With the new season of So You Think You Can Dance starting, I thought this would be the perfect time to share this fitness DVD review of Step Up Revolution Dance Workout (released last December). By the way, if you haven’t seen any of the Step Up film series, you should. If you appreciate the discipline of professional dancers, you’ll enjoy it.
This workout is really more like a dance class. You learn the choreography first, then you jam to it for about 4 minutes before moving on to the next round of choreography.
The moves are doable for most (if you have rhythm). My suggestion would be to try this video below and see if it is something you like. This is one of the choreographers from the workout DVD, Bryan Tanaka, showing a fun move from the movie, Step Up Revolution.
Pretty fun, huh? Now go show it off to your friends! There are more choreography moves posted on You Tube too. 🙂
Intensity of the actual workout DVD is hard to gauge because dance is only as hard as you make it. My suggestion would be to do the workout first without looking at yourself in the mirror at all. You may feel silly at first (that’s normal), but practice makes perfect. As you get confident with the moves, then you look in the mirror and compare yourself to the choreographers – if you want to look like them, you gotta work! This means strong lines, use your abs, and exaggerate your movements. You can always add your own flavor to it, because you are in your own living room!
If you do it right, you’ll burn calories, strengthen your heart and feel your core muscles – a lot!
Don’t say you are too old to try this – age is just a number. I’m older than all the dancers in the video (probably twice their ages), but I still enjoyed it.
I bought my copy at Amazon for about $8 here.
Give it a chance, you may just like it! Have a great weekend!!