Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|African Dance Workout with Debra Bono|
Actor: Debra Bono
Director: Debra Bono
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Bayview/widowmaker Release Date: 04/15/2008 Run time: 55 minutes
Trish | CA | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my second Debra Bono DVD and so far my favorite! This DVD starts with 7 minute warm up that includes some of the movements that you will be doing during the aerobic section and then a light stretch for muscles.
The 40 minute aerobic section consist of two different workouts. If you (like me) have a very extensive home DVD library and look for DVD's to create a little variety and also muscle confusion this is it! I love doing the moves that swing your leg in circle (while standing) or work your shoulder forward in a lunge, or even a kick back with attidude. The dance is well cued, the studio is beautiful and the music is perfect for the dancers. This is advertised as an intermediate DVD and I would say that's about right, although advanced beginners may want to give it a try only because the workout is so interesting, you would not mind practing with it a few times.
There are plenty of hops for those of you who like high impact, but there is also a modifier in the back (sometimes hard to see) who does a low impact version.
I also like this one more than the other that I purchased because there is no down time. No stopping for creative moves..just full aerobic dance...and the dance is fun and beautiful.
If you want to try a workout that is differnt than what you have (march, march, side step, side step) this is it. I will use this DVD frequently and keep it in my library."
ginsu | tv land | 07/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I dont know if I would call this an intermediate video. None of the moves are that difficult, just energetic.
I cant say I was really feeling the music. kind of disney lionking. but I killed the audio and put on some of my fav music. so no problem.
I'm more of a dancer than a workout guy. So I was slightly disappointed that the video has more of a workout emphasis. the moves are toned down, abbreviated, streamlined. A dancer can still pick up some root movements, and learn to shift body weight and etc. but you have to add your own style (i recommend youtube for peeking more stylized dance versions of the steps). But again, thats my own taste rather than a problem with the vid.
Overall, I really like this video.