Knowing that MU Zumba was shortly coming to an end (as it sadly did last week), I browsed Best Buy a few weeks ago to look for fun fitness DVD’s. I picked up two of them for less than $20.00 (a steal!). One was a “Dancing with the Stars: Latin Cardio Workout” DVD, which I’ll talk about next time.
The other was “Pussycat Dolls: Dancer’s Body Workout”. I couldn’t help myself. It was $9.00. PCD promised to teach me awesome dance routines to some of their singles. And while their music is subpar at best, you have to admit that their choreography is pretty rockin’. Besides, I’m on a Dance Workout Adventure. This means trying new things that I may have avoided up until now. Oh, and did I mention that it only cost $9.00?
Needless to say, I was eager to try it.
At first, the DVD seemed hopeful. They start out by leading the viewer through a standard—yet effective—warm up routine. Then, PCD breaks down the moves to their hit, “When I Grow Up”. Initially, my blood was really pumping. I was thrilled! But before I knew it, choreographer extraordinaire and creator of PCD Robin Antin said that it was time to “perform” our brief choreography bit to the music. Already? I thought. But, I wasn’t going to question her. Sure enough, the song started, we did our 30 sec. choreo…and then we freestyled until the chorus, where we repeated the choreo. What?
And this wasn’t just an issue with the first song. Oh no, all of the songs followed this pattern. Worse yet, the following songs didn’t even make me sweat (and I sweat fairly easily).
Ultimately, this DVD is only a great purchase if you’d like to learn how to do (very) small bits of PCD dance routines. If you’re looking to truly attain a “dancer’s body,” you’ll have to look elsewhere.
I’m disappointed, PCD. Then again, your DVD was only $9.00. And who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to whip out those saucy dance moves at someone’s wedding reception one day…