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Dance That Walk – Low-Impact Walking Workout

Friends, I promised I’d write something about about Gina Buber – Dance That Walk – Low-Impact Walking Workout.

As I posted here, and here, Gina has a few DVDs out, all similarly titled Dance That Walk. The one I’m posting about is a single DVD, Low-Impact Walking Workout. There are four dance moves per track, with walking as a base. If you’re familiar with Tango, Jive, Cha Cha, Mambo, Quickstep, Samba, Flamenco, Foxtrot, you’d have no problem whatsoever. Those of us who are not dancers will need to take a few seconds to follow the dance moves. They are not difficult. Leslie Sansone and Jessica Smith both incorporate some dance steps, so I’m not a total newbie.

Track List

King Karnival; Peanut Man; Caribbean Jive; Jiving with Johnny; Hot Foot; Beach Party; Make Me Feel So Good; Never Felt This Good Before; Samba Footie; Muchachica; Close Embrace; Gotta Move It; Bachata Caliente; Great Big Smile

The first one is Warm Up and the last one is cool down and stretch. You actually start to cool down during the Bachata Caliente. The program takes about 45 minutes.

What I think

Gina has definitely made walking workout fun. It’s all low-impact. No jumping and hopping. While you’re burning calories, boosting your daily step count, you can also brush up on your dance steps. Or, maybe actually learn some fancy dance moves, like Tango, to impress your friends.¬†Like Leslie’s programs, this one is more targeted to losing fat. You may not hit the aerobic cardio zone all the time, depending on your fitness level. I wear an activity tracker as well as a heart rate monitor while I exercise. However, not everyone want to bother with the monitors. You can use the guidelines below to gauge your intensity level.

Heart Rate Zones

Intensity: Vigorous (85 to 100 percent of your max heart rate) = 8/9 out of 10
Benefit: Increases performance speed

Intensity: Hard (70 to 84 percent of your max hr) = 5/6 out of 10
Benefit: Builds cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength

Fat Burn
Intensity: Moderate (50 to 69 percent of your max hr) = 3/4 out of 10
Benefit: Builds aerobic endurance and teaches the body to burn fat as fuel

To read more about heart rate zones, please go here.

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