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Old 02-15-21, 05:37 PM  
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I remember the early step workouts that Gin Miller did for Reebok were pretty slow and controlled - both the original and the circuit ones. The one taken from her exercise TV show was neither slow nor controlled. I didn't own any of her later step videos, but I'd guess they were at a reasonable speed, too.

Also Keli Roberts' step video, though that didn't make it to DVD, and the one Keli did with Cher. Kathy Smith's Step workout, Power Step and her Buns and Thighs Step workout were at the slower speed, especially Power Step. And Kari Anderson's old step workouts were at reasonable speed, though I still couldn't handle the choreography. She did step for one of the 29-Minute Workouts but that VHS was rare when it was new. It was simple and slow enough that I could do it.

Who did the two videos for AVIA shoes. Was that Gay Gasper? ETA, it's the two Step-n-Stones videos by Gay that I was thinking of.

ETA Also Charlene Prickett's were slow and controlled.

Sorry I'm not being very good with actual titles for most of these.

How many of these actually made it to DVD? Kathy Smith's did but they go in and out of availability. Keli's are on YouTube but in pretty bad quality.
You can find Keliís step workout (itís called Keli Roberts: Ultimate Step) on YouTube. Iím just getting back to working out at home and one of my first vids was the Keli/Cher step workout, also on YouTube. It was nice, civilized pace.
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Old 02-15-21, 06:02 PM  
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Got on the Jane Fonda bandwagon recently. There are at least two of her step workouts on You Tube.

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Old 02-15-21, 08:48 PM  
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There is another Gilad step workout called Step and Tone with light hand weights. There's the original Kathy Smith Step Workout (different from her Great Buns and Thighs). There's a Gin Miller one called Everybody Steps. There is also the Debra Mazda Let's Get Stepping. Finally, there are a couple of Cathe ones that are meant to be lower intensity and are slower. They are Basic Step and Body Fusion and also Low Impact Step.
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Old 02-16-21, 02:44 AM  
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I'd forgotten about Body Bar Strong Step. I do remember feeling it didn't have enough cooldown before going into the strength work, but that was easy to correct on my own. Otherwise a nice basic routine and short enough to be useful for someone like me who tends to do a few different things for a workout.
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Old 02-16-21, 12:49 PM  
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Also Keli Roberts' step video, though that didn't make it to DVD, and the one Keli did with Cher. Kathy Smith's Step workout, Power Step and her Buns and Thighs Step workout were at the slower speed, especially Power Step. And Kari Anderson's old step workouts were at reasonable speed, though I still couldn't handle the choreography.
The only Kari step workouts I could handle were Body Tech (https://youtu.be/EmRLFdffED0) and Fitness Formula.

In addition to Keli Roberts and Kathy Smith (did all instructors in the 90s have names starting with K?), my favorites are:
Gin Miller Best of Step TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_8eaQV9o0
Gin Miller Aerostep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExKZWya6jfU
Kendell Hogan Crunch The Next Step https://youtu.be/QOaxvyKBeTQ

Petra Kolber had some fun workouts on FitTV that I taped and wish I had hung onto. They were more doable for me than her official workouts.
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Old 02-16-21, 01:52 PM  
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I've been a vidiot for 20+ years and have owned a step for donkey's years but mostly used it as a weight bench till recently when I needed to jazz up my home cardio options for rainy/dark winter days (so as to get more steps in while stuck working from home and just driving kids around instead of being able to walk around more). I didn't even realize the BPM thing was something to consider as I have been using "old school" routines to learn and practice stepping, namely:

Gilad - Step Aerobics
Kathy Kaehler - Basics Workout Class (Step)
Kathy Smith - Step Workout (I do agree with a VF reviewer that there's a bit too much arm flailing in this so I sometimes just simplify/do my own thing)
Gin Miller - Step Reebok the Video

And this morning, inspired by this thread, I tried Gin Miller's Simply Step on her awesome YouTube channel! It's an hour long, and around 45-50 minutes in, when she started teaching a move that could be weaved into a combo that involved my back facing the screen, my brain went kablooie! Also, I was such a sweaty mess, it was no wonder I was still able to keep up with most of what was going on in my first time stepping through it. I think my floor and step aerobics attention span is around 45 minutes as when things run till 50 or 55 mins, I inevitably start to miss some steps and/or wish the last few minutes would wrap up more quickly

What other "classic" routines would you recommend now that I'm starting to conquer more on a step? I use two risers (so 8 inches) for all of these routines so definitely don't see myself going any faster on the BPM front...
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Old 02-16-21, 05:04 PM  
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These two Firm workouts from the BSS1 6-pack might be worth a look. they use the FL, but a club step will be just as good. you can even go with just the top/topper for a 4" height.

The choreo is simple enough and pace is moderate. it includes light weights for 4-limb, but you can do it without weights.

Lisa Kay: Cardio Sculpt Blaster (step begins at about the 12 min mark after warm up and floor aerobics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROn862fLQQU
Nancy Tucker: Body Sculpt Blaster
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Old 02-17-21, 09:03 AM  
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The only Kari step workouts I could handle were Body Tech (https://youtu.be/EmRLFdffED0) and Fitness Formula.

In addition to Keli Roberts and Kathy Smith (did all instructors in the 90s have names starting with K?), my favorites are:
Gin Miller Best of Step TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_8eaQV9o0
Gin Miller Aerostep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExKZWya6jfU
Kendell Hogan Crunch The Next Step https://youtu.be/QOaxvyKBeTQ

Petra Kolber had some fun workouts on FitTV that I taped and wish I had hung onto. They were more doable for me than her official workouts.
Thanks for these links! These bring back wonderful memories! Isn't it amazing how a workout can be so nostalgic and bring back feelings (much like music does) ?
Aerostep was my all time favorite step workout. I used to do it every-other day for a couple of years! I also miss the old crunch videos. They were so much fun!
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Old 02-17-21, 09:05 AM  
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These two Firm workouts from the BSS1 6-pack might be worth a look. they use the FL, but a club step will be just as good. you can even go with just the top/topper for a 4" height.

The choreo is simple enough and pace is moderate. it includes light weights for 4-limb, but you can do it without weights.

Lisa Kay: Cardio Sculpt Blaster (step begins at about the 12 min mark after warm up and floor aerobics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROn862fLQQU
Nancy Tucker: Body Sculpt Blaster
Thanks for this link! These were beautiful workouts. Hmm, is there already a thread on youtube links to "old favorite" workouts? If not, I think we need one.
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Old 02-17-21, 12:07 PM  
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My favorite slow basic step workout is Susan Powter Moving with Susan.
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