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Belly dancing as a workout?

I was thinking about getting a belly dancing workout DVD, since after having two kids, my core is what needs the most work.

Has anyone used a belly dancing workout? How successful was it? Would you use it to lose weight or more for toning?

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Asked by LokisMama at 10:02 AM on Mar. 21, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • depending on the workout, they can be used for BOTH!! it's a cardio so your gonna burn fat, cuz your heart is pumping you sweat, or at least i do. and it's fun to do. and when you and hubby get a night to just be with each other you can show him your moves, lol...i wish you luck.

    Answer by MommaSyrup07 at 10:23 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Oddly enough my mother has been doing it. She got a really round middle when she went through chemo and it's really been helping her take it off. If nothing else it looks like fun.

    Answer by Xynyth at 10:25 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • just make sure you use proper posure when doing it. I take classes with my daughter and it is definitely fun...if you can find an actual teacher to take classes at least for a short while I have seen many belly dancers say that doing that is best. reserch the dvd before you buy it- I think there are some crappy ones and some good ones also...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:43 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • @charlotsomtimes, That's mostly what I've been doing this morning is researching the various DVD's. Most of the ones that are available on Amazon and stuff have a good amount of customers reviews to browse. I would take a class if I had the money too, but I don't at this point, so I'm looking into the DVD's instead.

    Answer by LokisMama at 10:50 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • well its only going to work if you train your abs to contract so they help work the stomach. i do hip hop abs and lost 2 inches on my stomach in 14 days.. and im still going and its great.. i liked it so much the first two weeks i oined beachbody to get 25% off step 2 dvds. it helps tone and teaches you how to contract the muscles to make them work and it took me about a day or two to even get my abs to start working the way the needed to..ive had 2 kids and had the round belly and baby skin..

    Answer by mommy2ys at 8:18 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Yes, Beachbody has one from Yoga Booty Ballet -Cardio Cabaret Burlesque Style.
    I'm a Beachbody Coach and sell this on my website. Several of the college women in my town have tried this as a group and had a blast with it. Great workout!

    Message me if you want more info.

    You can check it out at

    It's the first one and includes 5 workouts. Click view detail and it will tell you about it.

    Answer by MaryJacobs at 10:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • *posure=posture...didn't notice the typo until now ;)

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:50 AM on Mar. 22, 2010

    try this free intro to belly dancing on youtube for a few days. see how you like it. i instantly saw results, just following this girl portia on these little moves.

    Answer by LunaB at 11:32 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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