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Cathe Live Review: Time To Hiit It - Low Impact

Cathe Live: Time To Hiit It - Low Impact

Time To Hiit It - Low Impact is an excellent, fast paced cardio workout that will definitely get your heart pumping! I loved this workout. The routine consists of a number of low impact Hiit drills one after the next. With the exception of one interval, none of the drills are repeated, which for me is one of the things that makes this workout so fantastic. It has so much variety and none of the drills are done for too long - they are just the right length to really get you working hard. You then get a short rest before moving straight into the next drill.

Each of the drills are low impact, however you can easily modify these to higher impact, if you wish. This is what I did and I got a great workout and all in 39 minutes. However, if you kept it all low impact and really put effort into each drill, I think you would still get a really good workout. The rest breaks are generally very short and so your heart rate stays elevated throughout. However, the workout is cleverly constructed so that there are a few easier drills mixed in, which gives you a little more chance to catch your breath before going all out again. All of the cardio drills are just one move repeated, for a set number of reps, so no choreography or difficult moves. However, I did modify one move – lifted abductions - as for some reason I find these really awkward so I just subbed in standing mountain climbers for this move.

The drills are generally done without equipment and only a few use a light dumbbell, which would be easy to modify if you wanted to use it while travelling. I used a 10# dumbbell for some of the drills as many are familiar moves from Cathe’s Ripped with Hiit series and she usually uses slightly heavier dumbbells for those.

Overall, this was a really effective Hiit workout that accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. I got a really great workout and enjoyed it a lot in the process! This is a definitely a new favourite Cathe Live!

(In case you are not familiar with Cathe Live – it is a streaming service from veteran fitness professional Cathe Friedrich, where she provides access to her live classes filmed at her gym in Jersey. Currently, there are over 240 workouts available in the archive, which you can access at any time and a new class is recorded nearly every week. More details are provided at the end of this article).

The Workout

Time To Hiit It - Low Impact is a pure cardio low impact Hiit workout consisting of 27 intervals using your own bodyweight or an 8# dumbbell.

What You Need to Know

Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 39 mins. Equipment needed:  One 8# dumbbell (I also used one 10# dumbbell). Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 4/5. Coordination: 1/5

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

The Moves

Time To Hiit It - Low Impact is 39 minutes long and originally aired on 9th May 2019 (#247). The workout starts with a 5 minute warm up before moving into the first cardio drill.

  • Split leaps

  • Shuffle, shuffle, drop

  • Squat digs

  • 1 Arm snatchone 8# dumbbell (I used a 10#)

  • Squat & lunge combo with punch across the body (with little hops)

Squat & Lunge Combo

  • Slam its

  • Marching sumosone 8# dumbbell (held horizontally between the hands. I used a 10#)

  • Puddle jumpers / lateral skates

Lateral Skates

  • Spiderman climbers

Spiderman Climbers

  • Rear lunges passing one dumbbell under alternating legsone 8# dumbbell

Rear Lunges

  • Alternating sumo squats (3 pulses each side with little hops)one 8# dumbbell (held horizontally between hands. I used a 10#)

  • Windmills

  • Fred Astaire’s

  • Mountain climbers

  • 3 Rope climbs & 1 elbow strike

  • Squat & twistone 8# dumbbell (I used a 10#)

  • Lunge up & punch down (with little hops)

  • Rowing forward lungesone 8# dumbbell (I used a 10#)

  • Surfer thrusts (start in low squat & jump back to plank then back to squat on one side then other)

  • Line taps (doubles & singles) – one 8# dumbbell (passing it between the hands)

  • Lifted abductions

Lifted Abductions

  • Swing & goone 8# dumbbell (I used a 10#)

  • Diagonal forward & back lunges (clapping hands together on side of knee at bottom of lunge & raising over head in between)

  • Galloping jacks (2 sets)

  • Hi-lo boxing jabs

  • Explosive dynamic lungesone 8# dumbbell

The workout ends with a 4:30 minute cool down and stretch.

Take Action

Try it today! Cathe Live is a streaming service available from – you can subscribe to monthly ($9.99 pm), six monthly or yearly plans and has over 240 live workouts in the archive for you to access at any time.

If you liked this workout, check out my review of Cathe Live: Low impact Cardio Compound Training – HERE.

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