Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hemalayaa Bollywood Booty|
Director: James Wvinner
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
This is the most fun you ll ever have reshaping your backside. It s so enjoyable, you won t believe you re working out you ll just dance, strut, and sashay away the pounds and inches. — Join fitness star and yogini Hemalaya... more »
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Molena | New York, NY USA | 02/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had alot of fun with this one and came online to mention one thing that would be important to city-dwellers: this workout is tiny-apartment-friendly. You can do the entire workout in in a 5'x5' space and the only thing I couldn't do for respect for my neighbors was the hopping which was quite minimal anyway."
Some fun dance moves provide a light cardio workout
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 08/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is taught by Hemalayaa Behl, who appears along with two female background exercisers. It actually offers four short workout segments (each less than 15 minutes in length) in addition to the warm-up and cool-down, thus allowing users to customize the total length of their workout time. I have broken down each of these segments in greater detail below.
>WARM-UP (4 min). Here Hemalayaa introduces the "walk," a move that replaces the basic march seen in many other workouts. This is sort of a hip sway from side-to-side, and she uses it in place, moving forward, and moving back. She also performs mini-pliés and teaches the arm movements that are used throughout the workout. Although Hemalayaa gives the Indian names for these exercises, she explains them by asking users to envision everyday movements--e.g., lightbulb arms, painting the walls, etc.
>WORKOUT 1 (5.5 min). Hemalayaa calls this segment "Butt Monster Moves." She returns to the mini-plié introduced in the warm-up but adds many different variations, including toe taps, side reaches, butt kicks, leg lifts, etc.
>WORKOUT 2 (8 min). The first half of this workout includes a series of side-to-side lunge variations; Hemalayaa cues different arm movements (including "Indian vogue arms") and moves at a relatively quick pace. The second half includes some pliés as well as mini hops. Hemalayaa has you hop around so that you are facing away from the TV, and then you swivel just your head back over your shoulder while doing some fast hip flicks--this was a lot of fun!
>WORKOUT 3 (12 min). This workout begins with the swan, a figure eight move with the hips. Hemalayaa adds in a hip flick, going back and forth from side-to-side and constantly changing up the tempo. However, because the swan and the hip flick were the only moves in this longer segment, it started to feel quite repetitive after awhile.
>WORKOUT 4 (11 min). For this final section, Hemalayaa does not teach anything new; rather, she incorporates parts of each of the three prior workout segments above.
>COOL-DOWN (3.5 min). Hemalayaa concludes the workout by leading fluid, yoga-like stretching.
Overall, Hemalayaa and her two female background exercisers really do seem to be enjoying themselves during this workout. Although some of the moves WERE fun, I didn't find the workout to be very intense, and I didn't really find that it targeted my "booty" more than any other area. This DVD is probably best suited for those looking for a very light, fun cardio workout--if you don't mind shaking your booty, Hemalayaa is likely to put a smile on your face."
Bollywood Booty needs more Bolly!
J. Fox | 07/25/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I did this workout a few times. It is a good workout if you're a beginner to exercise...but if your already a frequent exerciser, this workout may be a little boring.
The workout is VERY repetitive...which is great because you feel it in your booty...but it also becomes tedious and dull doing the same moves over and over.
If youre a beginner, definitely try this. If your looking for something with higher impact that offers more conditioning, definitely try her other bollywood workouts!"