with trainer Shaun T
You will love it if:
Rockin’ Body is a super fun dance workout program that includes several dance videos (for a cardio workout) and several toning videos. As with most of Shaun T’s workout programs, Tania shows a low-impact modification of the workout moves for those with joint problems. The modified version of the workout is a bit easier, but Tania keeps the moves energetic enough that you’ll still get almost the same workout. Shaun T breaks down each of the moves to make the workouts easy to follow, and it feels more like you’re learning how to dance than working out. Most of the cardio dance videos are a late beginner to early intermediate level but can be made more difficult by adding weighted hand gloves or ankle weights or adding a little extra flavor and energy to the dance moves. Once you’ve done the videos enough and get the hang of the choreography, you can also start doing the dance routines early while Shaun is breaking down the moves to get a little better workout.
The workouts are a variety of lengths, so there will always be at least one workout to fit your schedule. The workouts are demonstrated on a stage with a cheering audience, which is a bit strange, but sort of fun. The workouts also have super corny introductions—you can skip through them if you aren’t into that sort of thing. There is also an option to play the music louder, making Shaun’s cueing difficult to hear, in case you really want to have a dance party.
The dance videos don’t require any equipment and can even be done on a hard surface because they don’t include any mat work. The toning videos (ie. Rock It Out) does require 1 to 3 pound handweights. You can also do the workout using soup cans, ankle weights, or weighted hand gloves if you don’t have any small handweights. (I wrapped 2 ½ pound ankle weights around my hands.) I would also recommend wearing ankle weights and/or weighted hand gloves while doing other videos in order to increase the difficulty of the workouts.
These workouts can be done in a space that is about 4 feet deep and 6 feet wide. However, a space that is only 6 feet wide might feel a bit cramped.
You should be able to walk easily or do other light cardiovascular exercise for at least 15 or 20 minutes before trying these workouts.
What NOT to Expect
Don’t expect a super intense cardio workout that will help you shed tons of pounds or a great weight training program that will get you ripped. This workout program is meant to be a fun way to get you moving and tone your muscles a bit.
How does Rockin' Body compare to other similar programs?
If you think Rockin’ Body sounds like a fun fitness alternative but aren’t sure it’s the right level for you, check out Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs and Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results. Hip Hop Abs is slightly easier than Rockin’ Body, while Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results is slightly harder. Both programs are similar to Rockin’ Body, but the dance workouts in Hip Hop Abs target the abdominal muscles a bit more than Rockin’ Body. The toning videos in the Hip Hop Abs and Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results videos are more fun than the toning videos in Rockin’ Body because they have more of a dance-like feel, but Rockin’ Body includes three dance workouts of different lengths while Hip Hop Abs and Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results only include one dance workout apiece. However, Hip Hop Abs and Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results include bonus learn to dance videos in which Shaun T spends about 20 minutes teaching you short, choreographed hip hop routines that look amazing.
Another great dance workout to add to your collection is Burlesque. It is about the same difficulty level as Rockin' Body and includes sassy music with fun, flirty dance moves. If you think you’d prefer a Latin dance program, you should check out Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation. It’s a bit easier than Rockin’ Body.
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