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The first time you master all 6 combinations in Party Rockin’ Step #1 without screwing up you’ll want to call the entire family over to watch you. #truth
Party Rockin’ Step 1 is that kind of workout.
But don’t avoid this program because the steps are more challenging. That’s what makes it fun.
When you get tangled up on a combo don’t be afraid to rewind and play it again. Once you’ve mastered this program you’ll feel like a dance genius.
Here’s what it looks like:
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Equipment-Aerobic Step with 1 riser (per side), mat (only for the stretch)
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The warm-up is a step combination followed by a short stretch.
This first grouping isn’t too complicated. There’s tons of repetition. This will build up your confidence for the rest of the workout.
It took me at least 6 times through this workout to get the grapevine down the board. I felt like I’d solved a Rubik’s Cube when I finally got it.
You’ll notice Cathe introduce a really long group of new moves and then ask, ‘You got that?’, and you’ll want to punch her. It’s ok. I feel like that, too. Just ignore her. She repeats it a lot of times.
This video is a great example of good classic step aerobics where all the pieces fit together like a puzzle. You’ll know when you get it right because it feels right.
Don’t get frustrated. If you don’t make a bunch of mistakes the first few times you do this workout then you used to dance on Broadway. Seriously, I hate you.
Don’t worry about the arms until you get the foot patterns down. And don’t even attempt that turn on the step if you have vertigo, an inner ear infection, or just shitty balance. You’ll fall. Just do the walk option. You’ll burn the same calories and it’s still fun.
Everything makes me dizzy so I usually do the walk option.
This was probably the hardest combination for me to learn. There’s more spinning. Don’t give up. When you get it down you’ll feel like a Superstar.
This is the last combination. It’s not as hard as the others but you still have to pay attention.
Now you do all 6 combinations together. Don’t expect to remember them all.
I’ve done this workout a thousand times and still forget some of the moves when she puts them all together.
But you get two chances to do it. You’ll do better the second time through.
Do the stretch. Good flexibility is important. You know that. She uses a mat for the stretch.
And don’t forget you can access ALL of Cathe Friedrich’s programs (there are hundreds) with a membership to Cathe on Demand.
????Cathe on Demand is how I access Cathe Friedrich routines these days. You can read more about her exercise on demand service in this post, Everything You Need to Know About Cathe Live and Cathe on Demand.
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