Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout for Beginners: Tahitian Cardio
|Format||Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC|
|Contributor||Kili, Andrea Ambandos|
|Number Of Discs||1|
Tahitian Cardio Kili invites you to Hawaii, her beautiful homeland, to experience the popular Island GirlÖ dance fitness series. Tahitian dance is the most sensual of the South Pacific, and can also be a challenging workout. Kili demonstrates this unique dance method she calls her ô ;secret weaponö for keeping in shape and having a bathing suit-ready body all year long.
Kili has designed this workout to specifically target and tone legs, buns, and abs. You will learn three basic Tahitian moves: æami, figure 8, and Tahitian bump. Combined with fitness steps, these moves offer an innovative and creative Tahitian Cardio workout to help you lose weight and shape the entire body.
Special Features:- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- Interactive Full Motion Menus
- Chapter Selections
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Andrea Ambandos
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
- Run time : 39 minutes
- Release date : April 27, 2004
- Actors : Kili
- Studio : Natural Journeys
- ASIN : B0001EQIAG
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #109,615 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #1,653 in Exercise & Fitness (Movies & TV)
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Edited to add: I decided to do this workout after reviewing because I realized that it had been awhile. It was definitely harder than I remember. Staying in that plie squat position for most of the 30 minutes can be hard. My knees are a problem sometimes, I felt it a couple times during the dance. Probably because I was out of position, when I adjusted my stance it felt better. My heart rate isn't up like when I do cardio but I paid attention this time and there was an increase. I was definitely sweating by the end of it. I still struggled with doing the hip movements while moving to the side or front/back. Overall though I was able to keep up better with the moves. During the cool down she doesn't always explain the movements you're doing next so it can be hard to keep up. Decided to bump it up to 5 stars after doing it again.
Unless you're familiar with hula dancing, it will take 2-3 watchings to get the routine down. The first 2 times, I was constantly rewinding to try to be able to learn what they were doing. But just go for it and you'll pick it up quick. Just remember to keep your knees bent and it will be that much easier, as well as more effective. After a week, there are still a few places where I have trouble (I'm not the most coordinated when it comes to moving my hips and arms and feet all at the same time) I've found that the better I get at the video, the more of a workout I'm getting. I'm usually dripping with sweat at the end, but didn't feel like I'd worked that hard, until the next day :)
What I really like about the video is that it's broken down into 3 parts - the workout, where Kili shows you the dance, then breaks it down over the course of about 27 minutes; then there's the dance itself, where the routine is repeated 3 times for a total dance time of 3 minutes; and finally the cooldown, which brings the total video time to about 36 minutes. I find that I have so much fun doing the workout, that I will keep rewinding to do the dance 3-4 more times before moving on to the cooldown.
Kili is an excellent hula instructor, and her two assistants are beautiful. Seeing how graceful the three are and how beautiful the dance looks really motivates me to try to get to their level. Kili has a very soothing voice and not at all annoying like a lot of video workout instructors.
What I don't like about the video is that in a few places, especially towards the end of the dance portion, the camera angle makes it harder to see what the girls are doing below the waist - but once I got the routine down, that wasn't an issue anymore. Also, when doing the bumps towards the end of the dance portion, the girls start moving a lot quicker and it's kind of hard to keep up, but that's getting easier the better I get.
Overall, I highly recommend the Tahitian Cardio with Kili. I love it so much that I'm planning to buy more of her Island Girl DVDs and have recommended it to all my friends
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A lot of fun to try and get better at. I recommend this to anyone looking for something fun and challenging to target that mid-section!!