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Anyone a big fan of Christi Taylor's workouts as I am?

This is a discussion on Anyone a big fan of Christi Taylor's workouts as I am? within the Open Discussion forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Hi everyone, I'm so glad a lot of you like Christi as I do. As one of you said, don't ...

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:53 PM
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Hi everyone,
I'm so glad a lot of you like Christi as I do. As one of you said, don't use Step Heaven as a guide. That's a good one but Solid Gold Step (filmed 2003) and Still Steppin (filmed 2001) are my favorites!! :) The hi/lo partners to these workouts are also great, I'm told. The music is great and she definitely is one of the best instructors out there. She has a nice forum on her web site too. She is very supportive and responds quite often. I've asked her detailed questions about her workouts and she's always happy to explain. I find her step workouts comparable in intensity and complexity to Cathe's, except for the Challenges Cathe throws in at the end. :)

Christi is a wonderful person too. One of the nicest, caring, genuine people I've been in contact with. Her 21 year old son Jeremy is in the military and serving in Iraq and will be there for a bit longer. She's been letting us know how he's doing...very well lately.

For you hi/lo fans I've heard that on her Humble Beginnings DVD (workouts filmed between 1994-1997) CIA 9801 is awesome. The choreography is her most complex ever, if anyone wants a challenge. Also the music is very good.

Take care everyone and give Christi a good chance if you haven't already!!

Liz :)

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:09 PM
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I just ordered two of Christi's DVD after reading your post. I have always liked Christi and thought to myself I should have a few more of her workouts. Are you going to order her new workouts?? It doesn't give much description on her website. It says the intensity is moderate whereas most of her workouts are moderate/advanced. Do you think that means this one will be a little easier??
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:15 PM
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I'm a huge Christi Taylor fan. In fact, I did Totally Hot Cardio this morning. Her workouts are more like dance parties or fun fests than workouts. Her music is always fun, the moves are innovative and interesting, and her cueing is amazing!

I almost every Christi Taylor workout put out (don't have the original CIA workouts with the slide workouts, just the compilation DVD's). I'm waiting to preorder her two new workouts until the next cycle on my credit card. Yes, preordering is a sickness :o .

I agree with everyone about not using Step Heaven as a gauge for her workouts. It's one of the toughest choreography wise ever produced, IMO. Still Steppin, Totally Cool Step, and Solid Gold Step are awesome and have sections that are tutorials for those who need some extra coaching getting the steps.

SHHHH! Don't tell anyone, but I think that for sheer fun factor, Christi just might beat out Cathe (and Cathe is amazing too!).

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Old 07-23-2004, 03:54 PM
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Hi JJ,
I plan to definitely order StepSational (her new step workout being filmed 8/26) and am considering Funkional Fitness. I asked Christi on her forum about that one. It's not a typical Hi/lo, more of a dancy type workout. The music will be a little slower. Like you I'm not sure till I see it. I'm a huge fan of step workouts ( I only do Christi and Cathe)!! My favorite Step workouts of all time are Christi's Solid Gold Step and Still Steppin, and Cathe's Rhythmic Step, Step Blast, Imax 2, Body Max step aerobics, and Cardio&Weights. I'm so glad you ordered some Christi DVD's. You will not regret it!! :)

I asked her how rehearsals were going. 3 hours a day 4 times a week, then up to 6 hours a day the week before filming. WOW !!!!

Take care,
Liz
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Old 07-23-2004, 03:57 PM
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Hi Sabine,

Are you Dutch? I'm half Dutch. My mom is from the Netherlands. I'm addicted to imported Dutch food! :)

Her CIA 9801 as well as the other CIA's are on her Humble Beginnings DVD. I plan to get that one soon.

Take care,
Liz
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:19 PM
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Hi Liz,

Yes, I'm dutch from my mother's side (dad's side is german). Where do you get the imported Dutch food? I'd lop off my right arm if I could get a hold of some real Dutch vla (and drop, and chocolates, and the list could go on and on).

Nice to meet a fellow dutchie!
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:16 AM
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Cheekster, my first Christi was Still Steppin. After 2 attempts I thought I would never get the choreography down. Then, a few months later I took it out again and it started to click and now I love this video. It takes awhile to learn her choreography, but she is so fun. I am getting Solid Gold Step soon. I can't wait.
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:00 AM
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Hi Sabine! I'd be thrilled to tell you where to get Dutch food. I'm hopelessly addicted to it. First I'll talk about vla and pudding. The best site is
Dereuze.com because they have great prices. I order everything from Gevulde Koeken and Kanos, Edam cheese (4lb ball), Venco Droptoefjes and Katja Kokindjes (my favorite licorice), also Top Drop (for the purse!), King peppermints, Verkade chocolate, Honig custard mix (can make great vla with this), John Moir vanilla pudding, DeRuijter chocolate hail (for the bread). SOMETIMES they have pourable vla in a 1 L box but not always. I always place my order via phone b/c they can't say on the web if they have vla or not. Also at times the web says "out of stock" when they actually do have a few left. I don't think they're supposed to carry vla but have it anyway sometimes. You just have to ask. Another site which is also great which OFTEN has pourable vla is
Hollandsbest.com They have TONS of stuff, including both chocolate and vanilla vla.

I also like:
Dutchsweets.com (lots of licorice here!)
If you are interested in stroopwafels and gevulde Koeken dereuze.com has much better prices. All 3 sites I like b/c they each carry items I like which the others don't have. You can also get a lot of canned goods and yummy meat spices at great prices from Dereuze.com

Those of you reading this might think uh oh too many sweets, but I really am doing well and continuing to lose weight. I just eat my treats very much in moderation and keep track of my calories. For example I treat myself to a little chocolate once or twice a month, same with my licorice, and only about 80-100 calories at a time. Of course I work out a lot! :)

Sabine, Another site which is great is thehollandring.com. They have a big list of merchants you can either go to or order from. I've tried looking at all the online merchants and found that dereuze.com, hollandsbest.com, and dutchsweets.com are the best. Sometimes I feel that Dutch treats make life even more worth living ! :)

Take care,
Liz
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:04 AM
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Great! Solid Gold Step has this great MoveMaster feature which enables you to learn the choreograghy in slow motion. I did this first before attempting the workout and it made the workout much smoother. The music is great on this workout and choreography sooo fun!! You will love it! :)

Liz
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Old 07-24-2004, 05:49 PM
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She and CATHY are my VERY FAVORITES!! Christi has a few new tapes coming, too!
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