Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Don't give up, it's so much fun.
Alyssa Johns | Columbus, OH | 05/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found a few of the moves in this video to be difficult to pick up at first, but I refused to give up because the rest was so much fun. The first time I did the video, I was screwing up some of the moves left and right (some of the moves are easy, some take more coordination), but I was still getting a good workout and kept noticing that I had a smile on my face. It didn't feel like work, it was fun. Stick with it and you will probably end up loving it."
Not your ordinary workout- Fun!
thickmilkshake | Queens, New York | 09/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is a decent video for intermediate level exercisers and those who can handle high impact workouts.
This workout was a lot of fun and very challenging. You also get to listen to music that isn't usually played in aerobics videos (Dhol, a kind of drum).
The video has a warm up, a break down of the dance moves, and two jams. The two jams are the routines, the first one is an easier version.
One problem with the video is the camera work. The camera doesn't do enough close ups of the foot work. To get past this flaw you can rewind a couple of times and practice that way. Another problem is that the warm up uses some of the dance moves that Sarina doesn't teach you until the workout section, where she breaks down the moves. I would watch a little of the workout section first for a break down of the first few moves then start with the warm up. See, it's a bit confusing.
The moves incorporate a lot of hopping and jumping. So, if you have knee problems or can't handle any high impact moves, you should avoid this video.
A lot of fun for me cause I grew up with my South Asian friends translating bollywood movies for me. I have a real respect for those dancers. It is hard to keep up!"
Not bad, not great
SL73 | California | 12/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I got this because I love bollywood and the music. This workout, however, is so-so. It's a lot of repetition and once you finally get it...the moves don't match the music. That was particularly frustrating because I want to DANCE (and the workout is an aside). Also, I sometimes wished that the camara moved back so that you could see the whole move. That being said, you definitely sweat and get a workout. There is a lot of jumping and you certainly feel that you did some great aerobic activity. I wish her warm up and cool down were expanded...it's a lot of up and down shoulders and Jain saying "awesome." Overall, I will continue to do this workout but I'm still looking for a great bollywood workout."
Too much, not enough.
Beijing Bookworm | San Francisco, CA | 05/12/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Do you see the number of people on the cover of the dvd?! All of these people dressed in black are in diamond formation to fit onto the screen at once. The main instructor becomes harder to distinguish from others; the entire thing is visually busy.
Sarina has this husky almost out of breath voice. The movements did not feel sultry or fun... it felt alot more like Taebo with strong energy and power behind movements instead of that pop seduction of the type of bollywood workout I was looking for.
Another technical problem was that the video rarely focused on the feet... many times we would just see Sarina from the midsection and up. Most foot moves started with the camera on the upper half of Sarina (if you were adept, you could figure out the moves either by instruction alone, or by trying to view one of the 3 people whose feet were just visible beside Sarina's shoulders. After about 2 sets of foot movements, the camera would pan down to the feet, only to have a color bar cross over a portion of the screen showing the title of the foot movement.
I'm sure if you could get past all of what I mentioned, you would get a great work out. Who wouldnt when you're jumping around and flailing your arms around with the strength of a bull (in a china shop)."