The Shaolin Workout trains in the aid of building fitness, strength, endurance, stamina and flexibility whilst learning fundamental kung fu steps for the beginner, and giving those who already know how, a virtual classroom in which the Master pushes you to work out to your maximum.
Just as the kung fu is key in this work out DVD, so is the emphasis on fitness and endurance.
This is great for someone who (1) wants to get fit under the banner of wushu (kung fu) and/or (2) wants to learn or practice kung fu in a class room setting, but is unable to go to a real life class.
The Master is joined by students in the back, so you always feel you are part of a class as well as part of the process. The Master is efficient and helpful in his explanations, but for the complete beginner, do not be afraid to pause the DVD when practicing moves for the first time that you did not quite pick up firstly at the full speed of the class. Once you get the moves, working out is even the more fun.
It is an enjoyable, fast paced, accurate and more regimented form of working out.