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Dance And Be Fit: Latin Groove

Dance And Be Fit Latin GrooveProving that exercise that is good for
  you doesn
t have to be gruelling is the
  Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove DVD,
 
out now, that is all about keeping fit by
  having fun with healthy, joyful living..
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DEMONSTRATING THAT FUN DANCE STEPS can form the basis of your keep-fit regime, Desi Bartlett — who has been teaching health and wellness for over seventeen years and is one of the industry's most invigorating instructors — takes you through the steps of her new programme included on the Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove DVD that makes it impossible to wipe the smile from your face!

Desi's voice is clear and her instructions easily understood as the three dancers follow her advice and show you exactly how you should move — from the Merengue and the Salsa step to the Rumba, incorporating some sexy hip rolls and satisfying kicks. Desi says she has designed this programme to put fun and flair into working out while increasing fitness and flexibility. The dancers look good and their repertoire inspires while adding excitement and spice to workouts that will get you results in no time.

The demonstrations take place in the lovely, atmospheric surrounds of Kauai, Hawaii, and as the dancers are put through their paces, Desi gently talks you through the movements and suggests ways to ease any problems that may occur.

The DVD starts off with a warning to see a doctor before undertaking any exercise regimes, including this one, and advises that you should also seek medical advice if you find yourself in pain or with any exercise-related problem. Nobody should expect to be able to just start following these exercises if you have a pre-existing condition that may interfere with your movements or if you have not taken any form of exercise for a long time.

Desi also emphasises the need for warm-up exercises and necessary cautions you should be aware of. She also places emphasis on breathing along with comfortable, fluid movements. If you follow her advice and put aside time for a regular workout, Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove could turn into a sizzling calorie burner that trims waistlines and sheds unwanted pounds — and leaves you with a smile.

The DVD consists of two twenty-minute programmes that can either be carried out separately or together, with simple, expressive, joyful enjoyable moves that are super-effective in toning the entire body. Being able to see how it is done is extremely helpful, but you need to bear in mind that these dancers have been keeping themselves fit for years. We tried the routine ourselves and found that — even for the most unfit of MotorBar staff — it was quite easy to follow apart from the low stretches that need time to work at and should not be undertaken by beginners.

What a terrific and enjoyable way to get fit — with Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove you will discover a fantastic way to get that body toned while boosting your confidence and re-energising yourself without having to face the difficulties and the tedium of most exercise regimes. The bonus is that you will also have some interesting movements to show off on the dance floor!

The dance exercises include arm, shoulder, waist and hip movements along with leg workouts that include the box step similar to that used by bands — including The Shadows. Once you've mastered each step it will be easy to include them in your routine and keep the DVD playing both for the wonderful music provided by Shaman's Dream and as a reminder of the steps as you dance.

Desi's special and innovative approach to teaching involves tapping into one's inner joy and letting movement be an expression of that state. She has an impressive cv — having been featured on networks like ABC, Univision and Lifetime, Desi was named ambassador for Lululemon Athletica in 2005, and in 2006 was a presenter for Nike Fitness Academy.

The great thing about Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove is a celebration of dance and music that is not just about the enjoyment but also the fact that this dance fitness DVD will engage the mind, body and spirit and liven up even the most mundane workout. Check out those sexy moves as you shake those hips and spice up the basic steps.

This amazing workout for your entire body, says Desi, "burns calories and tones your body; chases away the blues; lifts your spirits and gives you a few moves to try out on the dance floor while energising you for the rest of the day". Can't be bad!

Encouraging you to follow the rhythm of the music and get that rhythm into your body as you Salsa, Desi also advocates finger-pointing attitude!

As with any exercise programme, it is important to relax and wind down at the end and Desi has included time for this at the end of her DVD. Healthy lifestyle experts Acacia are pleased to present this fantastic and enlivening new dance fitness DVD that promises to put a spring into your step with fun and flair.

Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove is available now (release date 15 September, 2008), courtesy of Acacia at a RRP of 14.99.

"What a terrific and enjoyable way to get fit — with Dance And Be Fit Latin Groove you will discover a fantastic way to get that body toned while boosting your confidence and re-energising yourself without facing the difficulties and the tedium of most exercise regimes. The bonus is that you will also have some interesting movements to show off on the dance floor!" — MotorBar

About Desi Bartlett

Desi Bartlett has been teaching fitness classes for over sixteen years, encouraging students to tap into their inner joy and let the movement be its outward expression. Desi has an undergraduate degree in kinesiology, with a Minor in dance and a master's degree in corporate fitness. She holds advanced qualifications in yoga, personal training and group fitness. Originally from Chicago, Desi now lives in Southern California.

Check out desibartlett.com.