Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bellydance Fitness for Beginners Slim Down|
Actors: Veena Bidasha, Neena Bidasha
Director: David Nakahara
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Veena & Neena Bidasha have practiced bellydance since childhood and traveled throughout the Middle East and India to perform and develop their techniques. They teach popular classes for a wide variety of folk dances from a... more »
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Sarah J. W. Tyrchniewicz | Miamisburg, OH | 02/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so I was skeptical as to whether or not I would like this workout DVD. I was pleasantly suprised. It was so different from my usual work outs that I found myself having fun (mostly laughing at myself). The steps are simple, though for the coordination-deficients out there (me), you may have to pause the video once in a while to practice the move before continuing. Sometimes the camera does closeups at inopportune moments -- this causes you to see only the hip movements, but not the foot placement, for example. That can get annoying.I was a little dissapointed that the "trailers" did not have videos from Neena and Veena's series. Instead it was for some other woman. Also, they weren't really trailers but segments from those workouts. This was sort of nice because it gives you an idea what the "flavor" of the workout will be, I assume.In short, after trying this video, I definately intend on buying other Neena and Veena workouts to spice up my usual work out home routine!By the way... I don't mean to be crass, but I suggest wearing a heavy duty sports bra for the well endowed. The workout requires a lot of bouncing."
I AM THIN AND BELLY BEAUTIFUL!
Sarah J. W. Tyrchniewicz | 08/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I HIGHLY recomend Veena and Neena's "slim down". When I started this program it was in December of 2002. I was 60 pounds overweight and becoming deeply depressed because of it. I actually picked up Veena and Neena's "fat burning" VHS tape and having enjoyed the tape so much I bought "slim down" soon after. As soon as I started "slim down" I enjoyed it even more than "fat burning" and stuck with it. At first I started out small and did the tape once or twice a week. Febuary I started doing it at least three times a week. I lost 15 pounds before April. Starting in May I switched to a Low carb diet, cut out sugar drinks and drank LOTS of water. I kept up my workout ritual with the belly-twins and did the video four to five times a week. Between April and August I've lost about 35 pounds. A total of 50 lbs! I've gained beautiful muscle, I'm toned and I've only got a short way to go till I reach my goal weight! Veena and Neena's program has inspired me to take bellydancing classes. This DVD is a work out video (not a dance instruction video) and it will take a little time to learn the moves. Learning the moves doesn't take away from the intensity of the workout though. As soon as you familiarize yourself with the moves I promise you'll love it! If you want to learn the dance itself I suggest Veena and Neena's other DVD's and tapes "Mystic Dance" "basic dance" and "beyond basic dance". The workout videos do however use bellydance moves for the workout. I own all their programs and out of all of them "slim down" has helped me the most."
Jennifer Giangrande | 01/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great workout. I am someone who is basically quite lazy and it takes a lot for me to stick to a program-and i normally hate exercise videos. I have bought numerous ones (about 45 videos in all) but end up using these ones which i find the most enjoyable togather with african healing dance (with wyoma). I actually find myself looking forward to the next exercise session with the twins one day and with wyoma the other. The reason for the 4 stars is the lack of proper warmup (which i borrow from the wyoma video) and cooldown streches (which i do from a book). This workout is quite a challenge to the calf muscles- and they need to be properly streched before and after and the warmup is best done by yourself- running in spot or skipping or whatever gets you thoroughly warmed up.
not recommedned for people with any joint injury in the legs or ankles. however if they are simply weak- this will challenge and strengthen them. Just listen to your body and know when to ease down."