How’s 2017 starting out for you? If you have a resolution about working out or getting fit then I have an option for you that you can do at home. DanceBody is a dance-inspired fitness experience founded by Katia Pryce who believes that you don’t have to be a dancer to look like one. DanceBody@Home is the company’s streaming platform that gives you access to hundreds of videos of DanceBody classes so you can follow along in the comfort of your own home.
Katia’s vision for this streaming platform is to bring you her DanceBody classes in the raw: unedited, uncensored, and unpolished. It’s like if you were in the class with them. To get an idea of what the videos look like you can look at the intro video on the DanceBody home page.
I kindly received a free two week trial so I can give you my thoughts on the service.
First I’ll talk about the website, which is very easy to navigate. This is what I see when I log in and scroll down a bit (the more you scroll the more videos you see).
You can easily filter the workouts based on what you want. They have workouts for every levels of dance/fitness, take a look at their descriptions.
And now for my thoughts on the service. During my trial I tried/followed 8 videos. I unfortunately got sick and was not able to try more.
Since these are videos in the raw the instructors don’t wear a microphone so you can’t hear them very well when they’re speaking. They don’t speak often and you can follow along very easily, but sometimes for the SCULPT they give information on proper form. If you’ve been working out for a while you most likely know the proper form to take for most exercises, but if you’re just starting out and you’re not sure then you might miss out on valuable information. I only did two SCULPT videos of about 15 minutes and there was only one where there was a bit of information given, so overall from what I’ve tried you can still follow along very easily.
In one of the SCULPT videos I did they used some equipment (hand-held weights and ankle weights), but it was not mentioned anywhere what they were going to use anything.
Since the camera is in the back of the room it happened a few times where a participant was blocking the view of the instructor and I could not see the moves correctly. It was only for a few seconds and did not interfere with the overall workout, but I just thought that it should be mentioned. There was one video I did where the camera was in the front so I had a perfect view of the instructor.
Now that we got the lesser good points out of the way let’s talk about the good stuff. These workouts will make you WORK AND SWEAT! Be ready to move your butt off for the duration of the videos.
I tried some videos that were ALL LEVELS and I had no problem following along, nor did I for LEVEL I. I did a LEVEL II video and there were some moves that were a bit fast for me so I just improvised the moves and moved the same body parts that they were. There weren’t too many though and that did not affect my workout at all. I did not try any higher levels since I knew I would not be able to follow along.
What’s nice about doing these from home is that you can pause the video at any time if you need to run to the washroom, no need to worry about disrupting the class or missing any moves. The very first video I did I had to pause 10 minutes in to do just that.
I had lots of fun doing these videos and if you love dancing then you will too!
If you want to try this service you can do a two week trial for a discounted price of $14.99 USD (one time only). After that the prices are $12.99 USD weekly or $34.99 USD monthly.
What kind of workouts do you like to do? Do you think you would like this?
– Chantal 🙂