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|Kathy Smith Dance Your Body Slim|
Genres: Special Interests, Sports, Exercise & Fitness
Shake, shimmy and shred inches with Kathy Smith's DANCE YOUR BODY SLIM 2 DVD set, each disc includes two 20-minute choreographed dances, and an exciting bonus dance that will keep you moving to burn more calories. Then, co... more »
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Good workouts, but not new material
M. Simpson | Peoria, IL United States | 04/27/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am giving this 2 stars because I love one of the workouts, which I already own, and the other workout I didn't care for when I bought it once before & promptly sold it. This is disappointing that this DVD contains 2 previously released titles. The bellydance workout was originally released as Flex Appeal, and also was re-released after that with a different cover. This is it's 3rd incarnation. The bellydance workout is actually very good. Ansuya, a very well known & wonderful bellydancer, helped in the creation of the workout. For someone new to bellydance this is doable & made into a workout that flows very nicely so you do feel like you're dancing. For an intermediate to advanced student, or for an experienced dancer, this is a nice way to drill some basics & get a decent workout. The music is really very good.
The other workout that comes with this was originally released as the Latin Rhythm workout. It has had 2 or 3 incarnations since then, and now has been re-released here. I do not care for this one. I find it way too repetetive, the music isn't very good, the camera angles are odd sometimes, and it just isn't much fun. I also think the set was too busy with the large crowd they had as background exercisers. Ugh.
If you do not yet own Flex Appeal I'd say this might be a good choice, but then again you can get that workout new or used right here on Amazon for less than this title here.
All in all this is a disappointing, yet unsurprising, workout DVD. Kathy Smith's DVDs seem to be among those that don't just get re-released, but they get 3 or 4 or more re-releases, and even with different titles. If you don't keep up on these titles you could easily wind up buying the same workout multiple times. Such a shame."
Flex appeal yes, latin rythms no
J. Andar | 12/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As another reviewer already said, the Flex appeal was great. I felt that it gave a good introduction and workout. I also found that it really helped my back which has hurt since we moved, probably because it works your front and back and stretches everything out.
Latin rhythms really was lacking. Half the time I couldn't tell exactly what they were doing because of the lighting and their clothes. There are much better Latin dance videos out there."