This Brazilian martial art—a combination of dancing, acrobatics and self-defense—can look intimidating. However, thanks to the careful guidance of Paula Verdina—aka Instructora Pimentinha—the moves sink in fairly quickly. You’ll need a bit more patience than usual in learning and perfecting the moves.
Highlights: This DVD claims to engage all your muscle groups, develop flexibility, tone, and give you a solid cardio workout—and it does! Plus, there’s something to be said about a workout that not only burns calories, but also makes you feel invincible.
Downside: Besides the step-by-step tutorial, there are only two workouts on the disc. Also, you’ll need to make sure to clear a decent bit of space in your living room.
Rating: * * *
Length: 35 minutes