Monday, March 14, 2011
Workout Review: The Firm Cardio Dance Fusion
When I first turned this workout on I was pretty sure I was going to hate it. The girl that hosts is very very happy. Most of the time by the time I get home from work, cook dinner, deal with the puppies and actually have time to work out....I'm not very happy. She actually talks a lot like the older judge lady from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders tryout show.
Even though the host was a little annoying, the workout itself wasn't too bad. There are four dance segments (latin, jazz, cheer and modern). The latin, cheer and jazz sections were all pretty challenging and had a lot of jumping and advanced choreography. You learn the routines pretty fast, but you end up repeating them at least 4 or 5 times, so it's pretty easy to get eventually. I was not a big fan of the modern routine. I actually thought this was the cool down because there's such a change in the intensity level. It's a lot of ballet type things that I'm not really into.
There are 2 segments on the DVD, an express 25 minute dance version and the full hour long version. I only did the hour version, but the 25 minutes may be better if you can't take the double dose of pageant smiles and "cheer hands"!