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Burn that fat away to such disco hits like I Will Survive and Disco Inferno. Let Richard Simmons take you through a low-impact aerobic workout that gets you sweating as well as singing to those favorite disco oldies. 2001/color/72 min/NR/fullscreen.
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Then a few weeks ago, I was getting bored with the elliptical at the gym and wanted to do something entertaining. So I ordered the DVD on Amazon, and fell in love with it all over again. All my fit friends like Insanity and P90X, but I'm just not that type. I really need to be encouraged as I go along, and no one does that like Richard. At the point during "Give It Up" where I always get the most worn out (and where other people probably do too), he says, "Just keep trying, that's all." I know it's just a video, but that positive reinforcement is uplifting every time I work out.
Another thing I like is that none of the other dancers (except that black guy with the muscly arms) were intimidatingly fit. Normal people. BBWs gettin' their freak on. There are women that have to be at least 250 lbs, one might even be closer to 300, and they do all the moves seemingly effortlessly. They may be overweight, but I bet they're in better cardiovascular health. And Richard himself isn't some huge bulky guy or a beautiful woman in shorts and a sports bra. When you get past the clothes, he looks pretty normal. Look closely, though, and you'll see he's got some serious muscle.
In short, I love everything about this video. I love that it's supposed to be 70s themed but you can tell it was from the 90s. I love the lady in the DJ booth whose only job was to hold up the "How are you feeling?" sign. And yeah, I like hearing that I'm a special creation.
As far as this DVD routine goes, I haven't been able to get past level one yet; I've been in a bit of a health challenge for several months so for me and my somewhat limited abilities at the moment this is a serious workout. I rotate this with other exercise and I am looking forward to going further with Disco Sweat in the coming months.
The disco songs are fun and familiar. The moves aren't too hard to follow and if I get lost I just march in place for a moment to catch up. I found it easiest to watch one particular person in the crowd that was doing modifiers of the moves and to try to keep pace with him/her. This is nearly an hour long from start to finish so you can break it up into more manageable sections or do the whole thing if you're able to. Richard keeps the energy high by by giving positive shout outs to you the whole way.
If you like kitschy and over the top sparkle gym shorts on your fitness cheerleader you will LOVE this DVD.
Recommended for those who want a good workout and those who want to have fun doing so.