My husband recently began working out with Cathe. Because of this, he's lost weight, gained muscle mass, and lowered his blood pressure. He enjoys doing her step as well as her strength training DVDs. I've been working out with Cathe for longer than I can remember. When I go to Amazon to check out a DVD, though, I've noticed that in the question and answer section there is frequently this question, "Can a man do this video?" My husband began getting in shape because he joined a Medieval Combat team (yes, the members dress up in armor and beat each other up with axes and swords). When we did the research for what skills and training was necessary for this sport, the list was long. I turned to my husband and told him that honestly Cathe was the only one that I knew that could get a 51 Year old (he's the oldest one on the team) in this kind of shape. He reluctantly (mumbling under his breath something about girly videos) tried one of her easier workouts. After he was able to breath again, he admitted that she was good. He's ex-military and belonged to several gyms throughout his lifetime. He then tried one of her strength workouts. Now, he's using her DVDs for strength, agility, balance, explosive power, endurance, flexibility, and recovery. He still has a long way to go to be physically fit, but he can now wear his 80 lb. suit of armor and out grapple the much younger guys on the team. His strength and endurance at least matches the other team members, including the ones that belong to expensive gyms. He still gets out of breath fairly easily (it's not easy to breath on a 90 degree day while being cooked in a metal suit of armor) and he takes longer to recover than most others (after a match). He's still working on agility, but it's coming along. He's a big guy, so flexibility is never going to be his greatest asset, but he's working at being flexible enough to help prevent injuries. He's 45 lbs. lighter while eating more than he used to. I don't have to stop and wait for him anymore when we go hiking. He can now do stairs without gasping for air and his knees no longer bother him. He's a new man and motivated to accomplish more. But... when the guys on his team ask how he's getting in shape so fast, he vaguely answers that he's working out on his own. One of the other new guys is overweight and not making much progress. I can't help wondering why my husband doesn't share with him how he's making such gains? I've even pointed out to my husband that Cathe has guys in some of her videos. So, I guess I was wondering if there are any males on this site that could tell me why my husband hides the fact that he's working out with Cathe. I'd also like to know if anybody on this site knows of other men (husbands, brothers, etc.) that work out with Cathe. I don't see her videos as being feminine in nature. Fitness is for everybody, and she happens to be a great instructor. I'd be very interested in people's comments regarding this.