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No time to exercise? We have the solution for you – the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we’ve developed 5 hip hop dance workouts that are just 10 minutes each. These short dance sessions work with even the busiest of schedules. Split them into separate workouts, mix and match your favorites to fit your schedule each day or really crank up the calorie burn by dancing all 5 segments in a row for one amazing, total body workout1
HIP HOP 101: This section starts with the fundamentals of hip hop and builds them into a basic dance. These toning and tightening moves are the reason that hip hop is famous for sculpting strong, flat abs.
HOUSE PARTY: Get ready to raise the roof as you work up a sweat. House Party features hot cardio dance moves that will also sculpt your legs and tone your tummy.
SIGNATURE MOVES: Bring out your inner dance diva as you work it with instructor Heather’s signature style. It’s sort of sexy, a little bit flirty and a whole lot of fun!
HIP HOP JAM: In this Hip Hop Jam you will groove it out as you bounce, kick and roll your way to a better body.
STREET STYLE: Pump up your heart rate and your body’s fat burning engine with some street style in this high cardio workout/dance.
Heather Graham is a graduate of the Mayfield School of Performing Arts’ Academic Dance Program and a professional dancer for almost 10 years. She has appeared on television shows such as a Dancing with the Stars and performed alongside some of the most respected artists in the industry.
10 Minute Solution: Cardio Hip Hop
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Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Instructor: Heather Graham (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 52 min.
Street Date: 10/02/2012
Certified instructor description:
It's fun and flirty — five short segments that each feature a different dance style. You can play all five sections, or program the DVD to play any portion in any order. Heather Graham's easy-to-follow cuing is clear and totally non-intimidating (e.g. "stay light on your toes," "now contract your ribs"). She always begins with the fundamentals — showing the basic foot movements at a moderate pace. Then she adds the arms, boosts the tempo and layers in the more stylized motions (never really "complex," but definitely "dancy"). The series begins with simple isolations and advances to more varied combinations (e.g. "pull and whack," "girlie walk" and "kitty crawl"). ©2012.