Bollywood Burn

 
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Product Description

Creator of the bestselling Bollywood Dance Workout turns up the heat!

Spice up your workout and boogie to the bhangra beat. Inspired by the sassy, sexy moves seen in hit Indian films, this isn¡¯t the same old boring exercise routine. It's playful, seductive, and leaves you feeling high on life. Think of it as yoga with a triple-espresso twist or a double-chai high.

Fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa leads you through three 15-minute programs, from low to high impact. The first gets you in the groove, the second ups the cardio to optimum fat-burning range, and the third has you shimmying and bopping like a Bollywood film beauty. As you dance, you¡¯ll lose weight; tone your core, hips, and thighs; and kiss stress good-bye. So liven up, let loose, and laugh like Hemalayaa does. It's that much fun!

FEATURES INCLUDE
Audio options (music and instruction or music only)
Freestyle dance performance

Customer Reviews:

  • Another great workout from Hemalayaa
    Another workout which goes fast and leaves you feeling healthily tired. The stretching is integrated with the moves so if you don't like Yoga or stretching, this makes you do it anyway and get the benefit. The impacts on the knee and bare feet are conscientiously minimized by Hemalayaa with admonitions.

    Also, this dance tradition is more "earthy" than Western classical ballet in which the goal, noble enough in its own way, is to "leap and pause" like Baryshnikov: to leave the earth. Whereas here you start by touching the earth to ask its blessing, and the result is it doesn't hurt you. It's a mystery.

    You learn great moves and gestures with which to amuse your friends notably the "lightbulb" with a really cheesey smile that makes you feel like a film poster.

    Also, there's a bloke in this one which provides reassurance to blokes as to whether these are for blokes as well as the hairies, the glamouries...the ladies, that is.

    Only problem at this time for me is that this is a 45 minute workout. I track workouts in integer blocks of ten minutes and wonder whether I should round up or down....more info
  • Bollywood dance
    Yes, you will get a good workout but this was not what I was expecting. I was looking for more of an Indian dance routine/workout like I saw on Fittv with Instructor Sarina Jina. This DVD combines several Indian dance moves with crisscross jumping jacks, half jacks, squats... However, the workouts were difficult to keep pace with because the instructional part was poorly done, there were no countdowns on the crisscross jumping jacks, half jacks, hop turns and jumps making it difficult to distinguish when to perform the next routine/move. I've been playing the Workout II without the instructional part, just the music and attempting to figure out the moves sequences on my own. ...more info
  • There are much better options
    Hemalayaa is beautiful to watch and the workouts use a well constructed arch of warm up, burn, cool down. The first time I used this DVD I enjoyed it, broke a sweat, and definitely burned. After that the production problems of the DVD turned me off. In the first section the movements are not in time with the music, making the workout very difficult. Throughout all three sections Hemalayaa's movements are often ahead of or out of synch with her verbal instruction. Other times she is doing something entirely different than the other two people in the video. This last point is a matter of taste, but I felt a little like a vaudevillian Ali Baba during some of the choreographies, or perhaps an Arabian line dancer. The light bulb? Really? Will that give me shapely wrists, 'cause I've been worried mine aren't svelte enough! My biggest problem with this DVD is that it was horrible for my knees. I have reasonable library of DVD workouts and this is the only one that hurts to use. Not the muscle burn you want, but an actual damage to joint type pain. I stopped using it after two weeks....more info
  • Love the Burn!
    This is a great work out. The 15 minute increments make it easy to do as much as you have time for and work up a sweat! Highly recomend it, lots of fun and Himalayaa is so cute!...more info
  • Fun, is not!!
    I wanted to like this exercise, but sadly, I did not. The problem about it for me is the jumping, it was too much, and not because I have bad knees or anything, it was just not fun at all to be jumping around. I thought this was going to be an entertaining bollywood type of dance. Another thing, afterwards I did not feel any burn, I did sweat a bit, but not burning the next day. I need something more challenging, but overall it was not fun. PS: the voice over was annoying too. ...more info
  • Bollywood Burn made me burn!
    I am new to exercise videos and bought Bollywood Burn to compliment a pilates video I was also purchasing. I am not very coordinated and was confused by the voice over instructions (which are often not in sync with the actual choreography), but once I did the video with music only, I had a lot more fun. There is a lot of jumping around, so be forewarned! The beat is awesome and I am looking forward to working my way up to performing as consistently as the actors do. :) Great buy!...more info
  • Another great workout from Hemalayaa
    Another workout which goes fast and leaves you feeling healthily tired. The stretching is integrated with the moves so if you don't like Yoga or stretching, this makes you do it anyway and get the benefit. The impacts on the knee and bare feet are conscientiously minimized by Hemalayaa with admonitions.

    Also, this dance tradition is more "earthy" than Western classical ballet in which the goal, noble enough in its own way, is to "leap and pause" like Baryshnikov: to leave the earth. Whereas here you start by touching the earth to ask its blessing, and the result is it doesn't hurt you. It's a mystery.

    You learn great moves and gestures with which to amuse your friends notably the "lightbulb" with a really cheesey smile that makes you feel like a film poster.

    Also, there's a bloke in this one which provides reassurance to blokes as to whether these are for blokes as well as the hairies, the glamouries...the ladies, that is.

    Only problem at this time for me is that this is a 45 minute workout. I track workouts in integer blocks of ten minutes and wonder whether I should round up or down....more info
  • There are much better options
    Hemalayaa is beautiful to watch and the workouts use a well constructed arch of warm up, burn, cool down. The first time I used this DVD I enjoyed it, broke a sweat, and definitely burned. After that the production problems of the DVD turned me off. In the first section the movements are not in time with the music, making the workout very difficult. Throughout all three sections Hemalayaa's movements are often ahead of or out of synch with her verbal instruction. Other times she is doing something entirely different than the other two people in the video. This last point is a matter of taste, but I felt a little like a vaudevillian Ali Baba during some of the choreographies, or perhaps an Arabian line dancer. The light bulb? Really? Will that give me shapely wrists, 'cause I've been worried mine aren't svelte enough! My biggest problem with this DVD is that it was horrible for my knees. I have reasonable library of DVD workouts and this is the only one that hurts to use. Not the muscle burn you want, but an actual damage to joint type pain. I stopped using it after two weeks....more info
  • What a waste of money!
    I have seldom felt that I wasted my money so badly. I expected real Bollywood music, steps... you know an Indian routine which will make me feel like dancing and working out to some of the great Bollywood movie songs. Instead, there comes Hemalayaa, a beautiful woman, very fit, but which lacks the grace of a real Indian dancer and all you do I guess is ordinary aerobics with some type of weird techno wannabe Indian music. Please... do yourself a favor, if you are looking for a Bollywood workout thinking you will be dancing like Karina Kapoor or Kajol... THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT. Go get Bollyrobics with Julia Casper. She is what you want. ...more info
  • Great Idea, Not-So-Great Execution
    The first thing I notice is Hemalayaa's voice over. I wish I could say that it was likeable, but I find her style of narration rather annoying; something in her intonation and giggling rubs me the wrong way. It's not necessarily in sync with the video and doesn't cue very well; often it's not until she and the other dancers are doing the move that the narration identifies the change.

    The workouts themselves are not necessarily well-paced. The workouts go from bouncy dancing to yoga, then back to bouncy dancing. This is also most assuredly NOT low-impact, so it's impossible to recommend for people with joint problems. (It doesn't purport itself to be low-impact, at least, though neither does any preview or packing information present just how non-low-impact it is.) That being said, the workouts also are rather a lot of fun, silly if not sexy, which goes a long way to redeem this particular video.

    Overall, I enjoyed this video the few times I did it, but finally had to set it aside when all the hopping got to be too much for me. I can't speak for its Bollywood authenticity, but it can still be a fun addition to the library of someone with excellent knees....more info

 

 
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