Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout Cardio Hula/Hula Abs Buns - 2 Volume Set|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Join Kili Kilihune in Hawaii, her beautiful homeland, as she shares her love for the hula dance. Kili's Island GirlÖ dance fitness series combines traditional hula with fitness moves to provide an amazing workout, with ple... more »
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Sapphire904 | Albuquerque, NM | 05/04/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have Kili's other set of Island Girl workouts; Tahitian Cardio and Tahitian Hip Hop and I think they are all great. You won't get a major workout or sweat going on, but after completing each 30 min. workout, I usually have some perspiration and increased heartbeat. Hula itself is not exactly high-energy so it should not be expected that you'll burn 500 calories from one of these workouts. It's fun, very thorough and visually appealing. The girls are in great shape and the since they are outside, the island in the background helps you enjoy the exercises that much more. I've danced tahitian and hawaiian hula and taken classes and I feel that Kili's moves are legit and she seems knowledgable in the dance. Definitely great for hula beginners and/or women who want to get some form of mild, fun exercise."
Gia V. | 07/30/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A review that encompasses both hula and tahitian videos (I didn't want to post in four different places):
OK! So I have to say I was a bit doubtful regarding the whole 'tahitian dance makes you fit' thing (I've seen some pretty chunky gals doing this dance, and granted, their hip flexibility is far superior than mine, but they are nonetheless, not in very great shape). Kili of course has abs that could probably knock you unconscious but, at the same time, they wouldn't choose someone who didn't have a 34 pack for a fitness dvd now would they? Anyway, I started off with abs & buns and moved on to Tahitian hip hop (not very hip-hoppish), one after the other. I got through abs and buns without much trouble, except I had done some exercising the day before so my legs were pretty sore (I haven't exercised in a while...) and I couldn't really do many of squatting repetitions because my legs would hurt like no ones business. Although I was able to continue on to the next video without there being much of an issue, I will say that I sweated like no ones business. I mean, I don't usually sweat, but I SWEATED BAD. It was kind of gross. I don't know if it's the fact that it's 100 degrees where I live or if it's the area where I did it, OR if it was the actual video, but like I said, it was gross. Anyway, it's actually a pretty fun set of videos. The whole hip thing is beyond me, though. Maybe once I keep doing it I'll notice some more extensive hip flexibility (hopefully because it looks REALLY cool), but for right now, I don't have much, so it's a little difficult to keep up with the gals, especially when they walk and sway (you want me to walk, move my arms and sway my hips all AT THE SAME TIME- WUT?). Like I said, hopefully, I'll get it down at least half-way to their hip flexibility because doing these moves is pretty awesome. You'll have a lot of fun, at least I did. It's not something that, say, an advanced, super ripped exerciser will find challenging (except the hip swaying), but for people who aren't anywhere near Kili's appearance, I'll say you'll sweat, your legs will be sore, and you'll have FUN! I did two and the time just flew by. Of course there were moments when I had to stop and wipe the sweat off (sorry, I can't walk, sway, move arms and wipe sweat off all at the same time) and at times they went a little too quickly but other than that, it was pretty decent, fun experience and I think it's worth the cheap price. It's a fun alternative if you're not feeling Jillian Michaels and her dead lifts. I'll let you know tomorrow if it kills my abs though... I know my legs will be dead, but the abs... I don't know... I'm really looking forward to doing the cardio hula and tahitian cardio on Sunday!"
Fun and a nice change
Jeri Higgins | Ripon WI | 06/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These workouts are completely different from other dance workouts. The atmosphere and instructions are enough to make me feel like I'm in the islands. As a beginner it has been friendly enough for me to not feel completely inadequate and has allowed me to continue improving each time I do it. I find these videos to be among my favorite. They have a warm up section, a teaching section (which is the majority), a section where you do the dance 3 times, and a cool down. They are approximately 30 minutes in length. Youtube has a number of demo videos on it for you to see what they are like."