Fun, challenging, complex step & floor aerobic workout
SapphireMoon | USA | 01/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're knew to step aerobics you'll want to start with Kari's excellent "Go: Step for Beginners" (which is actually quite challenging) and then move on to this wonderful workout, as the movements here are much more complex. It includes a 30 segment of step aerobics, another 30 minute segment of both atheletic and dance-oriented floor aerobics, and a 5 minute cool-down.
The music is mostly a fast-paced club/techno style, and I recoginzed a few of the tracks from Jari Love's "Get Ripped: Slim & Lean" workout. Kari is joined by four female exercisers set against a soft yellow and coral-lit background.
Kari is such a lithe and graceful fitness instructor. Her more choreographed movements offer a pleasing challenge and don't "look" stupid like I've seen on some other exercise vidoes - particularly when its obvious that the instructor isn't a dancer yet is leading a dance aerobic video. Kari however, is both, and it shows in all of her artsy yet purposeful movements.
I would label this as an intermediate to advanced aerobic workout (it's especially advanced if you combine both segments) of moderate impact, that not only requires a lot of energy to pull through, but a lot of dedication to master. Not long into the first workout, Kari herself is shining with sweat!
I'd definitely recommend this video to anyone who enjoys both step and floor aerobics that are more complex, well-choreographed and offer a fun cardio challenge.