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Cardioke = Fun


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

So I just finished the 68 minute Cardioke workout by Billy Blanks, Jr. (Tae Bo, Sr's son) and his wife. It is reminiscent of the videos with Richard Simmons in that he uses regular folks that aren't perfect and don't all dance so well which adds another level of entertainment and comfort. But that is where the similarities end. This dvd is more like, Sweatin to the Oldies on Red Bull and uses more current dance tracks like, "Don't you wish your g/f was hot like me." It's also karaoke in that you sing along with the music. Singing along is not only fun but helps build stamina. (No mic needed).

When I put this dvd in, I expected it to be a fun little *read easy* dance party. Well it's a fun dance party that kicked my butt. BB, Jr. got his Dad's Tae Bo intensity. It's a lot of fun but I was huffing and puffing, which is a good thing. Because it's dancing you can put your own flavor in it and keeps it relaxed.

BB, Jr. and his wife also have a very encouraging and motivating style just like BB, Sr. does in his Tae Bo dvds. I really like this aspect of the workout.

You can program the dvd to do just the sections you want so you don't have to do all 68 minutes every time. A nice feature.

I will definitely do this workout again. It's a little corny but it's also fun. It's a nice change of pace from more serious dvds like, The Firm. But like, 'Sweatin' - anyone can do it!

"Let's get it started in here, lets get it started, ha!"

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WOLFKITTY 4/19/2011 12:28PM

    I've never heard of this!! I'm so glad you blogged about it way back in 2009! HEehee. :D

Jocelyn

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DAIMERE 1/25/2011 4:22AM

    I just saw a preview of it and it looks like a hoot! I might have to wait till later to use as a reward.

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SAMAJAY1013 5/19/2009 9:11PM

  I did a short segment (26 minutes) on On Demand, it's really fun, I actually did it a few times

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SEEBEES3 4/22/2009 8:18PM

    What fun!. It sounds like you had a great workout!

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 4/22/2009 4:45PM

    AWEsome!!! I did see that when I was shopping for a new Tae Bo video! I just couldn't decide which one I wanted to buy! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 4/22/2009 3:15PM

    OMGosh, I was just looking into his DVD because I recently heard about it. I just checked it out on YouTube and it looks like tons of fun and he was on Ellen (even though I missed it) before.

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MAURIZIA 4/22/2009 10:56AM

    Okay. Guess I'm in a negative space today...so need to get out of it. When I read your title, I first became concerned...and THEN saw "= fun." Geesh! Gotta work on this stress!
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Hugs, Mauri

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GRALLEN 4/22/2009 8:28AM

    I'll have to look into that. I'm kinda thinkin I'm ready for a new workout DVD.

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CINDIDIT 4/22/2009 7:14AM

    Thanks for the review.
cindy

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CANNOTFATHOM 4/21/2009 7:31PM

    Sounds fun! Never heard of it before :)

Penny

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KNH771 4/21/2009 6:13PM

    I'd never heard of Cardioke - it sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to look it up.

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MBSHAZZER 4/21/2009 5:01PM

    Fantastic! So glad to see you are back on track and enjoying exercise! Sounds like a fun DVD!

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