Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Urban Heat Workout|
Actor: Gloria Araya-Quinlan
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Inspired Distribution Llc Release Date: 06/01/2004
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Not a good workout...or good choreography.
smvanrees | Casselberry, Florida United States | 03/08/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this hoping to get a workout that was fun and a workout. Besides being boring, my heart rate never really got moving. After I was finished, I felt like it was a waste of my time, like I didn't burn any calories at all. I should have gone for a run. The dancers were not very good, and kept making mistakes. The camera kept moving around, and you'd get shots of the dancers faces only...not helpful when trying to learn new choreography. What a waste of money...don't buy this."
Anne | Atlanta, GA United States | 01/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I went to the store looking for a dance/cardio workout, because I get tired of the same ole routine. I read the back of this DVD and it sounded really interesting. Well, I started the DVD and I was very excited for the first 15 minutes. I was keeping the beat and really having fun. After that, it started moving really fast, without enough time for the "dancer" to learn the steps. I had to reverse and play the steps several times before I thought I had it. My other critique is that the cameraman did not show all the dancers. He had a tendency to just focus in on some of the girl's faces, while Gloria was showing the steps. Before I knew it, the "dancer" was supposed to be completing the steps, without any instruction.Overall, the first part was fun, but I ended up disappointed with the second part."
Wonderful for beginners & Non-Dancers
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had this DVD a while & love it. Yes, the camera moves to a smiling face or woman's upper torso when you want to see the face, but seems like 80% all fitness/dance workouts have that problem. The music has a great beat, not complex, but I've heard much worse & it did keep me moving.
She does say "Beautiful! Now hold it here, for a min.. great job... I knew you could do it.. " to an annoying amount, but it's just her way of encoraging her invisible audience.
MOST IMPORTANT: She does what most don't do: She starts a new move in half time & counting in it's most simple form, then adds to it slowly to it's complex finished look. Too many fitness-dance or reg dance workouts only do normal time, barely counting & not explaining anything such as Madonna Grimes's African Beat, Crunch's Dance Party or Crunch's Hip Hop workout.
There are 4 other female dancers, 2 along side her which look like they have had years of professional dance training & 2 young background girls who show the modified versions in the back.
There's a trailer at collagevideo com to see for yourself."
Not for the Dancing Queen!
J. R. Osburn | 07/21/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was sadly disappointed with this DVD. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to review the comments on this web site before I bought it (teaches me a lesson). I was looking for a workout tape that made me feel I was dancing for fun, not for fitness. Instead, I got another Aerobic Dance video where the strange movements and lack of instruction caused more frustration than fun (unless you were an onlooker). If you are looking for a true "dance" video, this is not it. (I am going to try the Quick Fix Hip Hop tape, as it has gotten very good reviews.) If you ARE looking for an Aerobic Dance video, I caution you against this one. The filming/editing is done so poorly, that half the time when you are supposed to be learning a new step, the camera is angled oddly on the instructor's calves...which would be fine were she not teaching an upper body movement. As a side note to those of you who've seen it...who does Debbi think she is kidding? She has about as much funk as Kenny G. Sorry to say, this dance video just doesn't make the cut."