Yeah, even though you can get weighted hoops now for extra workout oomph that will leave bruises in the beginning, I wouldn't say it is an INTENSE workout. You're right, Carrie.
I am partial to Gin Miller and Tamilee Webb, but personality is a very individual thing. The clips at that Collage site can give you an idea if you can tolerate the person or want to smack them upside the head (like how I want to do to Denise Austin).
Also, EllieG, is cardio + toning OK, or just straight up cardio work?
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates