“ Genre: Sports - Fitness / Theatrical Release: 2009 / Director: Andrea Ambandos / Actors: Robin Antin, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny Robinson, Chrystina Sayers, Jamie Ruiz ... / DVD released 2009-12-15 at Starz/Anchor Bay / Features of the DVD: Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC „
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For the first couple of weeks after having my daughter I stayed and a size 12-14. She's now just over 3 months old and I'm back down to an 8, unfortunately I still have some droopy saggy bits like my arms, thighs, ect.
Before my pregnancy I used to do a lot of things to stay fit, I've tried various workout dvd's, the wii fit, dancing around to music and yoga. After giving birth I decided to have a couple months chill time and then I would start exercising again. I went on a bit of a hunt for a new dvd that I could try.
I found The Pussycat Dolls Workout on Amazon for £7 with free delivery. I have to admit that what drew me to it most were the 5 incredible dancers bodies on the cover. Obviously the dancers have been doing this for many years so obviously I'm not deluded enough to think that a week of doing the dvd and I'd have the same abs and teeny tiny little waists.
As soon as the dvd came I decided to sit down and watch it through before attempting as dance workouts tend to be quite complicated. After watching it I thought I'd try it. After the warm-up I was exhausted. This may be partly to do with my lack of exercise for the past year. The warm-up compromises of dance moves like rolling the hips and shoulders in a circle, squats, punches, marching and a couple of other bits. Its not very long, probably about 15 minutes but it really does seem to be effective and it's definitely simple enough for even the most un-danciest of people to pick up after a couple of times. I find the warm-up so good that if I don't have much spare time in the day I just go through that and forget about the rest of the dvd and I still feel energised.
The routine for the song Don't Cha takes a few run throughs to pick up and admittedly I did have to stand and watch what the dancers were doing before I could pick it back up. It's very good and although you are not told which part of the body each move will work after doing it you feel as though everything has had a good stretch.
There are 2 more routines to learn, a burlesque dance (you need to do this with a scarf or something) and the Buttons routine. The lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls features in the Buttons routine.
After each practice for the routines there is then a performance of the dance you have just learned. Although when all the sections you have learned are put together its only about 30 seconds but this is done over and over again throughout a song.
I find this DVD really fun, fast-paced, energetic and just complicated enough. I don't feel it is a bad thing that the routines are quite short and that there is only 3 (5 including the warm-up and cool-down) as I can only physically manage the warm-up, one routine and the cool-down each time I use it, I should be able to do more the longer I do it. Also as the routines are short they are very memorable. I've actually put the music onto my phone and whenever I have a spare 2 minutes I play a song and go through the dances a couple of times. Obviously as they are so memorable it may get a little boring after a while but I plan to buy the second dvd when this happens, learn those routines and then alternate between the 2.
I love this DVD and feel that many of the other reviews are quite unfair and unrealistic about it. The only complaints I have seen is that the members of the pop group The Pussycat Dolls are not in the dvd and that people are not seeing a difference in the shape of their bodies.
Not seeing a difference in the body is something I find really silly. It can sometimes take a long time to make a noticeable difference and obviously this is only achieved if combined with a healthy diet and more than just this for exercise each day. I've been doing it for a couple weeks and although I can see no difference I definitely feel much better and healthier. My boyfriend has also made a comment about the fact that although my stomach has not got any smaller it has started getting slightly harder so the toning up is working :)
I also don't understand why people are complaining about the lack of Pussycat Doll in the DVD. The Pussycat Dolls began as a burlesque/dance troupe of women who performed in high-end nightclubs followed by broadway. The group was started by Robin Antin, although she did not put her-self into the pop group or the actual show when it began to get more popular she has remained the choreographer behind every dance. She has not only created all the dances in the workout but she also stars in it. The girls who dance with her are Pussycat dolls they are just not part of the pop group that Robin Antin put together after the success of her shows. Nowhere on the DVD case does it promise that the pop group members will be featured other than the lead singer who appears for a performance of Buttons. The dances are very similar to the actual routines that the dancers use for the songs and people have also moaned about this, however, the same people have said how complicated the workout is. If it featured the actual dances then it would much more complicated and difficult.
The only downside to this DVD that I have found is the fact that until you become fluid and confidant with the routines you do look a bit of a narna with all the hip shaking and grinding. Its also not something I think younger people should watch or attempt as there is a lot of bum spanking and the burlesque routine is quite raunchy.
Also, while I'm thumping around looking a bit of a tit the girls on the DVD are still hair and makeup perfection with the tiniest little outfits and the most amazing bodies so it leaves me feeling more clumsy elephant than sexy pussycat.
I bought this DVD in 2010 not long after having my daughter and hoping to shed the extra pounds and start a new year with a new regime! I did this DVD religiously everyday and would say I did not see any difference, but I did have a lot of fun doing it!
There are different routines to do, which once you put it altogether and the music is sped up they do get your heart racing and you feel sexy and fun doing it! If you are a fan of the pussycat dolls music, their fast energetic and upbeat routines you will definitely enjoy this DVD and all it has to offer. However, it is mere cardio, to get your heart pumping just that little bit faster, but it won't give you strong abs, a pert bottom etc in other words, make you look like a pussycat doll! In addition, not long after doing it, I began to know the routines off by heart, and so it also became boring and repetitive. As a result it soon found itself at the bottom of my DVD pile never to be used again. It doesn't cost a lot of money, pretty much the average price as all the other thousands of celeb workout DVDs out there, but I would suggest if you are serious about losing weight, this home solution just won't cut it.
I need to get fit so bought a selection of cheap-ish workout DVDs to try and get toned. This DVD cost me a few pounds from play.com and I thought it was a good one to try as, (even if I couldn't keep up with it) I could sing along a bit.
There are 2 main routines as well as a raunchy warm-up and cool-down. They are completed to the well-known PCD songs of "Don't Cha" and "Buttons".
There is one main aim of this DVD ~ exercising can be made sexy,fun and give you confidence along with actualy getting your heartbeat racing. I'm quite slim already and have been doing this DVD religiously for a few weeks now. I am feeling more toned but above all else, I now feel very confident when doing my routines. I even learnt the burlesque style that the Pussycat dolls portray which I am pleased about. The routines are very easily broken down into manageable parts and repeated so that they can be remembered. The whole routines including the warm-up and cool-down lasts around an hour and isn't too strenuous.
There are 4 very pretty girls and also Robin Antin, the creator of the Pussycat Dolls who do the workout. They make it all look very easy even if you do watch the first few times and be slightly jealous of them.
The only negative I can see about the DVD however is that I STILL don't look like any of the Pussycat Dolls....maybe they'll make a Pussycat Dolls Workout 2 so I can achieve that.
Only Nicole Scherzinger appears in the DVD though and that isn't for very long at all. It doesn't bother me at all as I enjoy the whole PCD theme and not having the "real" thing for me isn't a problem.
As a guy, reviewing the 'Pussycat Dolls Workout' may not particularly put me in the good books. It's not an ideal deal start and, as I'm aware, is sure to be thrown at me when I go on to review more blokey things. I should have planned this better. However, I'm afraid that I'm just going to have to press on regardless. This DVD's been repeatedly shoved in my face over the past few weeks and it's about time I let off some steam on it.
I peer over the laptop as the Mrs., getting sweatier by the second, gyrates on the instruction of a petite dance instructor. I've got the perfect positioning with the headphones on; she hasn't got a clue I'm watching. Result! She practises a range of dances, going from high-energy aerobics to erotically slow burlesque steps. Four of the best girls they could have found soon join the main girl (Robin) and from there it's pure heaven.
The 'Pussycat Dolls Workout', which came out in 2009, is billed and being "puuurrrfect" for girls aiming to "achieve the slim, sleek, toned physique of a dancer". It last for around an hour, has a fair degree of complexity to it, but is equally as entry-level for the more novice dancer. It lasts over an hour, is set out well and packs a lot into an hour. It didn't take long before my blank stares resulted in the punishment of having to participate in the workout too, and it ended up being quite manageable. The warm-up might start in a high gear, but it means it's there to get you working.
It's made for the girls, but quite obviously has guys in-mind too. Much to my annoyance, only Nicole Scherzinger of the group actually turned up to dance practice, on this occasion. To call it a 'Pussycat Dolls' workout and only provide one of the singers is a bit of a joke, but the makers will probably argue that inclusion of 'Don't Cha' and 'Buttons' suffice to give it such a title. If we had the full Pussycat Dolls line-up, there would be a bit more to get excited about. In no way am I going to criticise the replacements though.
The Mrs. informs me that the DVD was bought off Amazon and she got exactly what she wanted from it. Unintentionally, so did I! Considering the size of the workout DVD collection which I see before me, it's clearly a more preferred option over the others she has. It's used in regular rotation, is gradually toning her up and is increasing her confidence. All of the steps are repeated, so there's no reason not to keep up and even I had fun joining in with it all. From a male entertainment point of view, the 'Pussycat Dolls Workout' is ideal. Fine girls, lots of body grooving and it isn't the type to become monotonous.
Cost: under a fiver.
I remember when I first heard of American girlband,The Pussycat Dolls ; it was back in December 2005, when they released their debut single 'Don't Cha'. Since then, I have bought their albums and enjoyed listening to their songs, although I had never really taken much notice of the actual girls until around a year ago, when they seemed to be 'everywhere'. When they released a workout DVD, I was interested - if it was going to make me look like a Pussycat Doll - great!!
The Pussycat Dolls Workout is a fitness DVD which was released in the United Kingdom in December 2009, and so is fairly recent. The DVD is based on The Pussycat Dolls. The DVD runs at fifty eight minutes (less than one hour!) and is currently available to buy from Amazon for just £2.99 which I think is excellent value for money!
At first I was a bit like 'argh! what if the dance routines are really hard' (I usually get really annoyed, especially if I am trying really hard to lost weight, and then the routine I am doing is too hard! hehe!). But, good news, the routines in the workout were not that difficult, which came as a slight suprise, They were broken down into simple steps so that meant that they were very easy to pick up, and didn't take me long to 'get'. A lot of moves were repeated, so it felt as though you were doing the same thing over and over again ; at first it was good, because i meant I didn't have to think about what I was doing. Although, if you are someone who gets bored quite easily, then this may be an issue for you.
I really enjoyed the music in this workout. It features Pussycat Dolls' songs such as 'Dont' Cha' and 'Buttons' as well as a couple of other songs. I enjoyed dancing along to the music, as the songs have got a really good beat which just instantly makes you in the mood for dancing, so I think the music 'spurred me on'. I had been hoping that the routines to these songs would be the 'real' Pussycat Doll's routines, but they weren't!
The workout itself isn't that long at all ; you only learn two routines to two songs, and so it's quite short, but I think that is good, because most people don't have time to exercise, and this one is perfect as it takes less than an hour.
I didn't lost weight with this DVD , but I certainly toned up and I could feel the effects for a couple of days after, which is something I like, as it means 'it's working for me!'. I had imagined that this workout would be really hard to keep up with, but while it does get you sweating, it is quite a 'gentle' workout compared to a lot of other DVDs I have done, such as the Ministry Of Mayhem ones.
I thought that the DVD title was a bit misleading, as I was expecting to see The Pussycat Dolls actually doing the workout (they are dancers, and do I would presume that they are capable of leading a 'dance class/workout!'), but they weren't in it. The only one who was featured on the DVD was the lead Pussycat Doll, Nicole Sherzinger, but that was only a minor role. There was an interview with her at the end which I enjoyed!
This DVD is very entertaining and is actually quite a lot of fun, compared to other 'dull' workouts! And so, if you like the Pussycat Dolls, and are not 'brand new' to dancing, I would recommend this DVD if you are looking to get fit quick!
Thanks for reading!
December 5th 2010
xdonzx (also posted on dooyoo under xd-o-n-z-x)
This workout dvd is completely rubbish and a complete waste of money. I like to try different workout dvd's but really wish I had not bothered with this one.
The dvd has three different workouts. Don't cha, burlesque and buttons. The one good thing about it is that the moves are explained very well and are broken down so that they are easy to follow and I managed to get the hang of them the first time.
The routines are very simple and once you have done the moves in the broken down section it moves onto the song and performing the actual routine but there are hardly any moves so it is very boring because you just repeat the same moves over and over and it doesn't last very long. The burlesque section was just silly and made my laugh and is not like a workout at all.
I really don't think this should be called a workout at all because it definately didn't feel like I had done a workout. It doesn't work up a sweat and is far to simple that it is only really suitable for someone who has never done any dancing or an exercise DVD in their life. There is nothing to this and I definately would not recommend it as it is so boring and repetative and is also very short.