As I am getting ready for endless Christmas photos and parties, I am more conscious than ever about being fit. My schedule is so busy that going to the gym is a dream. That’s why I was so excited to try the Belly Dance for Fitness DVD-The ABC’s of Belly Dancing Volume II by Amira Mor. A close friend of mine was a belly dancer and I always secretly wanted to learn her technique. Of course, I have no dancing skills. I fully appreciated being able to learn belly dancing techniques and get fit in the privacy of my own home. Since there was no one around except my children, I wasn’t self conscious and we had so much fun dancing through the first session that it didn’t even feel like I was working out.
Belly Dance for Fitness really focuses on strengthening and toning your abdominal muscles, back, spine, shoulders and hips. I really appreciated this because my problem areas since having three back to back c-sections are in all of those areas. The workout was challenging but not discouraging and while I probably didn’t do everything correctly the first few times I have done this DVD, I feel confident that each time I am showing improvement.
Some of the other health benefits may include:
- Better posture
- Stress reduction
- Relieved back and joint pain
- Body toning
Amira Mor is an internationally renowned belly dancer who was “born and raised in the Middle East where she was infused with a love of music and dance.” She is a performer, choreographer, certified fitness instruction and even a producer and director. This Renaissance woman is magnificent and I believe my youngest son, age 3 may have his first crush because he is the first to volunteer to “work out” with me and has a big smile.
The Belly Dance Fitness series is a wonderful gift idea for the holidays or even to sneak into your own stocking to get into shape during and after the holiday season. You can view a sample of Belly Dance Fitness here:
Learn more about Amira Mor or purchase Belly Dance Fitness DVD series.
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*