Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Crunch Cardio Go-Go Dance|
Actor: Gypsy Clark
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Welcome to CRUNCH Fitness! Want to shimmy and shake your way to a great body? Then this is for you. These easy to follow dance routines are unlike any workout you?ve done before?they?re fun, they?re sexy, they?re CRUNCH. E... more »
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Tammy M. from COTTONWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 8/11/2015...
I think this is a fun workout. I really like the upbeat instructor.
Just go take a walk outside
M. Cruz | Beeville, TX | 10/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video was okay, and this is coming from someone who loves dance based workout DVDs. It was a lot of bouncing around instead of true dancing. The instructor is easy to follow and her directions are clear enough, but I found her dancers to be a bit on the annoying side. I also didn't get what was so "go-go" dance about it. It jumped from jazz to hip hop to latin...didn't flow well. However, like another reviewer mentioned, the movements are sexy and feminine. I would say a person who has 2 left feet wouldn't enjoy this video too much.
It does give you a low-impact aerobic workout, but I don't think you'd magically lose 20 pounds doing this video, you'd need a more challenging video. Regardless, I worked up a sweat but I found myself a bit bored and wondering how much longer I had until the workout was over. A bit too cheesy and silly for my taste. Richard Simmons DVD's it is!"
Fun workout, a couple of issues though
Fitness Fan | Fullerton, CA USA | 12/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Crunch Cardio Go-Go Dance runs approximately 41 minutes with warmup and cooldown. Instructor Gypsy Clark does a reasonably good job with cueing. Very personable instructor, although I didn't need to hear how "hot" I was every few minutes!
There's some impact in this one but I found it easy to modify. I didn't have any issues with doing this one on carpet.
There's some Go-Go type dancing in this workout, but there's also some fun 50's burlesque style dancing (think Gypsy Rose Lee) which I had fun doing. Unfortunately, I couldn't really get the heartrate up there, but I can't elevate my heartrate with my Island Girl hula workouts either...this is just some fun dancing stuff.
The music was adequate...however, there's one section in the workout where the music didn't match the movement. I'm guessing that Crunch couldn't get the license to the music piece they wanted and subbed another music piece in, which was a tiny bit slower tempo than what the dancers were using. I recognized it from Crunch Cardio Salsa...it didn't really work for the dance moves in the section. It was a little off-putting seeing the dancers one beat ahead of myself...Crunch REALLY should have fixed the music in that section before releasing the DVD. But it's just 5 minutes out of the 41 minutes of workout, so I'll survive.
Recommend to intermediates with some dance experience."
Cute, silly, keeps you moving, but very corny moves
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 11/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Courtney Gypsy Clarke has a very upbeat & cute personality & always encouraging. She has 6 backup girls all different ethnics & one who actually doesn't have rock hard abs. They all stay perky with her & don't seem bored at all during this 40 min workout.
The moves start up mostly about shoulder rolls & shakes ala burlesque style in the warm up for 4 min, but goes quickly to go-go style, a hint of latin (salsa & cha-chas), a lot of 60s (pony), 70s disco, a touch of hip hop & the cool down had some body rolls.
You learn a move, repeat it 4-5x or more, then build up into a routine after every new move after that. There are about 4-5 different routines you learn.
All the moves are relatively easy, she broke down one or 2 moves that she thought might need it. She never goes half speed or slower. She doesn't give any body movement cues that will help you to figure it out anymore then mimicking by watching, just mostly calls out the name she gives the move.
Most of the moves were corny in my opinion, she even throws in hops for no reason other then to build up the heart rate & a couple moves just had kicking forward, I was thinking, "What, are we doing kickboxing now?" If it was suppose to be a hip hop move, I wouldn't know, it just looked silly. There were a few moves I did like, but only about 20% of it. After 30 min, I just stood there, FFWing until I saw a move that looked interesting & wanted to try. I like Gypsy, I liked the pace of the workout, the repetition & routine style & hope there's another dvd with more recent moves that are more sensual/fluid instead of jumpy, child-like cute.
Beginners would like this, those who like corny dances like Yoga Booty Ballet does (though I love their yoga/toning), and people who exercise somewhat regularly could use this as a light day.
You can see a preview at collagevideo com & on youtube under "Crunch Cardio Go Go Dance" from totalfitnessdvds"