Cathe Friedrich has been a leading innovator of the home exercise video industry for over two decades. With over 200 workout titles to her credit, she created one of the first “step” aerobic videos in 1989, and continues to this day to produce fun, intense, and challenging workouts for all body types and fitness levels. Her workouts are distributed on DVD and via digital downloads and streaming. Cathe holds a long-time ACE primary certification, and has specialty fitness certifications in Indoor Cycling, Body Pump, Kickboxing, Boxing, Prenatal Fitness, Resist-A-Ball, Yoga Fit, Silver Sneakers and more. Her award-winning fitness workouts have been featured in the New York Times, Dallas News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and have appeared in articles in the magazines Shape, Oxygen, Self, Health, Fit, Consumer Digest and Fitness. Cathe has also been featured on Fox Business News, CBS and QVC. Cathe is the mother of two boys: Eric, age fourteen, and Kyle, age twelve.

When Squats Hurt Your Back

Squats are one of the best exercises for your thighs, particularly the quadriceps, the muscles in the front of your thighs. Just as importantly, squats are a compound move that works multiple muscle groups at the same time. That means you burn more calories when you squat than when you…
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