Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance Off the Inches Tummy Tone Party Zone|
Actor: Marie Forleo
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Getting Fit Doesn?t Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can dance off the inches. We?ve made it easy. Just 10 easy moves are all you need to dance this sizzling routine ? and we?ll show you how! No matter what your age or fitne... more »
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Tummy tonin' dance party!
Teedums | White Bear Lake, MN | 11/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a new workout in the Dance Off The Inches series, which I just discovered. Marie Forleo, who leads Crunch Cardio Dance Blast and Prevention's Dance Yourself Thin returns to lead you through a fun dance workout with some focus on the abs. She is joined by 4 friends, including Michelle Dozois who has been seen in numerous other fitness videos. They are ready to Dance off the Inches in a very cozy living room like setting.
There is a step guide that will teach you many of the moves that make up the foundation of the dance routines. I found this to be very helpful as I am a complete clod when it comes to dance workouts, though I am trying to work them into my workout regimen for additional variety. Marie will show you the move and repeat it several times depending on if there is a variation of the move in the working whether it's a traveling move or specific arm movements.
You start with a brief warmup then you go right into the first dance routine which is the Tummy Toning Funk Combo. Steps seen in this routine include funky two steps, step touch w/a bounce, double lunges (heel toe move), triple step, twist step, hip circles, step cross, walk ups, grapevines and body rolls. Marie teaches one step at a time, repeats it a bit until you have it down, then will gradually add on steps, each time taking the routine from the top. While some might find this repetitive, I found it helpful to learn it faster.
The next dance routine is the latin combo, taught in the same format. Steps in this segment include rock steps, cha chas, sunshine arms, sambas, twist & hold, lazy merengue, latin combia, more hip circles, and triple lunges. After this segment you cooldown and stretch a little before moving on to the floor for more concentrated ab work.
The ab segment called the Belly Blaster is about 10 minutes, but contains some unique and interesting moves. You start with traditional crunches in various counts, then you will add a knee pulling in and pressing out, then you will cross over and pulse then an isometric hold, then you will finish with some unique lower ab work. This sequence is repeated once. Then you will do another set of exercises including circle crunches, lift & pulses to the middle, then crossing over to each side.
I liked this workout, Marie as always does a great job here. I am glad to see her get more leads in videos, I like her style of instruction and she is enthusiastic and fun. She makes the steps look so easy too. Overall a good choice for those looking for a fun dance workout that isn't too difficult. Plus the step guide is a really helpful tool. 4 and a half stars for this one."
Good moves & a lot of fun.... A+
Iman C. Leslie | NYC metro area | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't really dig workout videos, a lot of them are so boring and after doing them a few times, I often feel like it was a waste of money. I don't feel this way with this Dance off the Inches DVD. As a dancer, I completely love the moves, and can get into them, and I like the combinations Marie choreographed. I think the workout is a bit short, so I just double up on the dance routine and I burn between 375-425 calories (I use a heart rate monitor). I didn't do the intro to the dance moves, and since I have done the workout a few times, I start doing the moves to the max ( arms movements, body rolls, et. all) as soon as we start doing the routine rather than waiting for her to introduce them. The music isn't great, but I have enough fun doing the cool dance routines that I hardly notice. The workout consists of a warm-up, then a set of hip-hop-ish combinations, which you do for about 10-15 minutes. Then you do a latin combo, which has elements of the samba, cha cha, and Coimba. It's cool. After that, you cool down, and them she does some ab work on the floor. The movements definitely force you to use your mid section, and you feel sexy as you shake your hips. recommended."
Not a bad workout
N. Burt | Wisconsin | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This video is formated so you have a step quide and a three part workout. I do not overly care for this, since the step quide is just boring to watch, but if you don't watch it you might have a little trouble getting started with the routines. All the steps and combinations are pretty easy though, so you could probably pick it up on your own by the second time around. At first I didn't think the workout was doing much for me, but my the end I did start to feel it a little bit. With this type of tape the more you get into the dance the more you'll get out of it. I wouldn't make this my main workout, but it is a nice change of pace for someone working out every day. The main plus to this video is Marie Forleo, who keeps you motivated without being annoying."
Great for starting beginners, but too easy for me.
Angellica | Coral Gables, FL | 03/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're an intermediate exerciser like me, you are not going to sweat very much. However, if you're just starting to exercise, this video is simple to follow and a great starter on ab toning exercises."