Soviets.) The music is so unlistenable that I couldn't watch the rest of the DVD.
This would be good, if not for the music. If you are bothered by bad music, buy something else."