This multilevel class is safe for and accessible to beginners, and just right for intermediates. Three of Fonda's able and motivating instructors teach the 45-minute step class. Half the room does lower-intensity moves; the other uses higher steps and higher-intensity techniques. The teaching technique is excellent: a pattern is taught on the floor before taking it up on the step. One participant does the routines totally without the step to guide beginners or others who don't feel comfortable using the step. The patterns never get very complex, but they are varied enough to keep you interested and energized, and you can adjust your step height to make the workout harder if you wish. The instructors cue seamlessly. Fonda herself teaches the 10-minute abdominal segment, with enough variations of the standard crunch to keep your abs contracting and your mind engaged. --Joan Price
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Jane Fonda's Step Aerobic and Abdominal Workout. A two-part program that burns fat, sculpts hips, thighs and buttocks, and tightens abs using an adjustable bench. 45-minute step aerobic workout: A high energy, low impact cardiovascular conditioning routine that is fun, challenging and safe for beginners to advanced. Jane Fonda's top instructors leads you through simple and innovative steps with new high energy music! 10-minute abdominal workout: A one-on-one workout with Jane that really works! Strengthen and tighten your abdominals using the bench step for optimum results and safety. Jane Fonda Workout programs are reviewed and approved by a team of medical professionals, including cardiologists, exercise physiologists, and orthopedic surgeons. The Jane Fonda video workout library includes more than 8 core workout programs. To maximize your overall fitness, the perfect Jane Fonda Workout video complements to this program are: Complete Workout, Lower Body Solution, Lean Routine.