Cathe: Basic Step
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That being said, I first became familiar with Step exercise many years ago while in high school. I did Step aerobics during the summer to prepare myself for high school band practice in Augusta, Georgia with 105-degree heat indexes on a black-top parking lot. People zonked out from heat exhaustion every day. But not me.
I exercised then as preparation. I exercise now as a result - result of getting older, lower metabolism, and oh yeah that big beer gut of mine.
On to the video - I felt like I needed to validate myself there. This "Basic Step" video is indeed that - very basic. However as a returnee to Step after a decade, "Basic" isn't a bad thing. I have had to refamiliarize myself with the motions, with the fatigue, with the tripping and stumbling. This workout is rather simple and easy to accomplish. It is a rather short video, and Cathe gives very little warning before changing moves - those are my biggest complaint. Most of my stumbling occurs when I begin repeating a move only to have her start somethign new WHILE telling us to start something new. I can only imagine how many times her and her backup "Steppers" rehearsed this, as none of them seem to miss a beat.
Still, it's a small gripe against a relatively solid product. Remember that the idea of this video is to get you started. I have already purchased intermediate level videos, which I plan on turning to after only a month of using this video.
In closing, this video is a good start. You will eventually need other videos.
I've now been using this product for a few months.Read more ›
After doing the 30 min routine twice now I think I have the hang of it, but this is definitely not for people who have never tried step before.
It is beginning step so she is very clear on the moves in the routine, calls them out early giving you plenty of time to plan ahead for them. The steps are basic, but they are arranged in a way to give you a great work out. She does alot of repetition giving you plenty of time to catch on to the routine the first time through.
I have been doing step for many years now and enjoy the harder routines, but I love this dvd when I want to pop something in and just work out without having to concentrate so much on footwork or patterns. To make this dvd more challenging I use all the steps, throw on a couple of hand weights, and add jumps to all the stepping.
I highly recommend this dvd to any beginner or intermediate stepper!
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Catherine always kills you... this is not a beginners tape this is a intermediate level.Published 10 months ago by Niccole Dorsey
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I'm new to step so it was just right for me. Enough steps to make it fun. I could definitely work up a sweat.Published on March 16, 2014 by Robert Bodnar
I've always enjoyed doing s step work out and since I haven't done a step workout in many years this Dvd was excellent at getting me back into stepping. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by CC