Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Goddess Workout Cardio Burlesque - Striptease|
Get ready to sizzle in the most glamorous workout ever created! In this liberating cardio workout, fitness goddess Dolphina will teach you cabaret-style moves that are simple to execute and will sculpt and define your enti... more »
AMAZING CARDIO WORKOUT!! & great for Dita von Teese fans!
Roses | Virginia | 02/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is such a fun dvd that gives you a great workout and an attitude adjustment! I have been blissfully enjoying this DVD - it makes me feel glamorous like a Pin-Up. I have been seeing Dita von Teese all over the news and am so excited that here is a DVD that teaches all her moves. Amazon wrote me the reminder email to send a review and I am so glad they did. I saw the other reviews about this dvd and I have to set the record straight: this is an AMAZING CARDIO WORKOUT!! I can't imagine that the people that said that it wasn't a workout even did the dvd! I begin to get warm during the first few sections: struts, grinds, bumps - feeling sculpting and a bit of a burn when we go into plie during some of the bumps. Then it goes into full cardio with shimmies & kicks & the routine. I can't imagine anyone not getting their heart rate going in these sections!! She teaches four different kinds of shimmies - and though I havent mastered the milkshake yet, it is fun to try! During the kicks section, she teaches Rockette- style kicks that make me out of breath!! As for the reviews that wanted bellydance...Dolphina says Burlesque originated from bellydance, but no where does this say it is a bellydance dvd...so what are they talking about?? In my opinion...this is a great dvd, providing a terrific workout, fun new moves I have never seen anywhere else and I feel that my attitude has changed when I finish...I am happy and light-hearted."
TheCafeWriter | Chicago, IL USA | 05/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"On the positive side, Dolphina is fun, upbeat, and playful.
On the negative side...
The DVD is sleep-inducing. The pace is very slow, she speaks slowly and softly, and the jazzy "burlesque" music in the background makes elevator music sound like heavy metal.
There's no actual "workout" here, either. The DVD is divided into topics, like "struts," "bumps," "grinds, "kicks," "shimmies," etc., and she demonstrates each in an equally slow, methodical way. The only chapter that might get your heart rate up is the kicks, but that's just a few minutes. Dolphina also covers the topic "Boa," and the cool-down utilizes big feather fans. (Likely you don't have those handy or could pick them up at your local Sports Authority.)
There's a segment called "Routine" that puts most of the moves together, but again, it's very low-impact and slow-paced, so unless you're grievously out of shape, don't expect your heart rate to budge.
It was all fun stuff and easy to do, but the one part I found grating was the segment called "Performance," where she indulges herself with an overly-long burlesque routine that uses a lot of moves not shown in the instructional segments. (Even if it did, the camera cuts make it almost impossible to follow or imitate.) Nice for the hubby, but I could do very well without it.
All in all, it was surprisingly dull, pedestrian, and a bit self-indulgent. I really wanted to like it, which made my disappointment that much greater."
WOW! Dolphina makes Cardio Fun for me and my Man!
MaMachelle | Martha's Vineyard, USA | 02/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled upon Dolphinas Goddess Workout for BellyDance and loved the moves and the flow of her routines. She is well known in the Belly Dance world, so I thought I would check this out as well.The Goddess Workout: Cardio Burlesque - Striptease My husband and I are fond of Dita Von Teese and Bettie Page, and the moves on this tape are. great for that style of Burlesque. Thanks Dolphina, I am very happy with the workout, and it's nice to feel beautiful while you make yourself healthy."
This workout is a blast!
G. howard | new orleans, la | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only is this DVD a great workout, it's a blast to do! The instructor is hilarious and kept me laughing with her brilliant wit and tongue-in-cheek style. Her terminology for the moves was really funny. It's so refreshing to laugh while exercising! I'm usually bored to tears with my exercise dvd's, but this one was fun from beginning to end. And she's so inspirational! Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous and have an incredible body, she's obviously having fun while dancing. I felt more toned after doing it only once! I had a goddess party and invited five friends over to do it with me. Out of all the striptease dvd's, this was our favorite. We got the best workout and had the most fun. All hail the goddess Dolphina!"