top of page
  • Writer's

Cathe Live Review: Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs (#169)

Cathe Live: Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs

Cathe Live Review: Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs (#169)

Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs is a fun and effective cardio workout that ends with a short core section. This is a really nice workout – not too tough but will definitely get that heart rate up and you breathing a little harder. I really enjoyed this one and as it moves quickly from one thing to the next there is no dread factor either.

The workout consists of twenty-two cardio drills. The drills are a mix of higher and lower impact moves that are sequenced effectively so you feel the work but are not completely exhausted. All of the cardio intervals are straight forward moves – there is no choreography. They are just one move repeated for a set number of reps. Sometimes there is just one set of the move and other times you do two sets. Some of the moves also incorporate the use of light dumbbells to work the body in different ways and provide different challenges.

As mentioned, Cathe sequences the workout well - mixing in lower intensity moves so you get a chance to breathe and can hit the next higher intensity interval harder. She also gives you short breaks and a chance to get water throughout the workout so you are not just ‘go, go, go’. This was certainly not as tough as many of her Hiit workouts but it is a really fun workout packed full of variety.

The workout concludes with a nice core section, which ends with a one minute elbow plank and this finishes out the routine nicely.

Overall, this was a highly enjoyable and fun cardio workout that I will definitely be returning to frequently. This is a great workout to get your heart pumping without feeling completely wiped out by the end.

(For more information about Cathe Live, how to sign up & to see all of my Cathe Live reviews, click HERE).

The Workout

Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs is a cardio workout consisting of twenty-two mixed impact cardio drills followed by a short core section. The workout uses light dumbbells (5 pounds) and a mat. (As I don’t like using the mat for cardio moves I just did these on the floor).

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 42 mins. Equipment needed: 5# dumbbells & a mat. Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 4/5. Coordination: 1/5

(Rating scale – 1= lowest & 5 = highest).

The Moves

Mixed Impact Hiit w Bonus Abs is 42 minutes long and originally aired on 12th October 2017 (#169). The workout starts with a 5:30 minute warm-up before moving straight into the first cardio drill.

  • Shuffle, shuffle, drop – 24 reps

  • Apple pickers / squat digs – 2 sets of 32 reps

  • Split Leaps – 24 reps each side

  • Long reach lunges – two 5# dumbbells (1st set only) - 2 sets of 24 reps

  • Lean back & volley forward – 20 reps

Long Reach Lunges

Get mat out (if you want to use it)

  • Slam its – 24 reps

  • 3 Power turning squats & rock back – 2 sets of 8

  • Lateral skates (moving forward & back across mat) – 56 reps

  • 180 power turning jumps – 2 sets of 10 reps

  • Football runs (run down mat & back around one side) – 12 sets

  • Spiderman climbers – 28 reps

Spiderman Climbers

Put mat away

  • Alternating forward leaning lunges – two 5# dumbbells – 24 reps

  • Squat & knee twist - two 5# dumbbells – 16 reps

  • 3 Rope climbs & attack – 8 sets each side

  • 4 Jacks & 4 air jacks – 4 sets

  • Lateral hops – one 5# dumbbell (held horizontally in hands) – 20 reps & 10 reps

  • Dynamic explosive side to side lunges – one 5# dumbbell – 24 reps

  • Rowing forward lunges – one 5# dumbbell – 24 reps

  • Quarter turn jumps – one 5# dumbbell – 16 reps

  • Snowboards – 2 sets of 24 reps

  • Scissor, scissor, wide jump & tuck – 6 reps on each side

  • Fred Astaire – 40 reps

Rowing Forward Lunge

Move to the Floor for Core Section (at 33 minutes)

  • Ankle grabber sit-ups – 10 reps

  • Sit-ups - lifting 1 leg at a time – 10 reps

  • Rope climbs – 8 sets

  • Bike manoeuvre – 24 reps (fast), 16 reps (slower) & 16 reps (fast)

  • Side plank & hip lifts – 4 sets each side (8x fast pulse & 4x slow lifts)

  • 1 Minute elbow plank


The workout ends with a 2:30 minute cool down and stretch.

Take Action

Try it today! Find out more about how to subscribe and to check out all of my Cathe Live Reviews - click HERE.

If you enjoyed this workout, check out my review of Cathe Live: Cardio Fusion - HERE.

If you enjoyed this review, please share it using the links below.

1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

1 Comment

Feb 05, 2021

I loved this workout. No dread factor, no burpees. It felt like RwH low impact. A+

No modifications

bottom of page