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Cheryl Burke Presents Disco Abs (That's the Way I Like It Abs) (2009)

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  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Studio: Time Life
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004ZN8ZDM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,785 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Preview - CHERYL BURKE ROCKS! January 2, 2010
I found this on Comcast's On Demand line up. It was a 30 minute sample.

This workout really reminded my of aerobics classes from the late 70's. I found the moves easy to learn. I had to modify because I am so out of shape, but it was easy to do. Cheryl starts the moves as basic moves and then bumps them up a notch at a time. She leads you through a short routine move-by-move, and then at the end she puts all of the routines together.
Even though there were times I would miss a step here and there it kept me moving and did not slow the workout for me.
The dancers behind her had fun with the dancing and made it even more enjoyable.Cheryl Burke Presents Disco Abs (3 DVD)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dancing Away the Pregnancy Weight! March 13, 2010
I've been struggling with losing my maternity weight for months, and have tried several DVDs (postnatal workouts, yoga, cardio, kickboxing, pilates, circuit training). Hands down, Cheryl's 3 disc workout is the BEST! I used to be an avid dancer, and I'm usually bored out of my mind with slow warm-ups, workouts taking forever to make me break a sweat, or with the dances being comprised of simplistic, un-challenging steps. This workout is fun (no exaggeration), has the original music (not those weird Muzak versions of the songs), and actually made me feel my abs working hard enough to start getting tight again. I've only been using the workouts for two weeks, and my body is starting to firm up more, my posture is getting better, and my stomach is finally getting smaller. Hallelujah!

I always enjoyed Cheryl on DWTS, as the healthiest-looking professional dancer there (lean and toned, but still curvy). She is refreshingly direct with the workout guidance, and doesn't make any cheesy jokes or unnecessary chatter. She's adorable and inspiring. I would totally recommend these DVDs!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Starter!!!! January 18, 2010
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I also found this wonderful workout on Comcast via On Demand. I started Doing this routine ( which is really easy to learn) about 3 weeks ago. I have dropped 7 lbs already, combined with a healthy diet and I look forward to losing about 25 more lbs! Cheryl Burke is a disco DIVA!!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout and FUN!!! July 3, 2012
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I am a Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer and I LOVE this workout. I'm 48, so the music is from my era and I loved disco dancing back in the day. I believe that this is a good workout, but not extremely difficult. I've read the negative reviews and here's my take on them. This "ab" workout is a "standing" ab workout. Ladies, please do not think that you must be lying on the floor to get an ab workout. You'll never have great abs anyway unless you are eating a clean diet. Doing long ab workouts on the floor are no more beneficial and you cannot spot reduce either and most people end up hurting their necks and backs with floor ab work. I always incorporate standing ab work in my classes. As far as her cueing, it could be better. I believe every workout DVD should have a "technique" section to show people proper form on squats and lunges. If you don't know proper form, please research it. There are many good videos on the internet with certified trainers showing you the correct form. Most of the steps are not difficult, example: 4 steps forward, tap, 4 steps back, tap, repeat to the side, etc. I think what most people find challenging is adding the hand movements. If the hands throw you off, do the footwork first, then add the hands later. Most of my clientele is around my age+ and I have done many of these moves with them and they did great and were able to follow along. It's not high impact, but it's challenging and it's not hard on the knees. As far as the songs, there are original songs, but on some of the workouts there are also instrumental disco tunes in between the original songs. What people have to understand is the producers of the DVD must pay dearly for the rights to use these songs. If they use too many, they have to raise the price of the DVD. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HAVE FUN SWEATING January 6, 2011
By Maurine
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I am not one of those people who love to exercise, but I want to lose weight so it's a necessary evil. This DVD set is fantastic. I actually enjoyed doing the routines and I sweated a lot so I knew I was working my body (besides being out of breath at times). The music is fun and upbeat and encourages you to move.

The first DVD has a 30 minute cardio routine and a 5 minute ab routine. DVD number 2 has a 30 minute cardio routine and a 12 minute ab routine. DVD 3 has a 20 minute buns and thighs routine.

For me, DVD 3 was the hardest. My legs really burned. Maybe it was because I did it after the 12 minute ab routine. I don't know. Next time I'll do that routine first.

I've only done each routine once, but I plan to do them again. My body ached the next day because I had used muscles other exercise routines didn't.

Cheryl does a good job with the cuing and explaining. I think I did okay with the steps. I have room to improve and that will come with doing the routines again.

Cheryl has four people behind her also doing the routines. The guy and gal directly behind her are annoying and I raised my eyebrows at some of their joint interaction and wanted to say, "Get a room!" I wonder what Cheryl thought when she saw the playback. I also wonder why they didn't reshoot it and tell those two to cool it. It would be better without them, but that's minor.

I totally recommend this set and I look forward to getting Disco Abs!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It was a lot of fun to "watch"
This is way too advanced for my old body. I have high expectations, but low impact for me is the way to go! It was a lot of fun to "watch".
Published 2 days ago by lucygirl7
3.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Cheryl Burke, but ...
Because I love Cheryl Burke on DWTS, I thought she would put together a good dancing exercise video that I could incorporate into my effort to get back to regular exercising and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Enjoying Life
5.0 out of 5 stars High calorie fat burning fun!.
Disco Abs really works! It's fun to do, I'm always energetic after working out with Disco Abs,It keeps my attention, and Disco Abs really works.!
Published 16 months ago by KellyKelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
I have purchased many exercise videos (I'm talking well over 40) during the last several years. The "Disco Abs" set of videos are fun and I don't get bored because I mix and match... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ab work out
It was sent fast. In good conditions, brand new.
The 3 CDs are great, fun, I love exercising while hearing good music.
Published 19 months ago by Almu
5.0 out of 5 stars My absolute favorite!
I have been on a dance exercise DVD kick lately and have bought about 20 different ones. Some suck,most are ok, and there are one or two that are great. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Naaga
3.0 out of 5 stars So So
I tried this video but I felt I was not getting a good workout because I could not keep up to the steps. Read more
Published on December 9, 2011 by HawHaw
1.0 out of 5 stars diappointed
This video was disappointing. It started out too fast and it was hard to keep up. I thought it would be primarily for abs. but it wasn't. I only viewed it once and put it away. Read more
Published on October 19, 2011 by lucky10
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun work out!
I grew up in the disco era so the music is fun and the moves are familiar. I LOVE Cheryl Burke and her nature...she is just pleasant to work out with. Read more
Published on September 20, 2011 by Adoptive Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun!
This DVD is lots of fun! I 1st came across it on my TV (On Demand - Exercise TV). her exercises are very easy & lots of fun!
Published on June 25, 2011 by April
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