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Perfect Hips Belly Dance Workout: Abs, Hips, Butt & Thighs
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The shimmies, undulations and hip isolations of this ancient art form are great for targeting the lower torso, an area that is prone to weight gain with age and after child birth.
Belly dance is the perfect way to celebrate your femininity while doing something fun and healthy.
Michelle is a multi award winning belly dancer who has performed around the world, which means you need not travel further than your own living room to learn 100% authentic belly dance. So put on a hip scarf and shimmy your way to a healthy body!
(This DVD is geared toward newcomers to belly dance and has a fitness emphasis. It is designed for exercisers who already have a base level of fitness and may be challenging for those who have never before engaged in an exercise routine.)
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Top Customer Reviews
The things I liked about this DVD was
1)she explains the movements briefly, not over and over like some others I've seen/heard
2) the way its broken into segments so I can just click on the workout section I want to review
3)she is warm and calm, never shows any diva attitude, nice smile
4)Easy to follow
5)she instructs facing a mirror which is SO mush easier to follow along to, than having to reverse your movements because the teacher is facing YOU
6)the lighting and mirror/backdrop is not distracting at all-no funky computer generated backgrounds
7) the bonus performance at the end with the beautiful and talented Zaheea
8)she wears workout clothes that show what her body is doing, no skirts that cover up what her knees are doing
9) the camera angles show her whole body, not just shots of her face or specific body parts that happen to be moving
I only wish it was a tad longer with perhaps another different workout with a little more traveling. But still, its very good and you will get crisper isolations following this video continually. LOVED this DVD and I'm going to buy all the others she has out too. Michelle is truly a dancers dancer.
These are the things that kept me from giving it a 5 star rating:
The warmup and cooldown are a bit lacking. The thing you need to watch out for is one of the first moves in the warmup is a rather aggressive stretch. If you haven't been dancing for a while or are fairly sedentary before you start using this DVD... Warm up a little bit even before the workout's warm up. Once you get beyond that first part, it is a decent warmup. The cooldown, I felt like 'why bother with putting it in there?' I just do my own stretching instead.
The overall production of the DVD. I really wish the menu were broken down even further than it was. On other DVDs I have, there is the main menu which has the sections, but they break each section down even further. This works better for those of us who pick out sections to focus on. Yes, that's a bit nitpicky I admit, but I think the production looks a lot more pro when its broken down like that.
Is it worth the money? Yes. I'll be including it in my DVD workout rotation. My thighs and hips definitely felt the burn. And, I can't stress this enough...anybody who is starting to work out or do any form of belly dancing, pay attention to your body and work within its limitations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The explanations of how to do the moves are good with this one. It's a harder workout than you would expect.Published 23 months ago by Rhonda J. Stevens
If you just want to learn how to belly dance, then this is the video for you. If you want perfect hips, its a waste of money.Published 24 months ago by Marybel
I was a little disappointed with this video. It wasn't what I was expecting. I am starting to appreciate exercise videos where they have two people with the trainer as you can see... Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by M. Scott
This is a good work out for the belly and hips. I enjoy doing the excerise without thinking about the good it is doing my body.Published on September 21, 2013 by Josta