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Denise Austin: Body Burn With Dance & Pilates
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The 30 minute cardio/dance section was really fun to do. The first part had more of a latin flair and the second part was more hip-hop oriented. It was also easy to modify the moves to make them higher impact for a more intense workout.
The 10 minute standing Pilates segment worked the upper body and core with weights. The time just flew by.
There is also a 10 minute floor Pilates routine targeting the abs and legs. Strap on wrist and ankle weights and it becomes nicely challenging. Denise is also very pleasant throughout, just the right amount of friendliness. My only gripe is the music. Had they used better and more motivating music in the dance portion, this would have been a 5-star workout.
10 min of standing Pilates with light weights. If you have Denise's Power Yoga workout, you'll recognize some of the work from the 2nd segment of that DVD.
10 min of floor Pilates. Classic floor Pilates. You start with the usual ab work, including the 100, but Denise gives you variations to keep it interesting. Also a few things from the side-kick series, along with the ever fun Can-Can.
A pleasant, effective workout with Denise's patented "girlfriend" factor, and better cueing than usual. (Yes, the music could've been better.)
The first one is a killer upper-body workout using light weights. These exercises simultaneously engage your abs and legs while you're lifting weights. Each area of the upper body is targeted with a single set of multiple reps that get progressively more difficult.
The second workout incorporates classic Pilates core exercises, but each one has been tweaked by Denise to offer an even greater challenge.
There is also a 20-min. dance workout, which I have not yet done (I honestly bought this just for the Pilates). Between the three workouts on this dvd, one can get a well-rounded workout (cardio, strength, and stretch).
For me, this workout is indispensable because of the strength training aspect. I usually find weight workouts to be a huge bore that I dread doing. But this one is so fun and challenging, requiring my complete mental focus, that the time flies and I am already looking forward to doing it again by the time I am done.
There are three sections - dance, standing pilates and mat pilates. All three sections are great! The dance portion will get your heart rate up and make you sweat but is not difficult to follow. I have read other review of Denise's DVDs stating that she doesn't cue well but I do not find this to be the case at all. The pilates portion strengthens and lengthens but also relaxes. If you like dance and/or pilates - BUY THIS DVD - you will not be disappointed.
To finish getting my baby weight off in 2010 I think I will make it the year of Denise Austin.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good work out. I usually walk and use the videos when the weather doesn't cooperate. I bought this so I could change the routine. The dance part is fun and easy to do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason
This DVD is a great workout and the instructions are easy to follow throughout the workout.Published 3 months ago by W Jacob
I like a lot of Denise's workouts, I've tried several from the library and own 2 or 3. I don't seem to have a problem with cueing and anyway, if you buy a DVD presumably you're... Read morePublished 6 months ago by P. Kalafarski
Great video. I am still learning the dance routines but it is fun and gets you moving!Published 7 months ago by Cherry Scarmardo
Great DVD and I love the standing pilates as I don't enjoy mat pilates. Denise is a fabulous 57 year-old and is a wonderful example of the rewards that lifelong fitness confers.Published 13 months ago by Mary
can't go wrong with Denise Austin... and this dvd doesn't just have one workout.Published 13 months ago by B. Hill