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!"