Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Jam DVD

Fresh off the dance floor moves plus a sculpting loop for toning the lower body makes this new "Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Jam" even more jam-packed than in predecessors.  Dance fitness expert Jennifer Galardi offers up three new hip hop workouts plus a 10 minute Booty Blaster toning workout that uses the loop.  The Step Guide breaks down the ten more complicated steps so that they're easy to learn, even for the most dance challenged.  I am dance challenged and I was able to do these moves after going through the Step Guide.

The three dance workouts are Cali Pop, Funk Groove and Street Style.  Cali Pop is the lightest and bounciest, it's my favorite.  Moves like the Cali Walk and Cali Swing bring a touch of Southern California style to this fifteen minute routine.  The 10 minute Funk Groove routine has a bit more of a rock edge to it.  The hips and glutes remain engaged throughout.  According to Galardi, "Street Style gets a little more gangsta".  This 15 minute dance workout includes moves called Swagger and Jerk and works the whole body including the core.  The menu offers a separate warm up and cool down plus the bonus Booty Blaster toning workout.

Fitness expert and choreographer Jennifer Galardi has starred in and/or designed several best-selling Dance off the Inches DVDs.  Group fitness certified by ACE and AFAA, Galardi is currently teaching in Austin, Tx.  When she's not working in New York or LA.  In Austin, she is the director of wellness programs at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.  She is originally from Pennsylvania.  Galardi completed the program at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  She is a contributor to and