Looking for an at-home dance workout routine where you can work up a sweat and tone your muscles? Tracy Anderson’s Dance Cardio workout might be just the thing you need!

Is anyone else struggling to get back into an exercise routine? After a few weeks of scattered workouts, I’m still trying to get myself back in the grove. Maybe that’s why I impulse purchased a new workout DVD from Target. (I mean, it was on sale for $5.99. And I had a gift card.) I grabbed Tracy Anderson’s Dance + Cardio because I have her Perfect Design workouts and I really like them.

What are Tracy Anderson’s workouts like?

If you haven’t done a Tracy Anderson workout before, think of it sort of like barre class: Lots of repetitive, small movements that make you ask yourself how in the world such a small movement can burn so much. I love her workouts for days when I’m just not feeling like jumping around with a lot of cardio. Naturally, I was intrigued since the purpose of this one was cardio. And dancing. Who doesn’t love to dance?

Does Tracy give you cues during the routines?

Tracy doesn’t talk during the entire workout, so you never really know what’s coming. This is fine if you’re the free-spirited workout type and you don’t really care if you do 7 or 9 reps or you might be kicking your right leg when she’s punching her left arm. Needless to say, it’s a little difficult to follow exactly but you don’t necessarily need to follow it exactly.

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Who is Tracy Anderson’s Dance Cardio made for?

I think this workout DVD is best if you…

  •   Enjoy lower impact workouts. There is still a bit of jumping, but there aren’t any burpees, lunges, or that kind of thing.
  •   Want a quick 30-minute cardio session. I like that this workout is a lot shorter than her other DVDs but it still got my heart rate up.
  •   Like flexible workouts without a lot of direction. You have to do a bit of guessing on where she’s going next, but it also means you won’t get sick of the same old phrases when you watch it for the 45th time.

I don’t think this will be my go-to workout, but it’s nice to have it in the rotation. I do like it when I can mute a workout and blast my own tunes, without worrying that I’m going to miss the directions.

It was a pretty busy weekend, so I was pretty glad I was able to fit in a workout. The past couple of days were packed with lots of fun social stuff, including pedicures and lunch with my best friend from Ohio who was visiting Virginia.

There’s nothing better than catching up with a great friend! The weekend also included frozen margaritas (under a heated blanket… I don’t know what we were thinking) a game night with lots of Taboo, and Chinese take out with my brother, sister in law, and nephews. Not a bad weekend, right? I can’t wait for the next one!

Interested in other workout videos? Read other workout video reviews! Be sure to check out Tracy Anderson’s Perfect Design workout if you want to tone your muscles with minimal equipment.

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What’s your current favorite workout?