I was so excited when Michelle Dozois announced two new BodyFit 360 workouts. Unlike the new Athletic Conditioning workout, I was really looking forward to the Dance Conditioning one. The original 360 is near and dear to my heart - it effortlessly combines dance, flexibility, and cardio. I just love the concept. That being said, this is not your old-school dance cardio. This is something unique and effective.
The new Dance Conditioning 360 has premixes and chapters, which is very nice when you don't have an hour for a workout.
When doing the whole thing, you start with cardio. Michelle blends dance, yoga, and even some high-impact moves to get you warm and sweating. Yes, I had sweat dripping off of me! The high impact moves - mainly some squat jumps and dance hops - can easily be made into low impact moves if you want a lighter workout. You move in every direction, standing up and on the floor.
After about 25-30 minutes of cardio, you move to the floor to work your arms. This track is really hard for me. You do push-ups, mermaids, spiders, and tricep work. Ouch!
Next up is ab work. This section is tough, though not quite as tough as the original 360. There is quite a bit of focus on your obliques and even some quad work thrown in. Wow.
After this you get to stretch and I love Michelle's stretching. Here, she incorporates some more yoga to get your warm muscles nice and stretched out.
This workout is just so nice. I love having lighter day workouts that make me sweat without killing me. About 30 minutes of cardio is great, as is the stretch. This is a great addition to the BodyFit 360 collection.
The entire workout runs for 55 minutes. For a clip, go here.
Bottom Line: While this is not a difficult workout as far as impact, some of the moves are challenging and some experience in dance or yoga will really help you get through it.