Shapely Girl: Let's Get Stepping with Debra Mazda - Beginner Step Cardio Workout
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I first did the DVD yesterday. I thought the DVD was going to be below my fitness level. I walk every day and use the elliptical. I can't say that I push myself hard--I just do it and try to enjoy it. I also rotate in a Firm DVD. So, I thought I was in good shape--decent at least. So, I started the DVD and was exaggerating the moves intending on getting a good workout. I assumed this DVD was a little below my level. Well, I was wrong. A couple of times I had to march in place to catch my breath. I insisted that I was going to use my arms and that I was in good shape. Clearly, I am not--I about killed myself and should have dropped the arms at some point but refused. After the workout I felt exhausted--not in a good way--in a I am not going to do anything a while way.
Today I did the DVD without raising my arms above my head and got a good workout. I love the DVD. It is simple and straightforward. Exactly what I was looking for. I would have liked a more thorough stretch but I just do my own after the DVD. I like Debra. Again, she is straightforward. I do not like the Denise Austin type of rah rah DVD's--the first couple of times that rah rah is ok but after doing the DVD over and over again it is way too much and annoying.
With Debra, she just tells us what the next steps are, counts, etc. Nothing over the top just a good solid workout. Also, the people on her "team" or regular people. They aren't the perfectly toned size zero's that we see so often in other DVD's.Read more ›
This DVD offers basic choreography at a moderate pace. There are several modifications shown whether it be different step heights or no arm movements. I have only done Cathe Friedrich step in the past from both her beginner thru advanced titles and have to say that Cathe has now taken a backseat to Debra with regards to Step. No this is not as intense as Cathe, but that's the point! It's non-itimidating, motivating, and fairly easy on the joints; unlike Cathe. I have knee issues as well as joint problems with 1 hip and at age 27, I can't afford to beat my body up for the sheer purpose of vanity, in hopes of being "smaller one day". Healthy and fit are so much more important than size and that message is really hammered home with Debra. We don't have to suffer along in boring or long workouts with Cathe, Amy Bento, Jillian, ect to look and feel great! Fitness can be fun and now IS! There's a revolution going on within the fitness and health industry and Debra is helping to lead the way! I am so proud of myself and my size, it's about time that someone indulges us "Shapely Girls" with appropriate, beneficial, fun, safe, and effective fitness!Read more ›
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Love this step workout DVD. The instructor explains and demonstrates every step thoroughly so it makes sense and is easy to follow. Read morePublished 14 days ago by CMH
Great video to start easy and build up. Easy to follow directions. Recommend for beginnersPublished 16 days ago by Jake
This is a good dvd for beginners who may be only slightly experienced with stepping. The tutorial explains everything, which is great. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great workout. The reason I gave it 4 because it was a little to basic for me bit I still enjoy the videoPublished 2 months ago by Nikki Williams
PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT OVERVIEW OF EACH EXERCISE AND STEP TO HELP PERFORM EACH STEP MOVE SUCCESSFULLYPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't done done step exercise in several years! Most sstep videos are much too advanced for a beginner and can easily be discouraging.. This DVD is excellent! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michele Green