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

Tae Bo: Billy’s Boot Camp Elite Mission 2

Billy's Boot Camp Elite Mission 2 is a very cool cardio + strength workout from Billy Blanks. It is definitely more advanced than Mission One. Mission 2 contains one 40 minute strength + cardio boxing workout and an 8 minute upper body strength bonus. I did Mission One a few days ago and noted that … Continue reading Tae Bo: Billy’s Boot Camp Elite Mission 2

Cathe Live: Low Impact Cardio Muscle

#292 Low Impact Cardio Muscle is another awesome total body metabolic strength workout from Cathe Live. This one is a cardio + strength workout in which Cathe alternates several compound strength exercises with a cardio exercise. Though the title says the workout is low impact that is just Cathe-speak for no plyometrics. True it is … Continue reading Cathe Live: Low Impact Cardio Muscle

Essentrics: Barre Workout

Essentrics: Barre Workout is led by Sahra Esmonde-White. I've been looking forward to doing a workout by Sahra. Her mother, Miranda Esmonde-White is the creator of Classical Stretch/Essentrics. I was charmed by Sahra. She did not remind me of her mother at all at first, but then, sometimes her mannerisms or the manner in which … Continue reading Essentrics: Barre Workout

Cathe Live: Glutes & Thighs

#293 Glutes & Thighs is a tough lower body triset workout from Cathe Live. "Triset" means is you are doing circuits of 3 exercises that you repeat. This workout contains 4 trisets. The first triset has a bonus exercise that is only done the first time through the circuit--so the first time through circuit 1 … Continue reading Cathe Live: Glutes & Thighs

Tae Bo: Billy’s Boot Camp Elite Mission One

It has been years since I have done a Tae Bo workout. My mom actually purchased Tae Bo workouts from an infomercial when I was a kid--so I did some early Tae Bo on VHS when I was a teenager. As an adult I purchased Tae Bo workouts on DVD. I was especially fond of … Continue reading Tae Bo: Billy’s Boot Camp Elite Mission One