Boost your heart rate and blast calories while challenging nearly all your muscles in one workout. Get maximum results in the shortest amount of time with this 30 minute Cardio Program designed to slim down your lower body... more » while you firm your core & upper body! Karen gives simple modifications throughout the workout so you can keep it appropriate for your fitness level. ? Follow at your own pace and get an invigorating fat burning workout that won?t jar your joints but still gives you quick results.
? When you want that extra push, just follow Karen?s higher intensity advanced moves to take it up a notch and make it harder. At the end of the workout, enjoy a relaxing yoga stretch segment to elongate your muscles so you feel refreshed and energized. WORKOUT TYPE: SWEAT
"This is a great little aerobic workout. It's 30 minutes long as follows: Warm Up - 6 min (a stand-up warm-up that gets you moving right away), Cardio 1 - 10 min (kickboxing flavor), Cardio 2 - 10 min (side, front & back lunges with lots of upper body movement and plyometric impact optional), and Cool Down - 4 min (pure yoga stretching). Karen's instruction is clear as always, and I found this one easier to follow than most. Only if you've never done aerobics before will you have trouble with this one."
Great 30 min workout
J. Jenkins | GA | 03/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm home with a little one that likes to take short naps, so I needed a workout that I could fit into a 30-min window. This one is great! I love Karen Voight, and this one is my new favorite. It's cardio, but has a heavy emphasis on lower body toning with lots of squats. A definite keeper."
Fun & Effective Cardio
WorkoutDVDPrincess | Columbus, OH | 06/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great, short workout with absolute perfect instruction & form from Karen Voight. I have her Burn & Firm, which is circuit training and love it as well. The cardio flows well, and it really gets the heart rate up. I am in good shape, and feel that this dvd can be beneficial to everyone - no matter the level. I love how she incorporates arms into the movements, making low-impact aerobics VERY effective. I do agree with one reviewer that she goes straight into the stretching RIGHT after you finish a heart pumping squat jump section, however, there is a quick break in the dvd that alerts you that the cool-down is about to begin...I pause it for about a minute while I march in place to cool down a bit, and then move on with the stretching... no big deal. Other reviewers have already offered a breakdown of the dvd, so I will just say that this is definitely worth the purchase ~ Karen is awesome, one of the best instructors around."
E. Heintz | Portland, Oregon USA | 07/22/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What concerns me about this video is the intensity with which Karen starts out at and ends with.....she goes from heart pounding cardio, into a dead stop to start the cool down which consists of a few yoga moves and that was it.
Is this really safe? I'm used to exercise videos where there's a gradual increase in intensity and a gradual decrease in intensity at the end.
Also, some of the footwork was confusing and she doesn't cue well. While this is technically a beginner's workout, I wouldn't recommend it to ANY beginners I know. I consider myself at an intermediate level and just did not like this DVD at all!"
Great, Challenging Workout
NerdyGrrl | brooklyn, ny United States | 08/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although some of Karen's combinations are challenging and take some practice, I love how high energy this low-impact workout is. I have back problems (so I can't take all the pounding that high-impact involves), and it's just what I needed!
Karen keeps your heart rate up and is very encouraging and positive, without being too "peppy" or fake, which I really don't like in an instructor. She actually sounds very calm and patient during the whole workout. I liked that.
She does try to start each combination out by adding moves gradually; lets you practice legs and then add your arms. I'm kind of uncoordinated, though, so I can see that it's going to take a bit of work for me to master all of the moves.
But that's ok! I'm alone in my living room, so if I get confused, I just keep moving to maintain my heart rate and jump back in when she starts a new set. I've got no one to impress--I just want to get fit!
Even if you're a beginner, this is a challenging tape that will carry you for a months. Just keep moving, and know that you'll master her combinations eventually!