The Ultimate Dance Workout????! They should be prosecuted under the Trade Description Act.

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Bodylicious: The Ultimate Dance Workout
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MrsGoldsmith's review of Bodylicious: The Ultimate Dance Workout

“The Ultimate Dance Workout????! They should be...”


written by MrsGoldsmith on 19/06/2011

It is such a disappointment considering the gloss and the people involved: Hollywood's top choreographer LaVelle Smith Jnr and Suzanne Cox, former Gladiator (Vogue) and now a fitness trainer. What were they thinking?

It kicks off with 3 dancers doing a fabulous routine and you're thinking 'how am I going to do that? I can’t wait!!' Then LaVelle comes on and tells you 'so you're not going to be learning that.' Oh.

I'll warn you now, there is not a lot of dancing going on, in fact there is not a lot of anything going on. There is a warm up and cool down and four sections where you’re working on different areas of the body and at the end of each section there is a dance routine – well, that kinda happens but it is so short (about a minute) you can barely call it a dance routine or even a workout. There are 6 sections, with pointless chatting and waste of time section transitions all in about 35 minutes – not enough time to break into a sweat.

The setting and styling is nice, there are dancers in the group of 5, so you feel as though you're joining in and the music is funky but this is all it has going for it. LaVelle seems a fun guy but he barely gives out any instructions or cues, so it's a watch and learn routine – it is pretty simple so not too much of a problem.

I think Suzanne is there to add some kind of credibility to the DVD and she chips in with a few fact-based comments. There are a couple of errors which they should have re-shot but they probably didn't have time considering it looks as though it was made up in the morning and they shot it in the afternoon.

Certainly suitable for beginners as there is not much effort required but there are so many more other DVDs on the market, I wouldn't waste your time.

There is a nutrition section but it just provides you with 8 tips you've heard before, for example: drink plenty of water and eat more fruit and vegetables. Of course excellent tips but nothing new to be seen here.

What you get:
Loosen Up = 5 min 20
Marching, head & neck moves, shoulder rolls, rib cage shift side, front, back and circles, hip shifts, side lunges and knee lifts
Arm Forces = 5 min
Arm circles, arm raises, side reaches, lunge, push ups, triceps dips
Back Attack = 7 min 25
Body bend with reach and leg bend, shoulder circles, shoulder shrugs, lunges, arm reaches, back raises, body scoops
Fab Abs = 6 min
Full sit ups, crunches, leg raises/scissors
Booty = 3 min 20
Squats, calf raises, standing leg raises side, front & back
Chill Out = 5 min 35
Breathing, arm raises, leg stretches and flexibility moves, side stretch

MrsGoldsmith's Rating:
Fun: 4/10
Too short to be fun
Fitness: 4/10
Too short and easy
Value: 2/10
Not sure why you'd bother

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