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Cathe: Basic Step

4.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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Basic Step DVD

Product Details

  • Producers: Cathe Friedrich
  • Format: DVD
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Cathe dot Com
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000IVQALO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,578 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is a difficult review to write - not because of the product or the content, but because I am probably one of very few MALE owners of this instructional DVD.

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.

**UPDATE**

I've now been using this product for a few months.
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This workout (along with another more advanced one with Cathe Friedrich) came with my Original Club Step that I purchased recently. The routine is about 30 minutes and introduces you to basic step sequences to prepare you for advanced routines down the line. I began with only one set of risers for the first few times so I wouldn't trip and injure myself! I have now progressed to the full height with this routine and am almost ready to move on. I have been exercising at home with a large collection of vids for nearly two years, and cannot believe that I am just now beginning to step.. the workout is so intense, especially for the legs and buns. I felt like a total fool the first time around with this routine and felt like I would never get it, but I did and so will you if you stick with it.. it is so fun and I cannot believe the amount of energy I have afterwards. Cathe is WONDERFUL - I will be purchasing more of her advanced workouts for sure. This is such a great buy if you are new to step!
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I got this video with the exercise step I purchased. Everytime I put this video on I get a great workout. I sweat so much my hair feels like I just washed it. this is the first aerobic step workout I've ever done so I didn't know any of the moves but after the first couple of tries I was good to go. I recommend this video to anyone.
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This dvd came with the step I purchased. I did basic step classes a few years ago but I needed a refresher. The 30 min basic routine is good, but Cathe's cueing is very poor. She doesn't warn you about the next step to come until she is already doing it! She also doesn't announce which foot she's on. Most instructors say "right basic" etc, but not Cathe. I previewed the 60 min routine before trying it and it is even worse as far as cueing and lack of instructions. She goes into intermediate/advanced moves without teaching them at all.

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.
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Expected this to be for a beginner (me) but the music is a bit too fast for me and since I do not know the steps, it was difficult to follow. She did a good job of what she was doing, but no explanatiion of a new step or notice that the steps were changing.
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This is a basic step a video. It's not hard to follow. I think the people that have trouble with cueing and missing steps is because they don't have the steps memorize themselves. Cathe not only tells watchers to transition into a new step, she cues with her hand as to which direction she's going to start. I can possibly see how people who are paying attention to their own step and their own feet miss this physical cues. I watched this video once all the way through. Then I did it a second time and followed her without using my step. The third time I used my step and had no problem following her or executing the moves. I haven't set foot on an aerobics step in 20 years and this was a great, easy refresher back into it.
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I have been doing step for a number of years now and yet I love this dvd!
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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