Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|10 Minute Solution Dance Off Belly Fat|
Actor: Petra Kolber
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
No Time To Exercise? — We have the solution for you?the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we?ve developed 5 belly blasting dance workouts that are just 10 minutes each. Stress can ... more »
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Fun and challenging, not for beginners
blueyed.dancer | Chicago IL | 05/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't even buy this on Amazon I bought this at Best Buy 2 weeks ago and since then its been my favorite workout video. I must say, this video does not break it down, it just dives right in, so beginners and the uncoordinated, beware! As someone who has a lot of dance experience I appreciated the challenge as I'm tired of wimpy dance workouts and this one is definitely not wimpy. Latin Waist Sizzler workout is fast paced and she demonstrates a lot of fun latin inspired moves like merengue, mambo, cha cha, even a little flamenco arms/hands. Dancers Silhouette workout uses abdominal isolations like rib slides and balance exercises to tone the core muscles. The rest of the segments are consistent and challenging but also very fun. If you are a good intermediate to advanced dancer and looking for a dance workout thats challenging try this one. If you are a beginner or looking for something easy look elsewhere."
Tchik182 | Gainesville, FL | 07/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Before I counter some of the claims by other reviewers, I'll tell you about the DVD. As billed, the DVD consists of 5, 10 minute segments, supposedly designed to work your abs. Unless I concentrate extremely hard on my abs the entire time, this work out doesn't really work your abs. The DVD is probably designed to decreased over all body fat, and therefore belly fat as a result. You can customize a workout by putting as many as 6 segments (with 1 repeat segment) into any order you choose. The "Dancer's Silhouette" segment isn't really cardio, it's more overall toning. The music choice is great, and Petra is encouraging and fun, as always. The cueing is adequate. There are very brief warm ups and cool downs with each segment. My complaint with this DVD is that I don't like my cardio broken into short segments. I feel like it's hard to keep my heart rate up; that's why I gave this DVD 4 stars instead of 5. However, I know that's the point of the 10 Minute Solutions DVDs and I don't own any other 10 Minute Solution DVDs for this reason. I bought this one strictly because I am a big fan of Petra Kolber.
Several reviewers complained about the lack of instruction. However, with the segments being only 10 minutes long, I don't know how there is time have every move broken down at half-time. Petra would never make it through more than 3 moves in 10 minutes. There are times when Petra breaks the moves down at half-time, for moves that are a little more challenging. I don't think this DVD is very difficult. If you can do box steps, mambos, pony steps and a kick, ball change, you can do this DVD. As with all excercise DVDs, the first time I try the DVD, I falter; but with successive attempts, the DVD gets easier. There are no complicated turns, and the one time Petra introduces a turn, she says you don't have to do it.
I do prefer Petra Kolber's 3-2-1 Dance [ASIN:B0010QH1GE 3 2 1 Dance]]. If you really like dance DVDs, without the short segments, I highly recommend 3-2-1 Dance."
Fantastic! For dance lovers everywhere
D. D. Leon | 05/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite 10 Min Solution DVD and I own almost all of them. I understand how it can be frustrating for some exercisers, because the choreography is fast and with some complexity. That said, you will definitely get an effective cardio & core workout when you do it correctly. All the segments end with a very short but efficient stretch that feels like a continuation of the dance.
- Latin Beat: My favorite. Quick-moving latin combos.You get mambos,
chachas, flamenco, merengue and even a little tango. I had
a lot of fun learning this one.
- Dancer's Sillouette: The emphasis here is to elongate the body doing a
routine that feels like a tai-chi and modern dance fusion.
I feel taller and more graceful after this segment, so I
do it last. Easy to learn because is the slowest.
- Belly Blaster: The fastest; you'll need lots of energy. The routine is
complex, but it really works the abs. The moves range from
jazz squares to mambos and snakes.
- Attitude & Energy: A sexy routine , I feel like a backup dancer. You'll
do a lot of shoulder moves, attitude walks, a kick
ball-change and arm reaches.
-Fat Burning Beat: You'll burn calories and work your core with
chest-pops, hip moves and knee-ups.
These routines are taught by Petra Kolber, who has like two decades of
experience in fitness and who was the star of many Reebok videos. She was
an 'IDEA Instructor of The Year' and she was first trained as a dancer. I think you are in good hands here; so listen to her cues and have fun!
Cynnie "Colorful Girl" | 06/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great workout. Petra is a great teacher, very professional, great cueing and fun choreography. There is no warm-up. There are 5 - 10 minute routines. I would have prefered a few less "box-steps" and "mombos" but the quality of the production far outweighs any of my personal wishes. If you like to dance your way fit,,, then this is a DVD for you."