By far the most manageable of the Dancing with the Stars workouts I've tried, Fat-Burning Cardio Dance is at least doable if not down right enjoyable at times. Place yourself in front of a mirror while doing this, however, and any magic found in keeping up with the moves is instantly lost the second you see what you look like doing so. Leave your ego at the door and pop this video in for a little mindless entertainment. But don't expect to "shed pounds & have fun!" I didn't even break a sweat.
The video is broken into three 15-minute routines--Mambo Mix, Hollywood Jazz and Hustle & Pop--and a 5-minute cool down. I found Mambo Mix to be the most challenging, not because the steps are terribly difficult but because the dance requires that you sexily slink about like the red mini-skirt-clad instructor, and that just wasn't working for me. Hollywood Jazz is most enjoyable if you ever had dreams of being on Broadway and Hustle & Pop has the simplest, Grease-inspired moves.
Mambo Mix - Edyta Sliwinska leads this dance, and though it doesn't appear to be exceptionally difficult, I felt like an idiot doing it and my conveniently placed mirrors confirmed my suspicions. When I found that I couldn't quite get it down, I just wiggled my hips around and found that I did at least feel that in my core and thighs.
Hollywood Jazz - Kym Johnson teaches this routine, which is as close to fun as DWTS workouts get. There are lots of cute little moves like big hip rolls, Jazz flair, the Susie Q and the Sailor. Dare I say, I almost liked it.
Hustle & Pop Chelsea Hightower takes you through what I consider to be the easiest of these three routines and, consequently, the most fun. Call me crazy, but when I can actually do the moves, I find them far more enjoyable. You can call on your inner Sandra D. to bust out these Grease-inspired moves complete with disco point.