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I have owned this workout DVD for two years now and haven't began to get bored of the workout an dance routines within. When first trying to learn the dance moves, it proves difficult however these dances soon come together as you practice and repeat the DVD.. For me i found that the DVD was extremely useful as it gives you enough time to practice each move, rather than them showing you move after move and expect you to pick it up.
The DVD definitely is worth the money and for me i have noticed a difference in terms of my body. The tone it up and cool it down sections are by far my favorite, and are also easier.
I would recommend this DVD to whoever wants to tone up before a holiday or loose weight quickly, it is fun as well as work! I also have the second ministry of sound workout DVD, which is also super!
I have most of the Pump It Up workout dvd's and I think this one has to be my least favourite.
The dvd is split into sections. There is a warm up, tone up, dancemix section and cool down. The only part of this dvd I liked was the tone up because it wasn't hard to follow and it really felt like it was doing my body good because it includes lots of situps.
I think the music is the best thing about it because it is club music and has a great beat to work out to and I know most of the songs so it makes it more fun and keeps me more motivated.
The instructor really lets this dvd down because he is so annoying. I can't stand him as he is so false and patronising. The dancemix sections of this dvd are far too complicated for me. There are lots of turns which just make me feel dizzy and some of the head flick moves just make me feel stupid and do not help to burn calories at all. I didn't work up a sweat at all when doing this. It was just too hard to follow the moves as they were quite professional. I think if you have the patience to keep rewinding the dvd to practise the moves then you might enjoy it but I like a routine I can follow pretty much straight away and this is not the one for me. I would not recommend it at all.
I'm not at all a fan of the gym, I find it pointless and boring. Although I do like to keep fit, so working out in the comfort of my own home is perfect for me.
Pump It Up Dance Mix is the fourth of the Ministry of Sound (MOS) Fitness DVD series. Its not favourite exercise wise from the series, but it is my favourite soundtrack wise and is the easiest to follow.
The routines are choreographed and presented by celeb choreographer Gareth Walker. Be warned he is as camp as Christmas, all of his expressions, comments and actions are totally over the top and dramatic but its lots of fun to follow and watch. From the series of MOS fitness DVD's this is more of a one for the girls, its more dance based and Gareth is apparently a bit annoying from a man's point of view (so my boyfriend and his friends told me). Its easy to follow as Gareth talks through each step and dance move then gets up to try it so you don't find yourself struggling to keep up. Also there are three girls and Gareth all of the way through the DVD so it doesn't get distracting trying to follow a huge dance troop!
The soundtrack like all of the MOS fitness DVD's are great for those that like dance music. If you don't like dance music then the DVD will drive you nuts! The more energetic sections have the more high energy tracks whereas the cool down and warm up sections feature more chilled dance music.
The DVD is made up of the following sections
Warm It Up
Tone It Up
Cool It Off
All of the sections are easy to follow with the three dance mixes being more intense. When working out I usually go for Warm It Up, Tone It Up and Dancemix 1 then Cool It Off. However if I am feeling energetic I do two dancemix sections. Be warned after the first time you do this DVD your legs may achieve the next day. This does give an all over body workout but I found it works the legs, hips, bottom and waist area the most.
Price wise when the DVD came out I paid £9.99 in Ada however I think you can pick this DVD up for around £5 on Amazon and play.com.
Overall I think this is a great work out DVD for those that like dance music and like a more dance based DVD rather than just aerobic exercise. After doing this for a two weeks (three times a week) I noticed m stomach looked really toned and my legs also looked more toned. I am quite active and do a lot of exercise but I do find this DVD is a good work out and tires me out and I feel like I have had a good workout. Its not as tiring and stretching as the first Pump It Up DVD but it beats the second and third DVD's that were brought out in this series. Plus if you find the smiley Deanne Berry who presented previous DVD's in the series annoying like I do then this one is definitely the one for you. Go on get out your neon leg warmers and dance away!