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Bellydance Boogie:Cardio Shimm

 Unrated   VHS Tape
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Cardio Shimmy is a vibrant and electrifying bellydance workout that explores the numerous varieties of "Shimmies." Shimmies are the fast, shaking, and exhilarating movements commonly seen in bellydance. In this workout you will learn a medley of hip and shoulder shimmies at different rhythms and speeds all while getting a full aerobic workout. Let Rania lead you through this fun, easy to learn dance workout routine while you shake and shimmy those pounds away!

Join certified aerobics instructor, Rania, a multi-award winning dancer, in this unique weight loss series. Rania’s bellydance skill is truly remarkable and her dancing is beauty in motion. Rania has combined her vast dance background, her extensive aerobics training and her award winning bellydancing flair into this fun filled dance workout.

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5.0 out of 5 stars my perspective Aug. 29 2003
By A Customer
I bought this set before I read the reviews here. I am a personal trainer/fitness instructor, and I thought these workouts were well written, well-produced, and well executed. One of the most difficult things to do as an instructor is break down a new dance style without stopping the workout. Rania did an amazing job of starting techniques slowly, repeating them, layering them, then speeding them up to tempo. After watching the performances at the end, I realised why she left the more strenuous or potentially dangerous moves out of the fitness programs. I was really impressed with the whole set.
When I read through the reviews I noticed that most of the negative reviews came from people proclaiming to be belly dancers. I was a jazz dancer before becoming a fitness professional. There is a big difference between teaching dance for fitness than for teaching dance as an art form. When teaching for fitness, you have to use only the moves that are effective in terms of fitness, safe, and ones that target a range of muscles groups for a well-rounded workout. If you are expecting to learn to really dance, buy a dance instruction tape. If you want to work out safely and effectively using bellydance moves, this set is first class. Congratulations to Rania.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wait til the end: Rania is amazing. June 10 2003
By Sahara
Bought this video and tried it for the first time last night, and didn't like the whole ambience although it was challenging enough. Using this video is a good way to get more proficient at shimmying because it forces one to practice it for a relatively long period of time, even if the moves in the tape start to become repetitive. However, when the video got to the end which showcased Rania's performance, it blew me away. Was standing in front of the tv with my mouth open in awe of this incredible dancer. It made me want to go back and try the instructional part again! Will certainly try some of the other Rania tapes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT CHALLENGING AT ALL!! May 22 2003
By A Customer
I'm a both a ballet and Indian dancer, so I thought this video would let me mix in some variety while adding some skill to my dancing. I couldn't have been more wrong. Though I worked up a sweat, the moves in this video are just boring. The basis of the entire workout consists of bending one knee and lifting up a hip and doing the same on the other side. The shoulder shaking and shimmying eventually becomes reminiscent to that of a stripper, and no dance technique is acquired. All in all, the video is a horrible workout, and doesn't work your muscles whatsoever. PLEASE save your money and buy another workout video.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this workout May 19 2003
By Nikki
This workout kicked my butt!!! I was sweating so much it made me laugh at myself. I love doing aerobics, and this was a fun new twist. After about three weeks, I lost two pounds, and definitely noticed that I could shimmy better and get through the workout more easily. This is definitely a workout using bellydance moves, not a bellydance class.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Feb. 26 2003
By A Customer
I was looking forward to this video, because I really liked Neena and Veena's workout video -but Rania has quite a ways to go to be up to speed with dynamic duo. Neither the warmups or workout were especially imaginative or inspiring, hense the mediocre rating. The biggest surprise was that they did not use middle eastern music for either the workout or the performance. I will not be buying another video from Rania.
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