Cathe Live: Lighten Up Total Body

#312 Lighten Up Total Body is the last of my Black Friday Cathe Live purchases. I was really on the fence about this one as I am not generally interested in workouts that use light dumbbells. At the time I had been (and still am) focusing primarily on Cathe's heavy lifting workouts, and I thought … Continue reading Cathe Live: Lighten Up Total Body

Cathe Live: Fantastic Elastic

#322 Fantastic Elastic is a Cathe Live strength workout using only resistance bands. Cathe created this workout right after she start selling fitness equipment through her site again. Now you can get all strengths of resistance bands, stability balls and yoga mats. I ordered all of it except the yoga mats. So I was excited … Continue reading Cathe Live: Fantastic Elastic

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