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Kathy Kaehler Basics - Workout Class (2004)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kathy Kaehler
  • DVD Release Date: January 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00068WRNO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,698 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Get in shape and feel great with celebrity trainer and NBC’s ‘Today’ Show fitness expert Kathy Kaehler. In this Step Aerobics Workout Class, Kaehler leads you through classic moves on the step and on the floor designed to increase your endurance, tone and shape your entire body and burn up lots of calories. If you don’t own a step, this routine can be done entirely on the floor for an effective and dynamic cardio workout. You’ll start with an invigorating 8-minute warm up, followed by a heart pumping half-hour cardio program sure to make you sweat, followed by a 10-minute tone and stretch cool down. This unique routine choreographed and taught by Kaehler in her weekly classes is proven to give you maximum results. It includes classic moves that will redefine your arms, legs, hips, butt, stomach and thighs. If you are new to step, or looking for an effective alternative to mix it up with your regular gym class, then Kathy Kaehler’s Workout Class is the program for you. So make some room in front of your TV, it’s time to get to class!

Customer Reviews

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaehler rocks! January 4, 2005
I love this workout DVD! I did it for the first time yesterday and can tell that it'll quickly become a favorite in my library of twenty some-odd videos. Kathy Kaehler has a great personality and it shines through in this production. I have three top criteria for choosing workout videos: 1) it HAS to be easy to follow (if I have to think too much about what's going to come next, I can't focus on what I'm doing NOW); 2) I want a challenging, but doable, workout that I can grow with; and 3) the instructor must not annoy the *&$# out of me. Kaehler's Basics: Workout Class passed all these criteria -- and more -- with flying colors. She is encouraging without being kindergarten teacher-ish, can laugh at herself, and has a real class following her (although they're all thin and in-shape, they don't look like silicone barbies with plastic smiles pinned on their faces). If you are extremely advanced and require complex choreography, this may not be the workout for you (unless you want to use it on an easy, no-brain day). But it's perfect for the rest of us! I was able to do this workout the whole way through the first time without fumbling, but it'll definitely grow with me. I've got a significant amount of weight to lose, so I had to modify by reducing some of the arm movements, etc., but that's a good thing because that means that the video will grow with me. Try it -- chances are, you won't be disappointed. There aren't many workout DVDs that make the time fly and this one does just that. It has my unequivocal endorsement. :) By the way, if you don't have a step, it's worth getting one -- it'll make the workout more challenging (you can always move to the floor when you get tired). The high-end ones cost around (...), but you can get copycats (that's what I have) for around (...) I think at discount chains. Happy sweating to you!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great April 2, 2005
I love step aerobics and I own many dvds and vhs workouts. Kathy is normally a good instructer but what I really noticed in this DVD (and it made me realize that I've noticed this in past ones), was that she is often out of time to the music. This may not upset many people, but if you are using the music to help you stay motivated and moving, it's going to trip you up a bit. It's frustrating to see the class doing one thing and her doing another, because they've stayed in time and she's strayed a little. At the push-up section, all the class is moving at different speeds and it's totally off-putting. Sometimes, the music was simply way too fast for anyone to be doing step aerobics to. It's a good workout and you will definately get a sweat going, but try to put the timing out of your head if you can.

The other thing that I found to be a little annoying, was that the routines weren't structured. Most instructors give you little routines and then build those up to one big routine. Kathy in this DVD however, is all hickilty pickitly. It's almost like she's making up the routine as she's going along. There was hardly any building of a good flowing pattern. Nothing flowed well and this makes this workout seem a little unmotivating because of the sudden and bizare changes. She will cue you in well, (she is a good instructor), but it's not an exciting workout. Go for Kari Anderson or Christie Taylor. They are two of the best instructors out there.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, challenging workout April 21, 2005
What I love about Kathy Kaehler is her attitude. She's very reassuring about progress...encouraging you to push yourself as far as you can, but if that's not for the entire workout when you first try to do it, just to build up over time. She seems to have a warm personality, but low-key. I found her cueing to be very easy to follow. I also like the fact that she emphasizes fitness and strength...whether you're already slender or have weight to lose (which I do).

Some people have complained about the simplicity of her steps, but honestly, that was one of the things I enjoyed. You know yourself...whether or not you want a mental challenge while you're working out. Personally, I don't.

While I was able to complete the workout right away, I found it extremely challenging to begin with. By the end, I was thoroughly tired. The first time I was able to complete it with high energy from start to finish was a real thrill, because I knew I'd made a lot of progress to get to that point.

I think this is a great DVD to have in your fitness toolbox.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective June 15, 2005
This workout is very basic - and that's a good thing. If I wanted to dance, I'd go to a club. When I work out, I want to be able to create resistance while concentrating on the motion and the muscle groups I'm using. This sort of simplicity in Kathy's workout has allowed me to drop to a size 4 in three months without any sort of dieting (I enjoy food too much to give it up.) I have to admit, though, because I usually work out at 5 a.m., I generally follow along without sound. On the few occasions I've worked out with the volume up, I felt like the music must have been added in later because there were places she was awkwardly out of rhythm. I still think it's an awesome workout that one can make as easy or hard as they want by adjusting their energy level or adding wrist and ankle weights.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great to have
Published 1 month ago by J. Spence
5.0 out of 5 stars A great workout.
Great workout. Has variety, and once one muscle group is tired, she moves on to another one, and then switches back.
Published 10 months ago by Nancy Novotny
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy this workout.
Unlike most workout videos that seem fake and forced. This workout is fun and I recommend it for beginners and up, you can modify it to your level. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Heather Carico
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Step Aerobics Workout
If you have an old 4-6 inch Step platform in your garage or basement, and are looking for a good solid step aerobics workout, you may want to get Kathy Kaehler's Basics - Workout... Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by Anna from Atlanta
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool cardio workout
I have been using this dvd on and off for years. I love it! It's easy to follow, not too long, and you actually feel that you are getting a good cardio workout. Read more
Published on February 28, 2011 by maggie zelazny
2.0 out of 5 stars cueing not that great and the participants were abit off putting
I heard that she was a good instructor so i got this and the total fitness workout. the total fitness workout was great, but this was disappointing. Read more
Published on September 7, 2009 by Maureen Ikwueme
5.0 out of 5 stars Still loving it years later.
I bought this dvd back in 2005 and I have to admit, out of all the workouts in my collection, this one is among the few that I have come back to again and again over the years. Read more
Published on August 20, 2009 by Penny G
2.0 out of 5 stars Step routine off-beat and bland
The 30 minute step routine consists of 2 sections: the first one is very basic for 15 minutes and completely boring, the second one is vertical on the step and a little more varied... Read more
Published on September 12, 2008 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Beginning Step Workout
It was nice to just be able to pop the DVD in and start working out. The steps are not at all complicated (sometimes the arms took a tad longer to figure out). Read more
Published on May 18, 2008 by S. Vega
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Step DVD!
I love this DVD! I've only tried it once so far, but I am very happy with it. It was an excellent workout - I sweat a LOT, but I didn't feel completely wiped out at the end. Read more
Published on May 9, 2008 by Melissa Weeks
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