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Put the Fun in to fitness! Lean the hottest hip-hop moves and melt off the pounds with pro trainer and choreographer, Billy Blanks Jr. Join Billy and his wife Sharon for three 10-minute workouts that burn mega fat and get you moving! Learn hip-hop basics spiced up with fresh fund, Bollywood flair and hot samba. Then mix it up with all three styles for a high-energy dance challenge that kicks calories to the curb. This is the dance workout you’ve been waiting for – c’mon, let dance!
WARM-UP: Let the fat-burning fun begin with energizing hip-hop moves and stretches s that jump-start your body.
HIP-HOP: Bump off those pounds with favorite hip-hop steps that build into a fun and funky calorie-blasting dance routine.
HIP-HOP SAMBA: Spice things up with hip-trimming swivels and shakes that combine to create one sizzling hip-hop-routine.
HIP-HOP BOLLYWOOD: Raise the roof and your heart rate with body-slimming bounces that capture the joy of Bollywood.
DANCE CHALLENGE: Crank up the calorie burn with this fast and fun all-in-one dance challenge.
COOLDOWN: Lower your heart rate and stretch your muscles while you guide and groove to a slow, sultry rhythm.
Billy Blanks Jr.'s Fat Burning Hip Hop Mix
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: Mixed
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.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Billy Blanks Jr. (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Sharon Catherine Blanks (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 47 min.
Street Date: 12/06/2011
Certified instructor description:
A fun-focused set of three hip hop dance styles — Basic, Bollywood and Samba. Billy's add-on teaching makes the workout super-easy-to-follow. He always begins with simple foot patterns at a slow pace. Then he increases the tempo and adds more complex dance steps (along with optional intensity-boosting arm motions). The first segment features hip hop classics like "Superman" and "B-boy." That's followed by playful, Bollywood-inspired moves like "Bolly Bounce" and "Bolly Barbeque." The third section brings out your "inner spicy" with sensuous shimmies and hip rolls. The final series uses all three styles in a calorie-torching finale. Billy's high-energy cuing is both motivating and supportive ("don't judge yourself; just have fun!"). "Lite hip hop" instrumental music. ©2011.