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Cathe Live Review: You Bet Your Bootcamp

Cathe Live: You Bet Your Bootcamp by Fitness My Style

Cathe Live Review: You Bet Your Bootcamp

You Bet Your Bootcamp is yet another great cardio and strength workout from Cathe Live. Cathe has really been excelling lately in producing workouts that I really love and this one is no exception. This a circuit workout that includes rounds of cardio and strength exercises. This is definitely more of a cardio / metabolic routine than a serious strength based one. The strength work is done using a resistance bands, gliding device (discs) and dumbbells so there is lots of variety to keep your muscles challenged. The weights used in this workout are fairly light. I only increased my weights on a few exercises, as you are moving quickly throughout the workout and I felt it would be difficult to go much heavier and maintain the pace. Cathe also used a medium tension resistance loop and tubing for this class. I used a heavier tension loop and this worked well for me.

This workout got my heart rate up nicely and certainly for the first half of the routine there are very few breaks, as you just move directly from one exercise to the next. I had to scramble a few times to not miss the first rep – so make sure that your resistance band and weights are very near to hand. I really enjoyed the fact that none of the intervals were repeated and the strength work is different and interesting, as you are using different types of resistance and movement patterns. Each of the rounds includes a cardio blast and a few strength exercises. The cardio is usually just a few straight forward moves put together, such as, jacks / touch down jacks or jacks / scissors using the resistance loop - so no choreography here. The strength work is sometimes upper body or lower focused and sometimes more compound moves.

Overall, I loved this workout and I found that the time just flew by. It wasn’t super challenging but was enough to feel pleasantly worked afterwards.

(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 230 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

You Bet Your Bootcamp is a cardio and strength circuit workout consisting of 7 rounds of cardio followed by a few strength exercises. The strength work is done using lighter dumbbells, resistance bands and your own bodyweight.

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 53 mins. Equipment needed:  5-15# dumbbells, medium tension resistance band & loop, two gliding devices or discs & a mat. Optional Lifting gloves. Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 3/5. Coordination: 2/5

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

The Moves

You Bet Your Bootcamp is 53 minutes long and originally aired on 28th March 2019. The workout starts with a fairly active 6 minute warm-up before putting the resistance loop around your ankles ready for the first cardio blast.

  • Jacks / scissors with resistance loop around ankles

  • Firewalkers (side steps) – side to side & on an angle forward & back – resistance loop around ankles

  • Alternating side to side step out squats with wide band pulls – resistance loop around ankles & band held between hands

  • Bow & arrow lunges (holding one hand in middle of band in a ‘stop’ sign & other hand holding ends of band. Pull band back as you lunge) – resistance band

Jacks / Scissors with loop around ankles

  • Explosive lunges – one 8# db held horizontally in hands

  • Static lunges – two 12# dbs

  • Upright row & straight arm kickbacks – resistance band – singles & pulsing

  • 1 Arm tricep press down – resistance band – sets of 8 singles & 4 pulses (left side only)

  • Touch down jacks

  • 1 Arm tricep press down – resistance band – sets of 8 singles & 4 pulses (right side only)

Touch down jacks

  • Pop squats / jump ropes / plyo jacks

  • Slide back lunges – two 10# dbs & one gliding device (disc)

  • Forward lunge & lateral raise – two 5# dbs

  • Lateral ‘U’ raise – two 5# dbs

Slide back lunges

  • Jacks / touch down jacks

  • Curl press & overhead tricep extensions – two 10# dbs

  • Squat jump & knee circles

  • Sliding crossback lunges – two 12# dbs & one gliding device (disc)

  • Slide back lunges & sweeper curls – two 8# dbs & one gliding device (disc)

  • Bicep curls – two 5# dbs & resistance band (under one foot) – singles & 2/2 count

Bicep curls

  • Air jacks / fast feet

  • Squats & deadlifts – two 15# dbs – sets of 8 squats & 4 deadlifts

  • Squat thrust & 2 plank push-ups – two gliding devices (discs)

  • Gliding mountain climbers (from one side to other) – two gliding devices (discs)

  • Marching sumo – one 15# db – turning 360 degrees in a circle (one way & then the other)

  • Close grip bench press with knees elevated – two 12# dbs

  • Bench press with knees elevated – two 12# dbs – singles & 1.5’s

  • T-band pulls – resistance band

  • Supermans (lying on stomach, swim arms forward & back in while pulling band apart with feet) – resistance loop around the ankles

  • Swimmers – resistance loop around ankles


The workout ends with a 3 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 230 live workouts in the archive for you to access at any time.

If you liked this workout, check out my review of Michelle Dozois Peak 10 – Fat Blaster – HERE.

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15 de jun. de 2021

Sweaty but doable. Lots of variety. Nothing goes on for too long. I liked it

My Modifications: skipped the squat thrusts to add abs. I added leg extensions to the bench press moves.

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