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This review is from: Latinasize [DVD]  (DVD)
After reading a few other reviews I felt the need to put in my own 2 pence worth.
A lot of reviews seem to complain that it's difficult to master, it's not completely magically easy, but I don't think it's as bad as a lot of people seem to make out. I'm not a dancer, I did ballet when I was about 5 and apart from that it's the occasional wiggle in a club at the weekend, but I honestly don't think that it's all that difficult. Sit and watch it a couple of times, go through it a couple of times. You'll pick it up, it's the same as anything else, perseverence, if we could pick it up straight away it wouldn't be much of a challenge would it?
Personally I really enjoy doing this, I like Lilia as a presenter, she doesn't leave me with a burning desire to throw things at the screen (the Bollywood Workout, fabulous workout, but goodness she annoys me) and more importantly she doesn't keep telling me to keep smiling, I'm hot and sweaty, why should I smile?
As it says in the product description this is split down into five different routines, plus a warm up and cool down, and each section concentrates on a different dance style and a different area of the body. You can run it through start to finish, or there's a handy little function where you can pick and choose which sections you want to do, be that the same one five times or just altering the order that they're in. It's probably quite a simple function but it's really useful, so much easier than skipping back and to trying to find the section you want to do next.
I like this dvd, it's a good work out without being a painfully dull aeorbics class, and, especially when it came out, it was quite an original style. I think it's fab, and have to admit that I've since been inspired to join a salsa class, I've enjoyed it so much.