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Hemalayaa: Bollywood Party Workout
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2011
This is another in Hemalayaa's series of Bollywood-style dance workouts. It's divided into a warm-up and cool down, each 5 minutes, and two 20 minute dance workouts. The first one, Wedding Party, is the easier of the two. Depending on your level of fitness, it might be too easy. The Bollywood moves in both are fun and not really difficult from a choreography standpoint. Unlike her earlier videos, she cues "live" and not via voice-over and as a result I do think the cuing is better. Hemalayaa tries to pair the moves with motivational thinking ("Shake your finger here at all your negative thoughts") which didn't really work for me because my heart rate wasn't high enough to have that giddy kind of "I can do it!" frame of mind but to each his own. The set would be borderline cheesy in other circumstances but it's perfect for a workout video as it helped hold my interest. There are some mildly high impact moves but they are easy to modify. There's also a chest pump move that she does a lot that made me a little sick to my stomach.

I have several of the Hemalayaa workouts now and the best one I've tried thus far is Bollywood Dance Workout and I'd recommend it over Bollywood Party Workout-or that you try it if if you liked but weren't totally sold on this one. Bollywood Dance is a more well-rounded workout and includes a separate abs segment and two background dancers. The only ab work here you'll be getting from the standing dance moves (including the kind of dreaded chest pump move I mentioned.) I liked this but I was a little bored at times so I don't know how often I'll really use it. Hemalayaa as always is very sweet and graceful.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2011
This workout is one of the most fun routines I have ever done. And it is a good workout, your muscles will be feeling it! Most of her DVD's use a voice-over instruction after the fact but this one, Hemalayaa is voicing the cues as she performs the workout. I invited a friend over to try it out with me and we were laughing and sweating all the way through it. I can't wait to do it again! Hemalayaa is very motivating and down to earth. I highly reccommend this DVD as well as her other Bollywood workouts to anyone wanting an exercise routine that's a lot of fun and is different from you're average "run of the mill" aerobics videos. I own most of her discs and I enjoy them all! Due to the many arm movements on this video, I've incorporated the use of glove weights to raise the resistance level and it has made a big difference. Say bye-bye to arm flab!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2011
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Watching this video in the comfort of one's home is great. It is full of energy and sexy movements. Just following the steps by yourself without embarassment is fantastic fun. So go ahead, try it and you'll feel sexy while losing weight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2012
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I got this DVD, after already having 3 of Hemalayaa's DVD's(Bollywood Dance Workout, Burn and Blast). I was looking for something that had 30min workouts that were fun and easy to do. I was on bedrest while I was pregnant with my twins. I was finding it difficult to get back into working out as the twins got older and thier naps shorter. This DVD is great because the moves are easy and not too strenuous(no jumping or overly complicated moves as are in her other DVDs) and it gives a great workout. It will make you sweat and pant. Definately for people who want a fun workout that is easy to follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2013
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This is a really fun workout. Time just flys by & you don't even realize what an effective workout it is because it's so much fun. I have a few of Hemalayaa's dvds & this one ranks right up there in the favorite category.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2013
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I know this product is marketed to women but I really loved working out to this video with my fiancé and no I'm not gay. We laughed and danced the whole way through. Yes, the moves are sensuous and silly, but that's why it's so much fun. With moves like the "hip smack" the the sho away all done up in gold Lamay stretch pants and shiny silver tassels really made this video hilarious. Yes, it was funny but you also got a good work out and some positive affirmations and projective imagery to boot. I've only seen two of her videos but I suspect this is the best of the bunch. There was no voice over and she seemed very comfortable with herself and explaining the moves in an easy to understand fun way. Hemalayaa, you are a true yogini. Thanks for your light hearted teachings. :0)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
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My mother is obsessed with exercise and is always looking for something new to help keep the muscles moving and spice up the routine. If you do the same thing over and over again it seems you can get that even tone but do you end up hating it? Well yes you can. That is why its so important to mix it up and enjoy your routines. Hemalayaa makes them fun for the novice to the advanced. You really learn how to bollywood dance while gearing that body up for bathing suit season.
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on February 5, 2014
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It was not what I was looking for. I thought it would be more fun and instructional like a Zumba video, but it was not fun at all and I turned it off to avoid extreme boredom.
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on August 21, 2013
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I great way to change up your exercise routine. Definitely a workout. Kids walk in the room and join the party.
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on September 3, 2014
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it's okay wasnt inspired at all. its "pretty" and felt more about being pretty than an actual workout. Annoying that we as the user are sweating our butts off and she is clearly all dolled up and not working out with is - not motivating at all.
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