Viva! Latin Rhythm Workout

Elise Foss
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

I enjoy almost any kind of dancing and several VFers know this. This tape was recommended to me by some of those VFers during a Christi roadtrip and I’m glad it was. I had some experience with Kathy Smith’s Latin Rhythms Workout but found it to be more of a “take your shoes off, have some fun” kind of tape. I also really feel that tape in my knees, shins, ankles, and feet when I’m done with it so I don’t do it that often. I wanted a Latin dance tape that was a little more aerobic and wouldn’t kill my knees, shins, and ankles. I have found that in Viva!

I’m just getting back into exercise after having been extremely inconsistent because of chronic back problems. The first aerobic section of the tape (warm-up plus first aerobic section equals approximately 30 minutes) can be done all low impact. Very important to me! The second aerobic section is titled “Higher Intensity” and the moves shown are definitely higher impact.

I really like this video and in my opinion, it’s a bit better than Kathy Smith’s Latin Rhythms Workout.

Grade: A-

Sharon Muha