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10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat

written by: Stephanie Mojica • edited by: Cheryl Gabbert • updated: 6/27/2011

"10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat" is a new addition to the 10 Minute Solution series produced by Anchor Bay Entertainment. While this video may be more challenging for some than past dance titles in the series, instructor Petra Kolber offers an easy and quick way for most people to exercise.

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    Workout Format

    The workout format of 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat is simple. You can choose one, two, three, four, or even all five workouts to experience a 10 to 50 minute dance fitness regimen. The sections are as follows:

    Belly Blaster

    Latin Flavor Waist Sizzler

    Attitude and Energy

    Fat Burning Beat

    Dancer's Silhouette

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    Instructor Attitude

    Petra has a good attitude in 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat. She manages to inspire even the most weary exerciser to keep going without being fake about her enthusiasm.

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    Workout Diversity

    Workout diversity is an important element of the 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat DVD. There really is something for everyone, and inspirations from Latin dance, ballet, and modern American dance. With the diverse options, getting bored with this DVD would take a very long time for the average exerciser.

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    Choreography

    Petra does a great job with her choreography, and makes even more complex moves such as hip circles and swivels easy to follow even for inexperienced dance exercisers. Even those who believe they have "two left feet" should be able to pick up Petra's choreography fairly quickly, especially when using 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat multiple times.

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    Calorie Burn Factor

    The calorie burn factor is adequate, and some exercisers may or may not work up a sweat. Those looking for hard-core calorie burning are best served by supplementing their 10 minute workout videos with other exercises such as weight training, walking, or swimming. Walking and weight training can be done at home for those needing to stick to residential workout options. However, 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat is much better than doing no exercise at all, and should help tone and firm your body if used regularly.

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    Cueing

    There were moments in this video were the cueing could have been slightly better, but overall Petra does a good job at letting the dance exerciser know when it's time to "change it up."

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    Music

    The music in 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Belly Fat is as diverse at its workouts, and offers unique tunes and beats even for those who feel like they have done every dance video out there. The music is fresh and keeps the body moving even when it feels like quitting (After all, even 10 minutes can feel like a long time when exercising!)