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Billy Blanks Jr. Dance With Me: Groove & Burn (DVD Review)

28 Nov, 2010 By: Angelique Flores

Street 11/30/10
$14.98 DVD
Not rated.

Groove & Burn is the second DVD in the “Dance With Me” series from rising fitness stars Billy Blanks Jr. and Sharon Catherine Blanks.

The husband-and-wife duo have once again brought their “Dance With Me” unique brand of cardio dance workouts to DVD.

The workout features three separate, easy-to-follow dance routines with disco, African and Latin dance moves. The dancing is a nonstop workout, and the end of each dance segment includes cardio-toning bursts, which focus a little less on the cardio and more on toning certain parts of the body, such as the arms and legs.

The program also features a warm-up, cool-down and a breathing technique tutorial that shows diaphragmatic breathing, which has such benefits as giving your body more stamina during your workout and strengthening your core muscles.

The entire program is 50 minutes long but can be broken up into segments and played without the Blanks’ instruction and the music only.

The Blanks’ instruction is clear, fun and, even if you have two left feet, is fairly easy to do. The intensity is geared more toward beginner and intermediate exercisers, but even those in the advanced category will still get a cardio workout. A few of the moves are a little similar to the ones in the first DVD in the series, but for the most part is an entirely different dance workout.

No matter what level you are, the Blanks’ positive energy is contagious, and you can’t help but have fun and smile when you’re working out with this disc.

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