The Samba Reggae Workout
The Samba Reggae Workout

 
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Born in Salvador Bahia Brazil samba reggae is an explosive high energy blend of Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae. Engaging the total body with every step samba reggae is the perfect aerobic workout - a great way to shake off stress burn calories and wake up your senses with invigorating rhythm.Created by renowned samba instructor Quenia Ribiero THE SAMBA REGGAE WORKOUT begins with an explanation of the basic samba reggae steps and rhythm. Next is a 10-minute warmup including a wide range of exercises to loosen and stretch your muscles and engage your core.Next Quenia leads two workout sessions utilizing her own authentic Samba Reggae choreography:Workout 1 (medium intensity 45 min.) breaks down each move in a precise and easy-to-grasp manner keeping the workout pace fast and steady. Accompanied by performers from her New York City-based dance company Grupo Ribeiro and presenting to live music Quenia starts every move with footwork and hipwork then adds the upper body coordination and offers ample repetition of every step and the entire sequence of combinations from the top.Workout 2 (high intensity 7 min.) employs the same vocabulary of dance steps but at a much faster pace! You ll feel the pure joy of dance and the powerful aerobic qualities of samba reggae. As a social dance samba reggae is usually done in a follow-the-leader fashion with a few dancers initiating moves and everyone following: Workout 2 is a real samba reggae experience - you will dance with Quenia to the sounds of exotic percussion presented live by her spectacular Grupo Ribeiro band.System Requirements:Running Time: 60 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre:?HEALTH/FITNESS UPC:?188883000406

Customer Reviews:

  • Greatest samba workout ever!
    This exercise dvd is incredible. The workout is amazing and once you get the moves, you start to have fun while burning 400 calories or more (depending on your intensity level)....more info
  • brilliant!
    I took a long time deciding which CD to buy but then saw the Samba Reggae Workout and bought it straight away!
    The drumming I think is brilliant and really gets you into the mood!
    The main dancer is fantastic. She does explain things very well and it is quite repetative so you soon get the hang of it.
    I got up a sweat just watching the CD and I havent even tried it out yet!!
    Just waiting for the house to be empty so I can have a go as I know I will make a complete fool of myself but I know it will be brilliant!
    A 100% winner....more info
  • wanted to love it
    I bought this based on the many great reviews. I love the instructor for her energy and spirit, loved the live music, loved the dancing but was majorly disappointed by two things: 1. There are basically only 2 combinations on the entire DVD and they are the same combinations just at different speeds (very slow, very fast). The combination is a good one and the fast version IS a good workout but there's no variety beyond that. 2. There is no cool down. If you do the fast version, you need a cool down involving stretching. This instructor is so great, I just wish the DVD offered a few more sections because I'm not all that motivated to do the same 2 combinations all the time. ...more info
  • Amazing Workout!!!!
    This is one of the best and challenging workouts that I have owned. The first 30 minutes always leave me pouring sweat to start. It was very difficult for me to get through the workout my first few times without taking breaks. However, it is a great workout to have fun and get a taste of some authentic dance. There is a great warmup in the beginning although it lacks a cool down. However, yoga or some kind of stretching afterwards on your own will do fine. I completely recommend this workout to anyone who is willing to not give up!...more info
  • 758 calories burned in 1 hour!
    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2S333093FGMWG This video is SO MUCH FUN! In an hour, when I really push myself, I burned 758 calories. If you love dancing cardio workouts, this DVD is for you!...more info
  • Samba Reggae is awesome!
    The Samba Reggae Workout

    I love, love, love this video. The moves are simple and sexy. The music is great and goes perfectly with the choreography. ...more info
  • LET'S DANCE AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!
    I love the music and the dance! I highly recommend this workout...and it IS A WORKOUT! Caveat: This is not for beginners or for those who are not used to working out. Definitely check with your doctor. ...more info
  • Quenia is Dynamite!
    The samba Quenia Ribeiro teaches us in this sensational DVD was birthed in Salvador, Bahia, and has deep African roots. It has found the perfect interpreter in Quenia, who dances with dazzling speed, strength and control. What Baryshnikov is to ballet, Quenia is to samba. Watch her and be amazed!

    After Quenia and her Grupo Ribeiro give us a "Welcome," Quenia shows us some "Basic Steps," and then we get a terrific "Warm-up," which is slow and powerful. We next move to the "Workouts:"

    In "Workout #1" Quenia shows us a set of steps, repeats them and then adds on the next set of steps, until we have a lengthy combination that gives new meaning to the word aerobic. Quenia says it's "a great way to exercise and burn calories," and have lots of fun too! If you don't have the necessary natural abilities (sense of rhythm, agility, etc.), muscular strength and tip top aerobic conditioning you may have trouble keeping up, but do what you can, and enjoy it.

    In "Workout #2" the pace is picked up, and it's continuous, with the kind of energy that would leave some of our million dollar athletes panting in the dust. After the "Workouts," we meet the fabulous 5 man Grupo Ribeiro led by Nick Birmelin and dancers Ana and Nao.

    Quenia is one of the most dynamic performers you'll ever see, and she will motivate you to try this fire-in-the-soul/fire-in-the-soles-of-the-feet dancing, expand your horizons, and learn from the best. Challenge yourself and the rewards will be worth it!
    ...more info
  • It was just okay for me.
    I wish I had the same experience as some of the other reviewers, but I felt this dvd was just okay. The music is monotonous, don't get me wrong I love drums, but the beat hardly ever changed (the drum beat you hear in the sample video is the same beat played throughout the entire 45 mins of work out 1 and 7 mins of work out 2). The dance moves are fairly simple but they were not enough to keep me interested for the entire 45 mins....more info
  • Samba Reggae is my top fav workout dvd hands down
    This is without a doubt one of my favorite workout DVD's hands down.

    Pluses
    1) Quenia Ribero is amazing. Her moves are fantastic. Her energy is inspiring. Background dancers know the routine and are really good. Especially, the one on the right. Keep an eye out for her.

    2) This is a huge improvement from her Dance Today: Samba video. In this video she explains very well that her left is your right. She also breaks down the moves much better and there is less down time between moves.

    3) I like that there is a warm up.

    4) The routine is fun. I haven't counted but I think it has like 15+ moves. Much better than some tapes I have that teach you only like 6.


    Minuses

    1) I thought they could have repeated the full routine at the end of section one at least 3-4 times completely before moving to section 2.

    2) The workout is intense. I wish there was a cool down section. But maybe they sacrificed that to include a longer workout so ...

    3) Awaiting her 3rd dvd :( when is it coming?


    Helpful hints
    1) This work out will use every muscle in your body. Don't skip the warm up. Do a cool down on your own when you finish (even though there is not one on the tape to relax after you finish).

    2) When she explains the moves. Don't just stand their and watch. Keep marching in place so you don't lose your heart rate.

    3) If the moves seem to complicated keep going. After practicing a few times you'll build muscle memory and be moving like a pro in no time.

    4) I didn't get all the moves down until the 3rd 4th time I did this DVD. The explanation was good but my body wouldn't comply. But it gave
    me something to look forward to conquering the next time so I appreciated the challenge.

    4) Fair warning. This tapes makes a lot of other workout DVDs seem boring. I've done it a least three times a week for the last 2 months. (More than any other tape I own except 1)...more info
  • Great Workout!!!!
    This is one of the best workouts I have done...you can feel it working and it also gives you some really good dance moves...I loved it!...more info
  • Not so good for the knees
    I bought this DVD based on the good reviews. However this DVD is not for some with problem knees. I also found the moves somewhat repetitive. Somewhat disappointing DVD. ...more info
  • surprisingly good workout!
    College student, was looking for something less boring than the treadmill to get in better cardio shape. I didn't think this would be very hard, just got it for something fun. It seemed really easy at the beginning of the workout, but by the end I was red and sweaty. Plus, Queenia can dance, I'm jealous!...more info
  • Dance up a Storm!
    I really enjoyed this workout dvd. The warm-up is great, the workout really gets you moving and sweating. The instructor is great! You slowly build until you are going through the whole routine. I wasn't even going to buy this DVD, but I'm so glad I did!!!! The moves are easy enough that anyone can do them with a little practice. I found I wasn't getting frustrated as I often do with some dance DVD's because I can't look anywhere near what they do. The high energy hopping and clapping is blended with moves that make you feel sexy but still a lot of innocent fun. Best of all I really feel like I'm getting a good workout! Without the ugh I'm working out feeling. You will love this DVD!!!...more info
  • High Energy!
    This is a high impact and high energy routine. I was so tired (and sweaty) after finishing it...you will definitely get an aerobic workout with this. Great dancing and great music!...more info
  • The Most Fun I've had working out in Years!
    I work out everyday at 5am then commute 1.5 hours to work. I have done a number of video workouts including Hip Hop Abs, Tae Bo, etc. but Quenia's Samba Reggae is the MOST FUN I've had in years! It is pretty rigorous in the beginning but she is a great instructor. I am now using it twice a day--I do the second 45 minute workout just for the pure FUN of the dancing. How often have you heard anything like that? GREAT video and I hope she does more!...more info
  • Fun and Energetic
    I had so much fun with the Samba Reggae DVD! A great workout that feels like a party. I loved the fact that there is enough repetition and good instruction throughout the workout as well. I would recommend this DVD for anyone looking to add variety and fun to their exercise regime. ...more info
  • LOVE This Workout
    Quenia Ribeiro is AMAZING!!! i love this video, she really does a good job with teaching the moves to you, you get plenty of time to learn to do things. cues are great, workout is fun, good warm up, great music. There's no cool down, but that's something you can do on your own. good choreography, workout is a good length. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!...more info
  • Quenia is Dynamite!
    The samba Quenia Ribeiro teaches us in this sensational DVD was birthed in Salvador, Bahia, and has deep African roots. It has found the perfect interpreter in Quenia, who dances with dazzling speed, strength and control. What Baryshnikov is to ballet, Quenia is to samba. Watch her and be amazed!

    After Quenia and her Grupo Ribeiro give us a "Welcome," Quenia shows us some "Basic Steps," and then we get a terrific "Warm-up," which is slow and powerful. We next move to the "Workouts:"

    In "Workout #1" Quenia shows us a set of steps, repeats them and then adds on the next set of steps, until we have a lengthy combination that gives new meaning to the word aerobic. Quenia says it's "a great way to exercise and burn calories," and have lots of fun too! If you don't have the necessary natural abilities (sense of rhythm, agility, etc.), muscular strength and tip top aerobic conditioning you may have trouble keeping up, but do what you can, and enjoy it.

    In "Workout #2" the pace is picked up, and it's continuous, with the kind of energy that would leave some of our million dollar athletes panting in the dust. After the "Workouts," we meet the fabulous 5 man Grupo Ribeiro led by Nick Birmelin and dancers Ana and Nao.

    Quenia is one of the most dynamic performers you'll ever see, and she will motivate you to try this fire-in-the-soul/fire-in-the-soles-of-the-feet dancing, expand your horizons, and learn from the best. Challenge yourself and the rewards will be worth it!
    ...more info
  • great great and great
    this workout is one of the best work out that I ever had in a long time I am 26yrs old ex track star and she is great and also easy to follow. If you want to loose the weight or get tone up try this video. ...more info

 

 
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