I'm a sucker for anything related to dancing — especially if it's fun, is put to good music, and is said to help shed the pounds! Something else I'm addicted to? Dancing With the Stars. So I knew I had to get my hands on dancing pro Julianne Hough's Cardio Ballroom ($10) workout DVD.
I've taken a few ballroom dance classes in the past, but what I love about this workout DVD is it caters to both beginner and advanced dancers. Right from the start, Julianne's upbeat personality gets you excited about the warmups and choreography, and before you know it, you're doing the cha-cha, the jive, and paso doble.
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I'm not gonna lie — I was skeptical that I'd actually get a solid workout from this 55-minute video. Not only did I get my heart rate up and break a serious sweat, but I felt like I really learned how to do these famous dance steps! I really enjoy how Julianne gives you options on how to increase the intensity, and how the dance moves are designed to help you get a long, lean, physique.
I do wish there were more than just three dances to learn, but I appreciate the fact that Julianne breaks down each individual dance into specific steps so you know exactly what you are doing — I love the jive! This is also the perfect workout video to do with some girlfriends. Here's a short clip of Julianne talking about the workout.