Just like High Step Circuit, when I purchased my club step this DVD was included. I am not an advanced stepper but normally I prefer very intense cardio. So, like High Step Circuit, this DVD was just collecting dust. But due to my new circumstances of needing easier workouts, I decided it was time to finally try this workout.
It is a very basic step cardio workout. Low impact, easy to follow, steady state cardio. It is made up of two basic step combos, each approx. 10 minutes long. Cathe builds each combo in layers, giving you plenty of time to learn each portion of the combo before combining it into the finished combo. Some of the basic steps in this workout: A-step, turn step, L-step, V-step, around the world, Charleston kicks, repeater knees, step insoles, outer thigh raises, cha-cha steps, rocking horse.
Not intense but it is fun and doable for me. My cardio endurance has really declined since starting chemo. Even when I am back to feeling almost “normal” and able to do heavier strength work, I can’t do the intense cardio I use to do–I get dizzy and queasy when I try. )o: So I need workouts like these so I can still get my cardio in.
Basic Step is 30 minutes; 7 minute warm up and 4:30 minute cool down and stretch. Cathe has her step at 6 inches but one of her crew members has their their step @ 4 inches and another one has their step @ 8 inches.