This top-selling boxed set includes four outstanding bellydance workout DVDs starring the lovely Suhaila (titles are also available separately): Bellydance for Beginners FitnessFusion BUNS Bellydance your way to tig... more »hter buns! Work your buns and lower body to the max with this fun and exotic workout. Join Suhaila as she shows you how to isolate your glutes using original bellydance-style moves. Effective routines will challenge your lower body in a totally new way. This intense butt workout is designed for all ages and fitness levels. Get bellydance buns with unique moves Isolate glutes for intense workout Strengthen & shape Challenging routines Burns fat & calories Shimmy your way to tight buns 40 minutes of fun! Bellydance your way to sexier buns Bellydance for Beginners FitnessFusion JAZZ YouĂll never stop moving in this exotic fusion of jazz and bellydance moves. This easy-to-learn program teaches you fresh new routines that you can take to the dance floor. YouĂll lose weight, feel fit and challenge all muscle groups. Suhaila breaks down the steps, and combines them into a full-cardio workout that will leave you sweating for more High-energy workout Easy-to-follow routines 40 minutes of fun! Shed unwanted pounds & fat Exotic moves you can take to the clubs Cut calories with hot Jazz routines! Complete cardio workout Exotic fusion of bellydance and jazz moves Bellydance for Beginners FitnessFusion PILATES Power your way to a sexy, shapely body! Combine two of the hottest fitness routines for a challenging workout. Suhaila fuses Pilates stretching routines and bellydance moves to strengthen and tone the body. YouĂll learn to isolate different muscle groups to work the abs, buns and arms. Feel more confident and increase stamina with this dynamic program. Stretching routines increase flexibility Challenging program for all abilities Get motivated to achieve maximum results Powerful workout energizes mind and body Firm buns, tone stomach Complete cardio workout Exotic fusion of bellydance and jazz moves
Bellydance for Beginners FitnessFusion YOGA Get ready to work your mind, body and spirit! This fusion of classic yoga and bellydance moves will give you a long, lean body and an all-over glow. Suhaila combines two ancient art forms into a highly effective, challenging workout. SheĂll show you how to shape and tone your entire body, increase energy levels, and feel strong. Easy-to-follow moves Increase energy & flexibility Safe & effective routines for all ages Challenge your heart, soul and sensuality Work abs, arms, buns and thighs Easy-to-follow workout routine Burns calories A total body workout fusing classic yoga and sexy bellydance moves« less
Val W. (LadyHvnly) from COTTONWOOD, CA Reviewed on 9/18/2008...
I have a few of Suhaila's dvds and she is totally awesome.. The 'Buns' dvd is pretty funny to watch and do.. but keep at it and it will really be helpful in the long run. the glutes are to me the hardest to work.. so this whole set of dvds is truly awesome.. great even if you are beyond beginning bellydancing, these are great workout dvds and to use during your classes too! hope this helps others!
Exercise for belly dancers (not belly dance for exercisers)
CASSANDRE LEE | ROSEDALE, MD United States | 02/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Belly dance has come into vogue again, so of course there's been a rush of belly-dance fitness videos. Most market the same simple moves, performed to cheesy music--a kind of belly-aerobic crossbreed complete with fixed smiles and devoid of art.
Salimpour's videos go beyond those beginner moves to the isolations and exercises that will improve the viewer's dance. In other words, she doesn't offer the usual hip-twist, chest-lift routine meant for someone who's taken six weeks of belly dance class at the gym. Instead, these videos include drills meant both to exercise those muscles most pertinent to belly dance and to develop mastery of the shimmy and undulation. A beginner might benefit from following along, but this isn't the usual mechanical review of basics.
As a bonus the videos offer some great performances by Salimpour, a uniquely expressive and powerful dancer, and some inspiring advice and anecdotes about her weight gain and loss, motherhood, career pressures, and time management."
Ow. Owwww. But fantastically so.
BellyAndWings | MD | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I took a Rachel Brice 4 day intensive workshop, and she said that Suhaila's buns and abdominal exercises were the best out there for locks and isolations. So, I found a great deal on the VHS tapes, and ever so skeptically, popped them in. I was amazed, and in awe of HOW she moves her glutes and abs like that! Sure, it's frustrating that I can't keep up the fast rolls and LRL/RLR combinations, but it gives me something to work towards. So from a true skeptic, and professional dancer, I do highly recommend these, especially to ATS and fusion dancers. In fact, I'm going back and buying them on DVD now."
Excellent variety of workouts
Mollidy | Fargo, ND | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been taking some beginner bellydance lessons and wanted to have something with the flavor of bellydance to work out to at home. These DVDs provide a lot of content and variety to your home routine, with mostly upper body bellydancing - some hip action, but mostly from squeezing your gluteus muscles, and no hip-dropping. I like a lot of variety so I bought the box set. I found most of the workouts to be enjoyable and worth the money. In order of how well I liked them: The Jazz DVD is the most advanced and the best. You will learn two short dancing routines. Suhaila explains her actions while she performs them, so there's no time for stopping, just dancing. Sometimes she just says what the move is, but doesn't explain it, so I've had to watch the screen to get it right. This one was fun and gets your heart rate up, and will probably be a favorite once I get the moves down. The Pilates DVD is my second favorite. Some unulations of the torso and hip circles. The Buns DVD has LOTS of glute-clenching. What else did you expect? I was able to get through this one with minimal sweat. I will note here that Suahaila uses a glute-clenching move that involves near splits and squeezing the cheeks. I'm not flexible enough to do the splits and I can't seem to figure out how they are able to do this move, and it appears in 3 of the DVDs. (not the Jazz one) It's an uncomfortable one for me, and I might suggest trying to do the exercise in an alternate way. The Yoga DVD was my least favorite because there are lots of torso undulations, too many for me in one workout. Paired with a segment of glute-clenching (yes, undulating your body while trying to remember how to squeeze those buns) made it a little frightening to watch. I don't think I'll use this one too much until I've mastered the moves. Suhaila does a good job of keeping the monotony out of the moves. Even though you perform many sets of the same move, she might add a different arm move or pattern. She also does a good job of reminding you of correct posture and keeps you motivated throughout all the routines. Her instructions flow smoothly with the actions and there are several other competent ladies working out with Suhaila. The music helps you keep the beat and the background is pleasing. Each workout ends with a costumed dance and a circle dance to watch. Each DVD comes with an extra 10 minute workout in case you're feeling pumped and want to make it a 50-minute workout. They also include a couple extra dances to watch. All in all, I say this is an excellent purchase. I enjoyed most parts of the workouts and I am feeling the burn in all the right places. If you just want a workout with a little spice thrown in, these are great, and you'll feel energized. If you just get one, get the Jazz. And you just might find yourself rocking out using your new "fusion" moves!"
REALLY great training exercises for serious bellydancers
Azadi | Greensbororo, NC USA | 08/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love these DVDs even though they have some very difficult exercises on them. I know from my continuing classes that strength & control are needed to do well and the only way to get both is by practice & exercise. These DVDs are definitely, as I saw mentioned in another review, exercises for belly dancers. I really like Suhaila's instruction too.
Each DVD has a focus, but all parts of the body are worked to some extent. She also adds layering in with all 4 DVDs, which is something I am working hard on right now. I skip between the Yoga, Buns, & Pilates in my home practice. There are some periods where the moves are way too fast for me to keep up, but I figure if the women in the video can do it, I should be able to do it too, so I keep on working at it. I can definitely see the value in this!
1. The Yoga DVD is the least intensive workout and focuses on belly exercises (undulations).
2. The Buns DVD has some very difficult exercises & some not so bad. Focus is on shimmies & hip work, standing still & moving. If I could get 2 of these, this would be my 2nd choice.
3. The Pilates DVD seemed to be more all-over, with some very difficult (for me) leg work & good stretches. If I could only get one of these, this would be it.
4. The Jazz DVD is too difficult for me now, but I'll try it again in a few months to see if I can do it.
If you are looking for choreography and a wide selection of belly dance moves, look elsewhere. If you are looking for some intense exercises to help you with strength & control in your belly dance - these are GREAT!"
Fitness Video not a Bellydance Instructional
Sarysma | Wilmington, DE | 06/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been bellydancing for 3 years and got what I wanted with these videos. I wanted a good conditioning video that would help maintain and improve my strength. That's what Suhaila provided. I would not recommend these videos to someone that is looking to either learn basic bellydance technique or never taken any bellydance before. Instead, these videos are perfect for the bellydancer who wants to condition their body OR someone with previous dance training."