|The Hotpants Workout
||[Aug. 5th, 2006|08:38 pm]
Fitness DVD Reviews
The way this workout was packaged is a little misleading. I'm guessing they called it this based on the fact that the instructor, Dan Karaty, has worked with Kylie. He has also worked with the likes of Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. He's an excellent instrutor as he would have to be being a choreographer. He's clear, doesn't leave you in the dust and assumes you're not as good a dancer as the rest in the DVD.
This is a dance cardio routine. Dan is accompanied by female dancers but he is definately the star of the video. He takes you through a warm up, four separte dance routines, cool down and some ab n glute work. The warm up is dance based as are all the cardio work. You learn the moves step by step, slowing building up. Don't get me wrong though, you won't be bored by the instruction once you've done it a few times and have the routine down which is where a lot of dance workouts go wrong. The first and third routines are moderately difficult with the second and fourth more fast paced. As far as the music, it's good but in the background a bit so you can here the instruction better.
After some stretching of your lower body during the cooldown, you immediately start doing LOADS of crunches with no rest. Then some bum squeezes, after these the workout stops abruptly. The workout is roughly 40 minutes. The time flies by and it's lots of fun!!