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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, What a Workout!, February 7, 2011
I am an inactive, 33 year old, overweight American. I prefer watching tv to jogging, pasta to salads, and driving to walking, and I have a list of excuses a mile long as to why I don't exercise. I've tried it all, the turbo-jams, the pilates, the Zumba, and I even bought one of those Dance Dance Revolutions mats (horrible on carpets, even with non-slip pads) and they all collected dust after a week....until Dance Central. This year, in desperation I joined Weight Watchers and after 5 weeks of watching every morsel going into my mouth I've lost 2 pounds....sad, demoralizing, and yet somehow inspirational.

Despite being an obese white-chick I like to think I have rhythm, a little soul, a little shake to my groove thing. I don't. Really...I can sway my hips and shuffle my feet, but I have no concept of any dance move that happened after the Running Man. Yet, when I saw the commercials for Dance Central and saw those cute little teens bopping about I was inspired. I imagined myself dancing around in cute little outfits, and finally getting to a club and have moves I wasn't ashamed of. So I bought a Kinect, some games, and specifically Dance Central.

I'm in LOVE! I began over a week ago, sneaking the disc in and making immediately for the first routine, and Lady Gaga's Poker Face. I took it easy, selected easy levels, and within minutes I was moving and grooving. Even better, I was sweating! I practiced, I performed, I even battled against myself (sad, but true, I kicked my own butt). Then I moved on to the next song, and repeated the process. Before I realized it I had spent an HOUR shaking my sad little groove thing, laughing, and groaning as the camera on the Kinect took pictures of me dancing and displayed it for me in full horrific form (a motivator for weight loss if ever I saw it).

I had a blast! I spent an hour dancing and sweating! And I thought about it every day until I could get home and do it all over again! I even downloaded the four songs I had been working with (I've moved to MEDIUM!) and listen to them on the way to work, imagining myself dancing to it. Sure, I have aches where I didn't know it was possible (my elbows? really?) and my neighbors are probably sick of hearing Hey Mami and Evacuate the Dance Floor, but I'm having a blast. Me. Sloth-incarnate.

Is it sustainable exercise? Oh yes. Will it grow with me as I (hopefully) shrink? Why yes, as you move up in your abilities you have more music and dance routines to choose from. If you get far enough you can even download new songs and routines from Harmonix if you choose.

I can't say enough about Dance Central. Easy to control (without controllers either), easy to navigate, a blast to do, and incredibly addicting! I'm even thinking about inviting friends over to play....can you say Dance oFF!? Electric Boogaloo watch out!

2 more hours of work before I can go home and DANCE!
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Feb 11, 2011 12:14:31 PM PST
lildragn says:
Just wanted to say this is one of the best reviews I've read in awhile. Had me smiling because you painted such an awesome picture :). The wife, 4 yr old son and I enjoy this game immensely.


Posted on Mar 13, 2011 10:36:39 AM PDT
Tori Wolfe says:
Hey, do you have a blog?? You're hysterical! Loved the review. Hope you're still at it!

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 7:55:59 PM PDT
Seshy says:
Please write a blog about your weight loss journey! I'm trying to lose weight as well and I'd love to use you as inspiration!

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 1:23:50 AM PDT
wolke.s says:
that´s a totally sweet review
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