Balletone - Center Moves
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Well, since I have no background in ballet, and I am the *worst* at moving quickly or anything like, well, center moves, I worried. But I did the video yesterday anyway, and was delighted to find it a really graceful, dancey cardio workout, which had me gleefully moving and stretching for a sweaty forty minutes.
Actually, there are very few ballet terms used in this video, and those that are are explained. The workout is basically composed of a series of movements which are gradually added on and rehearsed, until by the end you find yourself doing an entire little routine. In that sense, it can be a bit boring, since you do the same movements many, many times over. However, that's also a chance to learn the movements better, and to get to the point (if not on the first viewing, then on the second) where you don't have to think about them anymore.
Balletone - Center Moves also incorporates little strength moves (especially leg lifts) and side stretches into the routine. This does mean that you don't have non-stop movement, but you do get to work on balance, which is also part of being fit.
In short, I liked it, I can see myself doing this video again with pleasure, and I think it's a great companion to the more static ballet-based workout programs.
I made it maybe 5 minutes, for no reason other than it was way too fast. The moves require a great sense of balance, which I found hard to maintain when I was trying to do a move just introduced at top speed. There was also no time lapse between the feet movements and the arm movements; they were both introduced at the same time, so by the time I figured out what to do with all my limbs, the move was changing again. At that point, although I hadn't even gotten my heart rate up, I was too frustrated to continue and turned the DVD off.
I would NOT recommend this for beginners!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent workout DVD. It may not be the most challenging when it comes to cardio but it is great for balance and light cardio. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is not for beginners-you should have basic ballet skills because the instructor moves rather quickly to different positions. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Mini Marshmallow