Sweating Sexy

Jennifer Galardi
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Ballet/Barre, Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

This workout is about 50 minutes and divided into 2 distinct parts that you can do at different times or together: the first part is standing toning (or isolations as Jen calls them) that lasts about 20 minutes. Such as bending the neck side to side, then bending at the waist side to side, then moving down to the legs for ballet or barre style leg lifts, also raising up on tip toes with hands in certain ballet positions, or plies with feet turned out in certain ballet positions. You're learning some basic moves here that you will incorporate into the second half of the DVD. Nothing very advanced if you've never done ballet before. It's all very do-able.

The second part is a dance class where you learn a routine and put it all together at the end, that lasts about 30 minutes. This second part reminds me of Carmen Electra Vegas Strip, but you go through these segments faster in Sweating Sexy so the cardio effect is a little more intense. Very fun and sexy but not "too" sexy. This dance is not ballet-style like the first part, even though you are using some of the moves you learned in isolation in part 1.

I really enjoy the whole workout. I love that there are 2 distinct styles on one DVD, which gives me the options of doing "barre" or dance, or both. And the length of the choreogrpahed dance is just right. If I had to do choreo for a whole hour I'd forget half the routine! 30 minutes works well.

Instructor Comments:
Typical Jen, good cues, good instruction - and she makes the whole thing fun as usual!