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|Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout Tahitian Cardio Hip Hop - 2 Volume Set|
Genres: Special Interests
Tahitian Dance — Kili welcomes you to Hawaii, her beautiful homeland, for a workout that will shake your regular routine. Tahitian Cardio and Tahitian Hip Hop are part of the Island Girl? dance fitness series. Tah... more »
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Motivating and Loads of Fun
LazyChick | 07/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I had previously watched a demo of this on Youtube, I was surprised that I liked doing the workout as much as I did (still do) and I love pretty much the whole series. This is a great product for those who might be a bit lazy or struggle with motivation such as myself, just starting off with exercise, or hoping to do something mellow a few days out of the week. If done correctly, you get a mix of low-impact cardio in and also muscle toning, though this would not be ideal for someone who is looking for any intense calorie burning alone. This has also really helped my bad lower back area out tremendously and I often feel energized once I'm done.
I tend to be lazy and get bored quickly with any and all exercise; however, I love dance-related workouts because they manage to make things fun and not just your cookie-cutter aerobics workout, and I think it's good to mix up your routines every now and then. In fact, when I'm feeling the least motivated, I just pop in an Island Girl disc and let the music play, then I'm suddenly all over it.
The Island Girl series not only manages to keep things fun and has makes the time go by fast, but you even get a little bit of a sweat from it and feel it working your muscles. The scenery is beautiful and the women are realistically healthy-looking, which I also happen to find inspiring. I've been seeing results, especially where the obliques (love handle zone) are concerned as well as with other parts of the body, and relatively quickly, too. Even better is the fact that it doesn't feel like you're working out, making it so you're unlikely to give up halfway through.
I do have some dance background from my youth, but little-to-no experience where this type of dance is concerned. It's a bit like belly or Latin dancing with the use of figure-eights and so on, which I also sometimes do, and does take a little getting used to, but if you just do what feels right you'll eventually get the hang of it. If you struggle with it, try doing the routine all the way through as best you can, and then practice in the mirror or on your own. Everyone that I've gotten in on this comments that once they get the hang of it they catch themselves doing it while doing other things about the house, which I am in the habit of as well.
This set in particular is well-made, giving you the option to select parts where you want to start off. For instance, you can easily skip the introduction or move on to just the final routine if you wish to. You can also select for the disc to play without narration and music-only. Although the instructions and editing are not perfect, Kili gives far better cues and instruction than many of the other dance-type workouts that I have and seems easy to follow."
Great little workout set
S. Kittinger | Southeast USA | 08/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are as out of shape as I am, then you will appreciate this nice little workout. It is enough to get your heart rate up a bit and get you sweating. It took me a few tries to get the moves right, but as long as you don't have two left feet like me, you will probably be fine."