Strong & Sweaty: PHA Training

Of all of Cathe's new workouts in the Strong & Sweaty Series I was most excited about this one (with Total Body Giant Sets a close second). First let me explain what PHA Training is. It stands for Peripheral Heart Action Training. Cathe defines it as: "You'll alternate from lower body to upper body with … Continue reading Strong & Sweaty: PHA Training

Strong & Sweaty: Bootcamp

Another bootcamp workout from Cathe. I love bootcamp workouts so I was looking forward to this one. I love her Boot Camp Body Blast and her original Bootcamp workout, as well as her Cathe Live bootcamp workouts. The ICE Boot Camp Circuit workout was a bit of a disappointment for me because it was so easy … Continue reading Strong & Sweaty: Bootcamp

Strong & Sweaty: Cardio Slam

Cardio Slam  is a pure cardio workout from Cathe and it is part of the Strong & Sweaty Series. I really enjoyed this workout. It is not a HIIT level workout, but it does have its moments of intensity. In fact, that is what I really like about it. It is a good length for … Continue reading Strong & Sweaty: Cardio Slam

Strong & Sweaty: Ramped Up Upper Body

I was very excited about Ramped Up Upper Body (actually, I am excited about all of the Strong & Sweaty workouts for various reasons). When I do splits I prefer full splits--as in upper body and lower body. Cathe rarely does that on DVD. She does lots and lots of lower body workouts, but her … Continue reading Strong & Sweaty: Ramped Up Upper Body

Strong & Sweaty: Total Body Giant Sets

I was pretty excited about Cathe's latest workout releases since she did similar Cathe Live workouts. At least, judging from the titles. And I love those particular Live workouts. On 6/30/16 she did a Live workout titled Total Body Giant Sets. Yep--the exact same title as this DVD. I adore the live Total Body Giant … Continue reading Strong & Sweaty: Total Body Giant Sets

Focus 15

Focus 15 contains 3 body weight workouts from Mark Lauren. The "15" in the title indicates the length of the workouts, but they are all longer than 15 minutes, even without the warm up and cool downs, and approx. 30 minutes with those. However, just like in his other workouts, Mark demonstrates every exercise you will … Continue reading Focus 15

No More Trouble Zones

I have had this workout a very long time. I have done it before, too, but oddly, I remembered very little about it. It has been that long since I did it. I probably purchased it as soon as it was released in 2009, did it a few times and for some reason moved on. I did … Continue reading No More Trouble Zones


Riptensity is a body weight training system put out by Men's Health. It was created and led by Gideon Akande. He has a very impressive background but I was most excited because he was a crew member in Meta Shred 21! In fact, he was the advanced modifier! His other claims to fame are being … Continue reading Riptensity

Cathe Live: Hooked on Legs

Hooked on Legs is another intense and effective lower body workout from Cathe. And she has so many of them! It is really hard to choose which one I want to do--especially now that I think I've done nearly every single one of her Live lower body workouts (except the most recent one). In this workout … Continue reading Cathe Live: Hooked on Legs

Cathe Live: Rock Bottoms & Core

Rock Bottoms & Core is another tough lower body workout from Cathe Live. I have been doing a lot of Live lower body workouts recently, so to be honest, I am not sure if I'm burning out my lower body or if this was just a hard workout but I seemed to be feeling it … Continue reading Cathe Live: Rock Bottoms & Core