Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|10 Minute Solution-Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix|
Actor: Stella Sandoval
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports, 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 hot Latin dance workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts wi... more »
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Michelle M. from ARAGON, GA
Reviewed on 12/14/2010...
Clear instruction, fun mix of moves and perfect for time crunched days. Another good 10 Minute Solution workout.
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Sandra Novotny | Arizona | 02/11/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big fan of the 10 minute solutions series. I was so excited about the release of this video, that I preordered it through Amazon a couple weeks before it was released.
After enjoying such great moves, cuing and cardio action in Fat Blasting Dance Mix and Dance It Off & Tone It Up (both instructed by Jennifer Galardi) I have to say this DVD was a let down.
1. The cuing is horrible! She doesn't do a great job cuing you for the next move, and she even gets her sides confused!
A good workout (or dance) video says "left" or "right" from your perspective. When they say "left" it means your left, and they actually go to their right. This makes it much much easier to follow. Sometimes Stella Sandoval did that, but sometimes she got her sides confused and said "right" for her right instead of the viewer's. This makes it very difficult to keep up, and makes things confusing. Plus, she doesn't even lead you into every move, you have to watch her closely to come close to going the right way.
2. The moves and music were unremarkable.
Even though I did have fun doing this video for the most part, I can see how these moves will get boring quick. At one part during the workout, I didn't hear ANY music. I don't know if it was a soft part in that song, or if someone fell asleep during taping.
3. Low end cardio.
I broke a mild sweat before the 50 minutes were up, but the video is really very low intensity.
4. No warm ups, cool downs, or stretches??
Part of the reason I love the 10 minute series is they do a small warm up/cool down/stretch at the beginning and end of every segment. After all, each segment is supposed to be designed to be used independently, so you have to. This allows me to make sure I am stretching throughout the workout, which is really good for your body.
This DVD warms you up briefly in the beginning of the 1st segment. That's it. No stretches. No cool down. This is a HUGE flaw!
5. Far too fast in some parts.
By fast, I don't mean cardio workout wise. As I mentioned, this video isn't the best of cardio workouts. I mean when she is teaching the moves. She doesn't break down each part in an easy to follow slow manner like Galardi does.
6. The video cover is wrong.
A small point which doesn't make too much difference in your buying decision, but is useful info for those trying it for the first time. The workouts do not play in the order indicated on the cover.
In summary: It was fun to do since I don't know anything about salsa so that made it unique for me. But it will get boring quickly I am sure. It isn't inense enough as a workout to become a regular component in my fitness plan. The cuing makes it difficult to follow, so it will take a few times to get the hang of it. All in all? Go get the (2) 10 minute solution dance videos by Jennifer Galardi if you want a good, well cued, effective workout. Rent this from Blockbuster for a night if you want to try a few salsa moves. Other than that, not really worth it."
Fun Latin Mix
B. BRUSCA | Tucson, AZ USA | 02/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the previous poor reviews, I went out and bought this dvd. I wasn't expecting much because others rated it poorly, however I was pleasantly surprised. The cuing is not that bad (I know others that are worse), and I thought she was pretty easy to follow. I have almost every dance workout so I am familiar with the different steps. It was not very intense, but it was a good workout for a lighter day. I was actually glad there was not a warmup and cool down in every section, rather just cardio. I can do all the warming and cooling on my own. Overall, it was fun and got my heart rate up but not racing."
Good music, a lot of fun dance moves, but uninspiring dancer
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 06/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
The production values were professional
The music was very good & helped to keep me going
Some of the moves were cute/fun
This will get your heart rate up some of the time & moves your feet a lot
Stella does break down the moves since there is no separate area to learn the dances.
Stella is a stiff dancer & uninspiring to watch
Stella isn't into the moment of dancing which killed me
Stella doesn't break down the subtle part of the moves that give them the finished/hot/cool look
Stella's cues are late & I noticed I follow by watching because of it
The dance moves got very repetitive, especially the easier to execute ones
Too many of the dances were modified or some done at a slower pace
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