CARDIO DANCE FUSION is an exhilarating, heart-pumping workout that combines cardio moves, dance, and body sculpting to get you a slimmer, trimmer, and sexier body. No dance experience is required and two left-feet will not... more » stop you from having a blast and getting the benefits of this ultimate, high-energy experience. With 2 time options, it s all here for you to achieve an amazingly hot body!
Angel M. (ooninang) from LAS VEGAS, NV Reviewed on 11/13/2012...
I was thoroughly surprised at how my heart rate increased just from dance moves. It doesn't seem possible, but the combination of moves definitely gets you pumping. You do need some room to comfortably get through this routine.
Fun AND effective!
Alaina | FPO, AP United States | 03/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great workout-IF you don't mind struggling a little at first to learn the dance moves. This is more of a dance moves for cardio instead of just dance moves that may give you a workout. It is one of the most challenging FIRM workouts I have because of the intense cardio segments. I am a devoted FIRMIE and love the FIRM, and this workout is definitely one of the best in my opinion. It kicks your [...], but it is soooo fun that the time does go by quickly. The first 30 minutes or so are broken up into 3 9-10 minute cardio segments, then there is a lower intensity segment and finally, the cool down. No weights, just a lot of moving and shaking! Alison is a master at gradually building a segment move by move so you learn as you go and repeat the steps often so you don't feel overwhelmed. If you love to dance and want a great workout while shaking your booty slimmer, look no further!!"
Fun and sweat-producing!
L. Hartness | Vero Beach, FL USA | 03/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not terribly coordinated, so I usually stay away from alot of dancy stuff. I end up spending half the time at a low heart rate as I struggle through the moves. And while I didn't hit every step perfectly the first time on this one, I was able to keep up and get in a good workout. The girls really look like they're having fun, too. I like the fact that this doesn't require any equipment, so I can take it on the road with me. Sometimes I wish the camera had more full-body shots so I could see Alison's feet, but I'll figure it out. This is FAR better than the Firm's "Cardio Dance Slimdown", although I love the instructor, Allie. Castmember Emily is sporting a cute new 'do and a rockin' bod-- very inspirational for us moms!
Here are the specs on the DVD:
Equipment Required: None-- just a little floor space
Full Workout: 44:24 Club Exerpt/Version: 24:00 Latin Exerpt/Version: 25:08 Jive Exerpt/Version: 24:24
Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette Trailers for other Firm DVDs Promo for the Firm Believers Web Club "Pump Up the Music" feature, allowing you to reduce the audio track and hear more of just the music.
Filmed on location in Burbank, CA, it's nice to have a new and colorful set. Go get it and have some fun sweatin' it out!"
Two left feet will not stop you?!
S. L Yany | Boynton Beach, FL United States | 04/01/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video states on the back that no dance experience is required and two left feet will not stop you ... WELL, I don't have two left feet and have been successful with dance videos on my cardio days but not this one. The moves are too complex and not called effectively enough to enable you to maintain a cardiovascular workout and follow along. I found myself subtituting jumping jacks and jump rope moves to maintain my heart rate when the choreography got too difficult. I still recommend The Firm Cardio Dance Slimdown for an easier to follow more effective workout. Don't always believe what you read on the back of those DVD sleeves."
Difficult to follow
Hildee Weiss | Cleveland, Ohio | 03/11/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was so hoping that I would be able to pick up the dance moves and follow along with Alison and her girls. She is my favorite Firm instructor and I have always been able to follow the steps of her various Firm workouts. I could not keep up with the moves on Cardio dance fusion although I did enjoy watching and I liked the music in the background."
New Mama | Bethlehem, PA | 04/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first DVD in a long time I have loved from workout #1. It was a little tricky at first, but I learned the footwork before adding the arms and had it all mostly down by the last rep. Alison spends lots of time on each set, instead of going from move to move like crazy. You really have enough time to get this down!
To anyone who does try it, please don't give up after your first try. Many of the best workout DVDs take a couple of rounds to get down."