Strictly Come Dancing; since 2004 this dance-packed, sequin-lavished programme has been gracing our television screens, and I for one absolutely love it! Which is why I was so excited to receive the 'Strictly Come Dancing: Strictly Fit Dance Fit' DVD for Christmas.
Like most other fitness DVDs, it has arrived at the perfect time - most people are stuffed from all the chocolate, pringles and wine consumed (and I am also guilty of this) and it is the perfect opportunity for a New Years Resolution - but you will hear more about mine later ;)
Now that the Christmas festivities are over and we are all waiting for the start of 2011, I decided to give the DVD a sneaky try before my resolution really begins, and boy, am I in for some hard work!
You can play the DVD as a whole or work out section by section, which includes the following dances:
- Paso Doble
Phew! It makes you feel worn out just by reading it! Luckily there are very effective warm-up and cool-down sections to get you started and relaxed once the workout is over.
Each section of dance follows a similar structure; you learn three separate sections, first at a slow pace and then at a faster tempo, and then all three are put together to create the dance. You get several chances to practice along with the dancers and then once you become a professional (or as close as you can be!) then there are studio sessions where you can practice some more!
The DVD also includes a glossary which is perfect for learning the lingo so you sound like a pro. Each section is taught by the gorgeous Ola, Natalie and Artem (Kara Tointon is one lucky girl!) so you have the inspiration you need on screen right in front of you.
Now that I have had a sneak preview I am fully prepared when my new fitness routine begins - and I have also learnt not to try these moves whilst wearing slipper socks on a laminate floor, you slip everywhere! I will be regularly updating my progress on the LC Issue, so consider this my first official entry in my Strictly Diary!
In the words of Brucey and Tess ... "Keep dancing!"