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This fabulously fun and enchanting program reveals the secret to obtaining that lean, sexy Brazilian body. By using elements of Brazil’s heart-pounding, steamy dances such as the Maculele, Samba Reggae, and Capoeira, this workout targets all your trouble spots while burning fat and calories to deliver amazing results.
You’ll learn simple, flowing steps and incorporate hip circles and torso pops. The authentic, pulsating Brazilian music sets the rhythm; add your personal style and flair and you’ve got your own Carnival.
So take a vacation south of the border and have a hip-swinging, calorie-burning, body-slimming good time – Brazilian style!
Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body
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: Kimberly Miguel Mullen (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 48 min.
Street Date: 09/22/2008
Two styles of Brazilian dance plus a Capoeira martial arts segment. You're sure to be motivated by its authentic Brazilian feel (rhythm, energy and passion). You'll start with Maculelê — familiar fitness moves infused with tribal stomps and Latin sensuality (e.g. double step-touches blended with sexy hip pops). Samba Reggae is next. It features varied Carnival-style Latin dance moves combined with more bounces, sways and chest-pops. The Capoeira section is truly unique. It blends fast-paced stick-fighting cardio with non-traditional floor-based toning (e.g. “the spider”). Great drum music in a jungle-inspired outdoor setting. ©2008.