Recent content by MelanieC

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    Lost: Motivation

    I was where you are now back in 2017. I hated the fact that I was nearing a size 18, so I knew I had to do something. So on December 31, 2017 I took a picture of myself in a bikini, weighed myself (even though I knew the number would shock me). Then on my bulletin board in my room I pinned a...
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    Restarting everything at 51

    Looks like lots of people have covered what your concerns are so I'll just add that I gave up counting calories about 2 years ago and have lost 47 pounds. I don't do any fad diets, except for eating way more veggies & fruit, cutting out processed foods like breakfast cereal & granola bars. I...
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    Coming back

    I agree with Ama - try the LITE series. There's a PHA Training workout that will help you ease back into weight training. Then move on to ICE.
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    Step Boss crew members?

    As long as Cathe is at the helm, I'm good with whoever is chosen to be in the cast. Cathe's energy & enthusiasm plus her cueing, timing & rhythm make her the best step instructor bar none. I do agree that Cedie was her best step side-kick. ;) I've noticed in the live classes that Nicole...
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    Yes! I Finally Order Step Boss!!!

    I totally agree - #1 is so much fun.
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    Yes! I Finally Order Step Boss!!!

    I love step too! I always reach for a step dvd whenever I don't feel like working out. I did order LITE, and yes there's the little step routine that is IMAXish, but not the same challenge level at all. I think the last "just" step dvds that Cathe released was Party Rockin' Step 1 & 2. Those...
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    Step Workouts

    When I first started learning step, I found that it helped me to step to the count of 8 - and I counted out loud. I've been doing step for 15 years and still find myself counting out loud sometimes.
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    What did you all order?

    This is my first time buying only downloads for a couple of reasons - I'm on a budget and I need to save space. I can connect my iPad to my tv easily so I don't anticipate any problems. It feels weird not ordering the DVDs but I hope it works because it could save me some money on future orders.
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    Anyone order just downloads?

    Neat! If you don't mind me asking, how do you make your own pre-mixes?
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    Favorite Cathe Step Workouts?

    I love Cathe's step workouts! There's only a couple I really don't sync with, but my favourites are: Party Rockin' Step #1 Rhythmic Step Higher Intensity & Lower Intensity step from the 4-day split series Step Blast
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    Pre-Order Cathe's New STEP BOSS Exercise DVDs Starting Thursday, May 9th

    15 years ago when I was learning step using one of Cathe's basic step workouts, I remember that following Cedie really helped me learn the program. Plus her smile was a big boost.
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    Pre-Order Cathe's New STEP BOSS Exercise DVDs Starting Thursday, May 9th

    Hi Cokonkel - do you ever miss having DVDs? Is there anything missing on the downloads like pre-mixes?
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    Anyone order just downloads?

    Hi everyone - so I'm really excited about the new Step Boss series. I've always ordered the DVDs but this time I'm considering only ordering the downloads. Has anyone out there just ordered downloads? Do you think there's an advantage to having the DVDs as well?
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    Weird question - ICE Rock'm Sock'm

    OH YEAH!!! Totally makes sense. Thank-you :cool:
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    Weird question - ICE Rock'm Sock'm

    OK so every time I do this workout, I wonder what Cathe is saying during a particular exercise and I still can't make it out. Its during the Blizzard Blast - the cardio blizzard burn when you are kicking your legs forward with your feet pointed up. Is Cathe saying "shins of madness"??? I...