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A Purrrfectly Fun Workout

3 May, 2012 By: Angelique Flores

Pussycats have been everywhere in my life lately. I recently took in an abandoned cat. And I also pulled out Robin Antin’s Pussycat Dolls Dancer’s Body Workout to help burn some calories in a more fun way.

The DVD came out last October from Anchor Bay Entertainment (I’m still catching up on the great fitness titles from Q4 last year). In it, Robin, one of the Pussycat Dolls’ burlesque troop creators, teaches two dance routines for the songs “When I Grow Up” and “Wait a Minute.”

She, along with her beautiful dancers, break down the sexy choreography in a slow and repetitive manner, which, if you’re both forgetful and uncoordinated like me, is quite helpful. After each breakdown is the performance segment, in which you get a chance to perform your newly learned dance routine several times. The two dance breakdowns are a fun cardio workout, and the performance is more just for fun.

The DVD also includes a cool down and a bonus “Purrfect 4-Minute Workout.”

The sexiest part of the DVD, however, is the Burlesque Chair Dance, where Robin and the ladies lead both a breakdown and a performance segment. Besides a chair, Robin says to get your heels and a hat and find your inner doll. One night, my boyfriend came over just in time for that segment, and his widened eyes were glued to the TV (and not me!). Perhaps I should’ve listened to Robin and swapped my Nikes for some heels and grabbed a sexier hat than my Padres baseball cap. But who could really compete against those hot Pussycall Doll dancers?

Admittedly, I’m terrible at dance workouts. I forget the moves. I’m not graceful. And I end up tripping over my sneakered feet on my carpet — totally not sexy. But Robin’s moves were simple, and her instruction made it easy for me to remember the steps.

I’m not sure I found my inner doll, but I certainly had fun trying.

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