Get a complete workout in only 10 minutes! Get a maximum workout in minimum time. Jump-start your day with these 5 energizing programs. No excuses if you're short on time. You?re in control of choosing the wo... more »rkout that best meets your fitness goals. 5 dynamic programs to choose from: Upper body toning - Isolate upper body muscle groups with easy-to-follow bellydance moves from Rania. Strengthen and tone your arms, abs, chest and back with this dynamic program. You'll love this powerful and effective workout! Bellydance body - Dance the weight away and feel sexy, confident and beautiful! All ages and body types can benefit from this low-impact program. Jayna provides a sexy, fun workout using simple but effective bellydance moves. Buns fat blaster - Get tight, tone buns in only 10 minutes! Suhaila shows you how to work the glutes to the max in this innovative workout. Get ready to challenge your lower body in a totally new way in this bellydance buns program. 2 Cardio Hip Hop workouts - Burn off unwanted pounds, have fun and get a great cardio workout! Get your heart pumping with fresh new moves from MaDonna Grimes. High energy routines target every muscle group to leave you sweating for more. Program Features: ?Lose weight, burn fat in 10 minutes! ? Easy-to-follow moves isolate muscle groups ? Fun routines work abs, thighs, and arms ? Customize your workouts to stay motivated ? Intense buns and leg exercises .« less
Heather S. (Xenarocks) from COCKEYSVILLE, MD Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
You MUST know some belly dancing to do this video. It is NOT for the beginner. You have to know the bellydance moves before watching the video because they do not explain how to do them, and move quite quickly. I would say get this if you have had 6 months or more of bellydance lessons.
Fun and quick workout
H. Hughes-osby | Springfield, Il | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have both Madonna Grimes workouts DVD's and fell in love with her 10 minute workouts. It was a great way to start my day, I was hoping that this tape included two new workouts alas they were the same, but with disapointment comes satisfaction. The other 10 minute workouts give me a chance to change my early morning workouts, and learn a workout that I never thought that I would learn and enjoy doing. Jayna's bellydance helps you to feel sexy and still enjoy the feeling you get from her low impact toning, also great moves you can use for other reasons. Rania's upper body is really fun, some of the steps are a little harder to do on carpet since you do this barefoot. Suhaila workout I am intimidated by. I have not been able to watch it long enough to complete it. I have a little trouble getting past the control that she has on her butt cheeks. She can contract them one at a time. Some mornings I get enough energy and do multiple workouts from this tape. They are really fun. This tape has a bonus YOGA, I had never tried YOGA and this gave me an opportunity to try it. I highly recommeded this DVD/VHS. I love the 10 minute workouts. With this DVD/VHS there are no excuses you can always find 10 minutes in a day."
Ratng from true "beginner"
Fiona Galbraith | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | 07/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hadn't exercised (other than walking) in years until recently when I started a weight loss program, so am definitely a "beginner". The tape has 5 10-minute sessions on it, 3 of which are bellydancing, which sounds a lot easier than it actually is especially for someone who has a hard time concentrating on on their feet at the same time as other body parts. Here's my take on each individual segment:
Parts 1 and 5 - MaDonna: these basic cardio workouts are definitely my favourites. They are easy to follow, fun, and give your muscles a workout. A beginner can do these and learn all the exercises pretty quickly. For a 20 minute workout, do one after the other. Excellent.
Part 2 - Suhaila: This is NOT NOT NOT for beginners unless you have bellydancing experience. I felt this segment was more of a showcase for what Suhaila can do. How many "beginners" can move each of their buttocks separately?! Poor.
Part 3 - Jayna: Sinous, slower movements - good for flexibility and toning. More relaxing workout. Good.
Part 4 - Rania: This is mostly a chest workout, good for toning - she repeated the movements a number of times, but I find it very hard to move my feet while moving my chest. This may improve with practice. Fair."
ARK | Indiana | 02/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD mainly for the Hip Hop sections. I was very disappointed to find out there is no Hip Hop dancing on this DVD. Madonna Grimes is the instructor for the Hip Hop section but it is basic aerobics and floor exercises."
Good 6 short 10 min quickies
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are all the bonus 10 min workouts from each of the mentioned DVDs. DVD has option of regular or letterbox screen & 2.0 or 5.1 dolby sound. Some workoutse may seem like they need more instruction because these are only bonus versions: Modonna Grimes from her African Beat - 2 min of warmup with basic 80s/90s aerobics fast-paced arm & high kick leg movements, then 3 min of a $*#( of squats, then 1.5 min of basic plies, then 1 min of standing tonining abs/leg pose, then on the floor for 1 min for basic ab crunches w/legs in air, then 3 stretches for legs & spine. your basic gym aerobics instructor, no dance or flair. Suhaila from her Bellydance fitness Fusion Buns - saddle squat doing for glut isolations (hard to do, but fun once you get it) for 1.5 min, then hip bumps which you do by contracting gluts as move knees slightly & walk (easier to understand with her instruction on the main dvd) but easy enough for those who pick up thing faily easily, (great workout) for 3 min, then 3/5 contractions of gluts for each step (great look) for 2 min, then full shimmy for 4.5 min with diff arm movements (great butt & leg workout.) She has a great personality & a great dancer. Jayna from her Bellydance for Romance - chest slides, back/forth, lifts/drops, chest circles, hips circles, vertical & horizonal figure 8s & camels. Her pace is very relaxed, she goes slow at first, so even w/o the main dvd, you should be able to pick it up. Rania from one of her Bellydance for Fitness - chest front/back, lifts/drops for 2 min, camels for 2 min, camels while walking for 2 min, chest circles for 1 min, chest cirlces while walking for 1 min, chest drops while walking, chest slides/drops while walking, chest figure 8s & chest figure 8s while swaying body up/down for 1 min. Actually great chest/upper back, upper ab toner. Madonna Grimes from her Urban Street Heat - warm up with regular fast-paced arm/leg kicks aerobics for a 2 min warmup, squats & lunges for 2 min, standing ab crunches & oblique crunches for 2 min, squating abs crunches for 1 min, floor ab crunches for 2 min, leg/butt lifts for 1 min, basic spine & a couple leg stretches for 1 min. BONUS Yoga w/Rainbea Mars from her Dusk OR Dawn DVD - sitting, child's pose, cat/cown, arm stretch, downard dog, held breath standing & shift hips, moutain/frwd standing bends & corbras, twisted lunges, downward dog, moutain, frwd st. bend, cobra, down dog, warrior 1, cobra, down dog, warrior 1, sun salutations, twisted lunges, sun salutations, chair pose, child's pose, laying down in cobbler's pose/butterfuly for 1 min with her positive thoughts. She speaks throughout with extra positive words, very relaxed."
Linda One | Burleson, Texas United States | 02/03/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, there is nothing "hip-hop" about the hip hop workouts. There are two by the same woman and they are essentially the same. There is no dancing and no dance moves incorporated into the boring routine which is done to a grating rhythm and not to hip hop music. The other three workouts are all belly dancing. I bought this for myself but was hoping I could use it in my junior high aerobics class. It is so boring my students would not enjoy it and I certainly won't use it. I've come up with more interesting routines on my own. This was a total waste of money and a complete rip off."