Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fit to the Hits with Tamilee Motown Moves|
Actor: Tamilee Webb
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Renowned fitness instructor Tamilee Webb has selected the perfect Motown tunes for a lively and fun total body workout. These classic songs will get you groovin? and shakin? in no time. And the solid beat will make it easy... more »
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Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV
Reviewed on 12/8/2012...
I did this with a friend and we both really enjoyed it!! She described it as
fun, fun, fun even though she did not read the other reviews which use those same words. It gets you moving, the cues are easy to follow, and it does feel as close to dancing as exercise can get.
Anne R. from OGDEN, UT
Reviewed on 10/24/2009...
This is a great beginners dance workout, She is easy to follow and the routine is fun.
Fun! Fun! Fun workout!
C. Daly | 11/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had dozens of exercise videos and this is the most fun I've had working out. Tamilee's steps are easy but they give a good workout. You can make it gentle or strenous depending on how much you bounce and move your arms around. I felt this workout afterwards on my legs and arms. The music is very danceable, too. I appreciate that the exercises don't all have perfect bodies, although they are all pretty. I'm not much of a dancer, but I mastered all the steps after a couple of sessions. This workout also makes me feel like a better dancer. I can't wait to get Tamilee's other "Fit to the Hits" DVD and her other exercise videos. She is motivating without being overly perky, although I did find it a little annoying whenever she sang along to the music. One good feature of this DVD -- there is a music-only version! This workout is great for beginner to intermediate exercisers."
A Movin' and Groovin' good time for those who like to boo-ga
Raina Singh | Auckland, New Zealand | 04/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally! A workout that pumps up the music and focuses on having fun and being yourself.
I have done plenty of other workouts that are much mroe intense and much more difficult than this one, but they can never be as rewarding as this workout is. At the end of Denise Austins' Ultimate Fat Burner, I am ready to go to bed and hide - I do not look forward to doing it again, even though it is a very well designed and effective interval training circuit. With this workout, however, I am energised and pumped and am itching to do the workout again - and for me, this is key.
Even though the workout is not difficult, I found myself having so much fun that I was willing to put more energy into it than I would in other workouts. This was because I responded to Tamilee's prompts of 'giving it all you've got', and 'letting loose'. Somehow she just managed to lure me out of being in a tight aerobics shell and break out into dance. I shall admit that there have been moments where I have been so into the groove of a particular step in a combination that I keep on doing it instead of moving on.
Tamilee is good at cueing, laid back and motivating without being girly, mushy or perky. In this DVD of Fit to the Hits, she does break out into song, but not much. If you have the Rock Hard Assets DVD, she sings a lot more - this doesn't bother me too much, but some people have based their entire judgement of the workout based on her singing. For chrissake, once you've got the moves down, you can switch to the music only version if it bothers you that much. For me, the breaking out into song contributes to the laid-back-be-yourself-cut-loose-have-fun atmosphere.
The moves are not complicated. Tamilee cues very well and takes you through difficult moves at half time before performing the move at tempo. If you can do a mambo, toe-taps, a pony or a step-touch - then you can do this workout. There are a several bits of the workout which are high impact, and she doesn't tell you how you can modify them, so you just have to think of how to modify yourself. This workout has more high impact segments than Rock Hard Assets, so I'd consider this to be slightly more difficult of the two.
Now, here are the songs, in order of appearance:
1 - Signed Sealed Delivered (Warmup)
2 - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
3 - Nowhere to Run
4 - Uptight
5 - This Old Heart of Mine
6 - I Heard it Through the Grapevine (Cooldown)
Now, some things that bother me about the DVD - and this is common to both of the Fit to the Hits workouts. Why the exercisers in the DVD wear school-girl theatre costumes is beyond me. Perhaps it is to try and contribute to the relaxed atmosphere that Tamilee creates with her attitude; but really they look a bit out of place for a workout. I personally prefer a streamlined appearance to the exercisers in my workouts - something that the producers of Denise Austin's recent DVDs have done very well. (Personal Training System, Blast Away the Pounds, Burn Fat Fast and Power Zone: The Ultimate Metabolism Boosting Workout).
The other thing I'm not too impressed about is the 4min Natural Journeys advert that precedes the workout. There is no way to skip over or fast-forward this advert, and is quite frustrating. If you have any of Natural Journey's more recent DVDs - like Sara Ivanhoe's 20min Yoga Makeovers or Rainbeau Mars's Yoga For Beauty series - they have changed the prdocution so that you can fast forward through this advert. It is a shame that it is not possible on this DVD though.
A lot of reviewers have complained that they have yet to find any cardio by Tamilee that matches the toning workouts from 'I want that body'. They might be interested to know that on each of the Fit to the Hits DVDs, there is a bonus cardio workout from the 'I want that body' series. On Motown Moves, there is a Cardio 1 Segment from 'I want that body'; and yet Tamilee does primarily toning movements with one set of weights and a mat, she does them at such pace that it mimics cardio and elevates your heart rate. This workout is 15mins long, as per the other workouts from the 'I want that body' series.
- Fun dancy cardio; steps not too difficult
- Good cueing
- Occasional breaks out into song, bad clothes
- Good extras
- Good music!"
Makes me want to exercise!
onebeautifulloser | Ontario, Canada | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most fun workout videos I have. Tamilee is a great dancer, and the workout goes by really quickly. Like another reviewer said, it is kind of annoying when she sings along. BUT, this is still one of the most motivating videos I have. The music and dance moves are terrific!"