Cathe Live: Metabolic Lower Body

#317 Metabolic Lower Body is another one of Cathe's intense lower body workouts. Cathe does not use heavy weights for this workout because the object is a bigger cardio burn while woking the lower body, so you are moving pretty quickly. I burned 424 calories and was in my peak heart rate zone 16 minutes … Continue reading Cathe Live: Metabolic Lower Body

Cathe Live: Low Impact Cardio Sweat Plus Core

#319 Low Impact Cardio Sweat Plus Core is an interesting low impact workout from Cathe Live. I assumed by the title it would be all low impact cardio and end with some core work. That is true, but it is done circuit fashion: 2 low impact cardio exercises and one metabolic strength exercise is one … Continue reading Cathe Live: Low Impact Cardio Sweat Plus Core

Cathe Live: Iron Legs

Iron Legs is is another excellent lower body workout from Cathe Live. Cathe has so many lower body workouts and still, she never fails to deliver something excellent. Like most of Cathe's lower body workouts, this was metabolic, so you are getting some cardio with your strength. She used some heavier weights, some moderate weights … Continue reading Cathe Live: Iron Legs

Classical Stretch Season 12: Aging Backwards

After checking out Classical Stretch Season 8 from the library and thoroughly enjoying it, I looked into actually buying a season to own. They are expensive. On the Essentrics website Season 12 is $65 (currently on sale for $52). It's currently $56 on Amazon. Of course, you are getting 30 workouts. But still. It was … Continue reading Classical Stretch Season 12: Aging Backwards

Cathe Live Heavy Weight Rotation

I am so enamored of the "heavy weight" live workouts Cathe has created that I decided to create a rotation using them. In order to get measurable strength results, I needed to return to these workouts on a regular basis, which I had not been doing. So I decided to create a 6 week rotation. … Continue reading Cathe Live Heavy Weight Rotation

Essentrics: Class of 2012

Class of 2012 is another Classical Stretch/Essentrics workout that is led by Sahra Esmond-White. Sahra says this workout is a favorite in the classes she teaches so she decided to bring it to DVD for everyone to enjoy. And I am glad she did! It was an excellent mobility, flexibility and bodyweight strength workout. Her … Continue reading Essentrics: Class of 2012

Cathe Live: PHA Supersets

I had not planned to do another new-to-me Cathe Live before I started my 6 week Cathe heavy weight rotation (later this month) but then she created another PHA workout. So I decided I needed to do one more. And I am glad I did! #314 PHA Supersets is another excellent PHA workout! Before I … Continue reading Cathe Live: PHA Supersets

Essentrics: Full Body Toning

Full Body Toning is another Eccentrics workout lead by Sahra Esmonde-White, daughter of Miranda Esmond-White¬†(the creator of Classical Stretch/Essentrics). The website and description on the back of the DVD case say that this is one of the most popular Essentrics routines. It is often the first workout taught in a live class by newly certified … Continue reading Essentrics: Full Body Toning

Tae Bo: Billy’s Ultimate Bootcamp

Ultimate Bootcamp appears to be Billy Blank's first (or one of his first) bootcamp workouts. The other 2 Billy Bootcamp workouts I've already reviewed were released the year after this one. This workout uses something Billy calls "special op bands." They look just like the Billy Bands in Billy's Bootcamp Elite Mission One and Mission … Continue reading Tae Bo: Billy’s Ultimate Bootcamp

Cathe Live: Breathless Legs

#283 Breathless Legs is a tough cardio + strength workout from Cathe Live. It is made up of 2 circuits and each circuit is repeated. Each circuit alternates 2-4 lower body exercises with one cardio blast. I was working very hard in this workout. This is not a low impact workout but there are also … Continue reading Cathe Live: Breathless Legs