Chantal Pierrat: Soul Sweat
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Music: Techno world beat music. Very rhythmic and earthy. Think Shiva Rea Trance Dance type music. However, it wasn't loud enough for me. I do my workouts in the morning and I can't turn up the TV too loud for fear of waking up my spouse. I could barely hear the music over the teacher. I gave it 4 stars for this. Great world beat music but you can't hear it unless your TV is very loud or you have surround sound speakers, which I don't have. Also she doesn't have a music only option, so I went on omstream and calabashmusic and downloaded 7 of the 9 songs, bought 1 album (Dance, Dream Dance)Because I like Shaman's Dream, and put the music on my ipod. I turn the sound down and listen to the music in my ears. When you hear the music in stereo with heart beating bass, you can feel it in your soul. I wish you could feel that on the DVD. Sometimes the music is out of sync with the DVD on mute, but if you pause the DVD and start up again you can usually get it back in sync, and anyway I know the routine so well that I dance facing away from the tv screen. This may seem like a lot of effort but I tell you that this music is meant to be heard LOUD. Especially the Bob Holroyd song. That song jams!!. I think that soundstrue should re-do the DVD with the music louder than the teacher and extra bass. Or at least a music only option!!!!!!!!!!!!Read more ›
There is a 20 min tutorial with no music where Chantal alone shows you all the moves & the 12+ combos you will do. This is a little slow/boring, but it she breaks it down so well, anyone could get it so when you do the dancing, you know you'll get it easy, just a question of getting use to the speed. The dances are quite simple have have things such as easy steps like grapevine, v/square step, box step, cha-cha, chasse (easy stepping 2x quickly), plies, 2 different basic turns, etc. All these steps feel great since they are easy to do, but really strech your muscles at the same time really work the abs/obliques as well as the legs. She adds a lot of arm movements so your arms & chest get the same treatment & you really open up.
There are two workouts, quick sweat (30 min) & Deep Sweat (45 min). Tehre are 5 women & 1 man. Chantal & all the dancers have quick text bios in the bonus section & they are everyday people who love to dance.
The music is the strong suit, she had a great marketing idea to get great music that normally musicians didn't in the past want to be used by fitness dvds & making sure the names of the group & song are featured so you can buy them. The music is very positive & help put you in a better mood. Chantal does a great job of only speaking to tell you what moves are next or only every so often, remind you of the energy your body is producing that doesn't get in your way of connecting to the music.
I had no problem hearing the music though, yes, it could be louder in relation to her sound level.Read more ›
My only complaint (which other reviewers share) is the volume of the music. It's slightly softer than I would have liked.
I hope Chantal releases some more DVDs. She's a great instructor and dancer.
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SO MUCH FUN!! Great workout too. I was smiling the entire time. I work out regularly and was concerned this would not be a work out. I was WRONG!! I was dripping sweat. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jenifer Layne
If you enjoy dancing and like world music this workout cd is for you! Fun, energizing and not too complicated. I hope she makes more videos.Published 8 months ago by Kellie A. Steiner
I wanted to try this workout because I am into low impact, laid back workouts these days. I had a really bad fitness year last year and I'm coming back. Read morePublished 17 months ago by L. Staley
Update 1/12/16: After giving this video another chance, I realized I have to go back and change my review and give it an extra star. Read morePublished 18 months ago by crazybooknerd
This video is so much fun! Love dancing, and this is a really cool workout! I wish she made more of them! Beautiful and creative. Read morePublished 18 months ago by NineMuses
It is so much fun. You're getting a workout but you lose yourself in the process. It's about how it makes you feel, not results.Published on November 5, 2013 by britcelt18
I certainly wouldn't call it a workout. Perhaps a new age movement dvd is a better description. I bought it at half price books and that was about half price too much. Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by go bucks
Recently ordered the dvd and tried it for the first time this week. Overall, it is a pretty good workout for your whole body. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by quick stride
I used to dance and I did a lot of aerobics, but this DVD required more space than I have in my apartment. She's fun and it's upbeat, but it wasn't my thing. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Lucia International