With most people going on holidays at the moment (it’s the summer vacation period here), it means I’m doing a few extra fill ins, and today I did my first vive fill in. I haven’t done a lot of vive since I did my training on BV4, but I’ve noticed while the music seems a bit cooler, the difficulty in the choreography hasn’t changed.
I don’t get why this program has such difficult and unintuitive choreography? I mean, I guess the participants don’t really notice the difference cuz they just follow the instructor, but for a program that is supposed to be an entry level program and for the “fragile eggs” in the fitness industry, I really don’t think they should have difficult “off phrase” movement combinations.
Most of the class is ok, but for example in track 2 “Jump”, the combination has to start on counts 5 & 6 and finishes on 3 & 4. I mean, I can get it, and the moves go with the “Jump” lyrics in the music, but comon surely this can be choreographed better so that it’s not off phrase? The other programs i can mostly learn just off the notes and DVD without having to physically do it (BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYBALANCE), but just this one stupid move I had to practice several times to make sure I would get it right (it just doesn’t feel natural for me to move off phrase), and even then, I still made a mistake in the class.
Track 3 has a more complicated move that resembles a move in BODYJAM. Hubby tells me he saw it in jam also although it’s a bit more complicated in jam I guess.
During my training it was emphasised about the type of people doing BV, and we were taught things like, if people couldn’t get up off the floor how they could do move sitting on the edge of the stage so they could still get up, and how others could do some of the moves sitting in a chair. Judging on this latest release it doesn’t look like they’re targeting that market anymore especially not with “Ponies” in track 5.
On another note, the presenter’s voice of track 5 on the video reminds me exactly of Jo’s voice teaching attack back at Goodlife. Especially with doing hamstring curls, step touches and ponies, I feel like I’m in Jo’s attack class again!