Jazzercise - Ballet BodyEmily Tyson
Year Released: 2012
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I'm not sure what this workout had to do with “Jazzercise” except for the name. The music wasn’t especially “jazzy” nor was it classical ballet music -- more like “pop-rock.” And (after having done several other workouts with gorgeous outdoor settings) the plain indoor setting was a little boring -- but at least it was pleasant and bright. That being said, this was a decent ballet-style toning workout with a nice blend of standing and mat work. The warm-up was followed by some very nice arm and leg work (attitudes, tondus, etc.), Pilates-style abdominal work, and a lovely cool-down stretch. The instruction was divided into four sections, with each of the three instructors taking the lead at different times (the warm-up instructor was back for the cool-down.) I especially liked how they showed different variations of a move - an easier modification as well as a more advanced variation (i.e., the same move done in releve, or adding a plie, etc.)
All-in-all, I enjoyed this short, to-the-point ballet toning workout, but labeling it “Jazzercise” is just confusing.