Christi Taylor is back and better than ever with SOLID GOLD STEP, a veritable treasure, filled with top-notch choreography, chart-breaking music, best friends, superior instruction and outstanding cardio & muscular benefit... more »s. Additionally, Christi has gone to great lengths to assist and educate all levels of exercisers. Besides including helpful modifiers to provide less complicated alternatives to complex choreography, she has also included two special features entitled "Choreography 101" and "MoveMaster." As always, you can bank on Christi's high fun-factor guarantee, as SOLID GOLD STEP promises to be the crown jewel of your exercise collection! 50 min - Step Aerobics; 15 min - MoveMaster (tutorial); 20 min - Choreography 101; 60 min - Mini Bonus Workouts« less
"I have really enjoyed using this video for a change in my workouts. With my other videos I didn't feel like I was working that hard. Since I have started this video, I have lost 5 pounds in the last 4 weeks. It makes me work harder and sweat a lot more. I like the challenge she offers in the video instead of always doing the easy routine. This video was worth my purchase."
Complex choreography in a fun way!
Carissa | RI, USA | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the fact that most of the music is music that I recognize! The choreography is complex, but she breaks it down for you in the "Move Master" section of the DVD. She also has "Combination Platters," where she will make different combinations of step segments and automatically pairs them with a warm up and a cool down-- you don't have to shuffle around the DVD to find your favorite parts of the workout. A must buy for an aerobic DVD collection!"
Great, except for the cool-down
E. Evans | 03/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first workout I've tried by Christi Taylor. She has a reputation for fun, advanced, dancy step workouts and she did not disappoint me with "Solid Gold Step". The workout begins with four combos with the step in the standard lateral position. After an exertion check, she moves into four more combos with the step in the vertical position. Each combo is built up and then repeated numerous times. It is complex and a bit tricky, but Christi's cueing is so good you will get most of it OK on your first run-through if you are an experienced stepper. Throughout, the choreography is unique and fun. The music is recognizable, top 40 hits such as a remake of N'sync's "Tearin' Up My Heart".
One good thing about this workout is that there are "Bonus Beauties" by members of Christi's cast. There are individual segments on pilates, abs, squats, etc. that you can add on to your workout or do separately. The "Choreography 101" section of the DVD introduces basic step moves, but is really only useful for absolute beginners to step aerobics.
The only downside to this workout is the cool-down. It is made up of lame, pseudo-hip hop moves and is choreographed to a song by Christi's son. I won't be doing the cool-down in the future. I will, however, use this workout frequently. It is a lot of fun and it really gave me a good cardio workout.
Awesome and Fun!! Top of the Line!! Will Make You Sweat!!
Compassionate Warrior | Toronto, ON Canada | 08/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amazing and fun workout!! It will make you sweat!! I can not believe it got such a poor rating on Amazon! The only reason why is that the choreography is somewhat complex and only upper intermediate to advanced people or people who love dancey athletic style step and want to put in the time to preview it and learn it should buy this! This is an awesome advanced dancy/athletic step workout. This has a complex, yet incredibly fun and doable choreography. Christi is a master at this and at building up the choreography in a way that you're surprised that your doing it!! Incredibly, incredibly fun! This is a top of the line step workout and should be rated as such!! She is one of the best in the industry at choreography along with Amy Bento, Rebecca Small, Caroline Mervielde, Rob Glick, Gay Gasper, etc."
Great Step DVD. Great music, great combos, great cueing.
Lisa | Schaumburg, IL | 03/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great Step DVD. Great music, great combos, great cueing. She is not distracting, just giving great cues. Going to order more of her DVD's."