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Dance-X for Kids (DVD)

Author: Kihiu K
Category: Exercise DVD
Audience: Consumer
Length: 42 minutes
Publisher: Group Fitness USA
  Year Published: 2007
List Price: $19.95® Rating: Good

Dance-X for Kids is an exercise DVD intended for kids, however, it is applicable to all ages above 6.

• Ideal For:  kids of all ages (above 6) and all fitness levels.


Kenn Kihiu is a fitness trainer in Washington DC.  He was once a street dancer.


The 42-minute DVD contains 3 sections:
  • The Dance-X for Kids Total Body Cardio Workout
  • Move Your Body, Move Your Life
  • Seven Nutrition Tips

• Total Body Workout:  The main feature on this DVD is the Total Body Workout.  It consists of roughly 20 unique rhythmic aerobic moves, all performed against background music that is catchy and upbeat.  The moves are low impact and most, though not all, should be easy for kids of all ages to follow.  Five kids of varying ages accompany Kenn and all but the youngest (who looked to be about 5-6 yrs) were able to match his moves.

Although this is called a "dance" DVD, the moves are repetitive variations on marching in place, easy jumping, turning, and arm exercises.  All can be performed in a small space.  None require any exercise equipment.  Some, like the "Irish Kicks" would appear to really elevate the heart rate.  At the end, Kenn finishes with a light cool-down and some stretches.

• Move Your Body, Move Your Life:  This is a 4-minute sermonette where Kenn extolls the benefits of regular exercise.  It's excellent info, but I suspect that most of it is lost on young kids.

• Seven Nutrition Tips:  I found 6 of these to be solid recommendations, however, I think young kids will only relate to 2 of them:  "Put a rainbow on your plate" and " Eat a healthy breakfast."  The others, I feel, will probably be over their heads.  In the final one, Kenn recommends a dietary supplement that he promotes from his website.  I was disappointed to see this, particularly in a DVD targeted to a very young audience.


In general, I like this DVD.  The music is catchy and, for the most part, the moves are easy enough for nearly all kids to perform.  Even though I don't like the fact that he pushes dietary supplements, I can recommend this DVD.

Other DVDs by Kenn Kihiu:  Everybody's Workout

Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD 6/23/2012 9:48:16 AM

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