What You Should Know
The Firm Hips, Thighs & Abs is an intermediate to advanced workout. The program requires dumbbells and The Firm Box, a branded step created by the makers of The Firm workout DVDs. There is no official website for the video, but it can be found on various third-party websites. Due to the fact that this program is listed for intermediate to advanced users, beginners should not attempt to complete the workout. Overweight and obese dieters run the risk of overheating or passing out if they workout too hard. Heart rate can rise quickly causing other unhealthy side effects.
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Workout DVD from The Firm.
The Firm Hips, Thighs & Abs was released in 2004. The DVD is 35 minutes in length, but the moves are intense and not appropriate for beginners. The instructor for the workout is Pam Meriwether. She is considered a professional Firm expert. The instructor and followers on the DVD are in perfect shape, another indication that The Firm Hips, Thighs & Abs is not for the beginner.
There is very little information on the workout. We know it is marketing as a toning DVD, but the moves are completed quickly so it qualifies as a cardio workout as well. The Firm Box is nothing more than an aerobic step produced by the makers of The Firm. A traditional aerobic step could be used in place of The Firm Box.
Aerobic steps were popular in the late 90s and early 2000s. They are often associated with joint and hip pain. No matter the current fitness level, the dieter should not follow a workout DVD if the movements cause pain or discomfort. Walking can provide just as much cardio support as a workout DVD like The Firm Hips, Thighs & Abs without the added pain.
The DVD sells for $8 through third-party retailers.
- May provide a sufficient workout for the intermediate to advanced follower.
- Costs less than comparable workout DVDs.
- Uses the Firm branded Firm Box.
- May not be suitable for beginners.
- Step aerobics may cause hip, knee and joint pain.
- Marketed to the intermediate or advanced user.
The Firm has been around for decades, selling thin bodies and tone women to the world. Some of The Firm workouts are created for beginners that want to get started on The Firm weight loss and workout program. Others, like The Firm Hips, Thighs & Abs, are created for people already familiar with The Firm or other fitness DVDs. Beginners should be cautious when starting a new workout program. Weight loss requires diet and exercise and exercise should start slow and build over time.