Hemalayaa: Bollywood Booty ()

directed by James Wvinner
featuring Hemalayaa

Show Synopsis

Inspired by the infections rhythms of Bollywood musicals, this fun and intense dance workout hosted by fitness superstar Hemalayaa puts viewers through the paces of three 15-minute fitness programs designed to promote both weight loss and overall health, while teaching viewers the dance moves of a movie trend that's swept the world in popularity. Cammila Collar, Rovi

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Feb 15, 2010

easy, fun

I've felt the effects of the workout more in my upper highs and waist than in my booty. I think it's just called "Bollywood Booty" because it's a clever name. I had never taken a Bollywood dance class before, and I was unfamiliar with most of the moves, but they were repetitive and simple enough to catch on. By the second or third workout, I knew how to do everything.
I think one of the reasons why I like it so much is because it's entertaining. The music is Indian-style. The workout clothes are a little different, also Indian-style. It's not like my old Cindy Crawford DVDs, my Self Magazine DVDs, or even my ballet and modern dance workout DVDs. "Bollywood Booty" looks, feels and sounds different than the others.
Keep in mind that this workout DVD will get you in shape, but it's not like you'll be able to take the moves to the club. (At least not an American club). You'd look silly dancing Bollywood.
So if you buy it, understand that it will be of benefit in your living room with the shades drawn. But learning "Bollywood Booty" will not be of any benefit at a hiphop dance class at the gym or when dancing with friends at the club.


Jan 27, 2009

A moderate workout

Hemalayaa is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of celebrity fitness instructors. I imagine this is because her ironic voice-overs reassure the at-home participants that she is in on the joke and that she knows how silly it is when she tells you to "Paint the wall! Now paint yourself!" while doing side-to-side lunges.
That said, her newest addition to her Acacia line of DVDs is solid, even if it's not as exhilarating as some of her previous releases. This workout is 45 minutes divided into a warm-up, 4 workout sections, and a cooldown.
I am an intermediate exerciser, and my lower body is in decent shape as I live in New York and I climb what feels like a million stairs a day during my subway commute. This workout did not fry my glutes, as one might expect. Instead, I am mildly sore in my hamstrings, hip flexors, intercostals, and parts of the glutes. In my opinion this is actually a good thing, as I have experienced some workouts that were so difficult that I could not keep to my regular workout schedule for days afterward due to soreness.
I had fun doing this DVD, but at times felt some of the moves were repetitive. The hip flicks in particular started to become slightly boring, but all in all this is a moderate cardio/toning workout that manages to wake up your whole body. (Not just the booty!)

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