Perhaps because of a love for Carmen Electra or perhaps because of a love for strippers, my husband ordered Electra's Aerobic Striptease on Netflix for "me." Because I might like it for cross training purposes (and if it was viewed when I wasn't present, well, those things happen). So today I thought I'd give it a try -- I've been to strip clubs and those strippers look like they're working hard; therefore, I figured it had to at least give me a good warm up.
These were my thoughts and experiences on it:
1. It's harder than it looks, and a lot harder to do those moves and look sexy while doing them. Granted, I was in a gray tank top and paint splattered sweatpants, so they didn't add to the effect, but truly, it's hard to lift your leg up and over a chair without appearing like a goofus (plus, let me say, that just getting the leg up and over the chair, and straight for that matter, was a difficult feat).
2. The head swivel and hair toss thing makes me nauseous. I just can't whip my head around like that -- I felt my brain slide back and forth.
3. While it was difficult in some regards, it wasn't what I would call "aerobic." Yeah, I felt a little warmer, but I didn't sweat and I didn't find my heart pumping with the exertion -- maybe all beginner strippers feel this way and the real stuff is left to the advanced women, I don't know. And, all I had to work with was a chair; I suppose if given a pole, the workout would be far more strenuous.
4. And I'm disappointed to let you know that I did not come out of the video experience looking like Carmen Electra -- dammit. (Sorry honey.) That's really something they should label on the disc.
So, I don't think I'd recommend it for aerobic purposes, but perhaps it is helpful in other ways (if you know what I'm sayin'.) As far as cross training, I think I'm better off on the eliptical machine or riding bike.