Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoga Booty Ballet 2-Disc Set Light Easy / Latin Flavor|
Actors: Gillian Marloth, Teigh Mcdonough
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Exercise & Fitness
Listed as the #1 workout celebrities do by SHAPE magazine, Yoga Booty Ballet is a dynamic fusion of dance, booty sculpting, and yoga that will make you feel strong, confident, and beautiful! Created by top fitness experts... more »
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My booty liked it!
A. Butler | Minnesota | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this workout. Some might find the begining segment of these workouts too out-there for them, but I found them be very affirming. The workout was fun and easy to follow. I am a regular exerciser and definately worked up a sweat, even during the "light and easy" workout. I have a large collection of exercise videos and this is one that I couldn't wait to do again."
Lots of Fun
Fable | The Garden State | 01/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set includes two YBB workouts: Light & Easy and Latin Flavor. Each starts with a warm-up which draws from the kundalini yoga traditions, and includes low impact cardio and sculpting. Yoga returns again in the cool down. I liked that a variety of body types, not just skinny models, were represented in the class.
If you don't like "new age" type language, avoid these DVDs. But if you are willing to give it a try, these DVDs provide very positive and affirming way to work out, not just concentrating on the body, but on the spirit as well."
Fun short workouts with a lot of variety
C. Daly | 06/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This package includes two workouts, each about 40 minutes and incorporating an intro with new age / yoga style "intention setting", dancey cardio (about 15-20 minutes), approximately 10-15 minutes of toning and a short yoga cooldown. The workouts are taught in an indoor classroom setting with live druming but what seems like recorded music.
The Light & Easy workout is more appropriate for beginners, with a slower pace, more traditional aerobics moves, and less overall intensity. It finishes with some pretty traditional ab work incorporating a squishy ball (not included with DVD). The only thing I did not like about this workout is during the intention setting, when they usually have you put your hands in a "cria", the one for this particular workout was surprisingly strenuous--flapping your arms up and down for what seemed like forever. It was the most difficult part of the workout for me.
The Latin workout incorporates Latin music and a few familiar steps such as flamenco and mambo, and some totally original creations of Gillian & Teigh. I love the choreography in this workout, although it is a bit hard to follow at times and I know I look ridiculous doing it. True, there is not much instruction or technique, but I think the focus in this workout is not doing the steps exactly right but getting moving and having a good time. Even the dancers in the room are not all doing the exact same thing. I find I get really bogged down and frustrated in videos that focus too much on dance instruction and getting your hips moving exactly the right way and I don't get a good workout. Here I don't worry about it and just move.
What I like best:
I like that the choreography is different, fun, and not focused on being a perfect dancer. Although Teigh and Gillian can be corny at times, they are endearing and motivating. I enjoy the fact that they're focused more on being your best self than losing weight. I like that the workouts are short and include many different aspects - yoga, dance, toning - so I never get bored.
What I do not like:
There is way too much taking it from the top. You learn one new thing and then have to take it from the top...over and over. You end up only doing the very end of the dance once. On some YBB lives, they even stop in the middle of the routine, so you never get to do the complete routine in its entirety. This just seems really poorly planned. I would prefer either breaking it up into sections ~5 mins each or just learning more steps before starting at the beginning again, and then doing it from the top twice at the very end once you've learned the whole thing. Also they always start on the same leg and there is really not a whole lot of effort towards getting the same balance on both legs.
Despite these problems, these are workouts I continue to look forward to again and again."
Fun and fast paced--run away if you don't like fast
BeckyFS | Portland, OR United States | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this DVD. The teachers are having so much fun that I don't care if I don't get the steps. I am the original Ms. Grace, but the attitude presented on the DVD is "just have fun, enjoy being a woman, and get in there." If I miss a step, I make up my own. I also think that once I have practiced, the fast pace will keep me from getting bored. I have now invested in seven very different DVD exercise series, and unfortunately for us less graceful exercisers, it appears speed and efficiency are the trend. At least I enjoy trying with YBB Latin Flavor.
One less star because I do prefer slower, more repetitions for floor exercises when toning."