Prevention: Drop It with Dance
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.
Certified instructor description: An easy-to-follow fat-burner with lots of heart-rate-raising arm motions. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying the movement, not mastering the latest club steps. There are three dance styles: jazz funk, early hip hop and 90's jams (no Latin!). They're all taught add-on style, you'll learn a move at half-tempo, then add some variations and speed it up. The jazz funk includes whimsical routines like ponytail and snatch and grab. The hip hop section is a little slower with bigger, more powerful combos. 90's jam features lots of attitude and classics like Robocop and Roger Rabbit. You'll end with a showtime segment where you put it all together. ©2007.