Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance with Lisa 5 Day Latin Dance System|
Actor: Lisa Nunziella
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Fitness expert and World Dance Champion Lisa Nunziella has created an exciting and unique workout system that will challenge your body and your mind. With Lisa?s NEW Five-day Latin Dance System you will Salsa, Cha Cha, M... more »
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Very long dvd
Salsavideoreviews.org | Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand | 10/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Level = advanced
style = USA aerobics with some latin styling.
This is more like a very long exercise class. Very few cues. You would have to watch the screen all the time.
There is no instruction on the steps during the sections except at the steps explained section.
It is a very good exercise dvd. At over 2 hours it is great value for money.
I did find some of the steps boring esp the non latin steps.
I did not really enjoy the warm ups or cool down sections. I thought these could have be better done.
I did not like how the dvd was divided into sections as I would of liked to skip the warm up sections.
But overall it is an enjoyable exercise dvd."
Colleen M. Schneider | San Lorenzo, CA USA | 01/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, if you like to dance this might be a fun one to try. I have Lisa's other two Salsa videos and they are in weekly rotation at my house. The 5 day latin dance system is another great addition to her other videos. She teaches you dance routines in the same building-block style, starting at full tempo, with the instruction segments always included on a separate portion of the disk. This I like very much. I can learn the routine in the instruction segment, but once I have it I'm not slowed down with having to go slowly through the first steps when all I really want is my work out. The cool down and warmup are the same in all 5 segments, which is fine. The warm up is good, if not extremly fast paced. I wasn't crazy about the stretch afterward, just because I felt it was a little awkward to do a hamstring stretch and then go into a down dog (from yoga). This I feel is much safer to do with a sticky mat and when you are in the proper alignment. Other than that I really enjoyed the video. My favorite segments were the Cha-cha and Salsa, which were the most fast-paced. The Rhumba section is much slower and that one I would probably do in combination with a fast-paced segment on a a easier work out day.
I find Lisa's cuing is excellent, as are her dancers, who have shown up on other videos of hers. The set is minimal and the music is good. Lisa's form is what you can expect from a world-champion dancer and even after you master the moves you can look to Lisa and her dancers for the best alignment and really start to perfect your form. I enjoy making my own work-out combinations or practicing all the segments together in the extras section.
If you enjoy your cardio with a little Latin flair, give it a go, it is fun and before you know it your workout is done!
Fun and efficient
TheCafeWriter | Chicago, IL USA | 01/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's so many things I like about this DVD. I like that the instruction is separate, so you can just focus on the workout. To me, that saves a lot of time because you don't have to slow down for each change (and after you've seen a DVD 3 or 4 times, that becomes annoying).
The pace is definitely fast. I would rate it at intermediate rather than advanced because it's low-impact. I'm not in the best of shape myself, but I've found that if you need to slow down, you can just step-touch until you're ready to jump back in.
The music has an authentic sound (versus the classic canned-and-bland aerobic studio tracks) with a heavy drumbeat that's easy to follow. I like the enthusiasm of Lisa and her dancers, but I'll agree with other reviewers that you have to stay focused and concentrate in order to keep up.
If you're in reasonably good aerobic shape, can focus well for longer periods of time (say, 20 minutes versus 10), and can follow dance steps without getting too lost, you'll enjoy this DVD. This is NOT for you if you're very out of shape and haven't exercised in a long while, if you like a mellow workout where you can 'zone out' a bit from time to time, or if you find dancing a bit challenging to begin with.
All in all, a new favorite of mine."
Fun and Effective
Pen Name | NY, NY | 11/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The is a fun and effective workout. I use it everyday now for 2 weeks. I fully enjoy it. The instruction is good and well organized. You can view only the instruction part then go to the dance/exercise part. I really think it is well worth the $15."