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Step DVD Review

By WLR Staff, Julie Howard

This Step DVD/video was created for anyone brand new to Step aerobics and is the best thing to get you started in your own home before buying a DVD/video that isn’t for beginners or before you join a step aerobics class.

Gin Miller, is so nice you feel like it’s your best friend showing you what to do. Gin’s not cheesy and doesn’t treat you like a toddler (unlike some presenters), instead she is warm, really relaxed and very natural, which makes her super easy to follow on the Step and pay attention to.

I really enjoyed doing this step DVD, I thought I might find it a bit boring as I regularly do dance classes, but once I started I really got into it.

Even though I’m quite co-ordinated I’m not used to leaving the floor when I move, so using the Step took a bit of getting used to. I’m also really glad I did this DVD rather than going straight to an aerobics class as I think without the basics demonstrated by Gin I would have struggled (plus felt embarrassed if I fell behind).

I’ve actually done this Step DVD quite a few times now and think I might brave an aerobics class in the coming weeks as this has given me the confidence I need to take that next step. But I could just as easily keep using the Everybody Steps DVD until I’ve completely mastered the basics and move on to a more advanced Step aerobics DVD.

Here are my explanations for the segments the DVD and video are split up into, and if you look at the Everybody Steps images, you’ll see the Six Week Exercise Prescription from the back of the box which is great if you’re just getting into regular exercise.

Pre-Class Guidelines

This is Gins introduction to the DVD where she gives you a couple of tips and gets you ready to start stepping.

Segment 1 Warm Up (green)

Takes you through the Step floor patterns that make up the basics of all step aerobic routines.

Segment 2 Cardio Stepping (blue)

Now we do the basics on the Step and put that together with the Step floor patterns in the warm up.

Segment 3 Cardio Stepping (yellow)

From the basics on the Step we start doing some variations, making it that bit harder.

Segment 4 Cardio Stepping (purple)

We’re now moving in different directions with the moves from the previous segments and adding a couple of new moves in too.

Segment 5 Cardio Stepping (pink)

Here we do everything from segments 2-4 for the first half, and then combine some more of those basic Step steps to create some more advanced ones.

Segment 6 Cool Down/Slow Stretch (grey)

All good workout DVDs have a cool down and stretch segment and Everybody Steps is no exception. Simply a couple of minutes to cool down slowly to help make sure you’re in top condition to do the DVD again another day.

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